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The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study.

Conclusion: We conclude that the progressive approach of treatment demonstrated here should be of benefit to most individuals with tinnitus and that the Widex Zen sound therapy is a worthwhile treatment for many tinnitus sufferers. PMID: 28614844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

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Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology hearing loss tinnitus Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: A protocol for the assessment of treatment options and outcomes in recipients with SSD and AHL is presented. The proposed set of minimum outcome measures aims at harmonizing assessment methods across centers and thus at generating a growing body of high-level evidence for those treatment options.Audiol Neurotol 2016;21:391-398
Source: Audiology and Neurotology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Bilateral hearing augmentation may promote clinically significant improvements in gait, although the effects are not uniform among patients. Hearing aids or cochlear implants may be important interventions for improving stability during walking in some people with hearing loss.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research
We describe a 36-item tool, the Sound Tolerance Questionnaire (STQ), consisting of six sections, including experience with hearing aids, sound sensitivity/intolerance, medical and noise exposure histories, coexisting tinnitus problems, and a final question to differentiate the primary and secondary problems related to sound intolerance, tinnitus, and hearing loss. In its current format as a research tool, the STQ was sensitive in pinpointing vague sound tolerance complaints not reported by the study participants in eligibility screening by Formby et al. A refined version of the STQ, the Sound Tolerance Interview and Questi...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Presbycusis;   Tinnitus;   Cognitive Impairment Interventions:   Device: digital hearing aids,;   Drug: Huperzine A;   Other: digital hearing aids and Huperzine A;   Other: placebo Sponsor:   Zhijun Bao Not yet recruiting - verified March 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Hearing aids are useful assistive devices in the rehabilitation of tinnitus. FC was very successful in a few individuals but was not superior to WDRC across the sample. It is recommended that WDRC remain as the default first choice tinnitus hearing aid processing strategy for tinnitus. FC should be considered as one of the many other options for selection based on individual hearing needs. Implications of Rehabilitation Hearing aids can significantly reduce the effects of tinnitus after 6-8 weeks of use. Addition of frequency compression digital signal processing does not appear superior to standard amplitude ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A 52-year-old man developed tinnitus and hearing loss after receiving high doses of oral morphine sulfate. His hearing loss did not fully resolve after the discontinuation of morphine, and he required the use of hearing aids. PMID: 27821396 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
By: Cari Nierenberg, Live Science Contributor Published: 07/25/2016 10:53 AM EDT on LiveScience About one in 10 American adults has a persistent ringing or roaring in the ears or head, a condition called chronic tinnitus, a new study suggests. The study also found that the rates of tinnitus are higher among Americans who are regularly exposed to noisy environments, either at work or during their free time. The findings were published today (July 21) in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head &Neck Surgery. The analysis showed that approximately 10 percent of people in the U.S. ages 18 and older had experienced ringing or ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
Conclusion This case reminds us that correct diagnosis of tuberculosis remains a serious problem despite the long experience and the development of diagnostics and treatment methods. Nowadays we observe the unusual clinical manifestations of the disease (e.g. such as ear pain, tinnitus, rapid hearing loss) more frequently.
Source: Otolaryngologia Polska - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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