Hypnotherapy In Tinnitus
Hypnotic Induction Helps Tolerance of Tinnitus: A controlled trial of Hypnotherapy in tinnitus.
Results: Five of the 14 patients (36%) found the induction of a hypnotic state of value. This seemed to help them tolerate their tinnitus better, although its loudness and quality were unaltered. One of the 14 patients showed a highly significant response to the latter treatment (this seems to mean the “active suppression of tinnitus while in a trance”) as judged by visual analogue scales.
Notes: A group of 14 patients with unilateral tinnitus were selected because of the constant nature of their tinnitus, and its resistance to all other forms of therapy. They were subjected to hypnosis in three forms in random order. The induction of a trance state alone formed the control arm of the trial. Compared to this were the effects of 'ego boosting' and active suppression of tinnitus whilst in a trance state.
Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1985 Feb;10(1):43-6 By: N. J. Marks, H. Karl, C. Onisiphorou, ENT Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and Departments of Guy's Hospital, London, UK, ENT Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and Departments of Psychology, Guy's Hospital, London, UK, ENT Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and Departments of Audiology, Guy's Hospital, London, UK