2017 ATRR: Internet-based treatments for tinnitus
Educational and psychological treatments are not always readily accessible yet are acknowledged as beneficial to people with tinnitus. As such, internet-based treatments with their global reach provide an alternative to those unable or indeed unwilling to access traditional clinical services. They may also represent useful additions to clinical services either complementing what treatment is currently given or providing resources that can be accessed as needed between clinic appointments. Internet-based treatment is viable and likely desirable to clinicians and people with tinnitus. However, care is needed if treatments are to be delivered in the most effective way. Whilst the content of an intervention might be excellent, if the intervention lacks key design features then its potential effectiveness may never be realised. There is every indication to continue and drive forward this line of research and treatment.