From the Back Cover
ÒI canÕt stand this noise in my ear one more minute!Ó This is the often-heard complaint of someone who suffers from tinnitus.
* Overall, at least 36 million Americans have some form of tinnitus, including William Shatner, who has testified before Congress in support of research funding aimed at discovering the cause and finding a cure for this disturbing disorder.
* The American Tinnitus Association (a distributor of this book) estimates that 12 million Americans have tinnitus so severe that their quality of life is seriously compromised. @BULLET Editor, Jack Vernon was instrumental in the founding of the Tinnitus Clinic at the Oregon Hearing Research Center and played a role in the creation of the American Tinnitus Association.
Far from being a hopeless condition, tinnitus can be treated, says Jack Vernon, who has brought together in this book leading researchers from around the world to explain the most frequently used procedures for the relief of tinnitus. Readers will find a broad variety of treatments discussed here because researchers have discovered that no one treatment works for everyone. Treatment topics discussed in detail include hearing aids and wearable tinnitus masking devices; treatment successes and failures with Xanax, nortriptylene, lidocaine and other drugs; electrical stimulation, surgery, and other invasive techniques, including cochlear implants; relaxation training and cognitive therapy; and biofeedback training.
Jack Vernon has been studying tinnitus for more than twenty-five years. He is the co-editor of a well-received technical volume, Mechanisms of Tinnitus, and is affiliated with the Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology at Oregon Health Sciences University.