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Personal experience with tinnitus retraining therapy.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Jan; 267(1):51-6.EA

Abstract

We present the results of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) in a group of patients suffering from tinnitus and/or hyperacusia. Based on the scores from a specific questionnaire and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), the patients were classified into five categories and began therapy according to Jastreboff's criteria. Depending on the individual case, therapy envisaged counselling sessions, ambient sound enrichment, sound generators and hearing aids. At the end of the 18-month period, therapeutic success was observed in 79% of the patients. The initial numerical values of the scale of the symptoms and the THI seem predictive of treatment outcome. The use of instruments (sound generators) increases the success rate, but the study also demonstrates the effectiveness of counselling and ambient sound enrichment. Failures mainly involved patients with hypacusia who refused to wear hearing aids, as this influenced the effectiveness of ambient sound enrichment and counselling. Paralleling the data in the literature, the results demonstrate the effectiveness of TRT, which cannot be attributed to a placebo effect given the extended duration of treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Otolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery Clinic, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19543742

Citation

Molini, Egisto, et al. "Personal Experience With Tinnitus Retraining Therapy." European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology : Official Journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : Affiliated With the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 267, no. 1, 2010, pp. 51-6.
Molini E, Faralli M, Calenti C, et al. Personal experience with tinnitus retraining therapy. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010;267(1):51-6.
Molini, E., Faralli, M., Calenti, C., Ricci, G., Longari, F., & Frenguelli, A. (2010). Personal experience with tinnitus retraining therapy. European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology : Official Journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : Affiliated With the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 267(1), 51-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-009-1015-7
Molini E, et al. Personal Experience With Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010;267(1):51-6. PubMed PMID: 19543742.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Personal experience with tinnitus retraining therapy. AU - Molini,Egisto, AU - Faralli,Mario, AU - Calenti,Claudio, AU - Ricci,Giampietro, AU - Longari,Fabrizio, AU - Frenguelli,Antonio, PY - 2009/02/09/received PY - 2009/06/05/accepted PY - 2009/6/23/entrez PY - 2009/6/23/pubmed PY - 2011/7/20/medline SP - 51 EP - 6 JF - European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery JO - Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol VL - 267 IS - 1 N2 - We present the results of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) in a group of patients suffering from tinnitus and/or hyperacusia. Based on the scores from a specific questionnaire and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), the patients were classified into five categories and began therapy according to Jastreboff's criteria. Depending on the individual case, therapy envisaged counselling sessions, ambient sound enrichment, sound generators and hearing aids. At the end of the 18-month period, therapeutic success was observed in 79% of the patients. The initial numerical values of the scale of the symptoms and the THI seem predictive of treatment outcome. The use of instruments (sound generators) increases the success rate, but the study also demonstrates the effectiveness of counselling and ambient sound enrichment. Failures mainly involved patients with hypacusia who refused to wear hearing aids, as this influenced the effectiveness of ambient sound enrichment and counselling. Paralleling the data in the literature, the results demonstrate the effectiveness of TRT, which cannot be attributed to a placebo effect given the extended duration of treatment. SN - 1434-4726 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19543742/Personal_experience_with_tinnitus_retraining_therapy_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-009-1015-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -