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Tinnitus Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Tinnitus. There are a total of 104 clinical trials for Tinnitus in 7 countries with 11 trials currently in the United States. 24 are either active and/or recruiting patients or have not yet been completed. Click the title of each study to get the complete details on eligibility, location & other facts about the study.

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September 2015 - November 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a CBT-based internet intervention for adults with tinnitus in the United Kingdom
Sponsor: Anglia Ruskin University
Study type: Interventional
July 2015 - December 2016
Tinnitus (i.e., ringing in the ears) is currently the most prevalent disability among Veterans. A range of clinical interventions has been created to systematically address the range of issues caused by tinnitus. While numerous interventions purport to promote coping strategies for tinnitus-related problems, few studies directly target and measure coping outcomes. The present pilot study proposes a comparison of a Coping Effectiveness Training (CET) intervention to a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention or a wait-list control group, in the context of the Progressive Tinnitus Management program. The proposed study will be the first application of CET to tinnitus. The primary goals of this study are to develop a CET protocol for tinnitus and to evaluate the effectiveness of a CET versus a CBT intervention or a wait-list control group. The long-term goal of this study is to improve the quality of life among Veterans.
Sponsor: Department of Veterans Affairs
Study type: Interventional
June 2015 - May 2016
The purpose of the study is to investigate different stimulation parameters for a new noninvasive approach for modulating the brain that could potentially be beneficial for decreasing tinnitus perception. The new approach is called Multimodal Synchronization Therapy (mSync). mSync uses a combination of acoustic stimulation played through headphones and low levels of electrical current delivered via electrodes placed on the surface of different body regions. The timing interval between the acoustic and body stimulation is varied in order to cause different types of changes in the brain. In addition to acoustic and body stimulation, noninvasive cortical stimulation will also be presented as part of mSync to attempt to further modulate or decrease the tinnitus percept. Cortical stimulation will be performed by placing a magnetic coil over a spot on the head and sending a brief magnetic pulse that can travel through the skin and bone to create electrical current inside the head. For this study, different body locations as well as specific timing intervals among acoustic, body, and cortical stimulation will be investigated to identify appropriate parameters that can modulate and potentially decrease tinnitus perception. Different mSync parameters will be investigated across multiple testing sessions (up to 16 weekly sessions) and the tinnitus percept will be closely monitored throughout the study.
Sponsor: University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Study type: Interventional
March 2015 - June 2018
The investigators hypothesize that individual differences exist in resting-state cortical attention, control, sensory, and emotion networks prior to noise exposure and these differences predispose some to the development of bothersome tinnitus. Furthermore, the investigators hypothesize that these changes in functional connectivity of these vulnerable systems after noise exposure are responsible for tinnitus. The proposed study will use a case-control cohort study design. Cases will be those soldiers who develop tinnitus and controls will be those who do not. This will be the first prospective study of tinnitus and will provide important information about the neurobiology of tinnitus. If a cortical neural network etiology for bothersome tinnitus is confirmed, it will be an astounding, powerful, paradigm shifting model for the diagnosis, prevention and, most importantly, treatment of tinnitus. Furthermore, if a battery of neurocognitive tests can identify soldiers at risk for the development of tinnitus then appropriate primary prevention strategies can be introduced. There are three Specific Aims to this project. Specific Aim 1. To determine if soldiers who develop tinnitus display pre-deployment differences in a set of physical, functional, cognitive, vulnerability, perpetuating factors, pre-deployment neurocognitive scores, or neuroimaging features compared to soldiers who do not develop tinnitus ("control group"). Specific Aim 2. To determine if particular scores on neurocognitive tests or neuroimaging features of functional/structural connectivity networks are associated with the development of tinnitus. Specific Aim 3. To identify a set of pre-deployment physical, functional, cognitive, vulnerability, and perpetuating factors, neurocognitive responses, and neuroimaging features that are associated with the development of tinnitus. The investigators plan to recruit 200 soldiers, between the ages of 18 and 30 years who do not have hearing loss or tinnitus and have never been deployed to military theater. The soldier participants will undergo a variety of tests before and after deployment, which will include a hearing test, neurocognitive tests (i.e., brain function tests), and a variety of novel radiologic imaging studies of the brain. One of these novel radiologic imaging studies is functional connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a proven methodology that monitors changes in brain activity and connections based on blood flow between different brain areas and levels of consumption of oxygen. This information is used to describe the condition of important neural networks responsible for such things as attention, mood, sensation, vision, hearing, and introspection or self-contemplation.
Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine
Study type: Observational
March 2015 - July 2018
Most tinnitus sufferers experiences significant anxiety or depression that worsens the subjective symptoms related to tinnitus. In this study, we intend to use internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in addition to sound therapy to provide psychotherapy to patients with tinnitus. Multiple research studies have found CBT to be effective in improving the subjective symptoms of tinnitus. The internet-based CBT course developed for this study is 8 weeks in duration and organized into eight 1-week modules; each module contains 2-4 separate lessons and homework assignments. Patients will be given unique usernames and passwords. In each weekly module, patients will review educational materials online, do exercises. and will be given feedback based on the results of the completed exercises. In addition, patients are given different meditation exercises each week for relaxation and coping with their tinnitus. These interactive materials enable patients to manage and control any negative feelings and thoughts that may be associated with tinnitus and help take their attention away from tinnitus. Tinnitus loudness and annoyance will be measured before and after the program. An internet-based course enables care providers to monitor patients' progress with the CBT course remotely, and allows patients to learn CBT at their own convenience and schedule.
Sponsor: University of California, Irvine
Study type: Interventional
February 2015 - May 2016
The study is a double-blind study designed to evaluate the efficacy of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (deep TMS) of the left auditory cortex using the HMCIPCC coil, in the treatment of patients with tinnitus
Sponsor: Brainsway
Study type: Interventional
February 2015 - October 2015
Pilot study on safety, tolerability and clinical performance/randomized double-blind active-controlled pilot-study. Patients are being recruited from patients of the Tinnitus Center of Regensburg and groupwise randomized. Control groups are being treated with hearing aids without notch-filter. Patients and raters are blinded, only the coworker, who is programming the hearing aids, is informed about the group assigned. A Hearing aid with notched amplification filters frequencies in a specific manner, depending on the individual tinnitus frequency. Through this special filtering the neuronal functional changes of the auditory cortex are supposed to be affected therapeutically.
Sponsor: University of Regensburg
Study type: Interventional
November 2014 -
The study is a randomised double-blinded trial. A group of 40 tinnitus patients with a naturally low Q10 level will be selected out of a preselected group of 160 screened out of a pre-existed database or patients which visited the ENT-consultation. The 40 patients with the lowest level will be asked to take 2 months Q10 (n=20) or the placebo (n=20). To evaluate the effect on hearing and tinnitus characteristic; audiometric test, tinnitus analysis and auditory evoked responses will be used as outcome measurements.
Sponsor: University Hospital, Antwerp
Study type: Interventional
November 2014 -
The aim of this study is to evaluate the added effect of tDCS to TRT within patients with chronic, non-pulsatile tinnitus. Patients were randomised in two groups namely, TRT and real tDCS and the second one is TRT with sham tDCS. Evaluations took place at the start of therapy, at the end of the counselling and at last a follow-up visit will be planned after 84 days of the start of the therapy. Subjective outcome measurements such as Tinnitus Functional Index and Visual Analogue Scales of loudness are the primary outcome measurement. Secondary outcome measurements are the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, hyperacusis questionnaire and psychoacoustic measurements.
Sponsor: University Hospital, Antwerp
Study type: Interventional
November 2014 - December 2015
The investigators like to learn whether EMLA cream 5% helps tinnitus patients. so far it is known that lidocaine I.V do helps tinnitus but until now it is not clear if topical anaesthetics (e.g EMLA cream) helps tinnitus. The investigators are going to compare 4 days of treatment of EMLA 5% cream Versus (VS.) cetomacrogol cream (water- based lotion cream) in treating tinnitus patients.
Sponsor: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Study type: Interventional
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