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James A. Henry, Ph.D.

Telephone:  503-220-8262 x57466
E-Mail:  james.henry@va.gov
  • Recipient of the Rehabilitation Research and Development 2016 Paul B. Magnuson Award for his innovative work on the treatment and management of tinnitus. This award is the highest honor for VA rehabilitation investigators. Click here for more information about the award.
  • 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 and Recently Completed Research Projects

Establishing Normative Standards for Measures of Tinnitus Perception
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Research & Development Service, 7/1/15-6/30/18

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

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Device for Acoustic Treatment of Tinnitus During Sleep
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
Baker Group: 4/1/15-3/31/16

Tinnitus Coach
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
ReSound: 10/1/2013-12/31/2015

Implementation of Progressive Tinnitus Management: An Assessment of Readiness
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
QUERI: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015

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: 10/01/10-9/30/15

Pilot Study to Evaluate Efficacy of Lyric Hearing Aids for Tinnitus Management
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
Phonak LLC (10/1/13-4/15/15)

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

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

Selected Publications

Henry JA, Stewart BJ, Griest S, Kaelin C, Zaugg TL, Carlson K. Multi-site randomized controlled trial to compare two methods of tinnitus intervention to two control conditions. Ear and Hearing. (published ahead-of-print)

Henry JA. “Measurement” of Tinnitus. Otology and Neurology. (in press)

Alamgir AH, Turner CA, Wong N, Cooper SP, Betancourt JA, Henry JA, Senchak A, Hammill T, Packer M. The impact of hearing impairment and noise-induced hearing injury on quality of life in the Active-duty military population: Challenges to study. Military Medical Research. (in press)

Henry JA, Griest S, Austin D, Helt W, Gordon J, Thielman E, Theodoroff SM, Lewis MS, Blankenship C, Zaugg TL, Carlson K. Tinnitus Screener: Results from first 100 participants in epidemiology study. American Journal of Audiology. (in press)

Martz E, Henry JA. Coping with tinnitus. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (in press)

Henry JA, Griest S, Thielman E, McMillan G, Kaelin C, Carlson K. The Tinnitus Functional Index: Development, validation, outcomes research, and clinical application. Hearing Research 2015; doi:10.1016/j.heares.2015.06.004

Hoare DJ, Whitman D, Henry JA, Shorter G. Neuromodulation (desynchronisation) for tinnitus in adults (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 6.

Henry JA, Zaugg TL, Griest S, Thielman E, Kaelin C, Carlson KF. Tinnitus and Hearing Survey: A screening and assessment tool to differentiate bothersome tinnitus from hearing difficulties. American Journal of Audiology 2015;24(1):66 doi:10.1044/2014_AJA-14-0042

Theodoroff SM, Lewis MS, Folmer RL, Henry JA, Carlson KF. Hearing impairment and tinnitus: prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes in US service members and Veterans deployed to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Epidemiologic Reviews 37:71-85, 2015; doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxu005

Henry JA, Frederick M, Sell S, Griest S, Abrams H. Validation of a novel combination hearing aid and tinnitus therapy device. Ear and Hearing 36(1):42-52, 2015.

Theodoroff S, Schuette A, Griest S, Henry JA. Individual patient factors associated with effective tinnitus treatment. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 25(7):631-43, 2014.

McMillan GP, Thielman E, Wypych K, Henry JA. A Bayesian perspective on tinnitus pitch matching. Ear and Hearing 35(6):687-694, 2014.

Tunkel D, Bauer C, Sun G, Rosenfield R, Chandrasekhar S, Hussey H, Archer SM, Blakely B, Carter J, Granieri E, Henry JA, Hollingsworth D, Khan FA, Mitchell S, Monfared A, Newman C, Omole F, Phillips CD, Robinson S, Taw MB, Tyler R, Waguespack R, Whamond E. Clinical practice guideline: tinnitus executive summary. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 151(4):533-541, 2014.

Tunkel D, Bauer C, Sun G, Rosenfield R, Chandrasekhar S, Hussey H, Archer SM, Blakely B, Carter J, Granieri E, Henry JA, Hollingsworth D, Khan FA, Mitchell S, Monfared A, Newman C, Omole F, Phillips CD, Robinson S, Taw MB, Tyler R, Waguespack R, Whamond E. Clinical practice guideline: tinnitus. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 151(2S):S1-S40, 2014.

Myers PJ, Griest S, Kaelin C, Legro MW, Schmidt CJ, Zaugg TL, Henry JA. Development of a progressive audiologic tinnitus management program for Veterans with tinnitus. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 51(4):609-622, 2014.

Schmidt CJ, Kerns RD, Griest S, Theodoroff S, Pietrzak RH, Henry JA. Toward development of a Tinnitus Magnitude Index. Ear and Hearing 35(4):476-484, 2014.

Hoare D, Searchfield G, El Refaie A, Henry JA. Sound therapy for tinnitus management: practicable options. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 25(1):62-75, 2014.

Cima R, Andersson G, Schmidt C, Henry JA. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for tinnitus: a review of literature. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 25(1):29-61, 2014.

Henry JA, Roberts LE, Caspary DM, Theodoroff S, Salvi RJ. Underlying mechanisms of tinnitus: review and clinical implications. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 25(1):5-22, 2014.

Henry JA. Tinnitus Management: State of the Art and Looking Ahead (Guest Editorial). Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 25(1), 2014.

For additional information on research, presentations and publications, please contact Dr. Henry for a complete CV.