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Tinnitus sound therapy with open ear canal hearing aids.
B-ENT. 2010; 6(3):195-9.B

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of open ear canal hearing aids in tinnitus treatment and to investigate the influence of gender, age, medication usage, tinnitus cause, tinnitus perception side, tinnitus pitch, pure tone audiometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, and minimal masking level on outcome.

METHODOLOGY

One hundred tinnitus patients were evaluated by the tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) at the beginning of the study and after nine months of treatment. All subjects were submitted to counselling and sound enrichment from the simple sound amplification provided by the open ear canal hearing aids.

RESULTS

Initial mean THI score was 54.22 (+/- 20.37) and final mean score was 28.32 (+/- 16.50), p < 0.0001. No statistically significant correlations were found between THI value reduction and the studied parameters.

CONCLUSION

Open ear canal hearing aids were useful in all tinnitus patients with mild hearing loss.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Audiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21090162

Citation

Forti, S, et al. "Tinnitus Sound Therapy With Open Ear Canal Hearing Aids." B-ENT, vol. 6, no. 3, 2010, pp. 195-9.
Forti S, Crocetti A, Scotti A, et al. Tinnitus sound therapy with open ear canal hearing aids. B-ENT. 2010;6(3):195-9.
Forti, S., Crocetti, A., Scotti, A., Costanzo, S., Pignataro, L., Ambrosetti, U., & Del Bo, L. (2010). Tinnitus sound therapy with open ear canal hearing aids. B-ENT, 6(3), 195-9.
Forti S, et al. Tinnitus Sound Therapy With Open Ear Canal Hearing Aids. B-ENT. 2010;6(3):195-9. PubMed PMID: 21090162.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tinnitus sound therapy with open ear canal hearing aids. AU - Forti,S, AU - Crocetti,A, AU - Scotti,A, AU - Costanzo,S, AU - Pignataro,L, AU - Ambrosetti,U, AU - Del Bo,L, PY - 2010/11/25/entrez PY - 2010/11/26/pubmed PY - 2011/2/18/medline SP - 195 EP - 9 JF - B-ENT JO - B-ENT VL - 6 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of open ear canal hearing aids in tinnitus treatment and to investigate the influence of gender, age, medication usage, tinnitus cause, tinnitus perception side, tinnitus pitch, pure tone audiometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, and minimal masking level on outcome. METHODOLOGY: One hundred tinnitus patients were evaluated by the tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) at the beginning of the study and after nine months of treatment. All subjects were submitted to counselling and sound enrichment from the simple sound amplification provided by the open ear canal hearing aids. RESULTS: Initial mean THI score was 54.22 (+/- 20.37) and final mean score was 28.32 (+/- 16.50), p < 0.0001. No statistically significant correlations were found between THI value reduction and the studied parameters. CONCLUSION: Open ear canal hearing aids were useful in all tinnitus patients with mild hearing loss. SN - 1781-782X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21090162/Tinnitus_sound_therapy_with_open_ear_canal_hearing_aids_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/279 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -