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FAU Hosts Tinnitus Awareness Activity

BOCA RATON, FL (March 24, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is hosting its annual Tinnitus Awareness Activity on Tuesday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will include free hearing screenings, educational resources, ear wax checkups, free earplugs and the ability to partake in ongoing tinnitus research.

It is estimated that 50 million people suffer from tinnitus, and two million people see their doctor every year for tinnitus, or continuous ringing or noise in the ears. Many people with tinnitus do not understand that the condition is manageable and very few are offered treatment options. Because of this fact, Dr. Ali Danesh is opening up his clinic to tinnitus sufferers as a way to offer treatment options.

Danesh, the director of audiology at the FAU Speech and Hearing Clinic, has not only been conducting tinnitus research, but he has been lending support to tinnitus sufferers for the past 10 years. Some of his research data will be presented at the ninth annual International Tinnitus Seminar in Gothenburg, Sweden this summer.

The free screenings will take place on the fourth floor of the College of Education building at the Communication Disorders Clinic, Boca Raton campus. No appointments are necessary. Parking will be available during the event. For more information, visit, send an e-mail to or call the Communication Disorders Clinic at 561-297-2258.


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