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Comparison of efficacy of different treatment methods in the treatment of idiopathic tinnitus.
Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2011 May-Jun; 21(3):145-53.KB

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study aims to detect whether any differences were present between betahistine dihydrochloride, transcutaneal electrical nerve stimulation and pure tone masking-tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) methods in the effects on quality of life and treatment of the symptoms of the patients.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

A total of 91 patients (42 females, 49 males; mean age 49.3±8.3 years; range 30 to 70 years) who admitted to the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic of the Ufuk University between June 2009 and June 2010 with a complaint of subjective tinnitus and who had no hearing loss were included in the study. In this study, the effects of these three treatment methods on healing and quality of life in patients suffering from bilateral subjective tinnitus were comparatively evaluated using Tinnitus Handicap Inventory Score (THIS), visual analog scale (VAS) and audiological parameters. The evaluations were made immediately before the treatment, immediately after the treatment and three weeks after the treatment. Kolmogorov-Smirnov analysis was used to test the normal distribution of the data and Wilcoxon signed rank test was used to show the differences between the different treatment methods before the treatment, immediately after the treatment and three weeks after the treatment. Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis H tests were used to show the inter-group differences.

RESULTS

In the inter-group analyzes, success rate of the pure tone masking-TRT was much higher when compared to the other treatment methods. In the evaluations performed at the end of the three-month period, it was seen that the efficacy of the treatment was continuing.

CONCLUSION

According to these results, pure tone masking-TRT was found to be the best treatment method when compared to other methods and it was concluded that this treatment may be considered as the first choice in patients with idiopathic tinnitus.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Medicine Faculty of Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey. beriat4@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21595618

Citation

Beriat, Güçlü Kaan, et al. "Comparison of Efficacy of Different Treatment Methods in the Treatment of Idiopathic Tinnitus." Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtisas Dergisi : KBB = Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat, vol. 21, no. 3, 2011, pp. 145-53.
Beriat GK, Ezerarslan H, Akmansu SH, et al. Comparison of efficacy of different treatment methods in the treatment of idiopathic tinnitus. Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2011;21(3):145-53.
Beriat, G. K., Ezerarslan, H., Akmansu, S. H., Aksoy, S., Ay, S., Doğan, S. K., Evcik, D., & Kocatürk, S. (2011). Comparison of efficacy of different treatment methods in the treatment of idiopathic tinnitus. Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtisas Dergisi : KBB = Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat, 21(3), 145-53. https://doi.org/10.5606/kbbihtisas.2011.016
Beriat GK, et al. Comparison of Efficacy of Different Treatment Methods in the Treatment of Idiopathic Tinnitus. Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2011 May-Jun;21(3):145-53. PubMed PMID: 21595618.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparison of efficacy of different treatment methods in the treatment of idiopathic tinnitus. AU - Beriat,Güçlü Kaan, AU - Ezerarslan,Hande, AU - Akmansu,Sefik Halit, AU - Aksoy,Songül, AU - Ay,Saime, AU - Doğan,Sebnem Koldaş, AU - Evcik,Deniz, AU - Kocatürk,Sinan, PY - 2011/5/21/entrez PY - 2011/5/21/pubmed PY - 2011/12/14/medline SP - 145 EP - 53 JF - Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat JO - Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg VL - 21 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study aims to detect whether any differences were present between betahistine dihydrochloride, transcutaneal electrical nerve stimulation and pure tone masking-tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) methods in the effects on quality of life and treatment of the symptoms of the patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 91 patients (42 females, 49 males; mean age 49.3±8.3 years; range 30 to 70 years) who admitted to the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic of the Ufuk University between June 2009 and June 2010 with a complaint of subjective tinnitus and who had no hearing loss were included in the study. In this study, the effects of these three treatment methods on healing and quality of life in patients suffering from bilateral subjective tinnitus were comparatively evaluated using Tinnitus Handicap Inventory Score (THIS), visual analog scale (VAS) and audiological parameters. The evaluations were made immediately before the treatment, immediately after the treatment and three weeks after the treatment. Kolmogorov-Smirnov analysis was used to test the normal distribution of the data and Wilcoxon signed rank test was used to show the differences between the different treatment methods before the treatment, immediately after the treatment and three weeks after the treatment. Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis H tests were used to show the inter-group differences. RESULTS: In the inter-group analyzes, success rate of the pure tone masking-TRT was much higher when compared to the other treatment methods. In the evaluations performed at the end of the three-month period, it was seen that the efficacy of the treatment was continuing. CONCLUSION: According to these results, pure tone masking-TRT was found to be the best treatment method when compared to other methods and it was concluded that this treatment may be considered as the first choice in patients with idiopathic tinnitus. SN - 1300-7475 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21595618/Comparison_of_efficacy_of_different_treatment_methods_in_the_treatment_of_idiopathic_tinnitus_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9653 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -