Cochrane Corner: Amplification With Hearing Aids for Patients With Tinnitus and Co-existing Hearing Loss

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jun;150(6):915-8. doi: 10.1177/0194599814532426. Epub 2014 Apr 18.

Abstract

The "Cochrane Corner" is a section in the journal that highlights systematic reviews relevant to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, with invited commentary to aid clinical decision making. This installment features a Cochrane review, "Amplification with Hearing Aids for Patients with Tinnitus and Co-existing Hearing Loss," which identified only 1 randomized controlled trial and concluded that current evidence for use of hearing aids is limited.

Keywords: hearing aid; systematic review; tinnitus; tinnitus handicap inventory.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Hearing Aids*
  • Hearing Loss / complications*
  • Hearing Loss / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Tinnitus / complications*
  • Tinnitus / therapy*