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

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Dear friends and colleagues,

we are very happy and thankful for the fruitful year with TINNET. Together, we have accomplished a lot of good things!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year 2016 with you.

neuroimaging workgroup meeting in PoznanOn October 16, 2015, the Neuroimaging Working Group (WG 3) met in Poznan, Polen. The group worked on standard guidelines for the data acquisition using EEG/MEG and fMRI in tinnitus patients. Furthermore, it was discussed about a questionnaire for the assessment of mindwandering during the resting state recordings.

The guidelines and questionnaire will be published on this website.

Tinnitus Matching SoftwareDuring his Short-term scientific mission, Dr. Jaime Serquera, developped a first prototype for a tinnitus pitch matching procedure under Matlab using a forced-choice double-staircase adaptive procedure. 

The code is freely available under: http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/53129-fcds

Trying to find a balance between user-friendliness and scientific accuracy, there are only a few buttons in the GUI. The remaining paramters can be changed in the code. 

Any feedback that will improve further versions of the software are welcome. Please send it to Dr. Serquera (jserquera "at" yahoo.es).

meeting cologne sept15On September 25, 2015, the second meeting of the Database Workgroup took place in  Cologne. The group of tinnitus experts, database experts and statisticians came together at the HSD University of Applied Sciences (http://www.hs-doepfer.de).

photo of all four co-authorsAnother TINNET supported article: "Current reported outcome domains in studies of adults with a focus on the treatment of tinnitus: protocol for a systematic review" has been accepted for publication. The article will soon be available in the British Medical Journal - Open.

Here’s a photo of all four co-authors (from left to right Veronica Kennedy, Deb Hall, Haula Haider and Agnieszka Szczepek) taken at the recent WG5 management meeting.

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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