Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Disorders Clinic

Tinnitus

Tinnitus Awareness Day @ FAU

Florida Atlantic University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Hosts Tinnitus Awareness Activity
  • Tuesday, April 15th, 9 a.m. – noon
  • FREE HEARING SCREENINGS
  • OFFERED BY: FAU AUDIOLOGY LABORATORY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
  • View Event Flyer and learn more

Free lecture and Public Forum:
Tinnitus Awareness Lecture

News from the 10th International Tinnitus Seminar

Latest Research and Clinical Advancements on Tinnitus: Etiology, Pathology and Management
  • Presenter: Professor Ali Danesh
    Director of Audiology and Tinnitus Clinic
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Where: Room 119 (Auditorium)
    College of Education,
    777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton
    Florida Atlantic University
  • When: Monday April 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  • Parking is Available
    Email: tinnitus@fau.edu

FAU Hosts Tinnitus Awareness Activity

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is hosting its annual Tinnitus Awareness Activity on Tuesday, March 29th from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will include free hearing screenings, educational resources, ear wax checkups, and the ability to partake in ongoing tinnitus research.

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) estimates that 50 million people suffer from tinnitus. Approximately, two million people see their doctor every year for tinnitus, or continuous ringing or noise in the ears. Many people with tinnitus do not understand that the condition is manageable and very few are offered treatment options. Because of this fact, Dr. Ali Danesh is opening up his clinic to tinnitus sufferers as a way to offer treatment options.

Danesh, the director of audiology at the FAU Speech and Hearing Clinic, has not only been conducting tinnitus research, but he has been lending support to tinnitus sufferers for the past 13 years. Some of his research data were presented at the 10th International Tinnitus Seminar in Brazil this Month.

The free screenings will take place on the fourth floor of the College of Education building at the Communication Disorders Clinic, Boca Raton campus. No appointments are necessary. Parking will be available during the event. For more information, visit http://www.coe.fau.edu/academicdepartments/csd/clinic/Tinnitus.aspx, send an e-mail to tinnitus@fau.edu or call the Communication Disorders Clinic at 561-297-2258.

FAU Hosts Free Hearing Screenings for Tinnitus Awareness

BOCA RATON, FL (March 30, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association will be commemorating National Tinnitus Awareness on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 9 a.m. to noon with free hearing screenings and tinnitus advice. The screenings will take place on the fourth floor of FAU’s College of Education building, Communication Disorders Clinic, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. No appointments are necessary.

It is estimated that 50 million people suffer from tinnitus, and two million people see their doctor every year for tinnitus, or continuous ringing or noise in the ears. Many people with tinnitus do not understand that the condition is manageable and few are offered treatment options. Because of this fact, Dr. Ali Danesh is opening up his clinic to tinnitus sufferers as a way to offer treatment options.

Danesh, the director of audiology at the FAU Speech and Hearing Clinic, has not only been conducting tinnitus research, but he has been lending support to tinnitus sufferers for more than a decade. He also is a help network volunteer for the American Tinnitus Association (www.ata.org).

Parking is available in the lots just outside of the College of Education. For more information, call the Communication Disorders Clinic at 561-297-2258, e-mail tinnitus@fau.edu  or visit www.coe.fau.edu/academicdepartments/csd/clinic/Tinnitus.aspx  .

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List of Recent Presentations by Ali A. Danesh, Ph.D. & Colleagues

Florida Atlantic University Hosts Tinnitus Awareness Activity

Free Hearing Screenings Offered by FAU Audiology Laboratory at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Questions about Tinnitus? e-mail to: tinnitus@fau.edu

 

Dr. Ali Danesh is currently investigating on the response of the inner ear in individuals with unilateral or bilateral tinnitus. If you are interested to be a part of this research please contact him at (561) 297-2071 or e-mail to danesh@fau.edu.

We, at Florida Atlantic University are investigating neural correlates of tinnitus with a group of national and international scientists. It is hoped that some day the neural elements of tinnitus generation and its perception will be revealed.

