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The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus

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The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus

Book Editor, Chapter Co-Contributor and Audiologist on “Mechanisms”
Richard S. Tyler, PhD was trained in Audiology and Psychoacoustics at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Iowa. He worked initially at the Institute of Hearing Research in the United Kingdom and is currently a Professor in both the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Tyler has been a visiting scholar in China, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Poland, Germany and France. He became interested in tinnitus early in his career while working with Professor Ross Coles. His scientific work includes the quantification of tinnitus necessary for its investigation as well as finding different treatments. Dr. Tyler sees tinnitus patients weekly and hosts an annual Tinnitus Treatment Workshop. He has also been the co-principal investigator of a 20-year NIH-funded study of cochlear implants and is particularly interested in binaural hearing.

Chapter Co-Contributor on “Mechanisms:”
Anthony Cacace, PhD is full professor at Wayne State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. From 1993 to 2003, he served as Director of Otoneurological Research, Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery at the same institution. Dr. Cacace is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Tinnitus Association and has also served as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Audiology and Assistant Editor for hearing science for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. He has published more than 165 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and technical papers.

Chapter Co-Contributor on “Mechanisms:"
Pan Tao, MD is currently a visiting research fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, at the University of Iowa. He is a clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology in Peking University Third Hospital in China. After receiving an M.D. from the Capital Institute of Medicine, he went on to complete a M. S. in 1998 (which included work in auditory electrophysiology) and a Ph. D. in 2002 both later degrees from the Peking Union Medical College. His research interests are in tinnitus and cochlear implants. He published more than 10 papers and written two book chapters, which includes work covering a diverse range from measuring the spontaneous discharge of auditory nerve primary fibers examining voice production in prelingual cochlear implant adults.

Chapter Contributor, Audiologist and Professor on “Causes”
Paul Kileny, PhD joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1985, and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1992. He received his Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1978. Professor Kileny has authored over 140 journal articles and book chapters and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. He is an ASHA Fellow, a founding member of the American Academy of Audiology, and a charter member of its board, a scientific fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, a member of the American Otological and Neurotological Societies. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS Honor Award, of the American Academy of Audiology Career Award in Hearing, and was awarded the Presidential Citation by the American Otological Society in 2006.

Chapter Contributor, Professor and Psychologist on “Reactions”
Soly Erlandsson, PhD is Professor in Psychology at University West in Sweden. At present she is also Director of the Division of Psychology and Organizational Studies. She became a clinical psychologist at Göteborg University where she received her doctorate in 1990. She had a Post-doc position at Göteborg University 1992-1998. During this time her research dealt with psycho-diagnostic aspects of tinnitus in collaboration with Maj-Liz Persson, MD, psychiatrist and Associate Professor at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm. Adolescents’ risk-taking behavior and attitudes toward noise and music has become a recent focus of her research.

Chapter Co-Contributor and Psychologist on “Changing Reactions,”
“Sleep,” and “Concentration”

Laurence McKenna, PhD has worked as a clinical psychologist at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital for the past 24 years. During this time he has been involved in the study of tinnitus and other audiological disorders and in the psychological management of patients with these problems. He is head of the team of psychologists working in Adult Audiological Medicine and is a member of the cochlea implant team. Other work at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London has included the assessment and management of patients with neurological disorders, medico-legal work, management of attempted suicide patients, cochlea implantation and sleep disorders. He is an honorary lecturer at the Ear Institute (UCL) and Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol.

Chapter Co-Contributor and Psychologist on “Concentration”
Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D is professor of clinical psychology at Linköping University, Sweden. He is also guest professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Apart from his research he also spends his time as a clinician working with tinnitus patients. Professor Andersson has done research and published papers on various aspects of tinnitus, including cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processes, brain imaging and personality. He is also the author of three books about tinnitus. Professor Andersson often lectures about tinnitus and advocates a multidisciplinary approach to its treatment. Probably his most important contribution to the field is development of Internet-delivered treatment of tinnitus distress.

Chapter Contributor and Psychologist on “Your Life & Tinnitus”
Anne-Mette Mohr, MA is a Clinical Psychologist and licensed existential psychotherapist. From 1995 she was the Head of a National Counseling Service aimed at person with tinnitus and hearing loss. During that time Anne-Mette Mohr counseled tinnitus patients; developed courses and established a telephone-counseling service aimed at distressed tinnitus-patients. She also developed an education for hearing therapists treating tinnitus. Today, Anne-Mette Mohr is director of The Interdisciplinary Health Clinic doing among other things psychological treatment on tinnitus. At regular intervals Anne-Mette Mohr lectures upon psychological treatment of tinnitus both in Europe and USA. Recently she has contributed to the book, Tinnitus Treatment (Rich Tyler, Ed.).

