Tinnitus

Publication Title: 
B-ENT

INTRODUCTION: The present study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of Ericksonian hypnosis in reducing the impact of tinnitus on patients' quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A controlled prospective longitudinal study was designed. The severity of tinnitus was assessed with Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) before hypnotherapy and then 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after therapy. Health Survey SF-36 was used to assess health-related quality of life before and after hypnotherapy.

Author(s): 
Yazici, Z. M.
Sayin, I.
Gökku?, G.
Alatas, E.
Kaya, H.
Kayhan, F. T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

BACKGROUND: Because chronic tinnitus is a condition that negatively impacts the quality of life of millions of people worldwide, a safe and effective treatment for tinnitus has been sought for millennia. However, effective treatments for tinnitus are greatly outnumbered by ineffective strategies, medications, devices, and surgeries that continue to be developed and promoted for the condition. PURPOSE: This article describes and critiques experimental, controversial, and potential treatments for chronic tinnitus.

Author(s): 
Folmer, Robert L.
Theodoroff, Sarah M.
Martin, William Hal
Shi, Yongbing
Publication Title: 
Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-Americanos

The AA. of this article have achieved a bibliographical perusal about treatment of subjective tinnitus, including even papers based on controlled clinical trials. Pharmacologic agents are settled on vasodilators of cochlear microcirculation (nimodipine, trimetazidine, Ginkgo biloba extract, misoprostol), lidocaine, the anxiolitics (alprazolam, corazepam) and the antidepressants (nortrityline). Comments sonorous amplification. Also are displayed, because of their benefits, the relaxation techniques (biofeeback, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and yoga) and psychological counseling.

Author(s): 
Lacosta Nicolás, J. L.
García Cano, J.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is an auditory perception that can be described as the experience of sound, in the ear or in the head, in the absence of external acoustic stimulation (not usually audible to anyone else). At present no specific therapy for tinnitus is acknowledged to be satisfactory in all patients. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) uses relaxation, cognitive restructuring of the thoughts and exposure to exacerbating situations in order to promote habituation and may benefit tinnitus patients, as may the treatment of associated psychological conditions.

Author(s): 
Martinez Devesa, P.
Waddell, A.
Perera, R.
Theodoulou, M.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: This is an update of a Cochrane Review originally published in Issue 1, 2007 of The Cochrane Library.Tinnitus is an auditory perception that can be described as the experience of sound, in the ear or in the head, in the absence of external acoustic stimulation. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) uses relaxation, cognitive restructuring of the thoughts and exposure to exacerbating situations in order to promote habituation and may benefit tinnitus patients, as may the treatment of associated psychological conditions.

Author(s): 
Martinez-Devesa, Pablo
Perera, Rafael
Theodoulou, Megan
Waddell, Angus
Publication Title: 
Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie

BACKGROUND: One of the main factors of sudden hearing impairment, acute vestibular disturbance, and acute tinnitus is generally thought to be an acute labyrinthine ischemia of varying degrees. However, the scientific basis for this assumption has not yet been proven, and there is a great variety of treatment modalities. Recent circulation research and fundamental physiological considerations led to the development of a new concept of treatment of these diseases.

Author(s): 
von Scheel, J.
Publication Title: 
HNO

AIMS OF THE STUDY: The high prevalence of ear, nose, and throat symptoms in patients with craniomandibular disorders seems to depend on the connection between both phenomena. The present study evaluates the connection between craniomandibular disorders (CMD) and otalgia or tinnitus, investigates the correlation between specific diagnoses of CMD with otalgia or tinnitus, and estimates the effects of treatment of CMD on these ear symptoms.

Author(s): 
Peroz, I.
Publication Title: 
HNO

The causes of tinnitus, vertigo, and hearing disturbances may be pathological processes in the cervical spine and temporomaxillary joint. In these cases, tinnitus is called somatosensory tinnitus (SST). For afferences of the cervical spine, projections of neuronal connections in the cochlear nucleus were found. A reflex-like impact of the cervical spine on the cochlear nucleus can be assumed. The tinnitus treatment concept of the Charité University Hospital in Berlin involves the cooperation of ENT specialists with many other disciplines in an outpatient clinic.

Author(s): 
Biesinger, E.
Reisshauer, A.
Mazurek, B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

BACKGROUND: Tinnitus affects approximately 30-50 million Americans. In approximately 0.5-1.0% of the population, tinnitus has a moderate to severe impact on their quality of life. Musculature and joint pathologies of the head and neck are frequently associated with tinnitus and have been hypothesized to play a contributing role in its etiology. However, specific physical therapy interventions to assist in improving tinnitus have not yet been reported. PURPOSE: To describe the examination and treatment intervention of a patient with subjective tinnitus.

Author(s): 
Cherian, Kay
Cherian, Neil
Cook, Chad
Kaltenbach, James A.
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Audiology

Tinnitus is a prevalent condition which has no practical and effective pharmacological treatment. In the absence of relief by conventional routes, sufferers are increasingly turning to 'alternative' or 'complementary' medicine. This paper reports the evaluation of a homeopathic preparation 'Tinnitus' by a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. The remedy was taken in tablet form at a homeopathic D60 potency.

Author(s): 
Simpson, J. J.
Donaldson, I.
Davies, W. E.

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