What Is Tinnitus?

The term “tinnitus” means to ring.

Tinnitus is the conscious experience of sound that originates in the head. It is hearing sound without an external source. Brief, spontaneous tinnitus can last seconds to minutes. Temporary tinnitus lasts minutes to hours. Chronic tinnitus is present frequently or continuously.

About 90% of tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss.

Join us for a discussion on the basic facts of tinnitus, what you need to know and what you can do for relief.

Virtual Program via GoToMeeting

Date: Thursday, Jan 7, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

RWJUH proudly presents:

Karen E. Sommer, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Department of Speech & Hearing
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick

Dr. Sommer will discuss tinnitus as it relates to:

  • hearing loss
  • diagnosis
  • treatment

General Session Information:

  1. This virtual session will be presented through GoToMeeting.
  2. The day before the program we email you a reminder along with the connection link for the specific program.
  3. When you sign in, you will be able to see and hear everyone.
  4. Once we start the program, we will mute all attendees except the presenter(s).
  5. For viewing, to only view the presenter, refer to the top center of the screen to find “Screen View.” Click on that and select “Who’s talking.”
  6. If you prefer you may select “view everyone.”
  7. If you do not want to be viewed remember to “X” your camera or tape over your camera lens with an opaque piece of paper.

To register, email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org or susan.capolongo@rwjbh.org.