Best Practice for Managing Tinnitus in Primary Care

Available On Demand

With 195,000 people living with tinnitus in Northern Ireland, RNID is working with the Health and Social Care Board to bring you the latest best practice tips on managing tinnitus in primary care in a short, interactive webinar.

Seven out of ten people who develop tinnitus visit their doctor in the first year, and with no cure for the condition and very little research into new treatments there is little prospect of a breakthrough.

The lack of medical options means that eight out of ten patients are unhappy with the treatment they receive from their healthcare professionals, creating a revolving door of returning patients.

One in five think about their tinnitus every few minutes and more than one in seven are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. Nearly half of UK sufferers report that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative effect on their tinnitus.

This 30 minute webinar offers participants the latest information on:

  • NICE guidance on managing tinnitus in primary care
  • Presentation and symptoms
  • Red flags and pathways
  • Treatment options
  • Key messages and where to get more information.

This webinar is free, easy to access, and will contribute to your continuing professional development. 

We will finish with a Q and A session with our presenters who will be joined by Franki Oliver, Audiology Specialist at RNID and Catherine Diver, ENT Doctor at Belfast HSC Trust.

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This webinar includes links to the local HSC Trust pathway as well as a certificate to go towards CPD. Register to find out more on how to provide the positive support and information to help local people living with tinnitus.


Claire Lavery
Northern Ireland Director
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Dr Emma Dickson
GP advisor on NICE tinnitus guidelines
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