CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Aug. 1, 2000
UI will hold annual conference on managing tinnitus
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will host the "Eighth Annual
Conference on Management of the Tinnitus Patient" Sept. 21-23 in Iowa
City. Tinnitus -- ringing or buzzing in the ears -- affects millions of Americans
and has no known cure.
The conference will be open to physicians, audiologists, psychologists and
nurses who want to learn more about evaluating and managing tinnitus. Physicians
and audiologists will be eligible to earn continuing education credits. People
with tinnitus may also enroll; however, the conference does not include individualized
diagnosis or treatment. Early registration ends Aug. 31.
The program begins with a reception Thursday evening, Sept. 21, with programs
offered Sept. 22-23. Scheduled lecture topics include psychology of the tinnitus
patient; clinical depression related to the condition; hearing aids and tinnitus
maskers; tinnitus and children; habituation therapy; and setting up a tinnitus
clinic. In addition, the conference will offer a patient forum on "What
I've Done to Make My Tinnitus Better" and practicums on tinnitus measurement,
relaxation therapy, biofeedback therapy and psychomotor therapy.
The conference is sponsored by the UI College of Medicine, the UI Department
of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the UI Department of Speech Pathology
and Audiology, the UI College of Liberal Arts, and Audiology and Speech Pathology
Services of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Iowa City.
Richard S. Tyler, Ph.D., UI professor of otolaryngology, and speech pathology
and audiology, and Jay Rubinstein, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of otolaryngology,
and physiology and biophysics, are organizing the annual conference, which
Tyler started in 1993.
The featured guest speaker will be Robert A. Dobie, M.D., director, Division
of Extramural Research at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
Disorders, who will discuss tinnitus research. Guest faculty from the United
Sates and Denmark, as well as UI faculty in the sponsoring departments and
family medicine and psychiatry, will also offer instruction.
For more information, contact Cheryl Schlote, conference secretary, at (319)
384-9757 or email@example.com.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.