The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Different Treatment Modalities of Tinnitus at the EuromedClinic

Author(s): H. Gill, R. Nowak, F.-A. Buchner, D. Nagel and C.T. Haid

A retrospective study at the ear, nose, and throat department of the EuromedClinic showed considerable improvements immediately after the end of the treatments for acute and for chronic tinnitus. Eighty percent of our patients suffering from acute tinnitus showed an improvement with intravenous medication without hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and 65.7% showed improvement with infusion therapy and hyperbaric oxygen. However, at 3 months and then later (long-term results), the figures decreased to 67% and 46%, respectively. In the chronic tinnitus group, the therapeutic effect dropped from 66.7% to 34% (with only intravenous medication) and from 60% to 28% (with combined therapy). These facts can explain the importance of beginning the treatment of patients suffering from tinnitus as early as possible (i.e., acute stage).

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