Tinnitus: More Than Just Ringing in the Ears  - MT458

Tinnitus: More Than Just Ringing in the Ears

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN
(4.4 / 163 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).
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and Georgia Board of Massage Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/20/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/16/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/2/2019

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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michelle d - wilmington, NC  ·  Oct 10, 2018
Good information for many practices.
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Katie K - Elgin, IL  ·  Sep 17, 2018
Very compact and informational course that doesn't take too long to complete.
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Mary D - anthem,  ·  Aug 02, 2018
Good information, professionally presented
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Lesia H - Houston, TX  ·  Jul 28, 2018
The information was very informative and will be useful for patient care.
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mary l - pittston, PA  ·  Jul 06, 2018
I liked seeing the many possible causes of tinnitus, and the description of the 2 types of tinnitus. Easy to read and easy to follow the course in sequence including picture of the parts of the ear. As for its relation to massage therapy ... good information to know in general about the condition, but I don't recall anything regarding any massage techniques that may be helpful apart from reducing stress.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00