There was a regular stream of referrals for tinnitus management to the JAHVH Audiology Clinic.
Finally, a post hoc interview was conducted with the Service Chief for Audiology and Speech Pathology at the JAHVH to learn how the study affected the clinic.
For the present study, inclusion criteria were very lenient to ensure that all patients reporting tinnitus at the JAHVH had the opportunity to receive services that would be consistent with a clinical model.
The study was conducted at a time when the JAHVH Audiology Clinic was being relocated to a new building miles away from the JAHVH.
Abbreviations: AHRQ = Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CBT = cognitive-behavioral therapy, HHI = Hearing Handicap Inventory, HHIE-S = Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly-Screening version, IRB = institutional review board, JAHVH = James A.