Tinnitus: Clinical and Research Perspectives

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 Tinnitus: Clinical and Research Perspectives summarizes contemporary findings from basic and clinical research regarding tinnitus mechanisms, effects, and interventions. The text features a collection of international authors, active researchers, and clinicians who provide an expansive scope of material that ensures relevance for patients and professionals. Reviews and reports of contemporary research findings underscore the text's value for classroom use in audiology and otolaryngology programs. Patients and students of audiology will benefit from the text's coverage of tinnitus mechanisms, emerging practice considerations, and expectations for outcomes--for example, recent successes of cognitive behavioral therapy, neuromodulation, and hearing aid use. These and other topics, such as the effects of noise and drugs on tinnitus, are reported in a way that enhances clinicians' ability to weave such strategies into their own work. The influence of tinnitus on all aspects of life is explored, from art to medicine and communication to isolation, thereby providing clinicians and patients a deeper understanding of and greater facility managing a tinnitus experience. Finally, this text includes case studies that provide a practical view of tinnitus effects and management approaches. The editors hope that the consideration of mechanisms, interventions, and outcomes resonates with patients, clinicians, and students of audiology.

Chapters such as Tinnitus in Literature, Film, and Music make clear the ubiquity of the tinnitus experience and reinforce for patients that while tinnitus may be isolating, it is a shared experience. Other chapters, such as Musical Hallucination, andAcoustic Shock, address problems experienced by patients who experience not only tinnitus, but unusual auditory system behaviors that may be confused with tinnitus, or that can exacerbate a patient’s emotional response to tinnitus. Chapters covering conditions that complicate tinnitus management provide clinical findings that support intervention strategies. Subtypes of tinnitus that require medical attention are reviewed in order to clarify sources of the sounds, as well as the appropriate referrals that should follow the identification of such sensations.

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David M. Baguley, BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, is head of audiology and hearing implants at Cambridge University Hospitals, United Kingdom. He completed undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Manchester and a doctorate at the University of Cambridge (2006). Dr. Baguley has more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, is a coauthor on the books Tinnitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Second Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and Hyperacusis: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Therapies (Plural Publishing, 2007), and coedited the latest edition of Ballantyne's Deafness (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). In 2010, Dr. Baguley coauthored a popular self-help book on tinnitus and hyperacusis, Living with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (McKenna, Baguley, & McFerran; Sheldon Press). In 2006, Dr. Baguley received an International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology and has been awarded twice with the Shapiro Prize from the British Tinnitus Association for tinnitus research (2005, 2008). He is a visiting professor at Anglia Ruskin University, a fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, and is the president of the British Tinnitus Association. Dr. Baguley's clinical and research interests focus upon tinnitus and hyperacusis, with the aim of understanding these symptoms and designing and evaluating novel and innovative interventions. 

Marc Fagelson, BA, MS, PhD, is director of audiology and full professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He completed undergraduate and master's degrees at Columbia University in New York City and a doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin (1995). Dr. Fagelson has practiced as a clinical audiologist since 1991, and his work with military veterans suffering from tinnitus started in 2001. He has twenty-five articles and book chapters as well as more than seventy-five presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Fagelson teaches a variety of audiology courses and focuses on research, clinical activity, and student training on patients whose tinnitus is complicated by psychological injury such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Nov 20, 2015
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Pages
364
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ISBN
9781597569514
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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