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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 324234, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/324234
Clinical Study

Medium-Level Laser in Chronic Tinnitus Treatment

1ENT Department, Regional Hospital, Endach 27, 6330 Kufstein, Austria
2Pradlerstraße 4, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
3University ENT Hospital, Paracelsus Private Medical University, Müllner Hauptstraße 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
4University Hospital of Otorhinolaryngology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
5ENT Department, S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty 050012, Kazakhstan
6Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck Medical University, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Received 12 April 2013; Revised 17 July 2013; Accepted 18 July 2013

Academic Editor: Koji Kawakami

Copyright © 2013 K. Dejakum et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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