Multisensory attention training for treatment of tinnitus
DP Spiegel, T Linford, B Thompson, MA Petoe, K Kobayashi, CM Stinear, GD Searchfield
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015
Tinnitus is the conscious perception of sound with no physical sound source. Some models of tinnitus pathophysiology suggest that networks associated with attention, memory, distress and multisensory experience are involved in tinnitus perception. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a multisensory attention training paradigm which used audio, visual, and somatosensory stimulation would reduce tinnitus. Eighteen participants with predominantly unilateral chronic tinnitus were randomized between two groups receiving 20 daily sessions of either integration (attempting to reduce salience to tinnitus by binding with multisensory stimuli) or attention diversion (multisensory stimuli oppo..View full abstract
This work was supported by a grant from Links Research and Grants Corporation to G.D.S.