By Jorge P. Simoes, University of Regensburg
Dearest members of the Tinnitus Talk community,
My name is Jorge Simoes and I’m a PhD student in Regensburg, Germany, under the supervision of Dr. Winfried Schlee, Prof. Nathan Weisz, and Prof. Berthold Langguth. My interest in tinnitus sparked in 2016, when I developed tinnitus myself while I was a Master’s Student in Neurosciences. Like many of you, I went to a GP only to be scorned at: “Oh, that’s just tinnitus.” Since then, I decided to pursue an academic career in the field, and hopefully the insights of my work will translate into better care for tinnitus patients. On a personal note, my tinnitus is quite manageable; only during periods of great stress am I really annoyed by it, especially before sleep and exams.