Céad míle fáilte! A hundred thousand welcomes to the Annual Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland between June 6 and 9, 2023. Over the years, the annual TRI conference has attracted scientists, physicians, healthcare professionals and industrialists to influence the tinnitus field. This year we envision a unique and historical extension of this gathering to tinnitus patients and caregivers, inviting them to significantly contribute to shaping the field for the generations to come.
The TRI 2023 - Engineering the future of tinnitus: Bridging Academia, Industry, Medicine & Society (#BridgingAIMS) - will be held at the Trinity Business School in Trinity College Dublin, the oldest academic institution in Ireland.
Hasselt University is conducting a survey on the influence of certain lifestyle factors on the development of tinnitus as part of a doctoral thesis. In the meantime, many people with tinnitus have completed the survey, but they are still looking for control participants without tinnitus . So if you do NOT have tinnitus yourself or if you can motivate people in your environment to participate in a study as control subjects, please click on the following link in order to get more information about the study and to participate in the survey.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Christopher R. Cederroth, partner in the UNITI project, has become the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (JARO). Dr. Cederroth was former Associate Editor in the successful Frontiers Research Topic coordinated along with Winfried Schlee.
Christopher on his new role as editor-in-chief:
JARO has been created 20 years ago and aims to publish experimental research in hearing and balance, in animals and humans, but also treatment of disorders, rehabilitation with hearing aids and cochlear implants, genetics, epidemiology, anatomy and physiology, psychoacoustics, among others.
JARO is a Springer journal, and many countries benefit from open access agreements. For more information, check JARO’s website
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Aage Møller on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Our dear friend Aage has been extremely supportive of the Tinnitus Research Initiative since its beginning in 2006. Till his death he has served as chair of the Board of Directors of the TRI.
Originating from Denmark and trained at the Karolinska in Sweden, Aage moved to the US; in Pittsburg he became world famous for developing intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring, and later, when most people retire, he joined the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was still actively teaching till a few months ago.
Aage has published more than 200 scientific papers, more than 100 book chapters, more than 2 dozen books, and he edited among others the ‘Textbook of Tinnitus’. Throughout his long and fulfilled life, he was both a scientist and a communicator of science. Driven by a deep interest in the improvement of clinical care he always aimed to translate basic neuroscience into clinical applications. And with never ending enthusiasm he communicated and educated neuroscientific findings for students and clinicians.
The way he did it is exemplary for his wonderful personality, kind yet firm, open-minded but no-nonsense, famous, yet humble, but above all, Aage was a man of dedication, dedication to the field of auditory neuroscience, dedicated to his students, not only in Dallas, but all over the world. This dedication also let to a second typical characteristic of Aage: courage. Scientifically he was unafraid to go beyond the trodden path. He studied audiology, neuroscience, pain, fear, autism, intraoperative neurophysiology.
He developed the concept of maladaptive neuroplasticity as the cause of tinnitus generation and he also demonstrated that the clinical problem of tinnitus, which until then has been an enigma, can be approached by neuroscientific research.
He can truly be called the Father of Tinnitus Research, not only because of the scientific work he has performed, but because he has been a father to an entire generation of young tinnitus researchers, and with Aage’s death, the tinnitus field loses a pioneer, a teacher, an inspiration, and a friend for many.
We will always keep you in mind - Thank you, Aage!
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It is with great sadness that we must share the news that our colleague and friend David Baguley has passed away. David was a pioneer in tinnitus therapy and research. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time...
Read an obituary of David on the Blog written by members of the University of Nottingham Hearing Sciences Team and/or the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre.