Category: <span>Research</span>

Here's Why the Jury's Still Out on Lenire

Here’s Why the Jury’s Still Out on Lenire

By Hazel Goedhart, Director of Tinnitus Hub

You’re suffering from tinnitus and you’ve heard of this new treatment called Lenire. You’re wondering if it might be right for you. You might have found the Lenire thread on our support forum Tinnitus Talk but gotten discouraged at the thought of reading 7.000+ posts. You just want a quick, easy and, most importantly, independent assessment of this device. That’s why we compiled this article for you.


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Towards Tinnitus Subtyping

Toward Tinnitus Subtyping: or Finding a Key for Each Keylock

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.
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Citizen Science Tinnitus

Why Tinnitus Needs Citizen Science: A Researcher’s Perspective

By Deborah Hall, University of Nottingham, UK and Malaysia

Citizen Science reflects a radical twist on the conventions of medical science. Broadly, we can describe it as any activity where members of the public are actively involved in producing new knowledge. To share with you a couple of examples, the weather and animals are some of the UK’s favourite topics. Unsurprisingly therefore, the BBC’s Weather Watchers community comprises more than 57,000 people who contribute to building real-time pictures of the weather across the UK. And the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey, which has generated data for more than 40 years.
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UK House of Commons Tinnitus Roundtable

Pushing the Political Agenda for Tinnitus

By Megan Gill

On the 16th of January 2020, I had the honour to represent Tinnitus Hub at the Manifesto Roundtables, organised by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) and hosted by Sir John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings and also a tinnitus patient for over 30 years.
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European Clinical Guidelines for Tinnitus

What Do Clinical Guidelines Tell Us About Tinnitus Treatments?

The one thing that people struggling with tinnitus mostly search for is a cure. Or if not a cure, then at least a treatment that will alleviate their tinnitus somewhat. Countless hours are often spent by desperate tinnitus patients Googling, reading articles, and asking their peers in online support groups for treatment advice.
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TRI 2019 Tinnitus Research Initiative Taipei

Evolution, Revolution, Stagnation? – Exclusive Insights from #TRI2019

I already shared with you my general impressions of the tinnitus research field in our previous blog post. We had promised to follow up with a bit more detail on what actually went on at the Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) 2019 conference in Taipei, so here we go!

Since I spent most of my time conducting video interviews (they are coming soon, I promise!), I could hardly attend any of the talks. Here at Tinnitus Hub we’re all volunteers (who suffer from tinnitus ourselves) and we operate on a negligible budget. This meant I was alone at the conference, running around and trying to do a hundred things at once. It still stresses me out just thinking about it, haha.

And there were so many talks! The program entailed six keynote speeches, and 20 symposia – each of the latter including up to five different speakers.
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#TRI2019 Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference

Seven Things I Learned at the #TRI2019 Conference

Are you curious about what’s really going on in the world of tinnitus research? Here at Tinnitus Hub it’s part of our mission to keep you informed. We’re kicking off a big project this year, publishing a series of short video interviews with tinnitus researchers. But I’m getting ahead of myself… First, let me tell you a little bit about the Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) annual conference that I recently attended.
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The Daniel Ballinger Memorial Fund: Patient Engagement in Tinnitus Research

Many tinnitus patients are upset about the lack of research to seek a tinnitus cure. And many patients want to push for improvement but are unsure how to go about it. All too often, we end up doing nothing more than lamenting to each other about how bad the situation is. Therefore, we at Tinnitus Hub are highly excited to make this announcement, which demonstrates that patient engagement can make a difference!
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Here's Why the Jury's Still Out on Lenire

Here’s Why the Jury’s Still Out on Lenire

By Hazel Goedhart, Director of Tinnitus Hub You’re suffering from tinnitus and you’ve heard of this new treatment called …

Towards Tinnitus Subtyping

Toward Tinnitus Subtyping: or Finding a Key for Each Keylock

By Jorge P. Simoes, University of Regensburg Dearest members of the Tinnitus Talk community, My name is Jorge Simoes and …

Citizen Science Tinnitus

Why Tinnitus Needs Citizen Science: A Researcher’s Perspective

By Deborah Hall, University of Nottingham, UK and Malaysia Citizen Science reflects a radical twist on the conventions of …