Acupuncture and Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Review Recent reports concerning the use of acupuncture as a possible treatment for sensorineural hearing impairment were reviewed and evaluated. It was concluded that acupuncture has no effect upon the hearing ability of individuals with sensorineural losses. Further, it was suggested that subjective feelings of improvement represent a placebo effect resulting ... Articles
Articles  |   November 01, 1975
Acupuncture and Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Review
 
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Articles   |   November 01, 1975
Acupuncture and Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Review
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1975, Vol. 40, 427-433. doi:10.1044/jshd.4004.427
History: Received February 5, 1975 , Accepted March 19, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1975, Vol. 40, 427-433. doi:10.1044/jshd.4004.427
History: Received February 5, 1975; Accepted March 19, 1975

Recent reports concerning the use of acupuncture as a possible treatment for sensorineural hearing impairment were reviewed and evaluated. It was concluded that acupuncture has no effect upon the hearing ability of individuals with sensorineural losses. Further, it was suggested that subjective feelings of improvement represent a placebo effect resulting from the application of a treatment that patients believe might work and not from acupuncture itself.

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