• Thomas HartmannEmail author
  • Isabel Lorenz
  • Nathan Weisz


  1. 1.

    While neurofeedback has been used for the treatment of various diseases for about 40 years, research on using it as a treatment against tinnitus has begun only recently.

  2. 2.

    This is mainly due to the fact that the first studies concerning electrophysiological abnormalities in tinnitus patients were done in the early 2000s.

  3. 3.

    This chapter first outlines the history of neurofeedback as well as the theory behind it.

  4. 4.

    This is followed by a short description of the electrophysiological abnormalities in tinnitus patients applied in the studies provided at the end of the chapter.

  5. 5.

    These studies not only show effects on electrophysiological measurements but also demonstrate a great impact on tinnitus sensation and distress.



Chronic tinnitus Neurofeedback EEG 



Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder






Functional magnetic resonance imaging


Hearing level




Quantitative electroencephalography


Tinnitus questionnaire


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KonstanzConstanceGermany

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