Clinical Efficacy of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

Discussion in 'Research News' started by reggie green, May 10, 2019.

    1. reggie green

      reggie green Member

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    2. JohnAdams

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Well first off, the language is ambiguous.

      "In total, 58 patients with tinnitus who did not respond to medications were enrolled in the TRT program.

      Medications for what? Tinnitus? Depression? Anxiety? What?

      "After six months of TRT, most of the patients found remarkable improvement in the symptoms,"

      Which symptoms? Tinnitus? Hyperacusis? Depression? Anxiety?

      Obviously the medications are anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs, and the symptoms are depression and anxiety.

      One day we will look back at stuff like this as if it's equivalent to blood-letting and drinking camel urine.

      I can see some half assed know it all ENT reading over that and being like, "Medications, hum ho hum ho. Symptoms, ah yes the symptoms. I will recommend this to all my patients complaining from tinnitus." and coming away from it actually thinking that it will make their tinnitus less loud.
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    3. Clint Azzopardi

      Clint Azzopardi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, Gentamicin or allaergy or both !
      I have always wondered how relevant are such studies with only 58 patients. I believe Neuromod tested over 500 patients and 'we' are saying that the sample size is small.
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    4. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      This was a widely accepted theory in the 80's. I thought modern thinking accepts the central gain hypothesis? Jastreboff has stated tinnitus is neurological but the authors didn't? However I'll keep an open mind. Maybe there are peripheral versions of tinnitus.

      Also no mention of hyperacusis like John said.
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