This course will outline and describe three important topics clinicians should consider when helping patients who present with bothersome tinnitus: 1) a patient-centered approach that includes consideration for self-efficacy, 2) commonalities and efficacy of tinnitus management protocols and 3) the importance of amplification in mitigating tinnitus perception. This course is intended primarily for clinicians who do not specialize in the evaluation and management of tinnitus and who seek practical guidance on how to talk to patients with tinnitus.
Course created on April 5, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to implement a patient-centered approach to initial counseling for patients presenting with a primary complaint of tinnitus, considering the principles of self-efficacy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe to patients the commonalities between and efficacy of various tinnitus management protocols.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the role of amplification in mitigating the perception of tinnitus.
|5-15 Minutes||Initial counseling|
|15-45 Minutes||Overview and description of tinnitus management strategies|
|45-55 Minutes||Role of amplification in mitigating tinnitus|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
LaGuinn P. Sherlock, AuD
LaGuinn Sherlock, Au.D., is a clinical and research audiologist with over 25 years of experience in the field of audiology. She earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Florida. She established expertise in the evaluation and management of tinnitus by attending training courses in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment, and Progressive Tinnitus Management and by working with thousands of patients with a primary complaint of tinnitus. She is the president of the American Tinnitus Association. Prior to working for the Army Public Health Service as a research audiologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she conducts research studies on the efficacy of tinnitus management and the impact of tinnitus on concentration, she spent nearly 20 years working at the University of Maryland Medical Center, home of one of the first tinnitus specialty clinics in the country.
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