Conclusion: The study suggests that Mozart therapy could be a valid alternative to the common sound therapy methods in tinnitus patients. Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence of the Mozart effect as indexed by a variation in tinnitus intensity and tolerability. Method: Sixty-two individuals aged between 22 and 78 years, reporting tinnitus for at least 1 year, were enrolled for the study. All patients attended a 1 h cognitive behavioral counseling session and listened to Mozart's sonata k448 for 1 h per day for a month. Afterwards patients listened to Beethoven's Fur Elise sonata for 1 h per day for a month. To evaluate the general stress level, the impact of tinnitus on patients' quality of life, and the intensity of tinnitus, patients were invited to participate in three tests: the Measure du Stress Psychologique (MSP) questionnaire, the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), and a 0 to 10 visual analog scale (VAS). Results: For all the parameters investigated, MSP, THI, and intensity, there was a general significant improvement between the pre- and post-listening evaluation. A significant improvement, as regards THI and intensity, could already be appreciated after a single exposure to Mozart's sonata.

The Mozart effect in patients suffering from tinnitus / Attanasio, Giuseppe; Cartocci, Giulia; Covelli, Edoardo; Ambrosetti, Elena; Martinelli, Valentina; Mariagrazia, Zaccone; Alessandra, Ponzanetti; Gueli, Nicolo'; Filipo, Roberto; Cacciafesta, Mauro. - In: ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-6489. - ELETTRONICO. - 132:11(2012), pp. 1172-1177. [10.3109/00016489.2012.684398]

The Mozart effect in patients suffering from tinnitus

ATTANASIO, GIUSEPPE;CARTOCCI, Giulia;COVELLI, EDOARDO;AMBROSETTI, ELENA;MARTINELLI, VALENTINA;GUELI, Nicolo';FILIPO, Roberto;CACCIAFESTA, Mauro
2012

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Conclusion: The study suggests that Mozart therapy could be a valid alternative to the common sound therapy methods in tinnitus patients. Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence of the Mozart effect as indexed by a variation in tinnitus intensity and tolerability. Method: Sixty-two individuals aged between 22 and 78 years, reporting tinnitus for at least 1 year, were enrolled for the study. All patients attended a 1 h cognitive behavioral counseling session and listened to Mozart's sonata k448 for 1 h per day for a month. Afterwards patients listened to Beethoven's Fur Elise sonata for 1 h per day for a month. To evaluate the general stress level, the impact of tinnitus on patients' quality of life, and the intensity of tinnitus, patients were invited to participate in three tests: the Measure du Stress Psychologique (MSP) questionnaire, the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), and a 0 to 10 visual analog scale (VAS). Results: For all the parameters investigated, MSP, THI, and intensity, there was a general significant improvement between the pre- and post-listening evaluation. A significant improvement, as regards THI and intensity, could already be appreciated after a single exposure to Mozart's sonata.
2012
neural synchrony; sound therapy; stress; auditory system; burst firing; thi
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The Mozart effect in patients suffering from tinnitus / Attanasio, Giuseppe; Cartocci, Giulia; Covelli, Edoardo; Ambrosetti, Elena; Martinelli, Valentina; Mariagrazia, Zaccone; Alessandra, Ponzanetti; Gueli, Nicolo'; Filipo, Roberto; Cacciafesta, Mauro. - In: ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-6489. - ELETTRONICO. - 132:11(2012), pp. 1172-1177. [10.3109/00016489.2012.684398]
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