Positive Correlation between Tinnitus Severity and Poor Sleep Quality Prior to Tinnitus Onset: a Retrospective Study

The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation of tinnitus severity and sleep quality prior to tinnitus onset in a Chinese population.We recruited patients with primary tinnitus from a tertiary teaching hospital in southwest China, retrospectively. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Mandarin version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI-M) were employed to assess tinnitus severity and sleep quality of past, respectively. A battery of hearing tests was also administered to subjects, including TEOAE, pure tone audiometry, and tympanometry, for hearing evaluation.We enrolled 190 patients and nine were excluded. Subjects were divided into two groups: group A (PSQI
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a generic term used to describe a ringing or noise in the ears that occurs in the absence of external sound. This is a very common condition that is thought to occur in up to 15% of people. It can occur in one or both ears, and often people will describe the sound as “coming from their head.” There are a variety of descriptions that people use for their tinnitus such as whooshing, ringing, pulsing, and/or buzzing, and the quality of the sound varies by individual. Symptoms of tinnitus can cause great distress While tinnitus can be caused by conditions that require medical attention...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ear, nose, and throat Hearing Loss Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
Reporters recently asked President Trump about news that U.S. troops had sustained various degrees of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an Iranian missile strike. He responded, “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report, it’s not very serious.” An outcry followed these remarks, with military leaders and others noting that TBI has been called a “signature injury” among U.S. troops in the recent conflicts in the Middle East. Fifty U.S. troops are reported to have TBI resulting from the Iranian strike.  Research has tied mild TBI (mTBI, the pred...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology Slider Speech-Language Pathology blast injuries Cognitive Rehabilitation cognitive-communication disorder hearing loss TBI tinnitus Traumatic Brain Injury Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Tinnitus prevalence and severity were significantly related to joint pain, and both conditions were related to psychiatric distress. Thus, the authors suggest that psychiatric distress as a common risk factor for tinnitus and joint pain should be considered when deciding treatment strategies and in guiding public health policy. PMID: 31842535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
DiscussionFindings from the study will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. It is anticipated that findings may inform future clinical practice in the treatment of tinnitus-related insomnia.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03386123. Retrospectively registered on 29 December 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Our nervous system plays a central role in how we sense things in our environment, and modulating the signals that pass through our nerves can manipulate our brain in various ways. Neuromodulation is commonly used for pain relief and is being researc...
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This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of natural ocean sound exposure and ocean-side relaxation in chronic tinnitus patients. We prospectively enrolled all 18 chronic tinnitus patients (≥6 months) from July to November 2018. All patients completed 90 hours of our programs. The improvement in their subjective tinnitus severity, moods, the quality of life, and sleep was serially assessed using several questionnaires at baseline, immediately, and 1 month after the program. Changes in serum stress hormone levels of the patients were also compared between the baseline and immediately after the program. Average to...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
ConclusionIt was concluded that tinnitus disrupts the functioning of auditory working memory and is governed by the annoyance caused by tinnitus.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In the Korean population, dizziness was associated with shorter or longer sleep durations only among women. Further epidemiologic and experimental studies are necessary to clarify the impact of dizziness on sleep disorders. PMID: 31436054 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study showed that FS might be associated with MS. Injectable or oral agents are not related to the signs and symptoms of FS. Further studies are needed to validate this association.Relevance of the article for predictive, preventive, and personalized medicineFS is common among MS patients. Being aware of this incidence that might impair the life quality of MS patients is useful to predict the comorbidity and develop preventive strategies and applying personalized treatment options and procedures.
Source: EPMA Journal - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ki PH Abstract The study addressed the efficacy of 12 weeks of yoga training in treating 25 patients with chronic tinnitus. Ten of the patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before and after training. A control group comprised 13 people reporting chronic tinnitus. All participants were assessed with the Tinnitus Functional Index. After the 12-week yoga course, the areas considered to have benefited most were the sense of control of tinnitus, sleep, quality of life, and intrusiveness. The MRI studies indicated that connections in the white matter of the motor cortex appeared to be stronger as a result ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
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