Susanne Nemholt & Jesper Hvass Schmidt:
Tinnitus and hyperacusis in Danish children and adolescents
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V01180009
Although prevalence studies on tinnitus and hyperacusis indicate, that these symptoms are very common in children, data vary considerably according to study design, study population and the research question posed. Only a small number are seen in specialised centres with an established tinnitus programme, suggesting that either the children are seen at general practitioners or not being referred at all, or that the incidence of troublesome tinnitus in childhood is lower, than the epidemiological data proposes. Referral pathways indicate a general uncertainty about, which services provide sufficient intervention.