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Title: The Influence of Sound Generator Associated With Conventional Amplification for Tinnitus Control: Randomized Blind Clinical Trial
Authors: SANTOS, Gisele Munhoes dosBENTO, Ricardo FerreiraMEDEIROS, Italo Roberto Torres deOITICCICA, JeanneSILVA, Eleonora Csipai daPENTEADO, Silvio
Citation: TRENDS IN HEARING, v.18, article ID 2331216514542650, 9p, 2014
Abstract: Hearing aids with an integrated sound generator have been used to enhance the treatment of tinnitus. The main aim of this study was to verify whether the combined use of amplification and sound generator is more effective than conventional amplification alone in reducing tinnitus annoyance by means of the use of a new hearing aid with an integrated sound generator. A total of 49 patients underwent a blind randomized clinical trial. Tinnitus annoyance was measured by Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and numerical scales, and psychoacoustic measures of tinnitus were also performed. The sound generator was set at the lowest intensity capable of providing relief from tinnitus. Results showed that 62.5% of the patients presented a reduction in tinnitus annoyance in the combined fitting group and in the group with amplification alone, 78% showed a reduction. This difference between the groups was not statistically significant.
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