How Can You Apply the Latest Tinnitus Research and Best Practices to Support Your Patients?
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This session will focus on choosing, interpreting, and using tinnitus outcomes instruments in clinical and research settings. First, we will engage in a discussion about common tinnitus outcomes instruments and their relationship to common presenting goals for patients struggling with tinnitus. We will then review the current research evidence (with a special focus on the outcomes instruments used) for various techniques and devices used to improve quality of life with tinnitus. Finally, guidance on the clinical use and interpretation of tinnitus outcomes instruments will be provided.
Following the presentation, we will engage in an interactive exploration of easy-to-use clinical tools to support patients struggling with tinnitus. This will include tools intended to:
- facilitate a fast, easy and practical assessment of the impact of tinnitus,
- provide accurate information about tinnitus, while simultaneously leaving patients with a sense of hope about life with tinnitus, and
- set appropriate expectations regarding the use of sound to improve quality of life with tinnitus.