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Clinical trial to compare tinnitus masking and tinnitus retraining therapy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum
Publication Date
Issue
556
Pages
64–69
Identifiers
PMID: 17114146
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Findings are presented from the three written questionnaires with respect to three categories of patients: describing tinnitus as a 'moderate,' 'big,' and 'very big' problem at baseline. Based on effect sizes, both groups showed considerable improvement overall. In general, TM effects remained fairly constant over time while TRT effects improved incrementally. For the patients with a 'moderate' and 'big' problem, TM provided the greatest benefit at 3 and 6 months; benefit to these TRT patients was slightly greater at 12 months, and much greater at 18 months. For patients with a 'very big' problem, TM provided the greatest benefit at 3 months. For these latter patients, results were about the same between groups at 6 months, and improvement for TRT was much greater at 12 months, with further gains at 18 months.

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