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Invited Commentary
December 2018

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus Unbound

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(12):1134-1135. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2263

In this issue, Beukes and colleagues1 provide initial evidence that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered via the internet, described as internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT), may be a noninferior treatment option for patients with bothersome tinnitus compared with standard face-to-face medical care. Their findings, combined with previous evidence that both CBT and iCBT are helpful in managing tinnitus distress,2,3 suggest that CBT is a promising approach for patients who experience bothersome tinnitus.

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