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

Recently, a new article about the TINNET project appeared in Trends in Hearing: Hall et al. 2015: "Toward a Global Consensus on Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials in Tinnitus: Report From the First International Meeting of the COMiT Initiative, November 14, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands". Trends Hear. 2015 Apr 24;19.

Ms. Agnieszka Szczepek, Berlin, Germany, performed her research activities at the National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham (UK) in March 2015 for the Short Term Scientific Mission "Developing expertise in systematic review Methodology and strengthening European collaboration across TINNET".

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WG 2 (Database/Subtyping) GP1 Meeting, Klagenfurt

On 29.-30. January 2014 the second WG2 "Database" Meeting in Klagenfurt, Austria.


Christopher CederrothWe congratulate Christopher Cederroth, co-chair of the the TINNET genetics working group, to his appointment as Assistant Professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

Thanks to his professional advancement his laboratory can now focus on the prevention and cure of tinnitus and hearing loss. His laboratory tackles the problem with a dual approach i) using animal models of hearing loss and tinnitus to decipher the molecular pathways disrupted in the ear and/or in the brain and ii) using genetics in homogenous sub-types of tinnitus patients, having in aim the identification and validation of new targets for drug development. For the latter purpose, he recently created STOP "Swedish Tinnitus Outreach Project" where he identified from local cohorts more than 30'000 individuals with chronic tinnitus on which he wishes to perform in-depth phenotypic characterization (questionnaire and audiological subtyping). This will lead to a valuable pool of homogenous patients for their genetic analysis.

More information on the personal webpage of Christopher Cederroth.

Mr Patrick Neff, Zurich, Switzerland has visited the laboratory for neural plasticity and brain stimulation of the University of Regensburg (Germany) in December 2014 for the Short Term Scientific Mission "Detecting structural changes in tinnitus subtypes".

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At the 12th Congress of the European Federation of Audiology Societies (EFAS), Deborah Hall (TINNET MC-member and leader of TINNET working group 5) will be chairing a tinnitus symposium on 29, May 2015. If any TINNET member is planning to attend and would be willing to make a short presentation as part of this symposium, please contact Deborah (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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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