Effect of Time Shift of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Treatment of Acute Tinnitus
The treatment for patients with acute tinnitus consists of Methylprednisolone and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. For this study transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was added to the protocol. The purpose is to determine the effect of the time shift of tDCS. Two conditions will be compared: tDCS simultaneously with the hyperbaric oxygen therapy or tDCS 3 weeks after the start of the tinnitus.
An audiological testing will be performed at the day of admission, after 3 weeks, 6 weeks and 12 weeks.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Masking: Open Label
- Improvement of tinnitus [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Tinnitus Questionnaire, Visual Analog Scale, Beck Depression Index, Hyperacusis questionnaire
- Hearing [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Audiometry, Otoacoustic emissions, Tympanometry, Speech in noise
|Study Start Date:||April 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: tDCS simultaneously with hyperbaric oxygen therapy||Other: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)|
|Active Comparator: tDCS 3 weeks after start tinnitus||Other: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)|
|Contact: Sarah Rabauemail@example.com|
|University hospital of Antwerp||Recruiting|
|Edegem, Antwerp, Belgium, 2650|
|Contact: Sarah Rabau 003238215235 firstname.lastname@example.org|