Tinnitus: considerations for nursing practice
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Tinnitus: considerations for nursing practice

Gill Truscott Senior lecturer, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales

Tinnitus is a common condition characterised by a subjective, and less commonly objective, noise sensation that is often described as ringing heard in one or both ears by the individual. The exact cause of tinnitus is not known, but it is related to physiological changes in the auditory system and is closely linked to psychological well-being. Tinnitus can have a significant effect on the lives of people who experience it on a continuous basis. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, various strategies are available to support individuals to manage the condition on a daily basis; these management strategies are discussed in this article.

Nursing Standard. 31, 11, 54-63. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10649



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Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 04 August 2016

Accepted: 12 August 2016