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LISTENING THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH TINNITUS: EFFICACY WITH MILD VERSUS SEVERE CASES

by LUTZ, MANDY J.

Abstract (Summary)
The goal of tinnitus therapies utilizing sound and listening is to activate residual inhibition or habituation of the tinnitus signal. The aim of this study is to look at the measured benefit of patients reporting mild tinnitus compared to those reporting severe tinnitus. Twenty-six subjects were included in this study (14 reporting mild tinnitus, 12 reporting severe tinnitus) who each underwent listening therapy, consisting of a three minute administration of an individualized stimulus. The results were classified as complete tinnitus abolition (7% of the mild group; 0% of the severe group), improvement (29 % of the mild group; 83% of the severe group), unchanged (7% of the mild group; 8% of the severe group), and worsened (57% of the mild group; 8% of the severe group). These results conclude that listening therapy may be a contraindication in patients with reported mild tinnitus and most effective on subjects experiencing severe tinnitus.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:tinnitus management

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Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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