Ross McKeown – “Pseudoscience and the Vulnerable”
Presentation for the Victorian Skeptics – September 19, 2011
For over 15 years I have sought to discredit the pseudoscientific claims made by a wide range of treatments claiming to cure or lessen the effects of tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Tinnitus sufferers are particularly desperate and vulnerable to such charlatans.
At this point in time there is no cure for tinnitus, although people can learn to successfully manage the condition.
Ross will use tinnitus as a vehicle to examine the claims made by alternative medicine and treatments including homeopathy, ear candling, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy and herbal medicine.
Two excellent books for anyone interested are:
‘Bad Science’ by Ben Goldacre