Recommendations for research

The guideline committee has made the following recommendations for research.

Key recommendations for research

1 Cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with tinnitus delivered by appropriately trained healthcare professionals other than psychologists

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults with tinnitus delivered by appropriately trained healthcare professionals other than psychologists (for example, audiologists)?

For a short explanation of why the committee made the research recommendation on CBT for adults delivered by appropriately trained healthcare professionals see rationale and impact.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review L: psychological therapies.

2 Combination management strategy: sound therapy and tinnitus support

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of a combination management strategy consisting of sound therapy and tinnitus support?

For a short explanation of why the committee made the research recommendation on combination management strategy see rationale.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review P: combinations of management strategies.

3 Methods for assessing tinnitus in general practice

What is the optimal method for assessing tinnitus in general practice (including consultation questions, physical examinations and questionnaires)?

For a short explanation of why the committee made the research recommendation on assessing tinnitus in general practice see rationale and impact.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review E: questionnaires to assess tinnitus.

4 Neuromodulation

What is the clinical, cost effectiveness and safety of neuromodulation interventions for treating tinnitus in adults?

For a short explanation of why the committee made the research recommendation on neuromodulation interventions see rationale.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review O: neuromodulation.

5 Psychological therapies for children and young people

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of psychological therapies for children and young people who have tinnitus-related distress?

For a short explanation of why the committee made the research recommendation on psychological therapies for children and young people see rationale and impact.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review L: psychological therapies.

Other recommendations for research

Tinnitus questionnaires for children and young people

What is the most clinically and cost-effective tinnitus questionnaire to assess tinnitus in children and young people?

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review E: questionnaires to assess tinnitus.

Tinnitus questionnaires for people with a learning disability or cognitive impairment

What is the most clinically and cost-effective tinnitus questionnaire to assess tinnitus in people with a learning disability or cognitive impairment?

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review E: questionnaires to assess tinnitus.

Tinnitus questionnaires for people who are d/Deaf or who have a severe-to-profound hearing loss

What is the most clinically and cost-effective tinnitus questionnaire to assess tinnitus in people who are d/Deaf or who have a severe-to-profound hearing loss?

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review E: questionnaires to assess tinnitus.

Relaxation strategies for children, young people and adults

Are relaxation strategies clinically and cost effective for the management of tinnitus for children, young people and adults?

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review A: tinnitus support.

Amplification devices for people who are d/Deaf or who have a severe-to-profound hearing loss

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of amplification devices for people who are d/Deaf or who have a severe-to-profound hearing loss?

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review M: sound therapy and amplification devices.

Psychological therapies for people who are d/Deaf or who have a severe-to-profound hearing loss

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of psychological therapies for people who are d/Deaf or who have a severe-to-profound hearing loss and tinnitus-related distress?

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review L: psychological therapies.

Amplification devices for people with tinnitus who have hearing loss but no perceived hearing difficulties

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of fitting amplification devices(s) in people with tinnitus who have hearing loss but no perceived hearing difficulties?

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review M: sound therapy and amplification devices.

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