The development of a decision aid for tinnitus

Helen Pryce, Marie-Anne Durand, Amanda Hall, Rachel Shaw, Beth-Anne Culhane, Sarah Swift, Jean Straus, Elizabeth Marks, Melanie Ward, Katie Chilvers

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Objective: To develop a decision aid for tinnitus care that would meet international consensus for decision aid quality.

Design: A mixed methods design that included qualitative in-depth interviews, literature review, focus groups, user testing and readability checking.

Study sample: Patients and clinicians who have clinical experience of tinnitus.

Results: A decision aid for tinnitus care was developed. This incorporates key evidence of efficacy for the most frequently used tinnitus care options, together with information derived from patient priorities when deciding which choice to make.

Conclusion: The decision aid has potential to enable shared decision making between clinicians and patients in audiology. The decision aid meets consensus standards.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-719
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Issue number9
Early online date9 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Assistive technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Patient centred care
  • Psycho-social/ emotional
  • Shared decision making
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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