Dr. Ed Lobarinas, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, published a paper entitled “Tinnitus: From the clinic to the lab bench and back” on the November 2011 issue of Audiology Today. The paper advocates for “the potential growing role for audiologists as key elements in the treatment of individuals with hearing loss and tinnitus” based on the most current tinnitus research.
To access the PDF file of the paper, please click here.
The Center for Hearing and Deafness at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce the success of 5th International TRI Tinnitus Conference . More than 200 participants from 26 countries gathered in Buffalo, NY (USA) August 19 till August 21, 2011. The presentations during the conference demonstrated an impressive progress in the understanding of tinnitus made in the last years through neuroscientific research. A better understanding of tinnitus has prompted new therapeutic options which have shown first promise in pilot studies.
Director: Elaine Stathopoulos, Ph.D. Room: 104 Cary Hall
Elaine T. Stathopoulos, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and Director of the Speech Science Laboratory at the University at Buffalo. She is an ASHA fellow and holds clinical certification in Speech (CCC-SP) and maintains her license to practice in New York State. Professor Stathopoulos has been on the faculty at the University at Buffalo since 1979.
The CDS department is pleased to announce that Daniel Stolzberg was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F31 Predoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship will help support Dan’s research for 3 years. He is pursuing research on the phantom perception of tinnitus, which is a persistent disorder of the auditory system that remains poorly understood. One theory, called "thalamocortical dysrhythmia", claims that a change in the way neurons of the thalamus communicate with the cortex underlies a class of persistent neurological disorders, including tinnitus. Dan proposes to evaluate this theory by recording patterns of activity in neurons in both the thalamus and cortex simultaneously in an animal model of tinnitus. The results of such an investigation will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the neural mechanism underlying the persistent generation of tinnitus. For more information on this award please visit http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm.
On May 1, 2009, the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences held its annual Student Research Day. The first part of the day was devoted to platform presentations in which audiology, doctoral, and speech-language pathology students discussed and revealed the results of their research projects. The second part of the day was devoted to a poster session displaying the research projects from the Clinical Research Methods courses. A big thank you goes out to the entire faculty, staff, and students who helped make this day such a success. Please click on 'read more' to view the presentations from Student Research Day.
This year, at the 2009 AudiologyNow! convention, Eric Bielefeld, PhD was presented with a New Investigator Research Award for his work titled, “Preservation of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss with Blockade of NADPH Oxidase.” He was featured in both the AudiologyNow! program, and on a poster displayed in the lobby of the convention. Accompanying these highlights, was a passage in which Dr. Bielefeld wrote about Dr. Donald Henderson, the individual who inspired him to become a researcher. Congratulations again Dr. Bielefeld! Please find the details in the Connections Newsletter.
OPEN HOUSE is this Friday, February 27th in the Lippschutz Room. The event begins promptly at 1:00PM but we are asking the Faculty to be present between 12:00PM and 12:30PM to meet and greet our guests.