AES New York 2007 Friday, October 5, 1:30 pm — 3:30 pm
T2 - TINNITUS. JUST ANOTHER BUZZ WORD?
Michael Santucci, Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation - Chicago, IL, USA
Tinnitus is a common yet poorly understood disorder where sounds are perceived in the absence of an external source (phantom). Significant sound exposure with or without hearing loss is the single most common risk factor. Tinnitus can be debilitating, affecting quality of life or even one’s ability to function. Given the potential harm of sound in the development of tinnitus, more aggressive and proactive attitudes must be taken. In-ear monitoring strategies further necessitate meaningful conversations regarding hearing awareness, hearing protection, safe standards for listening, and appropriate safeguards for products.
This tutorial introduces the concept of tinnitus, the pertinent anatomy and physiology, the audiologic parameters of tinnitus, current research, guidelines for identifying high risk behaviors, and how to determine that you have a problem.
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