susanshoreA new study at the University of Michigan Health System, which was co-sponsored by the Tinnitus Research Initiative, has shown in an animal experiment, that somatosensory neurons maintain a high level of activity following exposure to loud noise, even after hearing itself returns to normal. These results mark an important step toward potential relief for people who are suffering from tinnitus, pointed out principal investigator Susan E. Shore, Ph.D., of U-M's Kresge Hearing Research Institute and a professor of otolaryngology and molecular and integrative physiology at the U-M Medical School.

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DickSalviRichard Salvi, professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of TRI, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the system of The State University of New York (SUNY). The distinguished professorship recognizes and honors individuals who have achieved national or international prominence in their fields. more

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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Thank you so much for your help

Jennifer Parrish and Rich Tyler
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
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The Neuroscience of Tinnitus

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.

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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? 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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