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Table 8 Percentage of patients reported to have been diagnosed as having tinnitus by another specialist before reaching the respondent ('pre-diagnosed'), diagnosed by the physician themselves ('Self') or needing to be referred on for diagnosis ('Referred on').

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 Pre-diagnosed [%] Self
[%]
Referred on
[%]
Pre-diagnosed [%] Self [%] Referred on [%]
US 13 62 25 24 71 5
UK 14 63 23 31 63 6
Germany 20 37 43 23 68 9
France 15 66 18 35 61 4
Spain 14 59 26 22 74 4
Italy 11 54 35 28 63 10
  1. Data are split by each country, and reported separately for each professional group. Again, only data for those physicians who saw at least one tinnitus patient in the past three months are reported.