Tinnitus Retraining Therapy vs Standard of Care and Tinnitus-Related Quality of Life

This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of tinnitus retraining therapy and its components, sound therapy and tinnitus-specific educational counseling, with the standard of care on tinnitus-related quality of life.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Tinnitus severity can be categorized accurately using ordinal logistic regression analysis of MTQ scores. PMID: 31198049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Conclusion: While the exact role of intratympanic injections requires additional trials, triamcinolone resulted in similar outcomes compared to studies using dexamethasone or methylprednisolone. Due to favorable pharmacological properties, triamcinolone represents a safe and efficacious alternative for intratympanic treatment in idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Conclusions: Higher TBIL levels, within the normal or mildly elevated ranges, were independently and significantly associated with better hearing outcome in BSSHL patients with severe to profound hearing loss. Given bilirubin elevation treatments exist, our finding suggests a novel pharmacological strategy for this specific subpopulation.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients with SNHL showed smaller GM volume and WM integrity changes in several regions.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Conclusions: The advantages of repairing spontaneous TMJ herniation through a transcanal approach using oto-endoscopy include a high definition video of surgical field, minimal invasiveness, and good postoperative cosmetic outcome.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of bacterial cellulose film fragment on traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane promoted immediate functional and symptomatic recovery in the assessed patients.ResumoIntroduçãoA perfuração da membrana timpânica é uma condição clínica relativamente frequente em consultórios de otorrinolaringologistas. A conduta é quase sempre expectante, aguardando cicatrização espontânea, que costuma ocorrer na quase totalidade dos casos em algumas semanas. No entanto, enquanto a mesma não se completa, os pacient...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionCT and MRI findings of ELSTs are associated with clinical features. Imaging tests should be performed to identify ELSTs early and ensure greater potential for hearing preservation in patients with cochleovestibular symptoms.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt is plausible to speculate that residing near airports (including São Paulo International Airport) increases the likelihood of developing health problems or exacerbating pre-existing conditions. Considering the volume and importance of air transport to society, it is incumbent to invest in mitigating alternatives to improve air quality and reduce noise around airports.ResumenIntroducciónLos aeropuertos son una fuente importante de contaminación atmosférica y acústica. La exposición aguda y crónica a la contaminación del aire es perjudicial para la salud h...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Conclusions Clinicians who offer tinnitus and hyperacusis rehabilitation should screen for suicidal and self-harm ideations among patients, especially for those with symptoms of depression and a childhood history of parental mental illness. Patients with suicidal and self-harm ideations should be referred to mental health services for further diagnosis and treatment. PMID: 31184510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research
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