Specialised treatment based on cognitive behaviour therapy versus usual care for tinnitus: a randomised controlled trial
Cima, Rilana F. F × Maes, Iris H Joore, Manuela A Scheyen, Dyon J. W. M El Refaie, Amr Baguley, David M Anteunis, Lucien J. C van Breukelen, Gerard J. P Vlaeyen, Johan #
The Lancet Publishing Group
The Lancet vol:379 issue:9830 pages:1951-1959
Up to 21% of adults will develop tinnitus, which is one of the most distressing and debilitating audiological problems. The absence of medical cures and standardised practice can lead to costly and prolonged treatment. We aimed to assess effectiveness of a stepped-care approach, based on cognitive behaviour therapy, compared with usual care in patients with varying tinnitus severity.