Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

  • Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

    The UI Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery has a long history of tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment and research, encompassing more than three decades of work in this area.  Our annual Managemnt of The Tinnitus Patient Conference is June 13th & 14th, 2014, click here for more information.  Practitioners may direct  patients to our Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic and have them call 319-356-2201

    Direct your patients to our research studies

    Individuals interested in participating in a tinnitus and/or hyperacusis study should complete our online questionnaire.

    Tinnitus, Dietary Supplements, Cochlear Implants and Global Information

    As part of our ongoing research, we invite our patients to complete surveys about their experience with tinnitus, If you are interested in sharing information about your condition, please consider completing this survey.

      

    Information for Health Care Providers

    Questionnaires for Working with Tinnitus Patients

    We have created a series of questionnaires that may be useful for health care professionals working with patients who experience tinnitus. These questionnaires may be used to identify a specific area of a patient's life that are affected by tinnitus, as well as monitor a patient's progress with a particular treatment. Translations of these questionnaires are also available in a growing number of languages.  

    Tinnitus Activity Treatment  

    Below you will find different counseling presentations that relate to the thoughts and emotions, hearing, sleep, and concentration for people experiencing tinnitus. Within each presentation are activities to complete following the counseling. In addition, there is a review for each counseling section that is typically completed at the beginning of the subsequent follow-up appointment. 

    Also, provided below are presentations that can be used with the fitting of sound therapy devices.

     In addition to the information provided in these presentations, you may also consult the book titled:

    • Tinnitus Treatment: Clinical Protocols. Tyler, R, S. (Ed). New York: Thieme: 2006.

               If you would like reprints, please contact Rich Tyler, rich-tyler@uiowa.edu   

    Also highly recommended:

    • Henry J.H., & Wilson P.H. The psychological management of chronic tinnitus. Boston: Allyn & Bacon: 2001.
    • Henry J.H., & Wilson P.H. Tinnitus: A Self Management Guide for the Ringing in Your Ears. S.D. Dragin (Ed.). Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 2002.

    Whenever you use or refer to the presentations, please cite Tyler, R.S. and The University of Iowa, Copyright 2006.