Intratympanic Injection of Steroid for Treatment of Tinnitus

AbstractTinnitus has become one of the most challenging tasks faced by the medical field. It has a moderately negative impact on patient ’s quality of life. Different methods had been developed in medical science for managing tinnitus but none of these offered a permanent cure. In our study we used a simple procedure of intratympanic injection of dexamethasone in managing our tinnitus patients. Total number of patients involved in this study were 40, 26 females and 14 males with age spanned from 15 to 65 years. Out of 40 patients, 22 of them complained of tinnitus only while the other 18 of them complained of tinnitus with impaired hearing which was confirmed further by pure tone audiometry. Injection was given under otologi c microscopic vision through posteroinferior quadrant of tympanic membrane in weekly interval. After receiving several number of injections, 24 patients (60%) reported complete disappearance of tinnitus, 10 of them (25%) still had residual tinnitus but comparatively less severe and 6 (15%) of them r eported no improvement.
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Publication date: March–April 2018Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Volume 84, Issue 2Author(s): Hong Chan Kim, Chul Ho Jang, Young Yoon Kim, Jong Yuap Seong, Sung Hoon Kang, Yong Beom ChoAbstractIntroductionPrevious reports indicated that middle ear surgery might partially improve tinnitus after surgery. However, until now, no influencing factor has been determined for tinnitus outcome after middle ear surgery.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to investigate the association between preoperative air-bone gap and tinnitus outcome after tympanoplasty type I.MethodsSeventy-five patients with tinnitu...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionThere was a significant correlation between the values measured by the tinnitus handicap inventory, visual analogical scale (annoyance) and loudness matching in the evaluation of tinnitus. The selection of any one of the three evaluative methods for tinnitus investigation provides different dimensions of the tinnitus and complements the others.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido é um sintoma auditivo de natureza subjetivo, normalmente associado a um som, mesmo na ausência de fontes sonoras externas. Apresenta diagnóstico complexo, uma das formas de mensuração é a utili...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn a tertiary neurotology center, the likelihood of finding a retrocochlear tumor on MRI is rare. In the current study, unilateral tinnitus exclusively, “definite MD,” and “probable MD” failed to yield a single example of retrocochlear tumor. Patients with “possible MD” had the highest probability of finding retrocochlear tumors and other relevant pathology.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionITD therapy may have better improvements of tinnitus and hearing gains at 8 KHz than HBO therapy in patients with refractory high-frequency SSNHL.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionThere was a significant correlation between the values measured by the tinnitus handicap inventory, visual analogical scale (annoyance) and loudness matching in the evaluation of tinnitus. The selection of any one of the three evaluative methods for tinnitus investigation provides different dimensions of the tinnitus and complements the others.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido é um sintoma auditivo de natureza subjetivo, normalmente associado a um som, mesmo na ausência de fontes sonoras externas. Apresenta diagnóstico complexo, uma das formas de mensuração é a utili...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: March–April 2018Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Volume 84, Issue 2Author(s): Hong Chan Kim, Chul Ho Jang, Young Yoon Kim, Jong Yuap Seong, Sung Hoon Kang, Yong Beom ChoAbstractIntroductionPrevious reports indicated that middle ear surgery might partially improve tinnitus after surgery. However, until now, no influencing factor has been determined for tinnitus outcome after middle ear surgery.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to investigate the association between preoperative air-bone gap and tinnitus outcome after tympanoplasty type I.MethodsSeventy-five patients with tinnitu...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn a tertiary neurotology center, the likelihood of finding a retrocochlear tumor on MRI is rare. In the current study, unilateral tinnitus exclusively, “definite MD,” and “probable MD” failed to yield a single example of retrocochlear tumor. Patients with “possible MD” had the highest probability of finding retrocochlear tumors and other relevant pathology.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionITD therapy may have better improvements of tinnitus and hearing gains at 8 KHz than HBO therapy in patients with refractory high-frequency SSNHL.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
DiscussionThe purpose of this study is to compare the effect of TENS, manual acupuncture, and electroacupuncture in the auricular area on tinnitus. If the specific treatment shows a significant effect compared to other treatments, it could have potential for use in clinical practice as a primary treatment.Trial registrationClinical Research Information Service (CRIS),KCT0002117. Registered October 21, 2016. Retrospectively registered.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion There was a significant correlation between the values measured by the tinnitus handicap inventory, visual analogical scale (annoyance) and tinnitometry (loudness) in the evaluation of tinnitus. The selection of any one of the three evaluative methods for tinnitus investigation provides different dimensions of the tinnitus and complements the others.
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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