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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?

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Many tinnitus questionnaires contain questions related to the effect of tinnitus on communication, social or work activities or distress from communication problems attributed to tinnitus. However, as hearing loss can also have an impact in these situations, it can be difficult to separate the effect of hearing loss from that solely due to tinnitus. In addition, questions on tinnitus and communication difficulties may not be applicable to those whose mode of communication is sign as they are biased towards verbal communication. This research question seeks to identify the most effective questionnaire in those with a severe-to-profound hearing loss

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

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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