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Clinical trial on tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss: broad band noise and mixed pure tones sound therapy.
Acta Otolaryngol. 2019 Mar; 139(3):284-293.AO

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Tinnitus treatments present a quandary for clinicians, but no thoroughly satisfactory medical treatments are offered to tinnitus patients.

OBJECTIVE

We compared sound therapy effects of the broad band noise (BBN) and the mixed pure tones on tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss, and the possible mechanisms were discussed.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

This study was a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. The patients in two groups were followed up for three months. We used a BBN in group A, and mixed pure tones of nine different frequencies in group B. The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) measuring were used to evaluate the handicap, loudness and anxiety of tinnitus.

RESULTS

The THI, VAS scores of group B after 3 months were lower than those at baseline. The VAS scores of group B were lower than those of group A at 8 and 12 weeks.

CONCLUSIONS

The mixed pure tones were more advantageous than BBN as the sound therapy for tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss.

SIGNIFICANCE

This trial provides a special and effective sound therapy method. Tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss will experience more positive effects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Otolaryngology , Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College , Beijing , China.a Department of Otolaryngology , Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College , Beijing , China.a Department of Otolaryngology , Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College , Beijing , China.a Department of Otolaryngology , Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College , Beijing , China.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30806130

Citation

Li, Ying, et al. "Clinical Trial On Tinnitus Patients With Normal to Mild Hearing Loss: Broad Band Noise and Mixed Pure Tones Sound Therapy." Acta Oto-laryngologica, vol. 139, no. 3, 2019, pp. 284-293.
Li Y, Feng G, Wu H, et al. Clinical trial on tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss: broad band noise and mixed pure tones sound therapy. Acta Otolaryngol. 2019;139(3):284-293.
Li, Y., Feng, G., Wu, H., & Gao, Z. (2019). Clinical trial on tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss: broad band noise and mixed pure tones sound therapy. Acta Oto-laryngologica, 139(3), 284-293. https://doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2019.1575522
Li Y, et al. Clinical Trial On Tinnitus Patients With Normal to Mild Hearing Loss: Broad Band Noise and Mixed Pure Tones Sound Therapy. Acta Otolaryngol. 2019;139(3):284-293. PubMed PMID: 30806130.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical trial on tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss: broad band noise and mixed pure tones sound therapy. AU - Li,Ying, AU - Feng,Guodong, AU - Wu,Haiyan, AU - Gao,Zhiqiang, Y1 - 2019/02/26/ PY - 2019/2/27/pubmed PY - 2019/12/18/medline PY - 2019/2/27/entrez KW - Tinnitus KW - broad band noise KW - clinical trial KW - hearing KW - mixed pure tones KW - sound therapy SP - 284 EP - 293 JF - Acta oto-laryngologica JO - Acta Otolaryngol VL - 139 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Tinnitus treatments present a quandary for clinicians, but no thoroughly satisfactory medical treatments are offered to tinnitus patients. OBJECTIVE: We compared sound therapy effects of the broad band noise (BBN) and the mixed pure tones on tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss, and the possible mechanisms were discussed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. The patients in two groups were followed up for three months. We used a BBN in group A, and mixed pure tones of nine different frequencies in group B. The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) measuring were used to evaluate the handicap, loudness and anxiety of tinnitus. RESULTS: The THI, VAS scores of group B after 3 months were lower than those at baseline. The VAS scores of group B were lower than those of group A at 8 and 12 weeks. CONCLUSIONS: The mixed pure tones were more advantageous than BBN as the sound therapy for tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss. SIGNIFICANCE: This trial provides a special and effective sound therapy method. Tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss will experience more positive effects. SN - 1651-2251 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30806130/Clinical_trial_on_tinnitus_patients_with_normal_to_mild_hearing_loss:_broad_band_noise_and_mixed_pure_tones_sound_therapy_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00016489.2019.1575522 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -