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We must establish conventions for physiological testing (devices and signal processing) and adopt them internationally; conduct additional thoughtful experiments; implement tighter controls (age, biological sex, occupation); and because the effects of hearing damage on physiological function are likely small, drastically increase the sample sizes of studies. No matter the outcome, at a minimum, patients with tinnitus will likely require assessment beyond the conventional audiogram for clinicians to better understand the status of the ear.
Tinnitus and Sound Tolerance Program at the University of Montreal’s Clinic of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Choquette and Wright tell us about The University of Montreal’s speech-language pathology and audiology clinic’s tinnitus and sound tolerance problem program added in 2015.
Pawel Jastreboff explores the neurophysiological model of tinnitus with the main assumption that in clinically-significant tinnitus other systems in the brain outside the auditory system are involved.
Although there is no clear evidence that there is a pill to treat tinnitus, this is what many sufferers want. Richard Tyler explores what to do.
Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Results – “Tinnitus in Canada” What the Data Means for Audiologists
In the Fall of 2018, the Canadian Hearing Society was contacted by epidemiologist and researcher, Pamela Ramage-Morin, MSc, from Statistics Canada about the tinnitus data derived from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS).
With the looming challenge posed by hearing disorders, it is time to open a conversation concerning the opportunity of adding an Institute on Hearing and Communication Disorders to the existing CIHR structure, so that all researchers working in the hearing field can speak with a united voice.
This insightful article by Henry et al focuses on audiologists and their role in providing effective clinical services for their patients.
Clearly, quantifying an internal perception such as a phantom sound is not a trivial task, especially when there is no clear cause.
Guest editor Philippe Fournier assembles an amazing group of contributors to encourage Canadian audiologists to take action when it comes to tinnitus in Canada.
If we can properly subdivide tinnitus into homogeneous categories, and can associate these subtypes with specific brain mechanisms, then we will be on the road to devising effective therapeutic interventions.