Clinical Practice Guideline

@article{Tunkel2014ClinicalPG,
  title={Clinical Practice Guideline},
  author={David E Tunkel and Carol A Bauer and Gordon H. Sun and Richard M. Rosenfeld and Sujana S Chandrasekhar and Eugene R. Cunningham and Sanford M. Archer and Brian W. Blakley and John M. Carter and Evelyn C. Granieri and James A. Henry and Deena B Hollingsworth and Fawad A. Khan and Scott Mitchell and Ashkan Monfared and Craig W. Newman and Folashade Omole and C Douglas Phillips and Shannon K. Robinson and Malcolm B. Taw and Richard Tyler and Richard W. Waguespack and Elizabeth J. Whamond},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={151},
  pages={S1 - S40}
}
Objective Tinnitus is the perception of sound without an external source. More than 50 million people in the United States have reported experiencing tinnitus, resulting in an estimated prevalence of 10% to 15% in adults. Despite the high prevalence of tinnitus and its potential significant effect on quality of life, there are no evidence-based, multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines to assist clinicians with management. The focus of this guideline is on tinnitus that is both bothersome… 
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