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A triage guide for tinnitus.

  title={A triage guide for tinnitus.},
  author={James A. Henry and Tara L Zaugg and Paula J. Myers and Caroline J. Kendall and Elias M. Michaelides},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={59 7},
W ith an estimated 10% to 15% of adults experiencing chronic tinnitus, most primary care physicians are familiar with this complaint. Th e prevalence of tinnitus increases with age and with exposure to high levels of noise—the most commonly reported cause. With people living longer and such “toxic” noise levels on the rise, tinnitus is a condition you can expect to encounter even more frequently. Despite the prevalence of tinnitus, however, there are no clinical standards or best practice… 

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