J Am Acad Audiol 2019; 30(04): 338-339
DOI: 10.3766/jaaa.304ceu
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JAAA CEU Program

Volume 30, Number 4 (April 2019)
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Publication Date:
26 May 2020 (online)

Questions refer to Searchfield, “A Client Oriented Scale of Improvement in Tinnitus for Therapy Goal Planning and Assessing Outcomes,” 327–337.

Learner Outcomes:

Readers of this article should be able to:


  • List typical client focused tinnitus treatment goals.

  • Describe how the COSIT can be applied in clinical practice.

CEU Questions:

  1. The original COSI was published by Dillon et al in:

    • 2006

    • 2000

    • 1987

  2. To administer the COSIT participants were asked?

    • How much of a problem their tinnitus was during the previous week.

    • Five improvements that they hoped to realize with tinnitus therapy.

    • To list their preferences for different therapy options.

  3. The COSIT outcomes were compared to:

    • TFI, THI and THQ

    • TPFQ, TFI and THI

    • TFI, THI and HHI

  4. What was the most frequent COSIT goal?

    • Getting to sleep

    • Hear better

    • Cope with or control tinnitus

  5. Most participants identified this many treatment goals:

    • Five

    • Four

    • Three

  6. How much of the time were participants annoyed by their tinnitus following therapy?

    • Half the time (score 3)

    • Occasionally (score 4)

    • Hardly ever (score 5)

  7. Most participants reported their tinnitus was what following therapy?

    • Worse (score 1)

    • No different (score 2)

    • Better (score 3)

  8. The COSIT final score was most strongly correlated with which questionnaire?

    • TFI

    • THI

    • THQ

  9. The COSIT change score was most strongly correlated with which questionnaire?

    • TFI

    • THI

    • THQ

  10. Based on this study’s recommendations which COSIT goal should be given priority?

    • The goal rated as highest priority by client

    • The goal driving the most symptoms

    • The goal most easily achievable with therapy