Dr. Carol A. Bauer is an Otologist at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. She completed her residency at the University of Iowa in 1994 and a Neurotology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 1995. She has directed the Tinnitus Clinic, Cochlear Implant Center, and the Hearing and Balance Center at SIU since 1995. Dr. Bauer has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Tinnitus Research Consortium and the American Tinnitus Association to investigate the physiologic and neurologic bases of tinnitus. Her basic science research has led to clinical trials of pharmacologic and acoustic therapies for chronic tinnitus.