Multiprofessional Care Integration Challenges


From Diagnosis to treatment online course

21-I18 oln
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September 14th 2021 - October 16th 2021
Haula Haider (MD,PhD) , 
João Paço (MD, PhD)
Tinnitus is a symptom involving the perception of sound in the ears or head, without a corresponding external acoustic stimulus. It has a major impact on quality of life of the affected person.

The prevalence of tinnitus in adult population is around 10% to 15% and rises to 59 to 86% whenever there is associated hearing loss. In 20% of people tinnitus has a significant impact on their quality of life, with repercussions for sleep, concentration, emotional stability, and social activities.

Tinnitus can be associated to a variety of medical conditions, otological or non-otological, and in nearly 30% of cases is considered idiopathic.

Currently, its diagnosis and monitoring are based on subjective audiometric and psychometric measures. There are no objective methods for tinnitus identification. In addition, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying tinnitus remains unknown.

Although there are multiple treatment options for tinnitus management most of them lack scientific evidence-based confirmation. Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) is the modality that shows highest evidence for clinical efficacy.

This course will provide insight regarding tinnitus multifactorial etiology and the most important steps for its diagnosis and treatment. Will help us to understand the crucial role of multidisciplinary approach for treatment, personalized whenever possible.
Doctors and residents of Otolaryngology, maxilo-facial, Dentists, Physiatrists, Neurologists, Psychiatry, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Audiologists.
  1. Learn auditory system anatomical implications on tinnitus generation.
  2. Learn the most relevant steps on tinnitus patient clinical evaluation
  3. Understand which audiological exams are essential for tinnitus evaluation. Understand the correlations between genetics, tinnitus and hearing loss and
  4. Learn the mutual effects of Sleeping disturbances and tinnitus
  5. Learn how to diagnose somatosensorial tinnitus
  6. Learn the detrimental influence of psychologic syndromes on tinnitus course Learn about different psychological, instrumental and pharmacological approaches for tinnitus treatment
Curriculum vitae - proof of professional practice in the mentioned specialties