Efficacy of self-hypnosis for tinnitus relief

Scand Audiol. 1990;19(4):245-9. doi: 10.3109/01050399009070779.


The efficacy of self-hypnosis (SH) on tinnitus relief was compared with two control procedures: 1) presentation of a brief auditory stimulus (BAS) to the ear with tinnitus; 2) waiting list (WL), i.e. patients receiving no formal treatment. The results have shown that 73% of SH subjects reported disappearance of tinnitus during treatment sessions, as compared with only 24% in the BAS group. Moreover, the short-term (1 week) and long-term (2 months) symptom profiles of only SH subjects revealed a significant improvement. Thus, SH may well be a beneficial method for the relief of tinnitus.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Military Personnel
  • Tinnitus / psychology
  • Tinnitus / therapy*