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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 194-197

Intratympanic treatment in chronic subjective tinnitus

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mersin, Mersin, Turkey
2 Lecturer Otorhinolaryngology Specialist, Mersin University Medicine Faculty Otorhinolaryngology Department, Meü Çiftlikköy Kampüsü 33343 Yenişehir-Mersi, Turkey

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Dr. Kemal Koray Bal
Lecturer Otorhinolaryngology Specialist, Mersin University Medicine Faculty Otorhinolaryngology Department, Meü Çiftlikköy Kampüsü 33343 Yenişehir-Mersi
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DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.indianjotol_58_21

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Aims: The aim of our study was to determine the efficacy of this treatment by evaluating the results of pure-tone audiometry, tinnitus rating scale, and tinnitus handicap questionnaire performed before and after intratympanic (IT) steroid treatment in patients with chronic subjective tinnitus who were not treated despite receiving medical treatment. Settings and Design: Twenty-three patients between 27 and 79 years of age who had normal physical examination had tinnitus complaints at least 3-month duration and who had been treated with IT steroid treatment were enrolled to the current study. Patients smaller than 18 years of age, patients with mental, neurological and psychological pathology, patients who had used any kind of medical treatment for tinnitus in the past 3 months, were excluded from the study. Subjects and Methods: The study included patients who were admitted to Mersin University Medicine Faculty Otorhinolaryngology Department, Department with tinnitus and were treated with IT steroid treatment. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients participating in the study. Statistical Analysis Used: All analyses were performed using IBM SPSS 22 package software trial version. The normal distribution of the data was examined with Shapiro–Wilk test. Frequency and percentage were calculated for categorical values. Results: In the tinnitus grading scale, a significant decrease in before and after treatment was determined for 17 patients with tinnitus complaints and was found statistically significant (P < 0.001). The results of tinnitus handicap questionnaires were rated between 21.4 and 69.6 for before treatment and between 11.4 and 63.6 for after treatment and were found statistically significant (P < 0.001). Conclusion: In this study, we found that IT steroid treatment decreased both tinnitus rating scale and tinnitus handicap scores for patients with chronic idiopathic tinnitus without hearing loss.

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