Suicidal Ideation Among Patients with Chronic Tinnitus

Fox-Thomas, L. Hearing Journal July 2016. 69(7). pp. 10,11

While there is limited data indicating no direct relationship between tinnitus and suicide, it is not uncommon to see tinnitus patients reporting suicidal thoughts in clinical practice (Jacobson. J Am Acad Audiol 2001;12:493). This research investigated the prevalence of suicidal ideation in patients with chronic tinnitus. Findings may support development of clinical protocols and additional training in mental health for students and clinicians who are actively working with this potentially vulnerable population.

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