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2020 Waunakee Workshops on Wellness
February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Jon Douglas, Au.D., CCC-A, and Brianna Ralston, UW-Madison Doctoral Student, at the Waunakee Workshops on Wellness on February 12, 2020 at 7pm for their presentation Overview of Tinnitus & Hyperacusis.
When the auditory brain is missing sound such as in complete silence or with reduced hearing thresholds, it can create a phantom auditory perception, or in another words, tinnitus. Fifty million Americans experience tinnitus, with 20% seeking additional help from a medical professional or audiologist. In addition, 30 million Americans experience hyperacusis. The effects of tinnitus and hyperacusis extend beyond the ear to many areas of the brain that control attention, emotion, memory, and sensorimotor processes. The impacts of debilitating tinnitus and hyperacusis can include problems with attention, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and hearing. By understanding the mechanisms of neurophysiological tinnitus & hyperacusis and using personalized management strategies, one can habituate to the reactions of tinnitus and hyperacusis.