Phase Out in Tinnitus Patients
Phase shift treatment is a new tinnitus therapy that aims at sound cancelling via complete or partial residual inhibition. This technique is based on the theory by Choy advocating that the induction of a sound wave with a 180 degree phase shift compared to the sound experienced by the patient could result in sound cancelling, likely by negation of the cortical perception of tinnitus.
The aim is to determine the efficacy of the Phase Out treatment in pure tone and narrow band noise tinnitus patients.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Phase Out treatment in pure tone tinnitus patients
Antwerp university Hospital
University Hospital, Antwerp
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00833950
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.
Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.
An accumulation of ENDOLYMPH in the inner ear (LABYRINTH) leading to buildup of pressure and distortion of intralabyrinthine structures, such as COCHLEA and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS. It is characterized by SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS; TINNITUS; and sometimes VERTIGO.
A disease of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) that is characterized by fluctuating SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS; TINNITUS; episodic VERTIGO; and aural fullness. It is the most common form of endolymphatic hydrops.
Clinical Trials, Phase Iii As Topic
Comparative studies to verify the effectiveness of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques determined in phase II studies. During these trials, patients are monitored closely by physicians to identify any adverse reactions from long-term use. These studies are performed on groups of patients large enough to identify clinically significant responses and usually last about three years. This concept includes phase III studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.
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