AudiologyNOW! 2015: OTC Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful? (.1 CEUs)
Recorded On: 04/24/2015
OTC Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful?
Recorded March 25, 2015 recorded at AudiologyNOW 2015
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Robert M. DiSogra, AuD
Who Should Attend: Audiologists, ENT physicians
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
- Identify federal and private agencies that are responsible for disseminating tinnitus product ingredient information
- Recognize ingredients that can be potentially harmful to several
- Learn how to report adverse events to the FDA that involve a tinnitus supplement
Description: There are no over-the-counter (OTC) tinnitus relief products that are FDA approved yet over 50 products are commercially available that claim relief or even occur for tinnitus. Current research has identified that only 10% of the ingredients have peer reviewed research – the other 90% may be totally useless or even harmful to the user. Efficacy, safety and longitudinal data rarely exist.
This eAudiology Web seminar reviews the federal guidelines for OTC tinnitus relief supplements and identifies ingredients in these products that could be harmful to your patient. Recommendations are made for improved management of your tinnitus patients.