Who are we?

Biography:

Barbara Goldstein, PhD, CCC - Audiologist - is Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery of the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, State University of New York. Her professional education includes a doctoral degree granted in 1980 from the Graduate Center - City University of New York in Hearing and Speech Sciences. She holds the Certificate of Clinical competence awarded by ASHA in both Audiology and Speech/Language Pathology. She served as the Director of Audiology of the Tinnitus Clinic, HSCB-SUNY 1974-1990; Director/Chief Section Communication Sciences. Dr. Goldstein's clinical interests have focused on hearing and balance disorders with a special interest in central auditory speech processing, selection and fitting of instrumentation as well as tinnitology. In addition to many published articles and teaching activities, she coordinated the First and Second International Tinnitus Seminars in 1977 and 1981; has been and continues to be an active participant in International Symposia related to tinnitus, hearing and vertigo and the development of the new discipline called Tinnitology. Most recent since 1995 she is Director of Audiologic Research of the Martha Entenmann Tinnitus Research Center, State University of New York, and Co- editor of the new International Tinnitus Journal. Read more about Dr. Goldstein

Abraham Shulman, M.D., F.A.C.S. - Otolaryngologist/Neurotologist - is Professor Emeritus of the Department of the Otolaryngology of the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, State University of New York. His professional education includes his MD in 1955 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Berne, Switzerland; Internship Queens General Hospital 1956; Residency Training Program Kings County Hospital Division of Otolaryngology (1956-1960); Chief ENT at the Portsmouth General Naval Hospital 1960-1962. He served as Acting Director of the Division of Otolaryngology - HSCB-SUNY (1974-1983); Director 1983-1985; and contributed to the establishment of the Department of Otolaryngology in 1990. Dr. Shulman's clinical interests have focused on auditory and balance sensations expressed as symptoms of hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo, and, since 1977, particularly for tinnitus. Besides his many published articles in excess of 150 and teaching duties, he has participated and organized many Tinnitus symposia, and is the Co-Editor and Co-Author, of the text Tinnitus Diagnosis/Treatment (1991), all which have identified the new discipline of Tinnitology. Most recent he is Director of the Martha Entenmann Tinnitus Research Center, State University of New York; and Co-Editor of the new International Tinnitus Journal since 1995. His continuous research activities have identified Dr. Shulman as an international figure for the symptom of tinnitus. Read more about Dr. Shulman

  Contributions: - 1979

1. Identification multiple mechanisms tinnitus production - 1977

2. Combined treatment methods instrumentation/medication - 1977

3. Medical - Audiology Tinnitus Patient Protocol - 1979

4. Identification tinnitus is not a unitary symptom - but- has different clinical types. - 1981

5. Identification clinical types / subtypes of tinnitus. - 1981

6. Identification Endolymphatic Hydrops in Tinnitus Patients - 1980

7. Identification medical significance of tinnitus - 1981

8. Electrical Stimulation / Tinnitus relief - 1983

9. Identification abnormalities in brain using the nuclear imaging technique of SPECT of brain. - 1989

10. Identification final common pathway for tinnitus in brain - 1990

11. Text Book - Tinnitus Diagnosis/Treatment 1981 - 1991

12. Identification of stress diathesis model for tinnitus - 1992

13. Application Neuroprotection / Neurochemical treatment protocols for
tinnitus relief - 1997

14. Identification of a biochemical marker for tinnitus - 2000