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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu

FAU Hosts Tinnitus Awareness Day

BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 9, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Communication Science and Disorders will host free hearing screenings in honor of Tinnitus Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Communication Disorders Clinic, fourth floor of the College of Education building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. No appointments are necessary.

The event will include free hearing screenings offered by the FAU Audiology Laboratory, educational resources, ear wax checkups, and the ability to partake in future tinnitus and hearing research.

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) estimates that 50 million people suffer from tinnitus. Approximately 2 million people see their doctor every year for tinnitus, or continuous ringing or noise in the ears. Many people with tinnitus do not understand that the condition is manageable and very few are offered treatment options. Because of this fact, Ali Danesh, Ph.D., is opening up his clinic to tinnitus sufferers as a way to offer treatment options.

Danesh, the director of audiology at the FAU Speech and Hearing Clinic, has not only been conducting tinnitus research, but has supported tinnitus sufferers for the past 12 years. Some of his research data have been presented at national and international tinnitus seminars around the world.

For more information, contact the Communication Disorders Clinic at 561-297-2258 or  tinnitus@fau.edu , or visit  www.coe.fau.edu/academicdepartments/csd/clinic/tinnitus.aspx .

-FAU-

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