Doctors of Audiology embrace Sound Therapy
In early November 2011 Rafaele Joudry and Helen Walden, the Directors of Sound Therapy International, attended the annual conference for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology in Bonita Springs Florida.
This event is attended by the leading practitioners and decision makers in the audiology field in America. Among the topics covered at the conference tinnitus had a high profile, as did hyperacusis (sound sensitivity) and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (background noise discrimination problems.) While in the past many doctors and even audiologists used to tell their clients that nothing could be done for tinnitus, that has now changed significantly. Many audiologists are making tinnitus treatment a significant part of their practice.
There is a variety of treatment methods that audiologists typically recommend, including Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, hearing aids with noise generators and various forms of sound therapy. While some forms of sound therapy are simply in the form of tinnitus maskers, or relaxing background sound, the Joudry method of Sound Therapy offers a specific program of stimulation aimed at helping to actually reduce the tinnitus sound. This is done by exercising the middle ear muscles, stimulating the sensory cells in the middle ear and encouraging the brain to build new pathways and stop the repetitive firing of the neurons that are causing the tinnitus.
Audiologists at the ADA welcomed the new information provided by Sound Therapy International as the program is much more affordable, portable and easier for clients to use than many other types of sound therapy. Clinics in 10 or more US States are now offering the Joudry method of Sound Therapy. To find a Sound Therapy consultant visit www.SoundTherapySYNERGY.com or call Sound Therapy International in the USA on 1800 323 9956 or in Australia on 1300 55 77 96.