Hyperacusis is difficult to treat, in part because so little is known about it. The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics have begun a major research effort to understand hyperacusis and develop treatment options.
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and complete the questionnaires. Please ask anyone you know with hyperacusis to complete the questionnaire.
Thank you so much for your help
Jennifer Parrish and Rich Tyler
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck
August 19 - 21, 2011, Buffalo, NY (USA)
TRI wants to thank the organizers (Richard Salvi, Carol Altman, Ed Lobarinas, Brian Allman) for preparing an excellent conference and all participants who contributed through their presentations and discussions to a very succesful meeting.
We Must Cure Tinnitus, We Can Cure Tinnitus and We Will Cure Tinnitus
Four years ago, when the TRI was founded, we made a pledge to cure tinnitus. The ultimate goal is to silence the phantom sound, and hereby to improve the quality of life of our patients. That pledge still stands: we must cure tinnitus.
The question is: can we? ...read more
The abstract book and recordings of the presentations are available for download now on the Webpage of the 4th International TRI Conference 2010
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Tinnitus, the most common auditory disorder, affects about 40 million people in the United States alone. Although several approaches for the alleviation of tinnitus exist, there is as of yet no cure. The present article proposes a testable model for tinnitus that is grounded in recent findings from human imaging and focuses on brain areas in cortex, thalamus, and ventral striatum. Hopefully, this model will guide ongoing research on the circuit mechanisms of tinnitus and provide potential avenues for effective treatment.
Tuning Out the Noise: Limbic-Auditory Interactions in Tinnitus
Josef P. Rauschecker, Amber M. Leaver, Mark Mühlau
Neuron, Volume 66, Issue 6, 819-826, 24 June 2010
Each year the Alex-Motsch-Prize is awarded for the best work in the field of functional theory, diagnostic and therapy in dentistry. Ralf Bürgers received this award for his research project on "Tinnitus patients with craniomandibular dysfunctions (CMD)"
Read more: Press release "Alex-Motsch-Award to dentist from Regensburg" (in german language)
The Tinnitus Research Initiative thanks all participants for their active and constructive contribution!
Find more information on the page of the 3rd TRI Meeting 2009 Stresa/Italy