The increasing influence of digital media on all aspects of life, especially the use of Internet and smartphone, has not left even the field of healthcare practice untouched. Telerehabilitation, implying the use of telecommunications in rehabilitation activities, is being used widely in the treatment of communication and mental health disorders. The use of telerehabilitation services makes rehabilitation more feasible, fast, time-saving and cost-effective for people who face constraints in physically presenting themselves to healthcare providers due to extent of retardation, illness or commuting issues. It is thus a boon for the people who stay in remote areas and have no access to healthcare professionals in close vicinity. Therefore, research is underway on the optimal means to deliver telerehabilitation services both locally and globally and is now seen as a critical activity in healthcare.

Web- or App-Based Assessment and Management of Tinnitus
Web- or app-based assessment and management of tinnitus
Prashanth Prabhu P. Megha K.N.

Tinnitus is characterized by the perception of sound without an existing external stimulus (Henry, Dennis and Schechter 2005). The presence of tinnitus might be intolerable for many and could be sufficiently troublesome in hearing, sleeping, thought processing and other functional abilities, all of which can negatively impact the quality of life (Henry, Dennis and Schechter 2005; Nondahl et al. 2007). Tinnitus can be classified into three major types. The first type is objective tinnitus, which is caused by sounds generated somewhere in the body, for example, turbulent flow of blood or muscle contractions in the head, which can ...

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