Cost-effectiveness of a smartphone Application for Tinnitus Treatment (the CATT trial): a study protocol of a randomised controlled trial
This study is designed as a single-blind two-arm 1:1 randomised controlled trial (RCT). Adult patients diagnosed with ST, without psychiatric comorbidities and with experience in using a smartphone, will be recruited at the Ear Nose Throat (ENT) department of the Antwerp University Hospital (UZA). Patients will be randomised into two groups. The experimental group will receive the blended physiotherapy program comprising six in-clinic physiotherapy sessions over a period of 12 weeks (1x/2  weeks) and an exercise and counselling program provided by the smartphone application. The control group will receive the standard ca...
Source: Trials - May 23, 2022 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Transcranial electric and acoustic stimulation for tinnitus: study protocol for a randomized double-blind controlled trial assessing the influence of combined transcranial random noise and acoustic stimulation on tinnitus loudness and distress
DiscussionTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first study which uses HD-tRNS combined with AS for tinnitus treatment. The crossover design permits the comparison between HD-tRNS active vs. sham and with vs. without AS. Thus, it will be possible to evaluate the efficacy of the combined approach to HD-tRNS alone. In addition, the use of different objective and subjective evaluations for tinnitus enable more reliable and valid results.Trial registrationSwiss Ethics Committee (BASEC-Nr. 2020-02027); Swiss Federal Complementary Database (kofam.ch:SNCTP000004051); and ClinicalTrials.gov (clinicaltrials.gov:NCT04551404). (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - May 19, 2022 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Efficacy of the Erchonia Corporation THL ™ for Providing Relief of Tinnitus Symptoms
Condition:   Tinnitus Interventions:   Device: Erchonia® THL™;   Device: Placebo Laser Sponsor:   Erchonia Corporation Recruiting (Source: ClinicalTrials.gov)
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - May 16, 2022 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials