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.e10649Correspondence
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated softwareConflict of interest
Received: 04 August 2016
Accepted: 12 August 2016