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Table 7 Percentage of patients with subjective tinnitus who directly accessed the consultation with the physician and those who were referred by another healthcare professional, split by each country, and reported separately for each professional group.

From: Treatment options for subjective tinnitus: Self reports from a sample of general practitioners and ENT physicians within Europe and the USA

  GP profession ENT profession
Country Direct
[%]
Referred[%] Direct
[%]
Referred
[%]
US 94 6 45 55
UK 98 2 14 86
Germany 94 6 55 45
France 96 4 57 43
Spain 93 7 60 40
Italy 95 5 68 32
  1. Data are reported only for those physicians who saw at least one tinnitus patient in the past three months.