Presentation Title

Tinnitus- Latest Thinking

Speaker Credentials

Associate Professor

Speaker Credentials

Ph.D.

College

College of Nursing

Location

Signature Grand, Davie, Florida, USA

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

25-4-2008 12:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2008 12:00 AM

Abstract

The most common form of tinnitus is a mildly annoying perception of a ‘ringing in the ears’, but it can take many other forms. It typically co-exists with hearing loss and decreased sound tolerance. Its severity can range from very slight to completely debilitating, leading to suicidal ideation. Until recently its origins were obscure and patients were typically told ‘there’s nothing that can be done for it so you’ll just have to learn to live with it’. In the past decade or so, science’s understanding of this disorder has improved enormously, so these findings will be briefly outlined. Treatment options have also increased dramatically, so these too will be summarized. Some useful clinical tips will be given to help Health Professionals assist patients suffering from this condition.

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Tinnitus- Latest Thinking

Signature Grand, Davie, Florida, USA

The most common form of tinnitus is a mildly annoying perception of a ‘ringing in the ears’, but it can take many other forms. It typically co-exists with hearing loss and decreased sound tolerance. Its severity can range from very slight to completely debilitating, leading to suicidal ideation. Until recently its origins were obscure and patients were typically told ‘there’s nothing that can be done for it so you’ll just have to learn to live with it’. In the past decade or so, science’s understanding of this disorder has improved enormously, so these findings will be briefly outlined. Treatment options have also increased dramatically, so these too will be summarized. Some useful clinical tips will be given to help Health Professionals assist patients suffering from this condition.