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Clinical Trial Examines Approaches to Improve Quality of Life for Patients With Tinnitus

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JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Bottom Line: This randomized clinical trial of 151 active-duty and retired military personnel and dependents compared tinnitus retraining therapy (combines counseling and sound masking to reduce patient awareness of tinnitus and the distress it may cause) with standard care (counseling protocol aligned with military care and recommended practice guidelines) for reducing the negative effects of ringing in the ears on quality of life. There is no cure for tinnitus and the aim of treatment is to improve of quality of life.

Authors: Roberta W. Scherer, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and coauthors

Free access to the full-text article can be found here.

 

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