Effect of Time Shift of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Treatment of Acute Tinnitus
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01886729|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2013 by Ethisch Comité UZ Antwerpen, University Hospital, Antwerp.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : June 26, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tinnitus||Other: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||April 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2014|
|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)|
- Improvement of tinnitus [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Tinnitus Questionnaire, Visual Analog Scale, Beck Depression Index, Hyperacusis questionnaire
- Hearing [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Audiometry, Otoacoustic emissions, Tympanometry, Speech in noise
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01886729
|Contact: Sarah Rabaufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University hospital of Antwerp||Recruiting|
|Edegem, Antwerp, Belgium, 2650|
|Contact: Sarah Rabau 003238215235 email@example.com|