Tinnitus and Physical Activity
Carpenter-Thompson et al (2015) report their online survey of 1,030 people, of which approximately 630 responses were used in their analysis. The authors report that the majority of respondents were male, ages 45 to 74 years. Of note, in general, “higher levels of physical activity were significantly associated with improved health-related and global quality of life (QOL) and lower levels of tinnitus severity….” They report that “physical activity (i.e., tennis, dancing) had a small but statistically significant correlation with QOL and tinnitus distress….” Therefore, they suggest that physical activity may indeed serve as a management strategy (or serve in conjunction with other strategies) for people with tinnitus.
For More Information, References, and Recommendations
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Beck DL, dePlacido C, Paxton C. (2014) Issues in Tinnitus 2014/2015. http://www.hearingreview.com/2014/09/issues-tinnitus-2014-2015/
Carpenter-Thompson JR, McAuley E, Husain FT. (2015) Physical Activity, Tinnitus Severity and Improved Quality of Life. Ear & Hearing 36(5):574-581.
Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Myers PJ, Kendall CJ. (2012) Progressive Tinnitus Management, NCRAR, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Reviewed/Updated Date: March
Kochkin S, Tyler R, Born J. (2011) MarkeTrak VIII: The Prevalence of Tinnitus in the United States and the Self-Reported Efficacy of Various Treatments. Hearing Review 18(12):10–26
Jacobson G. (2012) Tinnitus Relief- At What Cost? Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 23(2):80.
Newman CW, Sandridge SA. (2012) A Comparison of Benefit and Economic Value Between Two Sound Therapy Tinnitus Management Options. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 23:126–138.