Technical Expert Panel

Publication Details

In designing the study questions and methodology at the outset of this report, the EPC consulted several technical and content experts. Broad expertise and perspectives were sought. Divergent and conflicted opinions are common and perceived as healthy scientific discourse that results in a thoughtful, relevant systematic review. Therefore, in the end, study questions, design, methodologic approaches, and/or conclusions do not necessarily represent the views of individual technical and content experts.

Technical Experts must disclose any financial conflicts of interest greater than $10,000 and any other relevant business or professional conflicts of interest. Because of their unique clinical or content expertise, individuals with potential conflicts may be retained. The TOO and the EPC work to balance, manage, or mitigate any potential conflicts of interest identified.

The list of Technical Experts who participated in developing this report follows:

  • Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
    Linköping University
    Linköping, Sweden
  • Brian Blakley, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC
    Professor, Director of Research
    Department of Otolaryngology
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • James A. Henry, Ph.D.
    Research Career Scientist
    National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
    VA Medical Center
    Research Professor in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, OR
  • Don McFerran, M.A., FRCS
    ENT Surgeon, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
    Previous Chair, Professional Advisers’ Committee of the British Tinnitus Association
    Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
  • Larry E. Roberts, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Robert W. Sweetow, Ph.D.
    Professor of Otolaryngology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA