Welcome to TINNET: An Action for Better Understanding the Heterogeneity of Tinnitus to Improve and Develop New Treatments

TINNET Management Committee in Brussels, 19 January 2015

Cover4FrontiersFrom more than 400 outstanding article collections published in 2017, 10 finalists are now in the running for the 2nd annual Frontiers Spotlight Award  – and the chance to win US $100,000 to organize an international conference on their topic’s field. Our research topic "Towards an Understanding of Tinnitus Heterogeneity" is one of the finalists!

Published as Frontiers Research Topics, these shortlisted article collections each address a globally important field of research with the potential to drastically impact our future — from artificial intelligence to better health to sustainable agriculture. They bring together the latest, cutting-edge research to advance their fields, present new solutions – including to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – and foster essential, large-scale collaborations across multiple disciplines and research groups worldwide. read more...

In the forefront of the 11th TRI/TINNET Conference 2018, the Management Committee of the COST-TINNET-Action met for its final MC Meeting on March 13th at the Conference Venue in Regensburg. The chair of the Action, Winny Schlee, has drawn a very positive summary of TINNET thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of the people involved in the action.

Dr. Fédérica Ortelli, the science officer of the TINNET Action at the COST-office in Brussels, commented similar in her short presentation. She thanked the TINNET team for the good cooperation and encouraged the attendees to submit further similar applications under the COST-Program.

final MC Meeting13 03 2018

Tinnitus Frustration


Does tinnitus annoyance depend on moment-to-moment variability of frustration? Preliminary answers from a qualitative study with a model of tinnitus tolerance: 


Deborah Hall3Prof. Deborah Hall, Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Deputy Director, Hearing theme lead and Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials lead, has been awarded a Senior Investigator position with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This is in recognition of her outstanding leadership of patient and people-based research within the NIHR Faculty. NIHR Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and are appointed through annual competitions informed by the advice of an international panel of experts.

For more information please go to https://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-faculty/senior-investigators/


AnnickDecreased Speech-In-Noise Understanding in Young Adults with Tinnitus

Annick Gilles et al. The audiogram looks normal, otoacoustic emissions are normal, auditory brain stem response are normal - but the tinnitus keeps on ringing. How is it possible? It's called "hidden hearing loss". There is damage to the hearing system but it is not detected by standard measures. The researcher Gilles and colleagues present a study showing that the speech-in-noise test can detect the difference. Read the full article at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2016.00288/full

Winfried SchleeMeasuring the Moment-to-Moment Variability to Tinnitus: The TrackYourTinnitus Smart Phone App

Winny Schlee et al. The perception of tinnitus can fluctuate. Sometimes you hear it very loud. Sometimes it is low. The TrackYourTinnitus smartphone app allows you to measure the fluctuation of your tinnitus and understand it better. At the same time you are supporting tinnitus research by contributing your data for the global fight against tinnitus. Learn more about the app and the underlying theoretical concept at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00294/full

TINNET is a European research network funded from April 11, 2014 to April 10, 2018 by the COST program under the Action number BM1306.

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