United States Department of Veterans Affairs
NCRAR

James A. Henry, Ph.D.

Telephone:  503-220-8262 x57466
E-Mail:  james.henry@va.gov

Recipient of the 2011 Research Award from the Association of VA Audiologists "in recognition of his significant research contributions to the advancement of VA Audiology"


Current Appointments

  • NCRAR Research Career Scientist
  • Research Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Audiology, Portland State University

Research Interests

Clinical psychoacoustic measurement of tinnitus; randomized clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of different methods of tinnitus treatment; development of improved methodologies for tinnitus intervention; development and evaluation of comprehensive tinnitus management programs; development and evaluation of methods of training audiologists in the clinical management of tinnitus

Current Research Projects

Multi-site Evaluation of Progressive Tinnitus Management
Principal Investigators: James A. Henry, Ph.D., Paula Myers, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (7/1/10-9/30/13)

Telephone Tinnitus Education for Patients with TBI
Principal Investigators: James A. Henry, Ph.D., Paula Myers, Ph.D., Tara Zaugg, Au.D.
Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (10/01/10-9/30/14)

Clinical Validation of a Novel Combination Hearing Aid and Tinnitus Therapy Device
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
Starkey Corp. (1/1/13 – 9/30/13)

The Effect of Military Noise Exposure on Tinnitus and its Outcomes in Recently Discharged Veterans Seeking VA Health Care
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
Department of Defense (DoD) office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP): (10/1/13 – 9/30/16)

Selected Publications

Lew HL, Guillory SB, Jerger J, Henry JA. Auditory dysfunction in traumatic brain injury and blast related injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 44(7):921-928, 2007.

Meikle MB, Stewart BJ, Griest SE, Martin WH, Henry JA, Abrams HB, McArdle R, Newman CW, Sandridge SA. Assessment of tinnitus: Measurement of treatment outcomes. In: Tinnitus: Pathophysiology and Treatment. Ed. B Langguth, G Hajak, T Kleinjung, A Cacace, A Møller . Progress in Brain Research 166: 511-521, 2007.

Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Myers P, Schechter MA. Using therapeutic sound with Progressive Audiologic Tinnitus Management. Trends in Amplification 12(3):185-206, 2008.

Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Myers P, Schechter MA. The role of audiologic evaluation in Progressive Audiologic Tinnitus Management. Trends in Amplification 12(3):169-184, 2008.

Meikle MB, Stewart BJ, Griest SE, Henry JA. Tinnitus outcomes assessment. Trends in Amplification 12(3)223-235, 2008.

Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Myers, PJ, Kendall CJ, Turbin MB. Principles and application of counseling used in Progressive Audiologic Tinnitus Management. Noise and Health 11(42):33-48, 2009.

Myers PJ, Wilmington DJ, Gallun FJ, Henry JA, Fausti SA. Hearing impairment and traumatic brain injury among soldiers: Special considerations for the audiologist. Seminars in Hearing 30(1):5-27, 2009.

Henry JA, James KE, Owens KK, Zaugg TL, Porsov E, Silaski G. Auditory test result characteristics in subjects with and without tinnitus. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 46(5):619-632, 2009.

Fausti SA, Wilmington DJ, Gallun FJ, Myers PJ, Henry JA. Auditory and vestibular dysfunction associated with blast-related traumatic brain injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 46(6):797-810, 2009.

Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Myers PJ, Kendall CJ, Michaelides EM. A triage guide for tinnitus. The Journal of Family Practice 59(7):389-393, 2010.

Henry JA, Istvan J. An independent review of neuromonics tinnitus treatment controlled clinical trials. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology 32(1):41-55, 2010.

Folmer RL, McMillan GP, Austin DF, Henry JA. Audiometric thresholds and prevalence of tinnitus among male Veterans in the United States: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2006. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 48(5):503-516, 2011.

Henry JA, Galvez G, Turbin MB, Thielman E, McMillan G, Istvan J. Pilot study to evaluate ecological momentary assessment of tinnitus. Ear and Hearing 33(2):279-290, 2012.

Meikle MB, Henry JA, Griest SE, Stewart BJ, Abrams HB, McArdle R, Myers PJ, Newman CW, Sandridge S, Turk DC, Folmer RL, Frederick EJ, House JW, Jacobson GP, Kinney SE, Martin WH, Nagler SM, Reich GE, Searchfield G, Sweetow R, Vernon JA. The Tinnitus Functional Index: A new clinical measure for chronic, intrusive tinnitus. Ear and Hearing 33(2):153-176, 2012.

Galvez G, Turbin MB, Thielman E, Istvan J, Andrews JA, Henry JA. Feasibility of ecological momentary assessment to assess hearing difficulties encountered by hearing aid users. Ear and Hearing 33(4):497-507, 2012.

Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Myers PJ, Kendall CJ, Kaelin C, Thielman E, Griest S, Legro M, Storzbach D, McMillan G, Carlson K. Pilot study to develop telehealth tinnitus management for persons with and without traumatic brain injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 49(7):1025-1042, 2012.

For additional information on research, presentations and publications see : complete CV