Dr. Margaret M. Jastreboff received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Polish Academy of Sciences (1982), and postdoctoral training in pharmacology and molecular biology at Yale University School of Medicine. She has been involved in tinnitus research since 1984, and on a full-time basis since 1991 while working at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her experimental work encompassed the study of the mechanisms of tinnitus using molecular biology, pharmacology, and behavioral techniques, including testing drugs for their effectiveness for tinnitus attenuation. She has been involved in clinical work for over 15 years as well, while working first as an Associate Professor at Emory University and later as a Visiting Research Professor at Towson University and currently in a clinic of non-profit foundation. After over 35 years in academia, where she was involved in basic science and clinical research, teaching Au.D. students and treating patients, she become a President of JHDF, Inc., a non-profit foundation dedicated to research and education in the field of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance as well as treating patients. She organized and was one of the lecturers in 40 courses on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in the USA and close to 100 courses abroad. She is a co-author of over 65 papers and 100 abstracts. In 1993 she shared with Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff Robert W. Hocks award for her contribution to the field of tinnitus.