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Key questions on tinnitus

Module summary
Consultant ENT surgeon Mr Don McFerran and audiologist Professor David Baguley on the causes of tinnitus, when patients should be referred and the best treatment options in primary care.
Learning objectives

This module will update you on managing tinnitus, including:

  • The main causes
  • When to refer 
  • The role of hearing aids and therapy devices
  • Whether surgery is ever indicated

Mr Don McFerran is a consultant ENT surgeon at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. Don is a trustee of the British Tinnitus Association.

Professor David Baguley is a professor of hearing sciences at the University of Nottingham, and deputy director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing. He is also the current president of the British Tinnitus Association.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Very informative. Good table summary. Useful websites for patients with tinnitus. Useful treatment suggestions. Important emphasis positive counselling patients with tinnitus.
Andrew Forbes-Haley
Really good
Jake Winning
Omid Entekhabifard
Very simple and explanatory
Isola Abudu
Syed Raza