The additive effect of co-occurring anxiety and depression on health status, quality of life and coping strategies in help-seeking tinnitus sufferers.


OBJECTIVE:Evaluating the effect of anxiety and depression on clinical measures of general health, tinnitus-specific quality of life, and coping abilities. DESIGN:Two hundred sixty-five chronic, subjective tinnitus sufferers were divided into four psychological symptom groups according to cut-off scores on anxiety and depression subscales of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: (1) no-symptoms, (2) anxiety-only, (3) depression-only, and (4) anxiety-plus-depression. General health-related quality of life (SF-36), tinnitus-specific quality of life (tinnitus reaction questionnaire and tinnitus handicap inventory), and coping abilities (tinnitus coping style questionnaire) were assessed and analyzed across these four psychological symptom groups, which did not differ on age, gender, marital, and working status. RESULTS:Statistically significant and clinically relevant differences on general health-related and tinnitus-specific quality of life and coping abilities were identified when comparing anxiety-plus-depression subgroup with the subgroups anxiety-only, depression-only, or no-symptoms. Highest associations were seen between the anxiety-plus-depression subgroup and impaired quality of life and maladaptive coping. CONCLUSIONS:Our results demonstrate the additive effect of both anxiety and depression in impairing general health-related and tinnitus-specific quality of life and application of coping strategies, and reiterate the need for investigating both symptoms in the clinical evaluation of tinnitus patients.


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Ear and hearing


Bartels H,Middel BL,van der Laan BF,Staal MJ,Albers FW




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  • Identification of neonatal hearing impairment: auditory brain stem responses in the perinatal period.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:1) To describe the auditory brain stem response (ABR) measurement system and optimized methods used for study of newborn hearing screening. 2) To determine how recording and infant factors related to the screening, using well-defined, specific ABR outcome measures. DESIGN:Seven thousand one hundred seventy-...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sininger YS,Cone-Wesson B,Folsom RC,Gorga MP,Vohr BR,Widen JE,Ekelid M,Norton SJ

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

  • New York State universal newborn hearing screening demonstration project: effects of screening protocol on inpatient outcome measures.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To examine differences among various test protocols on the fail rate at hospital discharge for infants in the well-baby nursery (WBN) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) who received hearing screening through a universal newborn hearing screening demonstration project. DESIGN:The outcomes of several scre...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Gravel J,Berg A,Bradley M,Cacace A,Campbell D,Dalzell L,DeCristofaro J,Greenberg E,Gross S,Orlando M,Pinheiro J,Regan J,Spivak L,Stevens F,Prieve B

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • Auditory Discrimination of Lexical Stress Patterns in Hearing-Impaired Infants with Cochlear Implants Compared with Normal Hearing: Influence of Acoustic Cues and Listening Experience to the Ambient Language.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To assess discrimination of lexical stress pattern in infants with cochlear implant (CI) compared with infants with normal hearing (NH). While criteria for cochlear implantation have expanded to infants as young as 6 months, little is known regarding infants' processing of suprasegmental-prosodic cues which ...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Segal O,Houston D,Kishon-Rabin L

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Hearing Handicap and Speech Recognition Correlate With Self-Reported Listening Effort and Fatigue.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To investigate the correlations between hearing handicap, speech recognition, listening effort, and fatigue. DESIGN:Eighty-four adults with hearing loss (65 to 85 years) completed three self-report questionnaires: the Fatigue Assessment Scale, the Effort Assessment Scale, and the Hearing Handicap Inventory ...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Alhanbali S,Dawes P,Lloyd S,Munro KJ

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Sound localization in noise by normal-hearing listeners and cochlear implant users.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to characterize horizontal plane sound localization in interfering noise at different signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) and to compare performance across normal-hearing listeners and users of unilateral and bilateral cochlear implants (CIs). CI users report difficulties with listening in noisy e...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kerber S,Seeber BU

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

  • Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation modulates tinnitus-related beta- and gamma-band activity.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The ability of a treatment method to interfere with tinnitus-related neural activity patterns, such as cortical gamma rhythms, has been suggested to indicate its potential in relieving tinnitus. Therapeutic modulation of gamma-band oscillations with vagus nerve stimulation has been recently reported in epile...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Hyvärinen P,Yrttiaho S,Lehtimäki J,Ilmoniemi RJ,Mäkitie A,Ylikoski J,Mäkelä JP,Aarnisalo AA

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Longitudinal changes in word recognition by patients who use the Ineraid cochlear implant.

    abstract::The time course for reacquisition of spondee word recognition was examined for 27 patients who use the Ineraid cochlear implant. At 1 month postfitting, test scores ranged from 0 to 84% correct. The median score was 10% correct. At 22 to 28 months postfitting, the scores ranged from 0 to 100% correct. The median score...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dorman MF,Dankowski K,McCandless G,Parkin JL,Smith L

    更新日期:1990-12-01 00:00:00

  • The relationship between audiometric and self-report measures of hearing handicap.

