In an interactive online learning module, Tony Kay and colleagues advise on how GPs and nurses can best provide support for patients with tinnitus. 

Educational objectives

After completing this module, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Explain the possible causes of tinnitus 
  • Take an effective history in a patient with tinnitus
  • Perform otoscopic examination of the ears
  • Advise patients on using sound enrichment to manage the condition
  • Signpost to patient help and resources
  • Understand when to refer to ENT or audiology services

The module is available at

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