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Genetics of Tinnitus: An Emerging Area of Molecular Diagnosis and Drug Development

Antonio Lopez-Escamez et al. There is almost no knowledge at all about the genetics of tinnitus. A very ambitious team of geneticists in the TINNET consortium wants to change this. They have a vision and they have a plan. Read more about their roadmap for a better understanding on the genetics of tinnitus at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2016.00377/full

Paul van den Heyning PreisMr. Paul van de Heyning, enthusiastic member of the Tinnitus Research Initiative, received the James-Snow-Jr. MD Tinnitus Research Award "In recognition of the vision, commitment and excellence of his contributions to the advancement of research in the field of otology and basic research" from the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum in Bordeaux.

Mr. van den Heyning is chairman and professor at the Department for Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Belgium. In his career he already oublished more than 490 articles in pub med and supervised more than 50 PhD thesis.

On the photo we can see (left to right): Prof. Dr. René Dauman, president of the CORL, Prof. Dr. Paul van de Heyning, Prof. Dr. Bradley Welling, MD PhD chairman ORL Harvard, Prof. Dr. Matti Anniko, MD PhD chairman Karolinska Institute.

Neff et alAuditory stimulations can be used to suppress tinnitus for a short duration of time. A great variety of sounds can be used, including music with different types of filtering, amplitude modulated sounds with different frequencies, or various noise stimulations. The authors Patrick Neff and colleagues have investigated a battery of 7 different sounds. So far, the 10Hz-amplitude modulated tinnitus sound is the winner - and there is also a clear looser: 

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00130/full

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