To date, the pharmacological treatment options for tinnitus are unsatisfactory. For acute tinnitus drug treatments are only rated as being successful in approximately half of all cases. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate a neuro-music therapeutic approach (the "Heidelberg Model of Music Therapy") as a new treatment option for patients with recent onset tinnitus after initial medical treatment has failed.
Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)