    abstract::In 430 individuals with adult onset hearing loss, relationships were explored between definitions of handicap based on a number of arithmetic formulas applied to audiometric data and definitions of handicap based on two self-report questionnaires (the Denver Scale of Communication Function and the Social Hearing Handi...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brainerd SH,Frankel BG

    更新日期:1985-03-01 00:00:00

  • Perceptual consequences of cochlear hearing loss and their implications for the design of hearing aids.

    abstract::This paper provides an overview of changes in the perception of sound that result from cochlear damage. It starts with a brief introduction to the physiology of the cochlea, emphasizing the role of the "active mechanism" and describing how cochlear function is altered by cochlear damage. Then the effects of cochlear d...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Moore BC

    更新日期:1996-04-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of formant bandwidth on the identification of synthetic vowels by cochlear implant recipients.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The main objective was to investigate whether the broadening and narrowing of formant bandwidths had a significant effect on the identification of vowels often confused by Nucleus cochlear implant recipients using the Spectral Peak (SPEAK) speech coding strategy. Specifically, identification performance for s...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hawks JW,Fourakis MS,Skinner MW,Holden TA,Holden LK

    更新日期:1997-12-01 00:00:00

  • Immediate and Short-Term Therapeutic Results Between Direction-Changing Positional Nystagmus with Short- and Long-Duration Groups.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Clinicians sometimes treat patients with relatively long-duration geotropic direction-changing positional nystagmus (DCPN), without latency. Recently, the concept of a "light cupula" in the lateral canal that reveals persistent geotropic DCPN has been introduced. In the present study, we investigated the imm...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ban JH,Kim MB,Hong SM

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Identifying dead regions in the cochlea: psychophysical tuning curves and tone detection in threshold-equalizing noise.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Recent studies indicate that high-frequency amplification may provide little benefit for listeners with moderate-to-severe high-frequency hearing loss, and may even reduce speech recognition. Moore and colleagues have proposed a direct link between this lack of benefit and the presence of regions of nonfuncti...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Summers V,Molis MR,Müsch H,Walden BE,Surr RK,Cord MT

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • Assessment of ear disorders using power reflectance.

    abstract::This article describes the effect of various pathologies on power reflectance (PR) and absorbance measured in human adults. The pathologies studied include those affecting the tympanic membrane, the middle-ear ossicles, the middle-ear cavity, the inner ear, and intracranial pressure. Interesting pathology-induced chan...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nakajima HH,Rosowski JJ,Shahnaz N,Voss SE

    更新日期:2013-07-01 00:00:00

  • Vestibular Function Modulates the Benefit of Hearing Aids in People With Hearing Loss During Static Postural Control.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the influence of auditory cues on postural sway in normal-hearing (NH) individuals, hearing-impaired individuals with vestibular impairment (HIVL), or hearing-impaired (HI) individuals without vestibular impairment. DESIGN:Thirty-two participants received a hearing and a vestibular evaluation (v...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maheu M,Behtani L,Nooristani M,Houde MS,Delcenserie A,Leroux T,Champoux F

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • List equivalency of the CID everyday sentences (Harris revision) under three signal-to-noise ratios.

    abstract::The primary purpose of this study was to determine list equivalency of Harris' revision of the CID Everyday Sentence Lists under three signal-to-noise ratios: O dB, --3 dB, and --6 dB. On the basis of list means, nonsignificant groupings of lists were found at each noise level; however, lists were not equivalent at an...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rippy JV,Dancer JE,Pittenger JB

    更新日期:1983-09-01 00:00:00

  • Maturation of Mechanical Impedance of the Skin-Covered Skull: Implications for Soft Band Bone-Anchored Hearing Systems Fitted in Infants and Young Children.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Little is known about the maturational changes in the mechanical properties of the skull and how they might contribute to infant-adult differences in bone conduction hearing sensitivity. The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanical impedance of the skin-covered skull for different skull posi...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mackey AR,Hodgetts WE,Scott D,Small SA

    更新日期:2016-07-01 00:00:00

  • Systematic Review on Late Cochlear Implantation in Early-Deafened Adults and Adolescents: Predictors of Performance.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Early-deafened, late-implanted adolescents and adults constitute a unique group of cochlear implant (CI) users, showing a large variability in outcomes. The current systematic review aimed to determine which preimplantation factors are relevant in predicting postoperative outcomes in this patient group. DES...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Debruyne JA,Janssen AM,Brokx JPL

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Auditory Distraction and Acclimatization to Hearing Aids.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:It is widely recognized by hearing aid users and audiologists that a period of auditory acclimatization and adjustment is needed for new users to become accustomed to their devices. The aim of the present study was to test the idea that auditory acclimatization and adjustment to hearing aids involves a proces...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dawes P,Munro KJ

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Audiologic manifestations of patients with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to characterize auditory function in patients diagnosed with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). DESIGN:Eighteen patients with PTLDS were evaluated and compared to a normal population. Evaluations consisted of pure tone and speech thresholds, word recognition (WRS), ac...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shotland LI,Mastrioanni MA,Choo DL,Szymko-Bennett YM,Dally LG,Pikus AT,Sledjeski K,Marques A

