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Strategies for Successful Tinnitus Management

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1.  Patients experience the greatest perceived benefit to tinnitus treatment when that treatment is:
  1. Prescription medication
  2. Instruction on how to ignore the tinnitus
  3. An individualized approach
  4. Sound therapy only
2.  Which of the following is NOT a key step to successfully managing tinnitus?
  1. Advising the patient to search the internet for solutions
  2. Creating a plan for treatment and follow up care
  3. Completing a tinnitus evaluation
  4. Counseling and Education
3.  A tinnitus questionnaire can be used to:
  1. Identify problems or specific areas of a patient's life that are affected by tinnitus
  2. Quantify the magnitude of the tinnitus impact
  3. Monitor a patient's progress with a particular treatment
  4. All of the above
4.  Which of the following statements is true?
  1. All patients with hearing loss will also complain of tinnitus.
  2. Patients with tinnitus rarely have any degree of hearing loss.
  3. There is no association between hearing loss and tinnitus.
  4. Not all patients with hearing loss have tinnitus and not all tinnitus patients have hearing loss.
5.  If the tinnitus patient reports physical trauma, facial palsy, sudden hearing loss or shows obvious mental problems, you should immediately:
  1. Fit them with a tinnitus device
  2. Make an appropriate referral
  3. Fit them with a hearing aid
  4. Send them home
6.  Allowing the patient to directly adjust the tinnitus stimulus
  1. Allows the patient to take control of the tinnitus device fitting since the patient knows what will provide them the greatest relief
  2. Allows patients to become an active partner in fine-tuning and shaping the stimulus in real-time according to his/her preference to achieve a tinnitus stimulus that will provide the greatest relief
  3. To facilitate fitting the device as quickly as possible to get the patient in-and-out of hearing health care professionals office
  4. None of the above
7.  Modulation of the tinnitus stimulus does what?
  1. Introduces an "ocean wave" effect to vary the sound quality of the tinnitus stimulus
  2. Turns the stimulus off when the patient is in loud environments
  3. Keeps the tinnitus stimulus at the same level at all times
  4. None of the above
8.  Mobile apps for tinnitus relief can be beneficial to a tinnitus patient by allowing them to:
  1. Stream different tinnitus stimuli directly to their hearing aids
  2. Receive information on causes, symptoms, and treatment of tinnitus
  3. Create their own customized tinnitus relief sounds
  4. All of the above
9.  What is the total number of people in the U.S. who have reported experiencing tinnitus?
  1. 50 million
  2. 30 Million
  3. 10 Million
  4. 2 Million
10.  Which of the following can trigger tinnitus?
  1. Noise trauma
  2. Medications
  3. Head and neck injury
  4. All of the above

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