Dr. Henry offers consulting services on tinnitus and its clinical management. These services are limited to providing education and information but cannot be construed as clinical evaluation or treatment. He can provide expert information on the topics below.
  • Information to understand what tinnitus is and why it affects people
  • Treatments that have been shown to be effective for managing effects of tinnitus
  • Methods of tinnitus assessment that have value for determining if treatment is needed
  • Description of clinical practice guidelines that have been published as recommendations for tinnitus management
  • Comprehensive description of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
  • Evaluation procedures used with TRT
  • Counseling used with TRT, including how to use sound as therapy
  • Comprehensive description of Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM)
  • Evaluation procedures used with PTM
  • Counseling used with PTM, including how to use sound as therapy
  • Comprehensive description of the telehealth version of PTM (tele-PTM)
  • Assessment of effects of tinnitus using tinnitus questionnaires
  • Assessment of psychoacoustic aspects of tinnitus, including tinnitus loudness and pitch matching, minimum masking levels, and residual inhibition
  • How to evaluate any new treatment to determine its potential efficacy
  • The use of hearing aids and ear-level sound generators for treatment of tinnitus
  • How to find a provider who has expertise in tinnitus management
  • How to distinguish between hearing problems and tinnitus problems
  • Description of the different sound tolerance disorders, including hyperacusis, misophonia, noise sensitivity, and phonophobia
  • Psychological methods of treatment that have been shown to be effective
  • Credible resources to learn more about tinnitus
  • History of clinical tinnitus management techniques in the "modern tinnitus era" starting in the 1970s
  • The "masking" technique as developed by Dr. Jack Vernon
  • Recommendations for tinnitus management based on published guidelines
  • Different uses of sound (notched noise, matched noise, residual inhibition) that have the potential to suppress tinnitus on a long-term basis
  • Bimodal (electricity and sound) stimulation and current options for treatment
  • Somatosensory tinnitus (also known as somatic tinnitus or somatically-modulated tinnitus)
  • Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as treatment for tinnitus