Tinnitus: More Than Just Ringing in the Ears  - MT458

Tinnitus: More Than Just Ringing in the Ears

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN
(4.4 / 79 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Massage Therapy (1.00 CE hours)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Tinnitus, the perception of unwanted sounds coming from the ear, is a symptom, not a disease, and is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. It may occur in people whose hearing ranges from normal to deaf. Persistent tinnitus can affect a person’s mood, leading to general psychological distress and depression. The most common negative effects on quality of life are a sense of annoyance, inability to concentrate, and sleep disturbances. One in 10 adults, or nearly 50 million Americans, have tinnitus symptoms. About 20 million people cope with chronic tinnitus; 2 million have symptoms that are debilitating.


The goal of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with practical guidelines to assess and manage the care of patients with tinnitus. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence and health consequences of tinnitus
  • Describe age-related and pathologic causes of tinnitus
  • Outline the essential elements in the assessment of patients with tinnitus and in healthcare interventions

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, massage therapists, pharmacists and physicians.
Massage therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider (prov no. 451980-12 from 06/08/2012 to 12/29/2014, 1183 from 09/02/2016 through 09/02/2019).

Course Originally Released on: 6/20/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/16/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/16/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. ContinuingEducation.com guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sharon B - Plainwell, MI  ·  Jan 01, 2016
This coarse contained very detailed and informative data which will also be helpful in my nursing practice
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Jennifer H - Winslow, AR  ·  Nov 21, 2015
excellent intro into subject
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Cathy E - Yuma, TN  ·  Oct 06, 2015
informative and reader friendly for people in the massage career based field to help in sinus and lymophatic drainage of the ears and head
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Sheryl H - Longmont, CO  ·  Sep 21, 2015
Very informative course, with good detail on presentation of condition and treatment suggestions.
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Roseann N - East Brunswick, NJ  ·  Aug 23, 2015
fascinating off label use of tricyclic antidepressants
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00