Tinnitus etiology (causes) and management (treatment)
Tinnitus is one of the most common chronic hearing-related conditions in the western world. There are over five million people in the UK with tinnitus and the condition affects about 14 percent of people aged over 50. These are truly startling statistics. The mechanisms of tinnitus are poorly understood but there are many different management options. However, there is little high-quality supporting evidence in experimental medicine for their effectiveness. Our overall aim is to create reliable knowledge that can underpin evidence-based practice for people with tinnitus.
We conduct carefully designed, randomised controlled trials that seek to provide rigorous and systematic evaluations of the audiological and psychological interventions that reflect most common clinical practice at the moment. We also evaluate novel management strategies that the clinical profession judges are likely to benefit tinnitus management.