Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus

(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.
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CONCLUSIONS: This study has revealed that, for these samples of study participants, tinnitus has an impact on military Service members that is comparable to how it affects Veterans who have completed their military service within the previous 2.5 years. PMID: 30901434 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
This study summarizes new tinnitus data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS). DATA AND METHODS: Data were collected for individuals aged 19 to 79 years (n=6,571) from 2012 through 2015 as part of the CHMS. Tinnitus is described as "the presence of hissing, buzzing, ringing, rushing or roaring sounds in your ears when there is no other sound around you." Bothersome tinnitus refers to tinnitus affecting sleep, concentration or mood. Factors associated with tinnitus were examined using bivariate and logistic regression analyses. RESULTS: An estimated 37% of adult Canadians (9.2 million) had experi...
Source: Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Rep Source Type: research
Conclusion We conclude that both sufferers and partners would benefit from receiving counseling to address many misunderstandings regarding tinnitus and its consequences in their everyday life activities. PMID: 30938560 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research
Have you ever experienced a constant ringing in your ears that you can't pinpoint the cause? It might be tinnitus ('tin-n?-tus) -- the sensation of hearing a sound when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus can be managed, but for some, it's a chronic condition that can affect sleep and everyday function. [...]
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The objective is to evaluate whether the bimodal therapy TRT and EMDR can provide faster and/or more relief from the annoyance experienced in chronic tinnitus patients ’ daily lives compared to the bimodal therapy TRT and CBT.So far there has been no prospective, randomized controlled, clinical trial with blind evaluator that compares CBT and EMDR as a treatment for tinnitus.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov, ID:NCT03114878. April 14, 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In this study, we aimed to elucidate the clinical features, neuroimaging characteristics and pathogenesis of IJVS, and explore their possible correlations, in attempt to provide useful clues for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Forty-three eligible patients with unilateral or bilateral IJVS confirmed by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance venography of the brain and neck were enrolled in this study. Magnetic resonance imaging along with magnetic resonance angiography or computed tomography angiography was applied to identify the radiological pattern of parenchymal or arterial lesions. Cerebral perfusion and metabolism we...
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is no evidence to support the superiority of sound therapy for tinnitus over waiting list control, placebo or education/information with no device. There is insufficient evidence to support the superiority or inferiority of any of the sound therapy options (hearing aid, sound generator or combination hearing aid) over each other. The quality of evidence for the reported outcomes, assessed using GRADE, was low. Using a combination device, hearing aid or sound generator might result in little or no difference in tinnitus symptom severity.Future research into the effectiveness of sound therapy in patients w...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionCYG could apparently release the tinnitus symptoms in the patients with chronic nephritis. This study might give more clinical evidence for Cistanche in the treatment of tinnitus and give a new treatment method for the patients with tinnitus.
Source: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that patients with tinnitus have significant alterations in REM sleep latency as well as the REM sleep phase. PMID: 30296843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Brief CBT treatment for tinnitus can be delivered in an IPC setting, consistent with a population-health approach. Such treatment may result in improved quality of life for patients, and the brief approach has the potential to reduce overall cost of care. This case encourages increased identification and treatment of tinnitus within IPC settings, in order to increase access of care for patients with this burdensome condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
Source: Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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