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Ross Dineen

Audiologist
Ross Dineen

Dr Ross Dineen is a director of Dineen Westcott Moore Audiology, having joined the practice in 1994.He is an experienced Audiologist, with specialist interests in aural rehabilitation, tinnitus assessment and management, and hearing conservation.

Ross has a commitment to developing community awareness and understanding of the many issues involved in hearing rehabilitation. He has been working as an audiologist for over 29 years, variously with the National Acoustic Laboratories, the East Preston Community Health Centre, the Victorian Deaf Society HEAR (Hearing Education and Aural Rehabilitation) Service, and as a clinical supervisor and lecturer at La Trobe University.

As a student in the 1970's Ross worked in the building industry to pay his way through university. As a consequence of this experience, over the last decade he has worked with the construction unions in Melbourne on a series of research studies. This involved examining worker decision-making in relation to estimation of noise and associated hazards, with the aim of developing effective intervention/education programs for workers in industry.

In the 1980's Ross was the editor of "Hearing and Deafness Review" a journal of the Deafness Foundation of Victoria; edited two books on the applied use of hearing assistive devices; and was instrumental in the development of Tinnitus Education Workshops run by the HEAR Service. He is closely involved with the Tinnitus Association of Victoria, contributing information materials for distribution to members and regularly contributing to workshops held by the association.

In 1999 Ross completed his PhD studies investigating the "Factors influencing adjustment to tinnitus" and has a range of publications reporting on this research in both national and international journals. He regularly gives lectures to audiology students and practicing audiologists on the clinical assessment and management of complex tinnitus clients.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Behavioural Science, 1974, La Trobe University, Melbourne

PhD. Applied Science, 1999, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Publications

Dineen, R and Milhinch, J. (1996). Noise and hearing in the construction industry: a study of workers views on noise and risk on a Victorian site. Pub. Incolink, Melbourne Australia.
Dineen, R., Doyle, J., and Bench, J. (1997). Audiological and psychological characteristics of a group of tinnitus sufferers: prior to commencement of tinnitus management training. Brit. J. Audiol. 31: 23-34.
Dineen, R., Doyle, J., and Bench, J. (1997b). Managing tinnitus: A comparison of different approaches to tinnitus management training. Brit.J. Audiol. 31: 331-344.
Dineen, R and Reid, J. (1998). Knock out noise injury: An evaluation of the influence of education on workers understanding and management of noise hazards in the building and construction industry. Pub. Incolink, Melbourne, Australia.
Milhinch, J., Dineen, R., & Doyle, J. (1998). Noise and hearing in the construction industry. Noise Effects 98: 7th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. Sydney, Australia. 131-134.
Dineen, R., Reid, J., & Livy, P. (1998). Knock out noise injury. Noise Effects 98: 7th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. Sydney, Australia. 135-138.
Dineen, R., Doyle, J., Bench, J. and Perry, A. (1999). The influence of training on tinnitus perception: an evaluation 12 months after tinnitus management training. Brit.J Audiol. 33: 29-51.
Dineen, R. (2000). An investigation of factors influencing adjustment to tinnitus. PhD thesis. La Trobe University Press.
Dineen, R. (2002). Measures of tinnitus distress: what should we be measuring? Proceedings VII th International Tinnitus Seminar. Fremantle, Australia. 150-156.
Dineen, R. (2005). Severe Tinnitus: What Are We Treating? Audiology Now. Issue 23. Download Paper
Dineen, R. (2006). "A Number of Issues with the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment". Audiology Now. Issue 25.
Dineen, R., Hocking, B., & Landgren, F. (2007). Hearing Standards for Rail Safety Workers: A report to the National Transport Commission.

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