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Correlation Analysis of Hearing Thresholds, Validated Questionnaires and Psychoacoustic Measurements in Tinnitus Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00976547
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Objective: To evaluate the correlation between audiometric thresholds, pitch matching (PM), minimum masking level (MML), Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in tinnitus patients.

Subjects: 48 patients with tinnitus as the main complaint from OTOSUL, Otorrinolaringologia Sul-Fluminense, Volta Redonda, RJ, Brasil and Centro de Tratamento e Pesquisa em Zumbido, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.

Method: Subjects performed tonal audiometry, Pitch Matching (PM) and Minimum Masking Level (MML) for tinnitus. They also fulfilled the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Data was statistically compared for correlation between audiometric thresholds, psycho-acoustic measures and questionnaires.

Condition or disease
Tinnitus Hearing Loss Depression

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Correlation Analysis of Hearing Thresholds, Validated Questionnaires and Psychoacoustic Measurements in Tinnitus Patients
Study Start Date : January 2009
Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Study Completion Date : June 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tinnitus
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Groups and Cohorts

Tinnitus patients
Group of 48 tinnitus patients

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
48 tinnitus patients sensorineural hearing losses

Inclusion Criteria:

  • tinnitus for more than 6 months
  • sensorineural hearing loss
  • normal otoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • conductive or mixed hearing losses
  • A-r, A-d, B and C tympanograms
  • tinnitus treatment in the last 6 months
  • pregnant woman
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00976547

Centro de Diagnóstico e Tratamento do Zumbido
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
OTOSUL,Otorrinolaringologia Sul-Fluminense
Volta Redonda, RJ, Brazil, 27255-650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca
Study Chair: Ricardo R Figueiredo, MDMSc OTOSUL, Faculdade de Medicina de Valença
More Information

Responsible Party: Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo, MD, MSc, OTOSUL, Otorrinolaringologia Sul-Fluminense
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00976547     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FMV 2009 001
First Posted: September 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hearing Loss
Behavioral Symptoms
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms