EMORY TINNITUS & HYPERACUSIS CENTER PERSONNEL



Pawel J. Jastreboff, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Professor and Director
Emory Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Center

After 8 years at Yale University and 8 years at University of Maryland, where he established Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Center Dr. Jastreboff moved to Emory University in January 1999 to continue his research on tinnitus and to create Emory Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Center - a center of excellence for tinnitus research and patients treatment. In 1988, on the basis of research on the physiological mechanisms of tinnitus Dr. Jastreboff proposed a neurophysiological model of tinnitus and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). He has also created an animal model of tinnitus, and his present research is aimed at delineating the mechanisms of tinnitus and designing new methods of tinnitus and hyperacusis alleviation. Dr. Jastreboff received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Doctor of Sciences Degree (Neuroscience) from the Polish Academy of Science. He did his Postdoctoral training at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He holds Visiting Professor appointments at Yale University School of Medicine and at University College London and Middlesex Hospital, London, England.

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Douglas E. Mattox, M.D.
Professor and Director
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Mattox is Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Emory and has restricted his clinical practice to otology and neuro-otology with a special interest on patients with problems with hearing, balance and tinnitus. He received his Otolaryngology training at Stanford and was a Fellow in Neuro-otology with Professor Ugo Fisch in Switzerland. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins where he wa Vice-Chairman, and as Chairman of the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Maryland. His research is in the areas of ototoxins and sound damage to the inner ear and in clinical trials of management tinnitus. He is actively involved in the medical evaluation of patients seen at Emory for TRT.

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Margaret M. Jastreboff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Margaret M. Jastreboff received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Polish Academy of Sciences, and postdoctoral training in pharmacology and molecular biology at Yale University School of Medicine. She has been involved in tinnitus research since 1984, and on a full-time basis since 1991. Her experimental work involves the study of the mechanisms of tinnitus using molecular biology, pharmacology, and behavioral techniques, with emphasis on mapping the brain areas related to tinnitus and testing drugs for their effectiveness for tinnitus attenuation. She is involved in clinical work with patients as well, with particular interest in studying the genetic basis of tinnitus and hyperacusis in humans, with the goal to identify genes that may be related to these disorders. In 1993 she shared with Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff the prestigious Robert W. Hocks award for her contribution to the field of tinnitus. She is the organizer of the courses on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

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Lisa Payne, M.A.
Audiologist

Ms. Payne  joined the Emory Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center in June 2000.  She is responsible for all aspects of audiological evaluation, and fitting of sound generators and hearing aids at the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Center.

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Last updated February 19, 2001
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