Chapter Contributor, Audiologist and Professor on “Hearing Loss and Communication”
Christina T. Stocking, AuD is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. She has been practicing audiology in a variety of clinical and educational settings since 1980. She earned her Doctor of Audiology from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology in 1993, where she was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Stocking was instrumental in the development of a tinnitus management program at the University, where she continues to see tinnitus patients on a daily basis and conducts research in the area of tinnitus evaluation and treatment. She teaches courses and lectures on the topics of hearing loss, hearing aids, and tinnitus. Dr. Stocking would like to thank her husband and four wonderful children for their constant love and support of her work.

Chapter Co-Contributor and Psychologist on ”Sleep”
David Scott, PhD has worked as a clinical psychologist at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London, since 2000. His primary clinical interest is tinnitus. He teaches at the Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College London, on the psychological management of tinnitus. He worked in a number of services in New Zealand including pediatric and cardiac/respiratory medicine before coming to the UK in 1998 where he worked in the mental healthcare of older adults before returning to his specialist interest in health psychology.

Chapter Contributor, Audiologist and Professor on “Sound Therapy including Hearing Aids”
Grant D. Searchfield, PhD obtained his Doctorate in Audiology from The University of Auckland where he is currently a lecturer in Aural Rehabilitation. He is director of the University’s Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic and undertakes tinnitus research from his laboratory at the School of Population Health. He has published research papers in diverse areas of tinnitus study including auditory physiology and sound therapy. Dr. Searchfield is a regular contributor to international conferences in tinnitus management, and is an international editorial associate for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.

Chapter Contributor and physician on “What to Expect from your Physician”
Tanit Ganz Sanchez, MD received her Medical Degree from the University of São Paulo in 1990. She is an otolaryngologist considered to be a "different doctor" because one-hundred percent of her professional life is now dedicated to tinnitus. She works motivating professionals and the public to be more involved in solutions to tinnitus. In 1994, she created the Tinnitus Research Group in the University of São Paulo. In 1999, she created the Brazilian Tinnitus Educational and Support Group, a network of philanthropy that will be operating in eight cities starting in 2008. In 2006, she published her first book for tinnitus patients and created the national Day of Tinnitus Consciousness - established as November 11th - in order to reach the public with updated information.

Chapter Contributor and Otolaryngologist on “Medications & Dietary Supplements”
Claudia Barros Coelho, MD, PhD pursued her medical degree from Fundação Faculdade Federal de Medicina de Porto Alegre and did her residency training in otolaryngology at Clinicas Hospital of Porto Alegre, both in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She completed her PhD at the Department of Otolaryngology from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She divides her professional practice as an otolaryngologist in Brazil and as a research scientist at The Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Her field of research is the study of tinnitus and hyperacusis in children and adults.

Chapter Contributor, Audiologist and Professor on “Seeking Help”
Marc Fagelson, PhD is the Director of Audiology and Interim Chair of the Communicative Disorders Department at East Tennessee State University. Since 2001, he has served as the Director of the Tinnitus Clinic at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Dr. Fagelson’s particular interest in the tinnitus clinic centers on the management of combat veterans whose tinnitus is compounded by post-traumatic stress disorder. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, MS in Audiology from Teachers College – Columbia University in New York, and BA in English, also from Columbia University.

Chapter Contributor and Audiologist on “Hyperacusis”
David M. Baguley, BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He studied psychology and then audiology at Manchester University and became Head of the Audiology Department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, in 1989. He has over 90 peer-review publications and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and has peer-reviewed manuscripts for many learned journals including Brain. Dr. Baguley serves as Professional Advisor to the British Tinnitus Association and to the Royal National Institute for the Deaf Tinnitus Helpline.

Chapter Co-Contributor, Biologist and Professor on “The Roadmap to a Cure”
James A. Kaltenbach, PhD is Professor of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine. He obtained his PhD in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, then completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in physiology, also at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Department of Audiology at WSU in 1987 where he taught courses in auditory anatomy and physiology, psychoacoustics, and clinical instrumentation. In 1995, he joined the Department of Otolaryngology. His research has been supported by federal, corporate and private agencies for over 25 years and focuses on the neurobiological basis of hearing disorders, including noise-induced hearing loss, ototoxicity and tinnitus.

Chapter Co-Contributor and CEO on “The Roadmap to a Cure”
David Fagerlie, MSW received his MSW in administration and planning from the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. He also studied the marketing of not-for-profit organizations at the School of Business and established a marketing program for a large home healthcare agency. He has been Chief Executive Officer for the American Tinnitus Association since 2006. Before joining ATA, he had a Seattle, Washington-based consulting practice providing organizational change and human resource services. He has also served as assistant vice president for alumni affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle and worked in the United Way field in three states. His early career was in the aging and healthcare field.