Tinnitus is associated with poorer working memory, processing speeds, and selective attention. Kallogjeri et al investigated the impact of brain fitness program-tinnitus (BFP-T), a cognitive training program that uses neuroplasticity to address these cognitive deficiencies, in a randomized clinical trial of 40 adults with bothersome tinnitus and 20 age-matched healthy controls (HCs). The authors found that, while there was no significant difference between the tinnitus groups on cognitive test scores or behavioral measures preintervention and postintervention, there were significant changes in functional connectivity in the BFP-T group that were not found in the non–BFP-T group or the HCs.
Highlights. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(5):439. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2016.1371
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