School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Edward Lobarinas

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Tinnitus, tinnitus treatment and acquired hearing loss. In particular Dr. Lobarinas is interested in the effects of noise-induced hearing loss tinnitus and on functional aspects of hearing such as the ability to hear in background noise.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3002
Office: CD_J211
Campus Mail Code: CD10

Biography

Dr. Ed Lobarinas is one of the leading researchers on animal models of tinnitus and functional changes in hearing after drug or noise-induced hearing loss. His research is primarily based on the role of hearing loss in the development of tinnitus and how inner ear damage affects higher auditory function such as hearing in noise. Dr. Lobarinas is known for his work in developing animal models of tinnitus, tinnitus treatment and the effects of inner hair cell loss on hearing. He has been recognized by the American Academy of Audiology as a Jerger Future Leader of Audiology in 2014 and has received grants from the National Institute of Health, the American Tinnitus Association, and the Tinnitus Research Initiative. He also has received industry grants to study the efficacy of hearing protection devices and the effect of sound suppression on firearms as a means to reduce the effects of impulse noise exposure. Dr. Lobarinas earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Newman AJ, Hayes SH, Rao AS, Allman BL, Manohar S, Ding D, Stolzberg D, Lobarinas E, Mollendorf JC, Salvi R. Low-cost blast wave generator for studies of hearing loss and brain injury: blast wave effects in closed spaces. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2015 Mar 15;242:82-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.01.009.

Lobarinas E, Blair C, Spankovich C, Le Prell C. Partial to complete suppression of unilateral noise-induced tinnitus in rats after cyclobenzaprine treatment. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. 2015 Apr;16(2):263-72. doi: 10.1007/s10162-014-0500-x

Spankovich, C., Griffiths, S., Lobarinas, E., Morgenstein, KE., de la Calle, S., Ledon, V., Guercio, D., Le Prell, CG., Temporary threshold shift after impulse-noise during video game play: laboratory data. International Journal of Audiology. Mar. 2014; 53 Suppl 2:S53-65.