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Clinical challenges in reducing the distress of tinnitus

Melville J Da Cruz
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51391
Published online: 7 March 2022

Noise reduction, in conjunction with counselling and night‐time broadband sound therapy, reduces the distress associated with tinnitus

Brief episodes of tinnitus are a frequently reported human experience. Tinnitus causing distress is also common, but is most frequently reported by people exposed to workplace noise. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, the study by Lewkowski and colleagues, reported in this issue of the MJA,1 identifies noise reduction as a key strategy for reducing the burden for working Australians at risk of tinnitus and the associated costs to the community.

  • Melville J Da Cruz

  • Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW



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