Telephone/Email Support Listing

Use this listing to find a Telephone or Email Support volunteer. These volunteers are available by phone or email to provide non-medical support to tinnitus patients who need a listening ear.

Volunteers are listed alphabetically by state, but you are welcome to call volunteers outside of your geographic region, as well (except where notated). Please note that these are volunteers offering support. Such calls are not intended as a substitute for seeking professional assistance in managing tinnitus.

State City Volunteer Name/Contact Info
Alabama Fairhope Harvey Joanning, Ph.D.
​(Alabama & Iowa Residents Only)
Alabama Madison

Anita Epps


Wickenburg Bill Altland
California Castro Valley Dennis Brody
California La Habra Barry S. Goldberg
California San Diego Loretta Marsh
California San Diego Eli Tyler
California San Leandro Carol Lee Brook
Connecticut East Norwalk Steven J. Mann
Delaware   Robert Lee
District of Columbia Washington

Sandra G. Pritzker

Florida Boca Raton Ali Danesh, PhD
Florida Delray Beach Ira F. Breiter
Florida Ft. Myers Tom Merrill
Florida Jupiter Murray Steinfeld, BC-HIS, ACA
Florida Key Largo Thomas D’Aiuto
Florida Orlando Jeff Bassett
Florida The Villages Art Winterfield
Georgia Lula Patt Lennon
Georgia Watkinsville Robin B. Hardin, M.A., LIC-A, FAAA
Illinois Bloomington Sadie Brommer
Illinois Bull Valley Michael Gallery
Indiana Holton Georgiann K. Maloney
(812) 756-1731
Iowa   Harvey Joanning, PhD
(Alabama & Iowa Residents Only)
Kentucky Radcliff Barbara S. McQueary
Maine Bucksport Randy Ferguson
Maryland Silver Spring Shirley Rosenhaft
Massachusetts Jamaica Plain Linda M. Hastie
Massachusetts Newton Craig Forman
Massachusetts Topsfield Ronald Derfel
Michigan Marcellus Beth Muehlhausen
Michigan Oscoda John Rhodes
(please leave message)
Michigan South Lyon Dorothy Blair
Michigan South Lyon Patricia J. Gutzeit
Michigan Southfield Jack Berman
Nevada Las Vegas Jean L. Younker
New Hampshire Claremont Shirley Baldasaro
New Hampshire Stoddard John R. Washuta
New Jersey Colonia Jim O’Keefe
New Jersey Lawrenceville Wilma Ruskin
New Jersey Sussex/Morris Co. Elizabeth Kobe
New Mexico Albuquerque Myrna M. Calkins
New York Baldwin Anthony Mennella
(Eastern Time Zone Callers Only)
New York Binghamton Wendy Spickerman
New York Columbiaville George Malchow
New York East Meadow Jeanne Herring
New York Farmingville Justina Varghese
No calls please before 5:00 pm
New York Flushing Shelley Mae Oliva
New York Howard Beach Donna Cadigan
No calls after 9:00 PM EST please.
New York Monroe Harriet B. Jacobster, AuD
New York Schenectady El Hiscox
New York South Glen Falls Nicole Hoffman
North Carolina Winston-Salem Dustin Godwin
Ohio Columbus Thomas Bonasera
Ohio Dublin Brian Kier
Ohio Kirtland Larry Maurer
Oregon Portland Marsha Johnson, AuD
Pennsylvania Archbald Kathleen Munley


Boothwyn  Angela Mociak
Pennsylvania Delco Ken Kistler
Pennsylvania Erie Jim Nies
Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Edward D. Kozelnicky
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Gail B. Brenner, AuD
Pennsylvania Wayne Christopher March
Tennessee Nashville Douglas Showalter
Texas Annetta David Barber
Texas Austin Mashhood Nielsen
Texas College Station Sam Urso
Texas Dallas Judith Walsh
Texas Ft. Worth Kirk Dennis
Texas Ft. Worth Brian Whaley
Texas Garland Eddie Morales
Texas Houston Scott C. Mitchell, J.D.
Texas Odessa Michael O’Malley, O.D.
Virginia Herndon Carl Varner
Virginia Richmond Mike Rose
Washington Seattle Danny Zucker
West Virginia Wheeling Brandon S. Lichtman, AuD

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