10 Apr Efficacy of Self-Hypnosis For Tinnitus Relief
Scand Audiol 1990
Efficacy of Self-Hypnosis For Tinnitus Relief
Attias J, Shemesh Z, Shoam C, Shahar A, Sohmer H
Institute for Noise Hazards Research, Chaim Sheba Medical Centre, Ramat-Gan, Israel
The efficacy of self-hypnosis (SH) on Tinnitus relief was compared with two control procedures: 1) presentation of a brief auditory stimulus (BAS) to the ear with Tinnitus; 2) waiting list (WL), i.e. patients receiving no formal treatment. The results have shown that 73% of Self Hypnosis subjects reported disappearance of Tinnitus during treatment sessions, as compared with only 24% in the BAS group. Moreover, the short-term (1 week) and long-term (2 months) symptom profiles of only Self Hypnosis subjects revealed a significant improvement. Thus, Self Hypnosis may well be a beneficial method for the relief of Tinnitus.
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