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206 East Morris Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Ph: (480) 303-1133
Fax: (602) 759-1280
Website last updated: 03.18.21
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Including, but not limited to:
- Sound sensitivity
- Discomfort in ears
- Ear fullness
- Difficulty walking
(eye movement abnormalities)
- Sleep difficulties
- Ill effects of chronic stress
- Chemotherapy decline (chemobrain,
- Mood disturbances
- Mild traumatic brain injury / post-concussion syndrome / symptoms (headache, dizziness, difficulties with memory, personality and sleep, sound sensitivity, light sensitivity, tinnitus / hearing loss, blurred vision, other)
Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, Hearing Loss, Dizziness and Vertigo Resources for Patients and Professionals
Tinnitus clinics in the United States are listed via links within the following four sites below. The true art of tinnitus care will vary from clinic to clinic and professional to professional, so patients must exercise good judgement in selecting the right clinic for themselves. These lists are mentioned as a good starting point for patients searching for a tinnitus specialist. Hopefully, prospective patients can save some time narrowing their search for a caring and knowledgable professional genuinely interested in rendering custom tinnitus and hyperacusis care.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) Association, www.tinnitus-pjj.com
Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Site, www.neuromonics.com
Tinnitus Specialist Resource list compiled by the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), www.ata.org Phone: 1-800-634-8978
General Hearing Instruments, Inc., www.generalhearing.com
Tinnitus Information On the World Wide Web (Theory and Practice) - see the 'educational links' page for live navigation
www.tinnitus-pjj.com (Pawel J. Jastreboff, Ph.D. - neurophysiologist)
www.tinnitus.org (Mr. Jonathan W. P. Hazell - otologic surgeon)
www.tinn.com (Dr. Stephen M. Nagler - general surgeon)
www.tinnitus-audiology.com (Marsha Johnson, MS, CCC-A, FAAA- audiologist)
www.tinnitus-hyperacusis.com (LaGuinn Sherlock, Au.D., FAAA/CCC-A, audiologist, U. of Maryland Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center, Baltimore, Maryland. New website (cut and paste the following: http://www.umm.edu/otolaryngology/tinnitus.htm or call for an appointment: 410-328-5947)
http://research.meei.harvard.edu/EPL/RAL_website/index.html Robert A. Levine, MD, Neurologist and Director of the Tinnitus Clinic, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Boston, MA
OHSU Tinnitus Clinic, Oregon Health Sciences University Tinnitus Clinic (America's First Dedicated Tinnitus Center dating back to the early 1970's), Portland, OR, Director: William H. Martin, Ph.D.
www.tinnitusarchive.org, The Oregon Tinnitus Archive, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), managed by Mary Meikle, Ph.D.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Tinnitus Clinic, Director: Richard S. Tyler, Ph.D.
OtoNeurology Home Page, www.dizziness-and-balance.com (Timothy C. Hain, M.D. - Oto-Neurologist, Chicago)
www.healthyhearing.com (Douglas L. Beck, Au.D., editor-in-chief)
www.ata.org The American Tinnitus Association (ATA), Portland, OR. This site features a broad scope of tinnitus information including archived publications, online chats with professionals, helpful links, world-wide tinnitus research updates, FAQs, and support group announcements. Highly recommended. Membership dues ($35) help promote efforts to improve quality of life through education, advocacy, research and support. A quarterly journal is included along with access to archived articles over the past decade.
www.vestibular.org (Vestibular Disorders Association, Portland, OR) Excellent resource for information on balance disorders. Membership dues ($25-35) help fund education and awareness efforts, as well as support for patients with dizziness and imbalance. A quarterly newsletter filled with medical articles, research highlights, and events is included with dues. A very professional and informative links page has recently been added.
Hearing Instrument Companies specializing in custom and ready-to-wear sound generators for the purposes of facilitating habituation of tinnitus reaction and perception:
General Hearing Instruments, Inc. (GHI), P. O. Box 23748, New Orleans, LA 70183-0748. 1-800-824-3021. Name of products: Simply Tranquil, Tranquil and Harmony. These sound generator devices have been helping patients for over a decade. See their website for more information and specifications. Website: www.generalhearing.com.
Amplisound [formerly United Hearing Systems (UHS)], 594 Putnam Road (Route 12), Danielson, CT 06239. Phone: 1-800-835-2001. Name of product: Solace. Amplisound makes versatile open-fit, ear-level sound generators as well as a brand new combination unit for fulfilling technological requirements of patients undergoing appropriate therapy for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. For more info please visit the website: www.amplisound.com
Starkey Laboratories, Inc., 6700 Washington Ave. South, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. 1-800-328-3897. Name of products: Starkey masker and/or combination unit (sound generator plus hearing aid all in one device). Website: www.starkey.com. Contact: Michael Block, Ph.D., Director of Customer Resources for MicroTech, a subsidiary of Starkey Labs for current info.
Fall 2008: Siemens Corporation has just re-introduced some a tinnitus relief product. More info to follow soon.
