Tinnitus retraining therapy

Leal P, Milne R
Record ID 31998008901
Authors' objectives:

The authors examine the effectiveness of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT).

Authors' results and conclusions: In the first study, 96% of patients reported improvement in awareness of tinnitus at the end of treatment, with 19.6% of these experiencing periods of time when tinnitus was totally absent and could not be evoked by focussing attention on it. In the second study, twelve months into treatment subjects reported a 20% reduction in tinnitus awareness on baseline; those given hearing aids showed a greater overall change than those given noise generators.
Authors' recommendations: The authors conclude that the available case series are inadequate, owing to problems of methodology, and that there is no evidence to suggest that tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is effective in the treatment of debilitating tinnitus in adult patients.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.wihrd.soton.ac.uk
Year Published: 1998
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Auditory Perception
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Tinnitus
Organisation Name: Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development
Contact Address: Pauline King. Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, Boldrewood Medical School, Bassett Crescent East, Highfield, Southampton. SO16 7PX Tel. +44 1703 595661 Fax +44 1703 595662
Copyright: Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development (WIHRD)
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