Tinnitus: Pathofysiologie, diagnostiek en behandeling

Translated title of the contribution: Tinnitus: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment

Joost Van Tongeren*, Rilana F.F. Cima, Joeri Buwalda, Rutger Hofman, Lucien J. Anteunis, Robert J. Stokroos

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    Tinnitus is a common and heterogeneous condition, characterised by experiencing sound in the absence of an external source. Various treatment options are available in the Netherlands for patients with tinnitus, but these have limited support from methodologically sound studies. Diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus demands a standardized and multidisciplinary approach. Ideally, there should be a stepwise approach to diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus, with a gradual increase in intensity of treatment. This increase should depend upon the patient's requirements and degree of distress. Current scientific evidence suggests that intensive treatment of tinnitus based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is indicated for patients with severe tinnitus.

    Translated title of the contributionTinnitus: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment
    Original languageDutch
    Article numberA8397
    Number of pages7
    JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
    Publication statusPublished - Jul-2015

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