The University of Iowa is holding its 23rd Annual Tinnitus Conference from June 12-13, 2015, titled “Management of the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Patient,” for professionals and patients. The event is chaired by audiologist Richard Tyler, PhD, and hosted by the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa.
This conference is intended for otologists, audiologists, hearing aid specialists, psychologists, and nurses, who provide clinical management services for patients with tinnitus. The purpose of the conference is to provide a review of current evaluation and management strategies for the treatment of tinnitus.
The guest of honor at the event this year is Robert Dobie, MD, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr Dobie will speak about the research needs for understanding and treating tinnitus, and will give a presentation titled “The Value of Tinnitus: Causation and Compensation Litigation.” At least 15 other special presentations will be given by hearing care experts on a range of tinnitus-related topics, such as tinnitus activities and treatments, fitting hearing aids and comfort sound generators, drug trials, animal models, vestibular links, and more.
Representatives from several hearing industry companies will present overviews of their latest tinnitus-related products.