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Sound therapy (using amplification devices and/or sound generators) for tinnitus (2018)
Journal Article
Sereda, M., Xia, J., El Refaie, A., Hall, D. A., & Hoare, D. J. (2018). Sound therapy (using amplification devices and/or sound generators) for tinnitus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(12), doi:10.1002/14651858.CD013094.pub2

BACKGROUND: Tinnitus affects 10% to 15% of the adult population, with about 20% of these experiencing symptoms that negatively affect quality of life. In England alone there are an estimated ¾ million general practice consultations every year where t... Read More

Findings and ethical considerations from a thematic analysis of threads within tinnitus online support groups (2018)
Journal Article
Ainscough, E., Smith, S. N., Greenwell, K., & Hoare, D. J. (2018). Findings and ethical considerations from a thematic analysis of threads within tinnitus online support groups. American Journal of Audiology, 27, 503-512. doi:10.1044/2018_aja-imia3-18-0013

Purpose: Tinnitus is the perception of noise without a corresponding external stimulus. Current management typically aims to moderate associated psychosocial stressors and allow sufferers to retain an adequate quality of life. With the increasing rec... Read More

Association between subjective tinnitus and cognitive performance: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Clarke, N. A., Akeroyd, M. A., Henshaw, H., & Hoare, D. J. (2018). Association between subjective tinnitus and cognitive performance: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 8(8), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023700. ISSN 2044-6055

Introduction Subjective tinnitus is very common and has a number of comorbid associations including depression, sleep disturbance and concentration difficulties. Concentration difficulties may be observable in people with tinnitus through poorer... Read More

Combined amplification and sound generation for tinnitus: a scoping review (2017)
Journal Article
Tutaj, L., Hoare, D. J., & Sereda, M. (2018). Combined amplification and sound generation for tinnitus: a scoping review. Ear and Hearing, 39(3), 412-422. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000516

Objectives: In most cases, tinnitus is accompanied by some degree of hearing loss. Current tinnitus management guidelines recognize the importance of addressing hearing difficulties, with hearing aids being a common option. Sound therapy is the prefe... Read More

Performance of the Tinnitus Functional Index as a diagnostic instrument in a UK clinical population (2017)
Journal Article
Fackrell, K., Hall, D. A., Barry, J. G., & Hoare, D. J. (2018). Performance of the Tinnitus Functional Index as a diagnostic instrument in a UK clinical population. Hearing Research, 358, doi:10.1016/j.heares.2017.10.016. ISSN 0378-5955

Objectives: The Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) has been optimised as a diagnostic tool for quantifying the functional impact of tinnitus in US veteran and civilian groups. However, the TFI has not been evaluated for use in other English-speaking cl... Read More

Biomarkers of presbycusis and tinnitus in a Portuguese older population (2017)
Journal Article
Haider, H. F., Flook, M., Aparicio, M., Ribeiro, D., Antunes, M., Szczepek, A. J., …Caria, H. (2017). Biomarkers of presbycusis and tinnitus in a Portuguese older population. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9(346), doi:10.3389/fnagi.2017.00346. ISSN 1663-4365

Introduction: Presbycusis or age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is a ubiquitous health problem. It is estimated that it will affect up to 1.5 billion people by 2025. In addition, tinnitus occurs in a large majority of cases with presbycusis. Glutamate m... Read More

Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults (2017)
Journal Article
Ferguson, M. A., Kitterick, P. T., Chong, L. Y., Edmondson-Jones, M., Barker, F., & Hoare, D. J. (2017). Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012023.pub2

Background The main clinical intervention for mild to moderate hearing loss is the provision of hearing aids. These are routinely offered and fitted to those who seek help for hearing difficulties. By amplifying and improving access to sounds, and s... Read More

An economic evaluation of the healthcare cost of tinnitus management in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Stockdale, D., McFerran, D., Brazier, P., Pritchard, C., Kay, T., Dowrick, C., & Hoare, D. J. (2017). An economic evaluation of the healthcare cost of tinnitus management in the UK. BMC Health Services Research, 17(577), doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2527-2. ISSN 1472-6963

Background: There is no standard treatment pathway for tinnitus patients in the UK. Possible therapies include education and reassurance, cognitive behavioural therapies, modified tinnitus retraining therapy (education and sound enrichment), or ampli... Read More

Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of somatosensory tinnitus: a scoping review (2017)
Journal Article
Haider, H., Hoare, D. J., Costa, R. F., Potgieter, I., Kikidis, D., Lapira, A., …Paco, J. C. (2017). Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of somatosensory tinnitus: a scoping review. Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi:10.3389/fnins.2017.00207. ISSN 1662-4548

Somatosensory tinnitus is a generally agreed subtype of tinnitus that is associated with activation of the somatosensory, somatomotor, and visual-motor systems. A key characteristic of somatosensory tinnitus is that is modulated by physical contact o... Read More