Role of the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence in Studying the Treatment of Tinnitus

Against poor odds, Formby and colleagues managed to receive federal grant funding for a multisite clinical trial, to access and convince military investigators to join in this trial, to select rigorous measures and methods when no objective tinnitus measurement exists, and to gain approvals from all levels of regulatory and local command authority oversight bodies across 6 military treatment facilities before they could start their effort to complete the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial (TRTT), described by Scherer and Formby in this issue ofJAMA Otolaryngology –Head&Neck Surgery. In just shy of 20 years from the time planning and organization for the study began, they completed data collection from 130 individuals. With a paucity of trials to evaluate this tinnitus management strategy, the contribution of Scherer and Formby to the literature is a success story in perseverance. The logistics, study inclusion criteria, and training of the clinical staff in TRTT were tasks that appeared at first to be insurmountable, but ultimately were successful.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Publication date: July–August 2019Source: Brain Stimulation, Volume 12, Issue 4Author(s): William F. Stubbeman, Monica Nable, Annah Ramones, Melodi Gencosmanoglu, Raya Khairkhah
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Objective: To present the case reports of two patients with chronic broadband tinnitus who showed improvement following sound paired 20 Hz theta burst (TBS-20Hz) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and to analyze one patient ’s structural brain changes following treatment.
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt was possible to prove the effectiveness of the hearing aids and/or G. biloba extract EGb 761 treatment, which shows success in the control of tinnitus contributing to the improvement of this symptom.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido é definido como a percepção de um som sem a sua presença real no ambiente e tem sido objeto de um grande número de estudos, especialmente devido às suas consequências na qualidade de vida do paciente.ObjetivoEste estudo objetivou investigar o efeito de próteses auditivas e / ou extrato de Ginkgo biloba EGb 761 sobre o zu...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research
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Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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We examined neuroinflammation in the auditory cortex following noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and its role in tinnitus in rodent models. Our results indicate that NIHL is associated with elevated expression of proinflammatory cytokines and microglial activation—two defining features of neuroinfla mmatory responses—in the primary auditory cortex (AI). Genetic knockout of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) or pharmacologically blocking TNF-α expression prevented neuroinflammation and ameliorated the behavioral phenotype associated with tinnitus in mice with NIHL. Conversely, infusion of T NF-&alph...
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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