    更新日期:2003-12-01 00:00:00

  • Single-channel versus bilateral multichannel cochlear implant results: a case report.

    abstract::Pre- and postoperative audiologic findings are compared in a patient who underwent three cochlear implant surgeries: an initial single-channel device in a recently deafened ear with no residual hearing, followed by a multichannel device in a congenitally deafened ear with a severe to profound loss, and subsequent expl...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pijl S

    更新日期:1991-12-01 00:00:00

  • Bilateral and unilateral cochlear implant users compared on speech perception in noise.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Compare speech performance in noise with matched bilateral cochlear implant (CICI) and unilateral cochlear implant (CI only) users. DESIGN:Thirty CICI and 30 CI-only subjects were tested on a battery of speech perception tests in noise that use an eight-loudspeaker array. RESULTS:On average, CICI subject's ...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dunn CC,Noble W,Tyler RS,Kordus M,Gantz BJ,Ji H

    更新日期:2010-04-01 00:00:00

  • Auditory N1 component to gaps in continuous narrowband noises.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To determine whether (1) the auditory N1 component can be elicited to gaps in continuous narrowband noises, (2) psychophysical and electrophysiological gap thresholds (PGTs and EGTs) are similar to one another, and (3) EGTs are the same for all narrowband noise center frequencies. DESIGN:PGTs and EGTs were ...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Atcherson SR,Gould HJ,Mendel MI,Ethington CA

    更新日期:2009-12-01 00:00:00

  • Cochlear implant candidate selection.

    abstract::In recent years there has been an increased acceptance of the cochlear implant as an appropriate sensory aid for selected hearing-impaired individuals with profound losses. With the Food and Drug Administration's release of the 3M/House single channel cochlear implant on November 29, 1984 and the Nucleus 22-channel co...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pope ML,Miyamoto RT,Myres WA,Robbins AM,Punch JL

    更新日期:1986-04-01 00:00:00

  • Binaural Pitch Fusion in Children With Normal Hearing, Hearing Aids, and Cochlear Implants.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Binaural pitch fusion is the perceptual integration of stimuli that evoke different pitches between the ears into a single auditory image. Adults who use hearing aids (HAs) or cochlear implants (CIs) often experience abnormally broad binaural pitch fusion, such that sounds differing in pitch by as much as 3 ...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hartling CL,Fowler JR,Stark GN,Glickman B,Eddolls M,Oh Y,Ramsey K,Reiss LAJ

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Coupler output level differences resulting from repeated transducer placement.

    abstract::Coupler output levels were obtained for six repeated placements of a TDH-49 earphone in a P/N 51 cushion on a NBS 9A coupler and a B-71 and B-72 bone vibrator on a mechanical coupler from 250 to 4000 Hz using experienced (N = 9) and untrained subjects (N = 9) who were later trained. The largest minus the smallest coup...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Frank T,Chaffinch JO,Svitko CS

    更新日期:1986-08-01 00:00:00

  • Reliability of Vestibular Perceptual Threshold Testing About the Yaw Axis.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Vestibular reflexes have traditionally formed the cornerstone of vestibular evaluation, but perceptual tests have recently gained attention for use in research studies and potential clinical applications. However, the unknown reliability of perceptual thresholds limits their current importance. This is addre...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee TL,Shayman CS,Oh Y,Peterka RJ,Hullar TE

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Search for Electrophysiological Indices of Hidden Hearing Loss in Humans: Click Auditory Brainstem Response Across Sound Levels and in Background Noise.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Recent studies in animals indicate that even moderate levels of exposure to noise can damage synaptic ribbons between the inner hair cells and auditory nerve fibers without affecting audiometric thresholds, giving rise to the use of the term "hidden hearing loss" (HHL). Despite evidence across several animal...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Suresh CH,Krishnan A

    更新日期:2020-07-13 00:00:00

  • Wideband reflectance measures of the ipsilateral acoustic stapedius reflex threshold.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to develop a method for acoustically measuring the ipsilateral acoustic stapedius reflex threshold by using wideband shifts in energy reflectance and admittance. DESIGN:A group of 27 young adult subjects with normal hearing participated in the study. Contralateral reflex thresho...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Feeney MP,Keefe DH,Sanford CA

    更新日期:2004-10-01 00:00:00

  • Monothermal Caloric Screening to Improve Healthcare Value.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To evaluate whether monothermal caloric screening can reduce the number of caloric irrigations required in the vestibular testing battery while maintaining diagnostic accuracy. DESIGN:Prospective controlled cohort study. Three hundred and ninety patients referred for vestibular testing at this tertiary refe...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thatcher AL,Beckerman ML,Telian SA,King WM

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • Relationship between two dichotic listening tests and the Token test for children.

    abstract::The relationship between two dichotic listening tasks was studied. The two dichotic tests used were the Staggered Spondaic Word (SSW) test and the directed Dichotic Consonant-Vowel (CV) test. These measures were administered to 104 children between the ages of 6.0 and 8.0 yrs. The subjects were divided into two groups...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Harris VL,Keith RW,Novak KK

    更新日期:1983-11-01 00:00:00