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In a three-group comparison, a tinnitus help-seeking group (TH) was compared on a number of different psychological measures with a tinnitus non-help-seeking group (TNH) and matched control subjects. The authors address the difference in reports of somatic complaints between the tinnitus help seekers and the other groups. The TH group showed increased(More)
Gender symptom differences were studied in 948 subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) using a questionnaire covering the most common symptoms associated with PD at debut (SP-1) and at present (SP-2). The symptoms most frequently reported by both genders were: tremor, fumblingness, writing problems, rigidity and fatigue. At SP-1 females reported neck-pain(More)
In a nation-wide investigation, covering all the hearing centres in Sweden, a study was made of adaptation processes, subjective discomfort from tinnitus, subjective loudness of tinnitus and psychological complaints in 3372 subjects by means of a questionnaire. The most important predictors of discomfort from and adaptation to tinnitus were found to be the(More)
From a waiting list consisting of hearing-impaired patients waiting for hearing aids to be fitted, 39 subjects who at interview also stated that they had tinnitus took part in an experimental group study with the aim of investigating the effect of a hearing aid on tinnitus. No subject had any previous experience of hearing aids. The subjects were randomly(More)
Twenty patients with severe tinnitus who had undergone behavioural treatment, including applied relaxation and perceptual restructuring, were re-assessed 9 months after completion of treatment. Among the self-recorded variables, tinnitus loudness, discomfort from tinnitus, depression, and irritation, discomfort from tinnitus was the only variable which was(More)
A questionnaire investigation, comprising 1091 patients, was conducted at a hearing centre. A majority of patients, 59%, claimed that they were troubled by tinnitus. A strong correlation was found between the laterality of tinnitus and that of subjective hearing loss. Neither a greater degree of hearing loss nor a longer duration of tinnitus was shown to be(More)
Sixty-eight elderly hearing impaired subjects were interviewed and completed self-report measures on hearing disability, dispositional optimism, dysphoria, and general health. The measures used were the Hearing Coping Assessment (HCA), the Hearing Questions (HQ), the Life Orientation Test (LOT), The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and a subscale from the(More)
Twenty-four patients with moderately severe (grade 2) to severe (grade 3) subjective tinnitus participated in an experimental group study. The patients were randomly assigned to a treatment group and a waiting-list control group. Treatment was given with a coping technique and comprised 10 one-hour sessions. Following a corresponding period without(More)
Little is known about the coping behavior associated with hearing impairment. In this study, 24 elderly hearing-impaired participants participated in a structured video interview including communication faults (provocations) presented in association with sounds. The participants also completed measures of self-perceived hearing handicap, optimism, and(More)
Twenty-four elderly hearing impaired Ss participated in an experimental treatment study and received either behavioural group treatment or served as untreated controls. The treatment package included applied relaxation, video self-modelling, exposure, information and various coping skills. Assessments (pre-post) were conducted using a structured(More)