Tinnitus publication Rilana Cima and Johan Vlaeyen in Lancet31 May 2012
A team of researchers from Maastricht including Cima Rilana and Johan Vlaeyen, Louvain, Bristol and Cambridge demonstrated the effectiveness of a new tinnitus treatment approach in the leading journal The Lancet. Tinnitus is the perception of a noxious disabling internal sound without an external source. The research conducted indicates that cognitive behavioural therapy can help improve the daily functioning of tinnitus patients. The research results are so impressive that the editorial team at The Lancet invited a commentary introducing the article, entitled Tinnitus: The end of therapeutic nihilism.