Dozens of counselling and sound therapies have been proposed over the past two decades. While each of these approaches has been reported to be beneficial for certain clients, none are universally effective, and only a few have survived the test of time. Furthermore, none of the existing tinnitus therapies directly address all of the problems that contribute to the distress experienced by tinnitus clients. Inattention to any of these issues can lead to failure.
In this paper, we describe a new integrated approach to tinnitus client management that incorporates not only the optimal segments of existing therapies, but novel acoustical stimuli and relaxation exercises, as well.