Tinnitus retraining therapy: a review of the clinical effectiveness

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Record ID 32011001189
Authors' recommendations: Due to the low methodological quality of the studies available it is difficult to draw any firm conclusions on the effectiveness of TRT in the management of tinnitus. Compared to baseline measures, most TRT treatments showed improvement in outcomes over time. However, most studies had substantial losses to follow-up which may have biased results in favour of the treatment if patients with poor outcomes were excluded from the analysis. The potential for biasin the selection of patients, lack of blinding of outcome assessors, and use of non-equivalent comparator groups was also a concern and may be a consideration for decision-making about TRT for patients with tinnitus.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Tinnitus
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