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Results of TRT after eighteen months: our experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17487669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of TRT in patients suffering from tinnitus. The tinnitus disorder affects about 10-15% of the population and, in one person out of a hundred, it is a disabling disorder. TRT treatment is based on Jastreboff's neurophysiological model. TRT consists of two parts: counselling, and sound therapy by means of dedicated hearing aids and sound generators. It proved to be useful to reduce the symptoms related to tinnitus. Jastreboff's structured interviews were proposed to a sample of 51 patients with tinnitus belonging to the I-II-III-IV classes according to Jastreboff. These patients were treated for 18 months. Sixty-eight percent of patients reported a reduction in the symptoms related to tinnitus, such as sleep disturbance, problems in concentration, and inability to relax. A percentage (64.7%) of patients thought that their quality of life was improved. Patients who had suffered from tinnitus for less than one year achieved significantly better results than patients who had suffered for a longer period of time. TRT is an effective tool in the treatment of tinnitus.
Authors:
Giovanna N Baracca; Stella Forti; Andrea Crocetti; Enrico Fagnani; Alberto Scotti; Luca Del Bo; Umberto Ambrosetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of audiology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1499-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Audiol     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-09     Completed Date:  2007-07-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140017     Medline TA:  Int J Audiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
U.O. Complessa di Orl-Audiologia, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milan, Italy. baracca.giovanna@libero.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Attention
Counseling*
Female
Habituation, Psychophysiologic*
Humans
Male
Perceptual Masking*
Quality of Life
Relaxation
Sleep
Sound*
Tinnitus / physiopathology*,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Treatment Outcome

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