Physical Therapy for Tinnitus

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR, Portland, OR
Physical Therapy - Other
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

The purpose of this study is to learn more about a type of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) known as "somatosensory tinnitus." This type of tinnitus is suspected when the tinnitus perception changes following head and/or neck movements. This study is also exploring a possible way to treat somatosensory tinnitus.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Tinnitus

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Measured at at baseline; 8 and 12 weeks post-randomization

Week 12
Change in TFI Score

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Tinnitus

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Sound-based Therapy
1 of 3
Individualized Physiotherapy
1 of 3
Combination Therapy
1 of 3
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

72 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Physical Therapy · No Placebo Group · N/A

Individualized Physiotherapy
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Physical Therapy · Intervention Types: Other
Combination Therapy
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Combination Therapy · Intervention Types: Other
Sound-based Therapy
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Sound-based Therapy · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: measured at at baseline; 8 and 12 weeks post-randomization
Closest Location: VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR · Portland, OR
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2008First Recorded Clinical Trial
7 TrialsResearching Tinnitus
53 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,459 Previous Clinical Trials
2,748,841 Total Patients Enrolled
6 Trials studying Tinnitus
468 Patients Enrolled for Tinnitus
Sarah Theodoroff, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorVA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR
1 Previous Clinical Trials
10 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Tinnitus
10 Patients Enrolled for Tinnitus

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have constant, chronic tinnitus for 6 months or longer.
You have bothersome tinnitus based on TFI score and self-reported loudness.
You are able to modulate tinnitus perception with head, neck, and/or jaw maneuvers.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.