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Pros and cons of tinnitus retraining therapy.
Acta Otolaryngol. 2008 Apr; 128(4):365-8.AO

Abstract

CONCLUSIONS

A significant reduction in the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was obtained as early as 1 month after implementation of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT). Over half of our patients either could not tolerate the tinnitus control instrument (TCI) or obtained a poor result in the TRT trial. Candidates for TRT should thus be restricted to patients who can use the TCI.

OBJECTIVES

TRT has been regarded as a promising therapy for tinnitus, although there have been very few studies to determine which patients are most likely to benefit from TRT. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate TRT's pros and cons based on our experience.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

The subjects were 217 patients with intractable tinnitus. Of those, 84 tolerated TRT and 79 were followed for 6 months. The remaining subjects did not undergo TRT. Japanese translations of the THI and visual analogue scale of annoyance caused by tinnitus (VAS) were administered to evaluate the effect of TRT.

RESULTS

The average THI score at the beginning of the treatment was 48.8, but it was 36.3 (p<0.01) 1 month after starting the treatment and 28.3 (p<0.005) after 6 months.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18368566

Citation

Hatanaka, Akio, et al. "Pros and Cons of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy." Acta Oto-laryngologica, vol. 128, no. 4, 2008, pp. 365-8.
Hatanaka A, Ariizumi Y, Kitamura K. Pros and cons of tinnitus retraining therapy. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008;128(4):365-8.
Hatanaka, A., Ariizumi, Y., & Kitamura, K. (2008). Pros and cons of tinnitus retraining therapy. Acta Oto-laryngologica, 128(4), 365-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/00016480701730760
Hatanaka A, Ariizumi Y, Kitamura K. Pros and Cons of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008;128(4):365-8. PubMed PMID: 18368566.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pros and cons of tinnitus retraining therapy. AU - Hatanaka,Akio, AU - Ariizumi,Yousuke, AU - Kitamura,Ken, PY - 2008/3/28/pubmed PY - 2008/8/30/medline PY - 2008/3/28/entrez SP - 365 EP - 8 JF - Acta oto-laryngologica JO - Acta Otolaryngol VL - 128 IS - 4 N2 - CONCLUSIONS: A significant reduction in the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was obtained as early as 1 month after implementation of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT). Over half of our patients either could not tolerate the tinnitus control instrument (TCI) or obtained a poor result in the TRT trial. Candidates for TRT should thus be restricted to patients who can use the TCI. OBJECTIVES: TRT has been regarded as a promising therapy for tinnitus, although there have been very few studies to determine which patients are most likely to benefit from TRT. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate TRT's pros and cons based on our experience. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects were 217 patients with intractable tinnitus. Of those, 84 tolerated TRT and 79 were followed for 6 months. The remaining subjects did not undergo TRT. Japanese translations of the THI and visual analogue scale of annoyance caused by tinnitus (VAS) were administered to evaluate the effect of TRT. RESULTS: The average THI score at the beginning of the treatment was 48.8, but it was 36.3 (p<0.01) 1 month after starting the treatment and 28.3 (p<0.005) after 6 months. SN - 0001-6489 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18368566/Pros_and_cons_of_tinnitus_retraining_therapy_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00016480701730760 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -