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Volunteers Sought for a Research Study on Tinnitus

Photo of audiologist and participant in test booth

Above: Audiologist conducting hearing tests with participant in test booth.

Volunteers Sought for a Research Study on Tinnitus 

The Portland Veterans Administration is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study to compare the effects of two different therapies in treating tinnitus. 

To qualify: participants must have constant tinnitus (ringing in the ears or head) that bothers them. Participants need not be veterans.

The two therapy methods are Sound-Based Therapy and Behavioral Therapy. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of those two therapies, and cannot choose which therapy they will receive. 

In the Sound-Based Therapy group, participants will listen to prescribed sound therapy daily. The study requires seven visits that may last one – four hours each. 

Participants in the Behavioral Therapy method will meet individually with a provider for seven visits. This group has three additional therapy sessions. Each visit may last one – four hours. 

This effort is a research study, not a treatment program. Both therapies may help participants with their reactions to tinnitus. Participants may benefit if their tinnitus-related problems become less bothersome. 

Volunteers receive $40 for each of the 7 visits ($280 total). For more information, call Chan at 503-220-8262, ext. 56651.