Recommendation ID

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?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

People with mild hearing loss do not always report difficulty with hearing and/or communication, but may present in the tinnitus clinic because they have noticed tinnitus and upon testing their hearing, an underling hearing loss is detected. Amplification devices (e.g. hearing aids) should be available for people with hearing loss who present with hearing difficulties and have been recommended for people with hearing loss and tinnitus in order to manage tinnitus. For those who do not experience hearing and/or communication difficulties, it is uncertain whether or not hearing aids may be of benefit for managing tinnitus.

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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Tinnitus: assessment and management
Date issued
March 2020

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 01/03/2020