Treatment of Chronic Bothersome Tinnitus Using Cognitive Training and D-cycloserine

To determine if a medication along with a computer program can help people with tinnitus.

  1. Tinnitus Talk
    The purpose of this research study is to determine if a medication along with a computer program designed to improve memory and other mental processes can help people like yourself with tinnitus. The medication that will be investigated, d-cycloserine, was developed as an antibiotic. However, more recently, research in other studies has shown that this medication may enhance learning and memory. The investigators would like to determine if computer programs designed to improve memory and attention are enhanced by this medication. In addition, the investigators hope to learn if the use of these programs can help participants with their tinnitus as well as their ability to remember and focus. All research participants will receive therapy with a computer-based program designed to improve memory and attention. Half of participants will also receive d-cycloserine while the other half of participants will receive placebo. The placebo is a sugar pill without active medication.

    Enrollment: 37
    Study Start Date: January 2012
    Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2012
    Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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