Tinnitus: a new approach to management in practice

The specialised care intervention involved combining cognitive behavioural therapy and elements of tinnitus retraining therapy, a sound-based treatment that aims to lessen distress through counselling and exposure to neutral external sound.

A stepped care system involving a multidisciplinary team was also employed, whereby patients’ treatment was ramped up over time based on the severity of their condition.

The intervention was found to be significantly more effective than current treatment at reducing symptoms and improving quality of