Dr. John A. Coverstone, AuD, in his summary of a recent sound therapy study [published by researchers: M. Durai, Z. Doborjeh, P.J. Sanders, D. Vajsakovic, A. Wendt, & G.D. Searchfield (2021). Behavioral outcomes and neural network modeling of a novel, putative, recategorization sound therapy. Brain Science,11,554.] states that "audiologists rely primarily on sound therapy and counseling for cognitive adaption to tinnitus. Various devices have come and gone in recent years, but there is no evidence that any are more effective than general sound therapy. The treatment model based on the sound therapy theory studied by the researchers is that tinnitus, as an internally perceived sound, is different from external sounds heard in a person's environment. For that reason the brain pays extra attention to tinnitus, which results in increasing its importance in our minds and causing additional focus on the tinnitus sound."
"In the new research model the researchers used a sound that was matched to a subject's tinnitus and then gradually faded it into a nature sound that was more pleasing and reflective of real-world sounds for the subject."
Dr. Coverstone's article is published in the TINNITUS TODAY Summer 2021 magazine issued by the American Tinnitus Association.