Tinnitus

The James H. Quillen Medical Center is one of the few facilities in the VA system to offer tinnitus management services.  Students observe and participate in sessions with patients during which time they assist with case history, tinnitus assessment, and tinnitus counseling.  This active clinic provides a unique opportunity for student clinicians to learn first-hand about the disruptions that tinnitus imposes upon individuals.  Tinnitus is a common but poorly-understood disorder among veterans and the general public, and this clinical experience exposes graduate clinicians to a variety of treatment and counseling strategies.  Students participating in this clinic are encouraged to continue working with these patients, thereby increasing the number of professionals sensitive to the unusual needs of this underserved patient population.