I will summarise the advice below. There isn’t much new in this for us, but I would highlight that they encourage us to explore a patient’s mental health from their initial presentation.
What advice and information can we give to patients?
We can reassure patients that:
- Tinnitus is common.
- It may resolve by itself.
- It is commonly associated with hearing loss, but isn’t commonly associated with other physical conditions.
- A variety of strategies can help patients with their symptoms.