Name of treatment
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Type of treatment
Claims for treatment
CBT makes use of a series of techniques such as relaxation, imagery modification, discussion of evidence for and against the beliefs to change the patient’s pattern of behavior and/or thinking.
How treatment is delivered
Individual or group sessions, usually once a week for a period of 8-24 weeks. Treatment may also be delivered online.
Potential negative consequences
Few adverse effects were reported in CBT clinical trials with tinnitus patients. Cost (if accessed privately).
>1000. 28 included in Cochrane review.
CBT may be effective in reducing the impact of tinnitus on quality of life of tinnitus patients.
Service providers should feel confident that CBT for tinnitus is beneficial at …