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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r M Abstract Although Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) is an effective treatment for chronic tinnitus, several patients do not improve. In the current study, baseline and process variables were compared between non-responders and responders. Data from patients participating in two randomized controlled trials on iCBT for chronic tinnitus were re-analyzed. Based on the literature, a pre-post difference on the "Tinnitus Handicap Inventory" (THI) of less than seven points improvement was used to operationalize non-response. Associations between non-response and baseline variables (age, gende...
Source: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Cogn Behav Ther Source Type: research
thge Elizabet Paunović Following the Parma Declaration on Environment and Health adopted at the Fifth Ministerial Conference (2010), the Ministers and representatives of Member States in the WHO European Region requested the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop updated guidelines on environmental noise, and called upon all stakeholders to reduce children’s exposure to noise, including that from personal electronic devices. The WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region will provide evidence-based policy guidance to Member States on protecting human health from noise originating from t...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Project Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: Despite a mild tinnitus handicap, the percentage of people concerned by tinnitus in this regiment is higher (19%) than that in the estimated percentage of general population of European countries (about 10%). It should be of interest to replicate this type of study from other regiments and from other countries. Education and good fitting of hearing protection for prevention of acoustic trauma sequelae should still be encouraged. PMID: 29590475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Conclusions We measured the benefits of using fractal tone therapy for the treatment of chronic tinnitus and found that most of the benefits were in the THI functional domain, which includes concentration, reading, attention, consciousness, sleep, social activities, and household tasks. For all patients with bothersome chronic tinnitus and high scores on the THI functional scale, fractal tones should be considered a promising initial sound therapy strategy. The findings from this open-label pilot study are preliminary, and further trials are needed before these results can be generalized to a larger tinnitus populatio...
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 December 2017 Source:European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases Author(s): A. Londero, P. Bonfils, J.P. Lefaucheur Subjective tinnitus is a symptom in many ENT pathologies, for which there is no curative treatment. It may be poorly tolerated by some patients, who develop attention or sleep disorder or even major anxiety and depression, severely impairing quality of life. Pathophysiological models of the genesis and maintenance of tinnitus symptomatology highlight maladaptive cerebral plasticity induced by peripheral hearing loss. Although not fully elucidated, thes...
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusions This study offers some support for greater average improvement in reactions to tinnitus with TM or NS devices compared to the BSG device. The TM group, compared to the BSG and NS groups, showed a greater reduction in ratings of tinnitus loudness on the NRS on average.Supplemental Material
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
Source: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Introduction: The occlusion of the teeth is frequently overlooked in providing correct dental treatment. Symptoms of occlusal disease are often hidden from the practitioner when he or she are not properly trained. If not treated this could lead to intensifying of the pathological process and affect the neighboring anatomical structures. Such structures are the middle ear and the ear canal.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breathing Disorders Source Type: research
Introduction: Tinnitus is a common complaint in otologic clinics. The sensation of ringing, roaring, pulsatile or clicking sounds emanating from the ears without an external noise source is often described by tinnitus patients. Tinnitus is commonly a result of dysfunction of the auditory system anywhere along the pathway. It isn't a condition itself but a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing deterioration, ear disorders, or problems with a central nervous origin, such as acoustic neuroma.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breathing Disorders Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research
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