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Intratympanic Injection of Steroid for Treatment of Tinnitus


Tinnitus has become one of the most challenging tasks faced by the medical field. It has a moderately negative impact on patient’s quality of life. Different methods had been developed in medical science for managing tinnitus but none of these offered a permanent cure. In our study we used a simple procedure of intratympanic injection of dexamethasone in managing our tinnitus patients. Total number of patients involved in this study were 40, 26 females and 14 males with age spanned from 15 to 65 years. Out of 40 patients, 22 of them complained of tinnitus only while the other 18 of them complained of tinnitus with impaired hearing which was confirmed further by pure tone audiometry. Injection was given under otologic microscopic vision through posteroinferior quadrant of tympanic membrane in weekly interval. After receiving several number of injections, 24 patients (60%) reported complete disappearance of tinnitus, 10 of them (25%) still had residual tinnitus but comparatively less severe and 6 (15%) of them reported no improvement.

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Correspondence to Chanmiki Sayoo.

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Sayoo, C., Kumar, S. Intratympanic Injection of Steroid for Treatment of Tinnitus. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 71, 1123–1125 (2019).

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  • Inner-ear drug delivery system
  • Steroid targeting therapy
  • Tinnitus
  • Trans tympanic perfusion technique