2015, Cilt 28, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 038-044
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Effect of music therapy on quality of life in individuals with tinnitus
Banu MÜJDECİ1, Sabri KÖSEOĞLU2, İbrahim ÖZCAN3, Hüseyin DERE4
1Odyoloji Bölümü, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Ankara, Türkiye
2Kulak Burun Boğaz Kliniği, Tarsus Devlet Hastanesi, Mersin, Türkiye
3Kulak Burun Boğaz Kliniği, Kayseri Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kayseri, Türkiye
4Kulak Burun Boğaz Anabilim Dalı, Tıp Fakültesi, Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Ankara, Türkiye
Anahtar Kelimeler: Tinnitus, Music, Health quality
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Objectives: This study examines the influence of music therapy on health quality in patients with tinnitus.

Patients and Methods: This study was conducted on patients with subjective tinnitus. 13 patients were included in this study (6 women, 7 men; mean age=46.76±11.18). The frequency of tinnitus, severity of tinnitus, Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Short Form-36 (SF-36) were applied pre and post treatments (2 and 6 months).

Results: Statistically significant differences (p<0.05) were found between the pre-treatment and post-treatment (2 and 6 months) scores for the following: frequency of tinnitus, severity of tinnitus, VAS (tinnitus, loudness discomfort level, health quality), THI (emotional, functional, catastrophic and total scores), BDI and SF-36 (physical role, general health, vitality, social role, emotional role, mental health).

Conclusion: Music therapy was found to be effective in treating tinnitus severity, reducing the level of discomfort and improving the quality of life in patients with subjective tinnitus.

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