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Are results of tinnitus retraining therapy maintained over time? 18-month follow-up after completion of therapy.
Audiol Neurootol. 2009; 14(5):286-9.AN

Abstract

Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is a useful treatment for tinnitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results obtained after 18 months of TRT as well as 18 months after completion of therapy, i.e. 36 months after initiation of TRT. Forty-five subjects suffering from an idiopathic tinnitus with or without hyperacusis for at least 6 months were recruited. There were significant improvements during therapy (p < 0.001) and the mean Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was lowered by more than 20 points. These improvements persisted 18 months after treatment completion. Furthermore, the percentage of patients reporting the disappearance of their difficulties in various activities (relaxation, concentration, sleep, social relations and work) increased continuously after treatment completion. TRT improved self-perceived disability induced by chronic tinnitus for a long time after the end of therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Audiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milan, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19372645

Citation

Forti, S, et al. "Are Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Maintained Over Time? 18-month Follow-up After Completion of Therapy." Audiology & Neuro-otology, vol. 14, no. 5, 2009, pp. 286-9.
Forti S, Costanzo S, Crocetti A, et al. Are results of tinnitus retraining therapy maintained over time? 18-month follow-up after completion of therapy. Audiol Neurootol. 2009;14(5):286-9.
Forti, S., Costanzo, S., Crocetti, A., Pignataro, L., Del Bo, L., & Ambrosetti, U. (2009). Are results of tinnitus retraining therapy maintained over time? 18-month follow-up after completion of therapy. Audiology & Neuro-otology, 14(5), 286-9. https://doi.org/10.1159/000212106
Forti S, et al. Are Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Maintained Over Time? 18-month Follow-up After Completion of Therapy. Audiol Neurootol. 2009;14(5):286-9. PubMed PMID: 19372645.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Are results of tinnitus retraining therapy maintained over time? 18-month follow-up after completion of therapy. AU - Forti,S, AU - Costanzo,S, AU - Crocetti,A, AU - Pignataro,L, AU - Del Bo,L, AU - Ambrosetti,U, Y1 - 2009/04/15/ PY - 2008/08/08/received PY - 2008/11/07/accepted PY - 2009/4/18/entrez PY - 2009/4/18/pubmed PY - 2009/10/9/medline SP - 286 EP - 9 JF - Audiology & neuro-otology JO - Audiol Neurootol VL - 14 IS - 5 N2 - Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is a useful treatment for tinnitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results obtained after 18 months of TRT as well as 18 months after completion of therapy, i.e. 36 months after initiation of TRT. Forty-five subjects suffering from an idiopathic tinnitus with or without hyperacusis for at least 6 months were recruited. There were significant improvements during therapy (p < 0.001) and the mean Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was lowered by more than 20 points. These improvements persisted 18 months after treatment completion. Furthermore, the percentage of patients reporting the disappearance of their difficulties in various activities (relaxation, concentration, sleep, social relations and work) increased continuously after treatment completion. TRT improved self-perceived disability induced by chronic tinnitus for a long time after the end of therapy. SN - 1421-9700 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19372645/Are_results_of_tinnitus_retraining_therapy_maintained_over_time_18_month_follow_up_after_completion_of_therapy_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000212106 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -