Module 6 - An Introduction to Tinnitus and Its Management
This module provides a broad introduction to tinnitus and describes modern, evidence-based management approaches while staying mindful of person-centered care. Sections 1 and 2 cover the epidemiology of tinnitus within the context of public health and highlights warning signs and red flags that professionals need to be aware of when considering further medical referral. Sections 3 and 4 explore popular models explaining tinnitus as a symptom and outlines a thorough tinnitus assessment. Students will be exposed to various tinnitus case history forms, tinnitus self-report questionnaires, and screening tools that are in use by leading experts and specialist tinnitus treatment centers around the world. Sections 5, 6, and 7 delve into tinnitus management approaches and include reviews of supporting evidence, as well as ethnographic videos and Ida tools that have been developed to encourage person-centered care in tinnitus consultations.