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Randomized clinical trial: Group counseling based on tinnitus retraining therapy

James A. Henry, PhD, et al.

We conducted a randomized clinical trial to test the hypothesis that group educational counseling based on principles of tinnitus retraining therapy would effectively treat veterans who have clinically significant tinnitus. The veterans were randomized into three groups: (1) educational counseling, (2) traditional support, and (3) no treatment. Statistical analysis showed that educational counseling benefited veterans significantly more than either traditional support or no treatment, as measured by the Tinnitus Severity Index. These results suggest that group educational counseling can benefit many tinnitus patients and could be integral to a "progressive intervention" approach to tinnitus clinical management.


Volume 44 Number 1 2007
Pages 21 — 32


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