Guide to conducting tinnitus retraining therapy initial and follow-up interviews

James A. Henry, Margaret M. Jastreboff, Pawel J. Jastreboff, Martin A. Schechter, Stephen A. Fausti

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Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) is a structured method of tinnitus treatment that has been performed since 1990. The TRT Initial Interview form was developed to guide clinicians in obtaining essential information from patients that would specify treatment needs. The TRT Follow-up Interview form is similar to the initial interview form and is designed to evaluate outcomes of treatment. The clinician administers these forms verbally. The forms have been used in a highly abbreviated format with the potential for inconsistent interview administration between examiners. This project was to expand the forms to provide specific wording for each question. The expanded forms are presented in this article, and the intent of each question is explained. Standardized administration of these interview forms will facilitate greater uniformity in the initial evaluation and outcomes analyses of patients treated with TRT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-177
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003


  • Audiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Hyperacusis
  • Questionnaires
  • Therapeutics
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation


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