Comparison between self-hypnosis, masking and attentiveness for alleviation of chronic tinnitus

Joseph Attias, Zecharya Shemesh, Haim Sohmer, Shlomit Gold, Chaya Shoham, David Faraggi

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Abstract

The efficacy of self-hypnosis (SH), masking (MA) and attentiveness to the patient's complaints (AT) in the alleviation of tinnitus was evaluated. Forty-five male patients close in age with chronic tinnitus related to acoustic trauma were assigned to three matched subgroups: SH, AT or MA. The therapeutic stimuli in the SH and MA sessions, recorded on audio cassettes, were given to the patients for use when needed. SH significantly reduced the tinnitus severity; AT partially relieved the tinnitus; MA did not have any significant effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

Keywords

  • Acoustic trauma
  • Attention
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Masking
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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