Veterans Can Get Help With Hearing Loss, Tinnitus

Hearing-related injuries are one of the top medical issues for military veterans. ... Find out how the VA can help with testing, hearing aids and more.
Source: AARP.org News - Category: American Health Source Type: news

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Authors: Boecking B, Brueggemann P, Mazurek B Abstract Tinnitus is a common symptom of unclear origin that can be multifactorially caused and maintained. It is frequently, but not inevitably, associated with hearing loss. Emotional distress and maladaptive coping strategies - that are associated with or amplified by the tinnitus percept - pose key targets for psychological interventions. Once somatic contributors are identified and treated as applicable, psychological approaches comprise normalizing psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic interventions. Measures to improve hearing perception (e. g., hea...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Conclusion: tDCS can be used as an adjunctive treatment in patients with severe tinnitus. Although tDCS did not decrease the loudness of tinnitus, it could alleviate the distress associated with the condition in some patients with a moderate or catastrophic handicap. PMID: 30662385 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci 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
There have been many reports on the treatment effect of cochlear implantation and hearing aids in the treatment of tinnitus in patients with severe hearing loss. However, as far as we are aware, there are no r...
Source: BioPsychoSocial Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Conditions:   Tinnitus, Subjective;   Hearing Impairment Interventions:   Device: Amplification with hearing aid;   Device: Customized music Sponsors:   Education University of Hong Kong;   Chinese University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Objective and subjective tinnitus can often be differentiated based on comprehensive history, physical examination, and audiogram. Examples of objective tinnitus include vascular abnormalities, palatal myoclonus, patulous eustachian tube, and stapedial/tensor tympani muscle spasm. Subjective tinnitus is usually associated with hearing loss. Rarely, tinnitus is the result of an underlying condition. In these cases, imaging and additional testing may be indicated. Classification of the type, quality, and intensity of tinnitus is helpful in the work-up and treatment of tinnitus. Treatment modalities include cognitive behavior...
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Based on the results of the current study, we can conclude that the participants improved both the auditory perception and the tinnitus handicap. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2018Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Martin PienkowskiAbstractSound therapies are a common component of treatments for tinnitus and hyperacusis. The original idea was to partially or completely mask tinnitus with broadband noise delivered by sound generators or hearing aids, for a few hours each day. Over several months, many patients reported that their tinnitus became quieter or easier to bear, and that loud sounds became less aversive. However, it wasn’t always clear that these benefits could be attributed to sound therapy rather than to other aspects of treatment, suc...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionThe present study concluded that the audiological intervention with any level of sound stimulus is enough to obtain a positive prognosis in the medium term. Data that specifies that the verification of sound generator was effective at the real ear measurements are important in the evaluation and intervention of the complaint. In addition, it points out that the greater the tinnitus perception, the greater its severity, and the greater the nuisance, the higher the psychoacoustics thresholds of frequency and the minimum threshold of masking.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido está presente em grande part...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Family physicians play the primary role in managing patients with tinnitus and are well situated to address both the physiologic and the psychological manifestations. As tinnitus is very common, helping patients cope with the symptoms through conservative measures and reassurance can prove to have the best outcomes. PMID: 30002023 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Family Physician Medecin de Famille Canadien - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Can Fam Physician Source Type: research
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