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Pro Fono. 2009 Oct-Dec;21(4):291-7.

Tinnitus sensation pre and post nutritional intervention in metabolic disorders.

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Departamento de Fisioterapia, Fonoaudiologia e Terapia Ocupacional, Faculdade de Medicina, USP. thaminedealmeida@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Different etiologies are related to tinnitus including metabolic disorders (blood glucose and lipids).

AIM:

The aim of this study was compare tinnitus severity by self-report measures pre and post nutritional intervention, using the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory.

METHOD:

Participants of this study were twenty one male and female subjects, with ages ranging from 40 to 82 years. Inclusion criteria involved the presence of tinnitus and metabolic disorder diagnosed by laboratory exams. All subjects were submitted to a nutritional intervention program. Audiological evaluation and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory were applied pre and post intervention.

RESULTS:

When comparing the presence of tinnitus pre and post intervention, data analysis indicates statistical difference concerning tinnitus sensation--71.5% of the individuals referred less impact of tinnitus in daily activities.

CONCLUSION:

An important difference was observed concerning tinnitus influence in subject's life by self-report measures. A direct relation between tinnitus and metabolic disorders in cases related with this symptom was verified.

PMID:
20098946
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