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Implications of blast exposure for central auditory function: A review

James A. Henry, PhD, et al.

Figure 2. Mean Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) scores at baseline, 12-week, and 24-week time points for each of three study groups. TBI = traumatic brain injury.

We conducted a pilot study to develop and test a home-based telehealth method of tinnitus intervention. The study included three groups of participants with bothersome tinnitus: (1) people with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), (2) people with a history of moderate-to-severe TBI, and (3) people with no current TBI symptoms. An audiologist and a psychologist provided six telephone counseling sessions over a 6-month period. Participants completed questionnaires before the sessions, at 12 weeks, and at 24 weeks. All groups showed trends reflecting improvement in their self-perceived functional limitations due to tinnitus. A follow-up randomized clinical study is underway.

Volume 49 Number 7, 2012
   Pages 1025 — 1042

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Myers PJ, Schmidt CJ, Griest S, Legro MW, Kaelin C, Thielman EJ, Storzbach DM, McMillan GP, Carlson KF. Pilot study to develop telehealth tinnitus management for persons with and without traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(7): 1025-42.


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