Efficacy of the Individual Components of a Tinnitus Management Protocol
Course created on December 5, 2016
Course Learning Outcomes
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain the importance of a comprehensive management program for tinnitus.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to identify outcome measures used for assessing the effectiveness of tinnitus management programs.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe the contribution of various components used to reduce tinnitus distress.
Christina Stocking, AuD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo
Christina Stocking is an audiologist and clinical assistant professor at the University at Buffalo. She has been working with tinnitus patients since 1998 at the University at Buffalo Speech and Hearing Clinic, where she was instrumental in establishing the tinnitus management program. At the university, Dr. Stocking has a busy tinnitus practice, teaches and supervises Au.D. students, and is active in clinical research. She has authored a chapter in The Consumer Guide on Tinnitus, ed. Richard Tyler, and frequently lectures on the evaluation and management of tinnitus. none
Nancy A. Stecker, PhD
Nancy Austin Stecker, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Stecker’s clinical and research expertise is in the areas of central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) and tinnitus. She has presented widely, has edited two books, organized major workshops, and several publications on these topics. Dr. Stecker is also the faculty advisor for the University at Buffalo chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology and is the 4th year externship coordinator for the doctor of audiology students. In addition, Dr. Stecker has taught several classes including pediatric audiology, auditory processing disorders, aural rehabilitation and grand rounds. Dr. Stecker mentors many students in completing their Au.D. research projects.
Nancy Stecker: Financial: Nancy Stecker is employed by the University of Buffalo. She has completed research on CAPD and tinnitus and has several publications and presentations on this subject. Non-financial: Nancy Stecker has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Content Disclosure: This learning event presents results of an independent research study that used Widex products and discussed the Widex tinnitus protocol. Although only one product was used in this study, the focus of the article is on components of a comprehensive tinnitus management program, rather than on the product.
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