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Comparison of the comfort of De Tinnitus music plus a sound generator compared to De Tinnitus music in healthy people

  • Made Lely Rahayu ,
  • I Made Wiranadha ,
  • Ida Bagus Made Suryatika ,
  • I Ketut Sumerjana ,
  • Putri Arihtalia Br Purba ,
  • I Made Nudi Arthana ,

Abstract

Introduction: Tinnitus is the perception of sounds a person hears without external stimulation. Tinnitus affects 10% to 15% of the adult population, with approximately 20% experiencing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life. There are many ways to manage tinnitus, but no significant therapy can treat tinnitus patients.

Methods: This is the phase I of a clinical trial to determine whether de tinnitus music is comfortable in the healthy population. Comfort was assessed using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and audiometry.

Results: There was no difference in the comfort of De Tinnitus music plus a sound generator compared to De Tinnitus music in healthy people based on audiometry and VAS (p>0.05). There were no side effects such as ear ringing, blocked ears, dizziness, or other side effects. The use of a sound generator that is safe and comfortable for the ears is for 2 hours in 2 days with a maximum sound threshold of 91dB.

Discussion: A sound generator is a form of tinnitus therapy that produces sounds that mask tinnitus. De Tinnitus is a sound generator plus music developed by the authors. De tinnitus is made from the frequency of tinnitus patients to masked tinnitus, combined with variations in the tone of music that calms tinnitus sufferers. The sound is made from acoustic music, violin, keyboard, and Balinese gamelan with a soothing tempo, plus a collection of songs from the Bongol band. De tinnitus can be entered into a mobile phone application to make it easier for patients to reach.

Conclusion: Tinnitus music plus a sound generator is comparable to comfort for healthy people compared to Tinnitus music alone. There were no side effects from using de tinnitus plus generator in healthy people.

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How to Cite

Rahayu, M. L., Wiranadha, I. M., Suryatika, I. B. M., Sumerjana, I. K., Arihtalia Br Purba, P., & Arthana, I. M. N. (2023). Comparison of the comfort of De Tinnitus music plus a sound generator compared to De Tinnitus music in healthy people. Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science, 17(2), 314–316. https://doi.org/10.15562/ijbs.v17i2.514

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