This 81-page book is exactly as described in its title: it is a practical
clinical guide designed to direct the hearing professional in providing tinnitus
evaluation and (re)habilitation services to the tinnitus sufferer.
The book encompasses the audiological evaluation, the tinnitus evaluation
through questionnaires, frequency matching, octave confusion testing, intensity
matching, masking and masking levels, testing for legal applications, residual
inhibition testing, and audiological reports.
The rehabilitation sections include hearing aid considerations, masking, using
residual inhibition, hearing protection, dietary and lifestyle issues, and
The book provides practical, how-to-do-it advice guiding the hearing healthcare
professional through the entire process of evaluation and rehabilitation. It is
an applications book, rather than an academic research publication.
To preview the first few pages of the book
including Preface, Table of Contents,
and Introduction click
here (88 kB document).
holds his bachelorís degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
with a minor in Psychology (Western Illinois University), and his Masterís
degree in Audiology (Northern Illinois University).
Recently retired, he has 38 years of experience in clinical audiology and in
industrial audiology. He has also taught part-time as an adjunct professor
in audiology, at the graduate school level, for 27 years. His teaching has
included hundreds of workshops for audiologists, occupational health nurses,
otolaryngology residents, ENT doctors, police personnel, amongst others.
Additional to clinical and industrial experience, his career has included
research and publication, establishment of several new audiology clinics
(public and private), and two private practice industrial and community
He has provided clinical and rehabilitative services to tinnitus sufferers
during his entire professional career. He understands the needs of such patients,
as he has been a tinnitus sufferer himself, from a one-time excessive occupational
noise exposure incident in his late teens.