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Tinnitus Today December 1999 Vol 24, No 4

Tinnitus Today December 1999 Vol 24, No 4

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Tinnitus Today is published three times a year, Spring (April), Summer (August) and Winter (December), and mailed to the American Tinnitus Association members and donors. Circulation is rotated to about 75,000 annually.

The American Tinnitus Association is a nonprofit human health and welfare agency under 26 USC 501(c)(3).

1999 © American Tinnitus Association.

Tinnitus Today is published three times a year, Spring (April), Summer (August) and Winter (December), and mailed to the American Tinnitus Association members and donors. Circulation is rotated to about 75,000 annually.

The American Tinnitus Association is a nonprofit human health and welfare agency under 26 USC 501(c)(3).

1999 © American Tinnitus Association.

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December 1999
Vo
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Number
4
Tinnitus Today
THE
JOURNAL OF
THE
AMERICAN
TINN
I
TUS ASSOCIAT
I
ON
"To promote
re
li
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prevention,andtheeventual cure
of
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of
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of
the American Tinnitus Association
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l
ume
24
Number
4,
D
ecem
b
er
1999
Tinnitus, ringing
in
the ears
or
head
noises, is
experienced
by
as
man
y
as
50 million Americans.Medical
help
is often sought
by
those who
have
it
in
a severe, stressful,
or
life-disru
pting
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er
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SOl
(c)(3).Copyright
1999
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ublicat
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.D.,Po
rtla
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Board
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Directors Paul Meade,Tigard,O
R,
Chai
rman
Joel Alexander, Park
Ri
dge,NJ
James
0.
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.,
Manassas,
VA
Claude
H.
Grizzard,
Sr
.
Atlanta,GA
w.
F.
S.Hopmeier, St. Louis,
MO
Gary
P.
Jacobson,
Ph
.D., Detroit,
Ml
Si
dney
Kleinman,Chicago,
IL
Stephen Nagler,M.D., Atl
anta
,GAKathy Peck, San Francisco,
CA
John
Nichols, Scottsdale,AZ
Da
nPutjes, New York,NY Susan Seidel, M.A., CCC-A,Thwson,
MD
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Sotos,Lenexa,
KS
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,ORMegan Vidis, Chicago,
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Honor
ary
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0.
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fie
ld,U.S.Senate, Retired Tony Randall,
Ne,
,· York,
NY
William
Shatner
.Los Angeles.CA
Scientific
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Rona
ld
G.
Amedee,
M.
D,, New
Orleans
,
LA
Robert
E.
Brummett
,
Ph
.D., Portl
an
d, OR
Jack
D.Clemis,
M.
D.,
Ch
ic
ago,lL
Robe
rt A.Dobie, M.D.,S
an
Antonio,
TX
John
R.
Emmett
, M.D.,M
emphis
,
TN
Barbara Gold
ste
in,Ph.
D.
, New York,
NY
John
w.
H
ouse
,M.D., L
osAnge
les,
CA
Gary
P.
Jacobs
on, Ph.D.,
De
troit,Ml Pawcl J.Jastreboff,Ph.D., Atlanta,
GA
W
ill
i
am
H.M
artin,
P
h.D
.,P
onla
nd,OR Douglas E.Mattox,M.D.,Atlanta,
GA
Mary
B.
Meikle, Ph.D.,Portland,OR St
ephen
Nagl
er
,M.D.,Atlanta,
GA
J.
Gail Neely, M.D
.,
St. Lo
uis
,MOGloria E. Reich, Ph.D.,Portland,OR Robert
E.
Sandlin
,Ph.D., ElCajon,
CA
Al
exander
J.
Schleuning
.
11
,M.D., Portland, ORMichaelD. Seidman,M.D., W
est
Bloomfield, MIAbrahamSh
ulma
n,M.D.,Bro
ok
lyn,
NY
Robe
rt
Sweetow, Ph.D.,S
an
Fr
an
cisco,CA
Ri
char
dS.
'JYier, Ph.D.,Iowa City,!A
11
Alternative Management
of
Tinnitus
by
Michael
D.
Seidman,
M.D.
14
Winning
by
a
Landslide
by
Cathie Glennon
14 Mid-Atlantic
Regional
Tinnitus
Conf
e
rence
15
Progress
Through
Research
by
Cheryl McGi
nn
is
16
ATA
Self-Help
Group Guide17
Support
N
etwork
Involves
Many
by
Cheryl McGinnis
18 Celebrating
Virginia!
by
John Nichols
19
A
Moment
to
Remember
by
Rachel Wray
20
Meet
ATA's
New
ScientificAdvisory
Committee
Members22
ARe
prievefrom
the
Ringing
by
Joseph Woods
RegularFeatures
4
From
th
e
Executive Dire
c
tor
by
Steve Laubacher, Ph.D.
5
From
the
Editor
Soaring
by
Barbara Thbachnick Sanders
7
Lette
rs
to
the
Editor
23
Questions
and
Answers
by
Jack A.Vernon, Ph.D.
25
SpecialDonors
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