Iowa City, Iowa — The University of Iowa’s Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are holding its 19th Annual Conference on the Management of Tinnitus Patients on September 8-10, 2011.

This conference, to be held at University Hospital in Iowa City, is intended for otologists, audiologists, psychologists, and nurses who provide clinical management services for patients with tinnitus.

The purpose of this conference is to provide a review of current evaluation and management strategies for the treatment of tinnitus. Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to discuss the management of tinnitus and the tinnitus patient.

Guest speakers and their topics will include:

Anthony Cacace, PhD, Wayne State University, “Is the tinnitus brain different?”
Carol Bauer, MD, “The cerebellum: a novel modulator of tinnitus"
Tom Brozoski, PhD, “Neurotransmitters and Tinnitus via”
Christina T. Stocking, AuD, “Setting up a tinnitus clinic”
Bev Klug, MA, “Mindfulness based stress reduction”
Claudia Coelho, MD, “Exploratory studies on treating tinnitus with zinc, muscle relaxants and diet in specific subgroups."

More information is available by calling (800) 551-9029 or Richard Tyler at [email protected]. Online registration will be available shortly.

SOURCE: University of Iowa