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Richard S. Tyler, PhD

Staff Scientist Psychoacoustician/Audiologist
Professor of Otolaryngology
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact Information

Primary Office
21167 Pomerantz Family pavillion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


Science, University of Windsor
BS, Communication Disorders, University of Western Ontario
MSc, Audiology, University of Western Ontario
PhD, Psychoacoustics, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Certificate of Licensure (Audiology - State of Iowa
Certificate of Clinical competence (Audiology) - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Research Summary

I have now published over 270 articles and edited five books. In recent years I have focused on tinnitus. I have edited three books on tinnitus, including the first textbook on tinnitus, a treatment protocol book for clinicians and a self-help book for patients. In 2008, I was presented with the Editors’ award at a special ceremony at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association for an article “ Tyler R., Coelho C., Tao P., Ji H., Noble W, Gehringer A., and Gogel S. (2008) Identifying tinnitus subgroups with cluster analysis. American Journal of Audiology. 17(2):S176-84”. I have been the co-principle investigator of our NIH sponsored cochlear implant grant, since its inception over 25 years ago. My research has been funded by NIH for tinnitus work, by the Royal National Institute of the Deaf, and by the Tinnitus Research Consortium. I have actively and successfully sought research funding from a wide variety of companies, including Merz, Merck, Siemens, Cochlear Corporation, ReSound, MedEl, DSE Healthcare Solutions, Auris Medical and MicroTransponder. I will continue my efforts designing research studies in an attempt to help tinnitus patients.