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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct;151(4):533-41. doi: 10.1177/0194599814547475.

Clinical practice guideline: tinnitus executive summary.

Author information

1
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA dtunkel@jhmi.edu.
2
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, USA.
3
Partnership for Health Analytic Research, LLC, Los Angeles, California, USA.
4
Department of Otolaryngology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
5
New York Otology, New York, New York, USA.
6
Department of Research and Quality Improvement, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
7
Divisions of Rhinology & Sinus Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
8
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
9
Department of Otolaryngology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
10
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA.
11
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
12
ENT Specialists of Northern Virginia, Falls Church, Virginia, USA.
13
Ochsner Health System, Kenner, Louisiana, USA.
14
Mitchell & Cavallo, P.C., Houston, Texas, USA.
15
Department of Otology and Neurotology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
16
Department of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
17
Morehouse School of Medicine, East Point, Georgia, USA.
18
Department of Head and Neck Imaging, Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA.
19
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.
20
Department of Medicine, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
21
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
22
Department of Surgery, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
23
Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Abstract

The American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has published a supplement to this issue featuring the new Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus. To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action statements. The 13 recommendations developed address the evaluation of patients with tinnitus, including selection and timing of diagnostic testing and specialty referral to identify potential underlying treatable pathology. It will then focus on the evaluation and treatment of patients with persistent primary tinnitus, with recommendations to guide the evaluation and measurement of the impact of tinnitus and to determine the most appropriate interventions to improve symptoms and quality of life for tinnitus sufferers.

KEYWORDS:

amplification; hearing aids; hearing loss; quality of life; sound therapy; tinnitus

PMID:
25274374
DOI:
10.1177/0194599814547475
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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