[Tinnitus management in 2013].


Tinnitus is a common symptom, affecting nearly 10% of the adult population. Even if most of the patients support it, it can be particularly disabling in some cases. Recent advances in neuroscience have greatly improved the understanding of its pathophysiology, resulting in development of new therapeutic strategies. The management of tinnitus requires a systematic and rational approach to avoid incomplete diagnosis procedures and unnecessary exams. The diagnostic approach will be held to identify the causal pathology. Etiological treatment, if it is possible, will be the first therapeutic step. Various symptomatic treatments, such as tinnitus retraining therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or neuromodulation will promote habituation to the tinnitus, to ensure that the latter won't cause discomfort anymore.

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@article{Ghinst2013TinnitusMI, title={[Tinnitus management in 2013].}, author={Marc Vander Ghinst and Christophe Verbeurgt and Sergio Hassid and Georges Choufani}, journal={Revue médicale de Bruxelles}, year={2013}, volume={34 4}, pages={245-50} }