If there is one thing I know for certain in life, it is that we never stop learning and that being excited to learn new information can make the task of learning significantly easier. As the current audiology doctoral intern here at Family Hearing and Balance Centers, learning is quite literally my job while I am here. While there are some subjects or skills that I am confident in and simply require the practice accrued with time in the field, there are other areas that I have yet to garner much experience in that I am excited to learn about in my time here. My practical education in tinnitus thus far has consisted of asking the appropriate questions during case history, giving a tinnitus questionnaire when it is reported as bothersome or interrupts ones’ life, and engaging the tinnitus masker on hearing aids when appropriate.
Not many practices work with or dispense the multiple tinnitus treatment/therapy options the audiologists work with here. Going through the Neuromonics software and how it works to lessen the response of the limbic system with Dr. Welman was fascinating. Prior to that, I did not fully understand the near ‘chicken and the egg’ relationship tinnitus and stress responses can have.
Thank you T.L. for sharing this with us!