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Saturday, February 12 • 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Cigarette smoking as a risk factor for bothersome tinnitus

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Multiple studies have demonstrated a link between cigarette smoking and tinnitus. However, a specification of the relationship between smoking and tinnitus has been hampered by varying definitions of tinnitus cases. In the present study, we examine the relationship between cigarette smoking, in pack-year categories, and bothersome tinnitus in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Relative to those who never smoked, people with normal hearing (re: WHO/Global Burden of Disease criteria) and had a history of 2 to 9 pack-years of smoking were at elevated odds of reporting bothersome tinnitus (OR: 2.3; 95% CI: 1.4 to 3.6). People with less than 2 pack-years of smoking history did not have significantly increased odds, and the elevated odds of bothersome tinnitus persisted above 9 pack-years. These results indicate that smoking history greater than 2 pack-years must be considered a risk factor for bothersome tinnitus.

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Kristy Deiters, Au.D.

Research Audiologist, Stephenson and Stephenson Research and Consulting (SASRAC)
Dr. Kristy Deiters is a research audiologist and consultant with a doctorate in Audiology (Au.D) from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Economics from Alma College. Dr. Deiters' research interests range from changes in hearing over time, reliability... Read More →
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Gregory Flamme, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, SASRAC
Dr. Gregory Flamme is the Senior Scientist and Chief Operating Officer of Stephenson and Stephenson Research and Consulting (SASRAC), which is a company founded by Dr. Mark Stephenson and Dr. Carol Stephenson. Dr. Flamme has a Ph.D. in Audiology from the University of Memphis, completed... Read More →
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Mark Stephenson, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Stephenson is the owner and principal consultant for Stephenson and Stephenson Research and Consulting (SASRAC). He received his Ph.D. in audiology and hearing science from The Ohio State University in 1986. Mark was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he served until... Read More →
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Stephen Tasko, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Tasko is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Western Michigan University and Research Consultant with Stephenson and Stephenson Research and Consulting (SASRAC). Dr. Tasko earned his Ph.D. in Communication Disorders... Read More →
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Christa Themann, MA, CCC-A

Audiologist, NIOSH
Christi is a Research Audiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her master’s degree in audiology from the University of Cincinnati and is a doctoral candidate in epidemiology. Her research experience includes animal... Read More →


Saturday February 12, 2022 3:00pm - 8:00pm CST
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