Tinnitus and Hyperacusis


Congratulations to Dr. Rich Tyler!
He was awarded the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology for outstanding groundbreaking research!


The UI Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery has a long history of tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment and research, encompassing more than three decades of work in this area.  Please check out our International Management of The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Patient Conference,  click here, for more information. Practitioners may direct  patients to our Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic and have them call 319-356-2201

Tinnitus Information for Patients

What is Tinnitus?  Ask an Expert

As part of our ongoing research, we invite our patients to complete surveys about their experience with tinnitus, If you are interested in sharing information about your condition, please consider completing our online survey.  See online questionnaire link below.

Please complete our ONLINE SURVEY/QUESTIONNAIRE   If you are interested in participating in a Tinnitus and/or Hyperacusis Study

Hyperacusis Measurement

  -Spanish/English Translation by Gisela Cram

Tinnitus Information for Healthcare Professionals

Direct your Patients to our Research Studies

Please have your interested patients complete the survey/questionnaire, link is above under "For Patients".

Tinnitus, Dietary Supplements, Cochlear Implants and Global Information

Video-Current Approaches to Helping the Tinnitus Patient- UIHC

Tinnitus Talk Forum

Questionnaires for Professionals Working with Tinnitus Patients

We have created a series of questionnaires that may be useful for health care professionals working with patients who experience tinnitus. These questionnaires may be used to identify a specific area of a patient's life that are affected by tinnitus, as well as monitor a patient's progress with a particular treatment. Translations of these questionnaires are also available in a growing number of languages.  

Tinnitus Activity Treatment  

Below you will find different counseling presentations that relate to the thoughts and emotions, hearing, sleep, and concentration for people experiencing tinnitus. Within each presentation are activities to complete following the counseling. In addition, there is a review for each counseling section that is typically completed at the beginning of the subsequent follow-up appointment. 

Also, provided below are presentations that can be used with the fitting of sound therapy devices.

 In addition to the information provided in these presentations, you may also consult the book titled:

  • Tinnitus Treatment: Clinical Protocols. Tyler, R, S. (Ed). New York: Thieme: 2006.

           If you would like reprints, please contact Rich Tyler, rich-tyler@uiowa.edu   

Also highly recommended:

  • Henry J.H., & Wilson P.H. The psychological management of chronic tinnitus. Boston: Allyn & Bacon: 2001.
  • Henry J.H., & Wilson P.H. Tinnitus: A Self Management Guide for the Ringing in Your Ears. S.D. Dragin (Ed.). Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 2002.

Whenever you use or refer to the presentations, please cite Tyler, R.S. and The University of Iowa, Copyright 2006.