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

Review of Pharmacological Therapy for Tinnitus

Author(s): Matthew B. Patterson and Ben J. Balough

This article provides a review of studies investigating the pharmacological treatment of tinnitus. Tinnitus continues to be a significant and costly health problem without a uniformly accepted treatment. A wide variety of studies exploring prescription, supplement, and vitamin therapies are assessed for efficacy of treatment and for establishing consistencies in symptom definition, assessment, and outcome measures. This review reveals no compelling evidence suggesting the efficacy of any pharmacological agent in the treatment of tinnitus. Analysis of prior investigations provides insight to appropriate methods for future work, which are outlined.

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