25 February 2019

Tackling tinnitus with behavioural therapy

In the new European treatment guidelines for tinnitus, a therapy developed at Maastricht University (UM) has been designated as the only recommended treatment. It is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy that is currently offered solely by health care centres in Hoensbroek and Eindhoven. Patients with severe tinnitus symptoms are shown to benefit from this approach so much that it has now been decided in a European context to strongly recommend this behavioural therapy. Moreover, as of this year the therapy falls within the basic care package for Dutch health insurance.