James A. Henry, Ph.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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James A. Henry, Ph.D.

Telephone:  503-220-8262 x57466
E-Mail:  james.henry@va.gov
  • Recipient of 2017 Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology. This award is given to an individual with a distinguished research career in audiology and/or hearing sciences.
  • 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.
  • 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

Effects of Military Noise Exposure on Auditory Function in Service Members and Recently Discharged Veterans
Principal Investigator: James A. Henry, Ph.D.
Department of Defense (DoD) office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), 3/15/17-3/14/21

Clinical Trial of Sound-Based versus Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus
Principal Investigators: James A. Henry, Ph.D., Sarah Theodoroff, Ph.D.
Desyncra Tinnitus Limited, 2016-2018

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 – 3/31/17

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, Piskosz M, Noreña A, Fournier P. Audiologists and tinnitus. American Journal of Audiology. (in press)

Henry JA,
McMillan LR, Manning C. Multidisciplinary tinnitus care: Toolkit for practitioners. The Journal of Nurse Practitioners. (in press)

Henry, JA,
Thielman, EJ, Zaugg TL, Kaelin, C, McMillan, G, Schmidt, CJ, Myers, PJ, Carlson, KF. (2019). Telephone-Based Progressive Tinnitus Management for Persons With and Without Traumatic Brain Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ear and Hearing, 40(2) 227-242.

Tuepker A, Elnitsky C, Newell S, Zaugg T, Henry JA (2018) A qualitative study of implementation and adaptations to Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) delivery. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0196105. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196105

Henry JA. Pathophysiology of tinnitus and evidence-based options for tinnitus management. Neuroaudiology. (in press)

Schmidt CJ, Kerns RD, D’Arco S, Michaelides EM, Henry JA. Development and pilot study of cognitive-behavioral therapy for Veterans with tinnitus. Federal Practitioner. (in press)

Schad ML, McMillan GP, Thielman EJ, Groon K, Morse-Fortier  C, Martin JL, Henry JA. Comparison of acoustic therapies for tinnitus suppression: A preliminary trial. International Journal of Audiology. (Early Online: 1-7)

Theodoroff SM, McMillan GP, Cheslock M, Roberts C, Zaugg T, Henry JA. Randomized controlled trial of a novel device for acoustic treatment of tinnitus during sleep. American Journal of Audiology (Early Online: 1-12)

Henry JA, McMillan G, Dann S, Bennett K, Griest S, Theodoroff S, Silverman S, Whichard S, Saunders G. Tinnitus management: Randomized controlled trial comparing extended-wear hearing aids, conventional hearing aids, and combination instruments. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28(6):546-561, 2017.
 
Henry JA, Thielman E, Zaugg T. Reply to: Psychometric properties of the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI): Assessment in a UK research volunteer population. Hearing Research 350:222-223, 2017.
 
Henry JA. (2017). Research evidence supporting Progressive Tinnitus Management. Canadian Hearing Report 11(4):10-12.
 
Henry JA, Thielman EJ, Zaugg TL, Kaelin C, Choma C, Chang B, Hahn S, Fuller B. Development and field testing of a smartphone “app” for tinnitus management. International Journal of Audiology 56(10):784-792, 2017.
 
Edmonds C, Ribbe C, Thielman E, Henry JA. Progressive Tinnitus Management: A five-year clinical retrospective. American Journal of Audiology 26(3):242-250, 2017.

Henry JA,
Thielman EJ, Zaugg TL, Kaelin C, Schmidt CJ, Griest S, McMillan GP, Myers P, Rivera I, Baldwin R, Carlson K. Randomized controlled trial in clinical settings to evaluate effectiveness of coping skills education used with Progressive Tinnitus Management. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 60(5):1378-1397, 2017.

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 37(6): e346-e359, 2016.

Henry JA. “Measurement” of Tinnitus. Otology and Neurology, 37(8):e276-85, 2016. 

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, 3:11, 2016.

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, 25(2):153-60, 2016.

Martz E, Henry JA. Coping with tinnitus. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 53(6):729-742, 2016.

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.