Effects of hearing aids in patients with unilateral tinnitus with acquired ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss

Masafumi Ueno, Seiichi Shinden, Naoki Oishi, Noriomi Suzuki, Daisuke Suzuki, Kaoru Ogawa, Hiroyuki Ozawa

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Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of sound therapy using hearing aids in patients experiencing tinnitus with acquired unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Methods: A total of 97 patients with unilateral tinnitus with acquired ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss were included. Evaluation involved self-report questionnaires administered at entry, 3 months after treatment, and 1 year after treatment. Results: The mean Tinnitus Handicap Inventory score before treatment decreased significantly (p < 0.01) at 3 months (50.0 ± 24.5-12.7 ± 16.2), and 1 year (53.3 ± 25.5-8.79 ± 13.9), after treatment. Moreover, the visual analog scale score decreased significantly at 3 months (loudness, 69.6 ± 21.9-29.1 ± 27.2; annoyance, 71.1 ± 24.7-22.7 ± 25.5) and 1 year (loudness, 69.8 ± 22.0-21.1 ± 26.1; annoyance, 72.7 ± 25.6-19.4 ± 27.6). Approximately 80-90% of patients noticed improvements in tinnitus annoyance and loudness, as determined by their responses to the questionnaires of subjective symptom improvement. Conclusions: Hearing aids are remarkably effective for patients with unilateral tinnitus with acquired ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss.

本文言語English
ジャーナルEar, Nose and Throat Journal
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出版ステータスAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 耳鼻咽喉科学

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