The term “tinnitus” is searched over 110,000+ times every month. Unfortunately, “much of the information readily available through internet searches is inaccurate, whereas most evidence-based information is only available through peer-reviewed journal articles often containing dense scientific jargon.” Edited by Aniruddha Deshpande and James Hall, III, Tinnitus: Advances in Prevention, Assessment, and Management aims to bridge this gap by providing up-to-date and evidence-based information on tinnitus prevention, assessment, and management, according to an announcement from Plural Publishing. Presented in a “quick, easy-to-read format, this text offers a practical and handy resource for busy practitioners and health profession students, as well as individuals with tinnitus.”

Each section contains short chapters providing accessible overviews of research related to tinnitus and hyperacusis. Section I delves into various approaches for prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus. Section II covers tinnitus assessment, while Section III introduces readers to a range of tinnitus management solutions. Section IV focuses solely on recent advances in assessment and management of hyperacusis and other disorders of decreased sound tolerance. Authors of Section V review recent tinnitus-related developments, including social media use and COVID-19. The final section consists of interesting real-life case studies involving patients with tinnitus.

Key Features

  • Real-life tinnitus-related case studies puts new research into context;
  • More than 50 illustrations and tables help clarify and expand on key concepts covered throughout the text, enabling clinicians and students to “more easily understand and apply complex material;”
  • Each chapter opens with a brief introduction and background on a tinnitus-related topic, followed by up-to-date, evidence-based, peer-reviewed research on the topic;
  • All chapters contain ideas for future research on the topic as well as clinical implications of the research;
  • Chapters end with key messages and references for further review of the topic;
  • A PluralPlus companion website with color versions of figures from the text and audio samples for Chapter 20.

Book Details

Title: Tinnitus: Advances in Prevention, Assessment, and Management | Author: Aniruddha K. Deshpande 7 James W. Hall III | Published: 3/9/2022 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-342-5 |

About The Authors

Aniruddha K. Deshpande, PhD, CCC-A, is an associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and the director of The Hear-Ring Lab at Hofstra University. Dr Deshpande’s research interests include tinnitus, hyperacusis, noise-induced hearing loss, and hearing conservation. His current research focuses on investigating the interplay between tinnitus and technology. He has authored several publications, presentations, and book chapters, and is a recipient of honors and awards.

James W. Hall III, PhD, is an internationally recognized audiologist with over 40 years of clinical, teaching, research, and administrative experience. During his career, Dr Hall has held clinical, academic, and administrative positions at major medical centers, and leadership roles in the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, invited articles, and book chapters, as well as 10 textbooks. Dr Hall now holds academic appointments as professor at Salus University and the University of Hawaii.

Source: Plural Publishing

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