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

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 11, 2009
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Last verified: September 2009
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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.

Hearing Loss

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Correlation Analysis of Hearing Thresholds, Validated Questionnaires and Psychoacoustic Measurements in Tinnitus Patients

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Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Tinnitus patients
Group of 48 tinnitus patients


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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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 Identifier: NCT00976547     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FMV 2009 001
Study First Received: September 11, 2009
Last Updated: September 11, 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
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