Invited Commentary

Commentary on Does Melatonin Have Therapeutic Use in Tinnitus?

Authors: Gregory R. Dion, MD, MS

Abstract

Tinnitus is a common complaint, affecting >16 million adults in the United States.1 It is typically linked to acoustic trauma, head injury, medications, noise, or natural hearing loss. Tinnitus often is more than just an annoyance to patients; it can significantly affect their sleep, concentration, and mood. The economic burden of tinnitus is substantial; one study estimated the societal cost of tinnitus to the Netherlands, a country of <20 million people, was >€6.8 billion.2

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