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Internal Jugular Vein Compression Collar for Pulsatile Tinnitus

Waitlist Available
Led By Benjamin S Succop, B.S.
Research Sponsored by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Diagnosis of venous pulsatile tinnitus
Diagnosis of venous pulsatile tinnitus
Must not have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Upentire 2 to 4 week course of participation
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial will test whether a compression collar for the jugular vein can help relieve symptoms of venous pulsatile tinnitus, and will also look at impacts on quality of life and how well people stick to using the device.

Eligible Conditions
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have a medical condition called venous pulsatile tinnitus.
You have been diagnosed with a specific type of ringing in your ears caused by problems with your veins.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~entire 2 to 4 week course of participation
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and entire 2 to 4 week course of participation for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Collar Effect on Symptom Intensity
Secondary outcome measures
Observed clinical effect of collar vs. home use effect of collar
Temporality of Collar Usage Effect on Symptom Intensity
Tinnitus Quality of Life impact of collar usage

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Treatment GroupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Device will be fitted and worn up to two hours daily and participants will log changes in symptom intensity before and during device usage
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Internal Jugular Vein Compression Collar

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of North Carolina, Chapel HillLead Sponsor
1,460 Previous Clinical Trials
4,127,633 Total Patients Enrolled
North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences InstituteOTHER
55 Previous Clinical Trials
4,278 Total Patients Enrolled
Brian Sindelar, MDStudy Directorbrian_sindelar@med.unc.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many participants have been accepted into this clinical research project?

"Correct. Clinicaltrials.gov verifies that this medical research, which was initially posted on October 27th 2022 is presently seeking volunteers. In total, 20 individuals must be recruited from a single site of study."

Answered by AI

Are there still spots available for volunteer participants in this clinical trial?

"Clinicaltrials.gov shows that this clinical study is still in search of participants, having been initially published on October 27th 2022 and most recently updated on November 1st 2022."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
South Carolina
North Carolina
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
UNC Meadowmont ENT Clinic
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?
~9 spots leftby Nov 2024