Completed Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial (TRTT)

To assess the efficacy of TRT as a treatment for severe debilitating tinnitus.

    1. Tinnitus Talk
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      Tinnitus Talk submitted a new resource:

      Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial (TRTT) (version 1.0) - To assess the efficacy of TRT as a treatment for severe debilitating tinnitus.

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    2. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      Just wondered if there were any results on this yet.
       
    3. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Tech Team Research Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
    4. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      FYI, regarding the above study: Appears that you must be eligible to receive your medical care through Dept of Defense. So this study appears to be for U.S. veterans or (maybe) their dependents.
       
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    5. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/19/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Status: this study has been completed.
      Study completion date: February 2017

      Maybe one of our American friends could ask the designers of this trial for the results.

      By the way, I found a big description of the protocol:
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4210573/
       
    6. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I don't think they restrict their answers to just US citizens/residents... Have you tried contacting them?

      Personally I've had pretty bad luck getting any response from any clinical trial contact listed on the contact info pages (read: I've tried a handful of times and never got any response), so I'm a bit burned by the process, but you could give it a shot if you feel luckier than me.

      I think this is the equivalent study on CT: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01177137?term=Roberta+Scherer&cond=Tinnitus&rank=1

      I read a while back that it was unfortunately pretty common for studies to not have results published (it doesn't have a high priority once the lab has results), and there was a discussion about how to incentivize the publication.
       
    7. threefirefour
      No Mood

      threefirefour Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, Apparently.
      >TRT trial won't publish results or tell you people how it went

      Wow I wonder why. Really makes you think doesn't it? :^)
       
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    8. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Tech Team Research Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      I have made some inquiries about this, will post if / when I hear back.
       
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    9. Fabrikat

      Fabrikat Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1973
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis then volume then viral infection
      That's interesting. Me too! It makes you wonder why they bother putting contact details up there when they have no intention of responding to public queries. Must be some kind of protocol they're obliged to follow as part of the publicity process.
       
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    10. Paulmanlike

      Paulmanlike Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      This must be the only trial I hope shows poor efficacy. If it's shown to be effective, which I doubt it is, will not show how urgent a proper and real treatment for tinnitus is!
       
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    11. threefirefour
      No Mood

      threefirefour Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, Apparently.
      Fully agree. This trial shows a very bad precedent. However considering that there is no publications of the success of this trial, which considering the business model of TRT, and which would be the first thing they would do, it's safe to assume we don't need to worry.
       
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    12. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
    13. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Medicine likes cost-efficiency, particularly Public Medicine. TRT may or may not have equal application to everybody, but if a benefit can be "proven" to enough people then those left behind can simply drop through the cracks or pay their own way. I think the price-gouging that goes on with sound devices makes even TRT an expensive proposition for (nominally) free Public Health systems too. Were we to became a net drain on Social Security systems through inability to work/pay tax, recurring acute care presentations etc, the the cost/benefit ratio would however change overnight.
       
    14. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Tech Team Research Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      OK, so I found the following:
      • As of now, they are in the process of writing the main results paper,
      • They hope to submit it for peer review by the middle of October,
      • They estimate, given the time the peer review process can take, that the results are published in the beginning of 2018, at the earliest.
       
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    15. threefirefour
      No Mood

      threefirefour Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, Apparently.
      Awesome they're writing the results paper. Here's hoping it fails miserably(y)
       

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