This course features clinicians from the University of Mississippi Medical Center presenting actual case studies on adult tinnitus management with a range of audiological and medical diagnoses represented.
Course created on July 15, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss types of tinnitus and recommended nomenclature.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify various applications of technology to tinnitus management.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe different management strategies for tinnitus
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction about UMMC Approach|
|10-25 Minutes||Dr. Bishop|
|25-40 Minutes||Dr. Gonzalez|
|40-55 Minutes||Dr. Eby|
|55-70 Minutes||Dr. Elkins|
|70-85 Minutes||Dr. Spankovich|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
AuD, PhD, MPH
Christopher Spankovich is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He obtained his MPH from Emory University, AuD from Rush University, and PhD from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Spankovich is a clinician-scientist with a translational research program focused on prevention of acquired forms of hearing loss, tinnitus, and sound sensitivity His research has been funded by industry, federal, and professional bodies. He has published over 60 articles and book chapters (41 in peer-reviewed journals) and has given over 60 national and international presentations. Dr. Spankovich continues to practice clinically with special interest in tinnitus, sound sensitivity, ototoxicity, hearing conservation, and advanced diagnostics. He holds Adjunct faculty status with Salus University and Nova Southeastern University and serves as an Associate Editor for Audiology Today and the International Journal of Audiology. He was recently elected to the AAA Board of Directors. He also provides consultant services for medico-legal cases.
Thomas Eby, MD is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Eby completed his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin and fellowships at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Otopathology and at the University Hospital of Zurich in Neurotology. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology with a subspecialty in Neurotology.
Vicki Gonzalez is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez received her AuD and PhD from the University of South Florida. Her interests include the assessment of candidacy, programming, and (re)habilitation for the cochlear implant population, expanding cochlear implant candidacy and audiology practice management.
Charles Bishop, AuD, PhD is a tenured Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His work involves clinical service, research and education of ENT residents and audiology graduate externs. Dr. Bishop’s clinical focus is with adult patients seeking audiologic treatment for hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis, and auditory processing disorder. His research background is clinically based with primary work with the Jackson Heart Study, Ancillary Hearing Study (Characterization of Hearing Status in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort, 2007-2013), which has culminated in multiple national and statewide presentations as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Bishop has also participated in industry-funded hearing aid studies and pharmaceutical clinical trials.
Alex Elkins, AuD is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi of Medical Center (UMMC). He received his AuD from the University of South Florida where he has served as an adjunct instructor for the Vestibular Evaluation and Management course. Dr. Elkin’s interests are in the areas of vestibular diagnostics and treatment and education in audiology. His clinical practice also includes diagnosis of hearing and balance disorders, infant electrophysiology, and adult amplification. Dr. Elkins is responsible for providing audiology education to Otolaryngology residents at UMMC.
Thomas Eby: Financial: Thomas Eby is employed by the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Non-financial: Thomas Eby has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Victoria Gonzalez: Financial: Victoria Gonzalez is employed by the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Non-financial: Victoria Gonzalez has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Charles Bishop: Financial: Charles Bishop is employed by the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Non-financial: Charles Bishop has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Alex Elkins: Financial: Alex Elkins is employed by the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Non-financial: Alex Elkins has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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