The Trans-Ear bone conduction hearing aid for those with single-sided deafness interested in a non-surgical option is now available. Upgraded circuitry and design just released - October 2008. For more info: www.transear.com
Sound Therapy Product Information and Reviews
Robb, MJA: Tinnitus Device Directory, Part I. Tinnitus Today, 28:2:22-23 June 2003, www.ata.org. 1-800-634-8978.
Robb, MJA: Tinnitus Device Directory, Part II. Tinnitus Today, 28:3:14-17 Sept. 2003, www.ata.org. 1-800-634-8978. Call the ATA for your free directory copy.
Tinnitus Masker Pro by Vector Media Software: free online acoustic audition www.relaxingsoftware.com/tinnituspro/tinnituspro.htm
General Hearing Instruments (www.generalhearing.com), United Hearing Systems (www.unitedhearing.com) and Starkey (www.starkey.com) are the three companies currently producing in-the-ear or behind-the-ear custom 'wearable' sound generators to facilitate habituation of the tinnitus reaction & percept while undergoing Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) as developed by Drs. Jastreboff and Hazell. Please check their websites and click on "tinnitus devices or tinnitus" for more specific information on sound generators like the GHI Tranquil, Amplisound Solace, Widex with Zen, and the Starkey Tinnitus Masker.
List of nationwide support groups and meeting times available @ ATA, www.ata.org
"Hear Together" - Phoenix, Arizona Tinnitus Support Group sponsored by the ATA. They meet the first Monday of every month, 7-9pm at Denny's Restaurant on Scottsdale Rd just North of Osborn Road. Director: Bill Teske. Website: www.aztecfreenet.org/tinnitus/
West Phoenix Tinnitus Support Group, Abbott Hearing Center, West Bell Road in Surprise, check www.ata.org for more details. This group convened for the first time in Sept. 2005. Recent meetings have taken place in Glendale under the direction of Mr. Jim Soudriette.
Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing
Deafness Research Foundation
International tinnitus message boards. http://pub126.ezboard.com/btinnitussupport92262 or Google: "tinnitus message board." There are about 10 tinnitus and hyperacusis boards; www.ezboard.com. Read at your own risk if you must.
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Vestibular Support Group, 1012 East Willetta St., Phoenix, AZ 85006. (602) 239-2317.
Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) www.vestibular.org.
Basic Science Hearing Research Centers
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Auditory Neurophysiology
University of Washington - Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
Kresge Hearing Research Institute/Lab, University of Michigan and LSU
Harvard University - Eaton Peabody Laboratory
The MIT Speech and Hearing Program
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri - Cochlear Physics Lab
Washington University in St. Louis - Central Insitute for the Deaf
National Institutes of Health NIDCD - Biophysics Section
Univ. Connecticut, Farmington - The Kim Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory
Loyola University - Parmly Hearing Institute
UC Berkeley - Auditory Perception Lab
Boys Town National Research Hospital - Boys Town Cochlear Mechanics
Artistic Cochlea Sites
The Cochlea Homepage by F. Mammano & R. Nobili, Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Foundation for Advanced Biomedical Research, Padova, Italy. Superb website: www.vimm.it/cochlea/
Promenade 'Round the Cochlea' by R. Pujol, V. Reclar-Enjalbert, T. Pujol, S. Blatrix. Universite Montpellier I, CRIC, LIPcom, Inserm in France. Text in French and English. Superb website. Google: "Promenade 'round the Cochlea"
Recent and upcoming conferences
University of Iowa Tinnitus Conference every September in Iowa City, IA - Director: Richard S. Tyler, Ph.D.
Regional Tinnitus Symposiums, bi-annually, sponsored by ATA - www.ata.org
Instructional courses on Tinnitus Treatment and Management / TRT
University of Iowa Tinnitus Symposium, Iowa City, IA. The meeting is held every September and is directed by Richard S. Tyler, Ph.D.
The official TRT course by Drs. Pawel and Margaret Jastreboff, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, www.tinnitus-pjj.com. Course conducted annually.
British TRT course by Jacqueline Sheldrake and Mr. Jonathan Hazell, London, England, www.tinnitus.org
Sample tinnitus interview
www.tinnitus.org by Mr. Jonathan W. P. Hazell (British Neuro-Otologist); this online recording requires equalization boosts in the midrange and highs and/or low frequency cuts to enhance intelligibility of the interview.
"Hope, control and relief are realistic goals which can be achieved in time for patients suffering from tinnitus and sound sensitivity. A customized and multidisciplinary approach utilizing education, supportive and directive counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, sound therapy, hearing amplification, otonutrition, otoprotection, pharmacotherapy and surgery when indicated, are the essential tools which the patient-doctor team uses to build many roads to relief and, ultimately, improved quality of life." - Michael J. A. Robb, M.D.
To keep alive the practice of private medicine, to strive for excellence in teaching and clinical research, and to preserve the sanctity of the patient-doctor relationship through old-fashioned, country-doctor values combined with modern oto-neurological subspecialty expertise.