Working with patients who exhibit hearing loss often lends to counseling these individuals about tinnitus. In fact, many individuals are willing to seek treatment for tinnitus before seeking help with their hearing loss. This course will provide an understanding of the mechanisms underlying tinnitus and explore different approaches to working with individuals with tinnitus.
Course created on June 20, 2016
- Participants will be able to describe the currently accepted mechanisms underlying tinnitus, demonstrate strategies to assess tinnitus and identify therapy options for tinnitus.
- Participants will be able to list the steps of tinnitus retraining therapy as they apply to an adult population, compare and contrast an adult and pediatric tinnitus retraining therapy protocol for adults and children, and describe a protocol for treating misophonia and hyperacusis and contrast it to tinnitus retraining.
- After this course, participants will be able to demonstrate ways to apply knowledge of modern tinnitus theory to patient counseling, describe sound therapy based management options and explain how to incorporate a 5 step tinnitus management approach to clinical application.
|0-60 Minutes||Tinnitus Mechanisms, Assessment, and Therapy Options|
|60-120 Minutes||Siemens Expert Series: Managing Tinnitus in Pediatric Patients, Can We Apply Adult Strategies?|
|120-180 Minutes||Siemens Expert Series: Holistic Approach to Tinnitus Management|
Sridhar Krishnamurti, PhD
Dr. Krishnamurti is an associate professor in the Communications Disorders department at Auburn, University. He received his Ph.D. from Kent State university in 1996 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and teaches courses in hearing science, amplification, electrophysiology, and central auditory processing. His research interests include psychoacoustics, event-related potentials, and central auditory processing. He has several peer-reviewed publications and is clinically certified in audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Catherine Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and the relationship between hearing and cognitive health. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Christopher Spankovich is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Spankovich is a clinician-scientist with a research program focused on prevention and treatment of acquired forms of hearing loss, tinnitus, and sound sensitivity. He is an editorial advisor for Audiology Today and alumnus of the Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference.
Catherine Palmer: Financial: Catherine Palmer is a paid guest speaker for Sivantos Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Catherine Palmer is the editor-in-chief of Seminars in Hearing. Non-financial: Catherine Palmer has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Christopher Spankovich: Financial: Christopher Spankovich is an editorial advisor for Audiology Today. He participates in research on hearing loss and tinnitus. He received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Christopher Spankovich has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia/Siemens in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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