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Tinnitus Retraining Therapy for patients with tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance

      Tinnitus is a common otologic symptom that can cause annoyance and interference with everyday activities. Most patients describe their tinnitus as ringing, hissing, buzzing, cricket-like, or escaping steam [
      • McFadden D.
      Tinnitus: facts, theories, and treatments.
      ]. Tinnitus is often described as a constant, intermittent, or fluctuating complex sound. It has been proposed that tinnitus is a phantom auditory perception, ie, the perception of a sound without any corresponding auditory/vibratory activity in the cochlea [
      • Jastreboff P.J.
      Phantom auditory perception (tinnitus): mechanisms of generation and perception.
      ,
      • Jastreboff P.J.
      Tinnitus as a phantom perception: theories and clinical implications.
      ].
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