Acoustic defects treated through psychological sessions on the Internet: the future of the network?
|The complex structure of the ear. The consequences of one of its most annoying defects, tinnitus, can also be treated with the Internet.|
The results. From the "Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire" it was found that one third of patients between 18 and 70 years of age had substantial improvements in their symptoms. However, 51 percent of the participants abandoned experimentation during the first phase. At the Swedish hospital, the method of combining treatment on the Internet with traditional therapy that involves meeting (not virtual, but physical) with the psychologist is already operational.
(News updated October 13, 2002)