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Audiology 2015;11(2): 91-107.
Published online: April 30, 2015.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2015.11.2.91
해외 이명 협회 및 이명 연구 기관 현황
김동창1, 신진배1, 김춘혁1, 박혜진1, 김진숙2
1한림대학교 일반대학원 언어병리청각학과
2한림대학교 자연과학대학 언어청각학부, 청각언어연구소
The Current Trend in the Public Service of the Tinnitus Associations and Professional Organization in the World
Dongchang Kim1, Jinbae Shin1, Chunhyeok Kim1, Hyejin Park1, Jinsook Kim2
1Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Graduate School, Hallym University, Chuncheon
2Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Research Institute of Audiology and Speech Pathology, College of Natural Science, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence  Jinsook Kim ,Tel: (033) 248-2213, Fax: (033) 256-3420, Email: jskim@hallym.ac.kr
Received: March 22, 2015; Revised: April 23, 2015   Accepted: April 25, 2015.  Published online: April 30, 2015.
This paper reviewed the tinnitus associations in the U.S.A., Australia, United Kingdom, European Federation, and one tinnitus research initiative. The American Tinnitus Association (ATA), which was the first tinnitus association in the world established in 1971, has pursued to find a cure for tinnitus and funded vital tinnitus research. The ATA provides informational brochures. The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) aims to support tinnitus patients and to seek effective management of tinnitus. The BTA offers several education programs for clinicians dealing with tinnitus patients in addition to fund tinnitus research. Moreover, the BTA offers direct counsel to tinnitus patients on the phone, and publishes twenty one of informal leaflets. In Australia, two of four tinnitus associations were reviewed; The Australian Tinnitus Association (ATA, Australia TA) and Tinnitus South Association (Tinnitus SA). The Australia TA provides the information about tinnitus, supports tinnitus patients, publishes a tinnitus magazine, and informs people tinnitus treatments through their home page. The Tinnitus SA was established by support of government of South Australia on the purpose of informing people about tinnitus. The Tinnitus SA provides an on-line tinnitus questionnaire, and off-line counselling for patients. The European Federation of Tinnitus Association (EUTI) was recently formed by tinnitus associations from 18 countries within Europe in order to cooperate to help patients. The Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) has been established by some research institutes in several countries in order to perform cooperative research and share the results. However, in Korea, there is no tinnitus association except one formed by Korean veteran, which has no information about tinnitus. Considering increasing number of tinnitus patients in Korea, the tinnitus association for helping patients and leading research should be formed in the near future.
Key Words: Tinnitus association, Tinnitus, TRI
중심단어: 이명협회, 이명, 이명연구 선도회
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