Dr. Jack Vernon, Tinnitus Scientist, American Tinnitus Association

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) demonstration of the response of the brain in individuals with Tinnitus (From Dr. Frank Mirz's website, Copenhagen, Denmark, http://www.tinnitus.suite.dk/).

Definitions

tin·ni·tus (/tɪˈnaɪtəs/)
n. pl. tin·ni·tus·es
A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a specific condition, such as an ear infection, the use of certain drugs, a blocked auditory tube or canal, or a head injury.[Latin tinntus, from past participle of tinnre, to ring, of imitative origin.]
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
tinnitus
\Tin*ni"tus\, n. [L., fr. tinnire to jingle.] (Med.) A ringing, whistling, or other imaginary noise perceived in the ears; -- called also tinnitus aurium.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
tintinnabulation
\tin-tih-nab-yuh-LAY-shuhn\, noun:
A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells.

Tinnitus Related Links

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Previous Events

Boca Raton, FLORIDA – Friday May 2, 2008

FAU NSSLHA will be offering free hearing screenings to the public on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The free screenings will be held at the Communication Disorders Clinic on the fourth floor of the College of Education Building at the Boca Raton Campus. The screenings will be completed on a first come, first served basis.

Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This month of awareness is a good time to analyze your own speech and hearing and determine if you are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have a hearing loss that can be treated. The American Tinnitus Association will be celebrating their sixth National Tinnitus Awareness Week this May 18-24th, with a motto of Moving the World Toward a Cure!

Hearing screening tests provide a quick way to detect hearing loss. Those who pass hearing screening are presumed to have no hearing loss. Those who do not pass are in need of an in-depth evaluation by an audiologist and may also need follow-up care from other professionals.

The National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 114,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is the nation’s most foremost organization working to cure tinnitus. ATA exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA). With more than 10,000 members, the American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists.

Boca Raton, FL – (April 8, 2008)

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) will host its annual Tinnitus Awareness Activity on Tuesday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will include free hearing screenings, educational resources, ear wax checkups, free earplugs and the opportunity to take part in ongoing tinnitus research.

It is estimated that 50 million people suffer from tinnitus, and two million people see their doctor every year for tinnitus, or continuous ringing or noise in the ears. Many people with tinnitus do not understand that the condition is manageable and very few are offered treatment options. Because of this fact, Dr. Ali Danesh is opening up his clinic to tinnitus sufferers as a way to offer treatment options.

Dr. Danesh, the director of audiology at the FAU Speech and Hearing Clinic, has not only been conducting tinnitus research, but he has been lending support to tinnitus sufferers for the past 10 years. Some of his research data will be presented at the ninth annual International Tinnitus Seminar in Gothenburg, Sweden this summer.

The free screenings will take place on the fourth floor of the College of Education building at the Communication Disorders Clinic, Boca Raton campus. No appointments are necessary. Parking will be available during the event. For more information, visit www.coe.fau.edu/AcademicDepartments/csd/tinnitus.htm, or e-mail to tinnitus@fau.edu or call the Communication Disorders Clinic at 561-297-2258.

Previous Years:
FAU’s Communication Disorders Clinic is sponsoring an event to increase public awareness with regard to tinnitus. Tinnitus is defined as a sensation of hearing sounds, with no external origin, inside the ears or in the head. The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) believes that awareness is the key and people with tinnitus need to know about treatment options. And everyone needs to be aware of how to avoid exposure to loud noises that may exacerbate or cause tinnitus. Participants will receive a free hearing screening and information about tinnitus, and will have opportunity to familiarize themselves with research on tinnitus at FAU. This free public service will be offered on Wednesday May 14, 2003 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in room 455 College of Education, Boca Raton Campus. No appointments necessary. Parking is available during the event. For more information please send an email to tinnitus@fau.edu or call (561) 297-2258.
Send comments to: tinnitus@fau.edu
Updated April 11, 2014