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Randomized Trial Of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00578058
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 3, 2011
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Information provided by:
University of Iowa

Brief Summary:
Millions of Americans suffer from tinnitus. However, there is no widely accepted treatment that has been shown to be effective in controlled investigations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). This study will investigate the contributions of counseling, the use of hearing aids and sound generators, and the importance of setting masking noise to a particular level. All groups will receive the same Counseling. In pilot studies we have developed a picture-based counseling protocol. The results of this study will determine if TRT is more effective than masking or counseling alone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tinnitus Other: Counseling and Sound Therapy Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Trial Of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tinnitus
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
1
Counseling plus everyday noise type 1
Other: Counseling and Sound Therapy
Tinnitus counseling and sound therapy
2
Counseling plus static noise type 2
Other: Counseling and Sound Therapy
Tinnitus counseling and sound therapy
3
Counseling plus static noise type 3
Other: Counseling and Sound Therapy
Tinnitus counseling and sound therapy
4
Hearing aid and counseling plus everyday noise type 1
Other: Counseling and Sound Therapy
Tinnitus counseling and sound therapy
5
Hearing aid and counseling plus static noise type 2
Other: Counseling and Sound Therapy
Tinnitus counseling and sound therapy
6
Hearing aid and counseling plus static noise type 3
Other: Counseling and Sound Therapy
Tinnitus counseling and sound therapy



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Iowa Tinnitus Handicap Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tinnitus measures [ Time Frame: 18 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have experienced tinnitus for at least 4 months.
  • Have the ability to participate in research.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have a treatable otological disorder.
  • Are involved in litigation.
  • Have or are suspected of having a serious psychiatric problem.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00578058


Locations
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
United States, New York
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14214
United States, Tennessee
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States, 37614
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Iowa
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard S Tyler, Ph.D. University of Iowa

Responsible Party: Richard S. Tyler, Ph.D., University of Iowa
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00578058     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DC005972 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: December 20, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

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