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AudiologyNOW! 2015: Topics in Tinnitus: Pathophysiology-Based Treatments for Tinnitus (.3 CEUs; ABA Certificants: Tier 1)

Recorded On: 03/27/2015

Topics in Tinnitus: Pathophysiology-Based Treatments for Tinnitus

Recorded March 27, 2015 Live from AudiologyNOW! 2015 in San Antonio, TX

The registration for this eAudiology Web seminar is free through funding by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation with a grant from Widex.

Duration: 3 hours

Presenter: Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD

CEUs: .3
ABA Certificants Tier 1

Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:

  1. Identify pathophysiology of non-pusatile tinnitus.
  2. Translate pathophysiology to treatment modalities.
  3. Propose pathophysiology-based treatment approaches for tinnitus.


Non-pulsatile tinnitus can be the result of either of 2 mechanisms: a deficient noise-canceling mechanism or deafferentation, i.e. auditory deprivation. The question “why" the brain creates a phantom auditory percept in the absence of an external stimulus can shed light on how to treat it, and how to develop new tinnitus treatments. One of the potential answers may be found in the Bayesian brain concept, and a second new avenue, on the use of network science models. The pathophysiology and related treatment approaches for non-pulsatile tinnitus will be discussed in detail in light of recent discoveries in these areas.

Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD, is the Neurological Foundation professor of Neurosurgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago in New Zealand. He is founder and director of the BRAI²N (Brain Research consortium for Advanced, Innovative & Interdisciplinary Neuromodulation). His main interest is the understanding and treatment of phantom perceptions (sound, pain), especially by use of functional imaging navigated non-invasive (TMS, tDCS, tACS, tRNS, LORETA neurofeedback) and invasive (implants) neuromodulation techniques. He has developed “burst” and “noise” stimulation as novel stimulation designs for implants, and is working on other stimulation designs.

Dr. De Ridder has published 35 bookchapters, co-edited the Textbook of Tinnitus, and has authored or co-authored more than 190 papers of which 160 pubmed listed papers. 100 papers deal with phantom sound perception. He is reviewer for more than 60 journals.


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