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


Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Somatosensory Tinnitus. A Scoping Review

Haúla Haider et al. If you can modulate your tinnitus by physical contact or movement, then you might have somatosensory tinnitus. Haúla Haider and colleagues present an overview of the know facts about somatosensory tinnitus at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2017.00207/full

thomas probstThomas Probst et al: Does Tinnitus Depend on Time-of-Day? An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study with the "TrackyourTinnitus"-Application

The authors analyzed a large data set that has been collected with the TrackYourTinnitus smartphone app. For the majority of tinnitus sufferers, their tinnitus is loudest in early morning hours and during night. See more details here http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00253/full

ICBHI 2017A research team headed by Prof. Myra Spiliopoulou, University of Magdeburg, Germany, was awarded the second price in the "best paper award" at the ICBHI 2017, 18-21 November 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece - "Patient Empowerment through summarization of discussion threads on treatments in a patient self-help forum”

ICRA logoA global language for hearing research

Experts in hearing loss at the University of Nottingham have solved an important conundrum in their field of research – how to accurately translate results from patients’ hearing questionnaires carried out in different languages and cultures across the world.

The team at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre has led an international project to examine clinical questionnaires and guidelines from non-English speaking hearing research centres and summarise them for the global audiology community. 

The resulting Good Practice Guide produced for the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (ICRA) and TINnitus NETwork (TINNET) will be a vital tool in helping researchers across the world to compare clinical diagnoses and outcomes of clinical trials. The guidelines were published in the International Journal of Audiology on 21 November 2017.

University of Nottingham - Press releases

comitThanks to all those tinnitus experts who registered and completed all three rounds of the COMT'ID online survey, and those who also travelled to the UK to participate in one of our consensus workshops.

COMiT’ID had over 600 people taking part from over 40 countries. Thank you for all your support! Fantastic!

We'll be presenting our findings and recommendations at the TRI2018 conference, plus we'll be hosting an interactive workshop to hear your views and gather your feedback.

In the meantime, you can read more details on our recommendations on these pages:



Follow us on Twitter @COMITIDStudy for progress updates.

Deborah Hall3Prof. Deborah Hall, chair of Working Group 5, has been invited to give a podium presentation at the prestigious Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeing in San Diego, USA, February 2018 (41st Annual MidWinter Meeting).

She will presenting findings from the working group's COMIT'ID study, an innovative study to reach an international consensus on core outcome domains for early-phase clinical trials of sound-, psychology-, and pharmacology-based interventions to manage chronic subjecitve tinnitus in adults. This in an ambitious programme of work to improve the quality of future clinical trials so that findings can be compared across different treatments.

Deb publishes a related article last month: Designing Clinical Trials for Assessing the Effectiveness of Interventions for Tinnitus

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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