This announcement came to my attention today and I wanted to make sure that I posted this so that if you didn’t see it any other way, you had a chance to one or more possible treatment options. If you dont have tinnitus and know someone who does have it, please forward it to them.
Research opportunity for Veterans AND civilians with tinnitus
Seeking Veterans and civilians with tinnitus for a research study: If you are a Veteran or civilian who experiences bothersome tinnitus, you may be eligible to participate in a research study that will compare psycho-educational interventions for tinnitus to a control group tinnitus at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) at the VA Portland Health Care System. This research should provide us with information about which intervention better helps participants to deal with the stress created by having tinnitus. The study is called, “A Comparison of CBT and CET Interventions for Veterans with Tinnitus” (MIRB 3373). This research will compare the effectiveness of Coping Effectiveness Training (CET), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) psycho-educational group interventions for tinnitus to a wait-list control group. The control group will get to select a psycho-educational group intervention to participate in once the study closes. Please note that this is research and not treatment.
Participation in this research study will consist of a visit to ensure that you meet our study criteria, a hearing test, 2 audiologic group education sessions, 3 psycho-educational group intervention sessions, and then a 4-week follow-up session. The visit to ensure that you meet our study criteria and the hearing test will take about 90 minutes each. The group sessions will take about 2.5 hours each and will include questionnaires and education in a group format.
Qualified subjects will receive $20 for each visit that is completed, in order to cover their transportation costs. Please call Chennettée Jelleberg, at the Portland VA Hospital ext. 55873 to receive more information. The research will take place at NCRAR, Building 104, VA Portland Health Care System, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR, 97239. Women and minorities are encouraged to participate.
VA Portland Health Care System Study ID: 3373