Evidence-Based Treatment: Tinnitus

Counties: Summit, Stark, Wayne, Medina, Portage, Southern Cuyahoga

Service Areas: Akron, Canton, Barberton, Stow, Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Northfield, Macedonia


What is Evidence-Based Treatment and what is it’s approach:

In the late 1990s, Dr. David Sackett referred to evidence-based medicine as, “The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.”

Dr. Sackett also referred to evidence-based medicine as a three-legged stool. Patient values and preferences comprised one leg of the stool and scientific evidence, along with provider experiences, made up the remaining two legs of the stool of evidence-based medicine.

Family Hearing and Balance Center’s and Cardinal Hearing Centers approach with Tinnitus monitors the Best Practices, and follows the evidence to make recommendations. Those solutions can be found in the providers list within our Tinnitus Menu.

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