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

The first meeting of the Outcomes Work Group 5 from TINNET was held in Amsterdam. Nineteen participants attended this meeting. The group members made decisions on a number of key steps including making a fundamental distinction between defining 'what' to measure and identifying 'how' to measure it, and starting to create roadmap for the project over the four years and beyond.

The first meeting of the Genetics Work Group 4 from TINNET was held in Stockholm, at the Karolinska Institutet. Eight participants attended this meeting representing Sweden, Spain, Germany, Greece, Denmark and the Netherlands. The group members developed a step-wise approach to tackle the challenging aspects of understanding tinnitus in its genetics origins. This included a plan of action for addressing ethical issues, legal aspects, the design of the research studies, and finally the strategies for successful research funding by the EU.


Dr Jaime Serquera, Valencia, Spain, has visited the laboratory for neural plasticity and brain stimulation of the University of Regensburg (Germany) in August 2014 for the Short Term Scientific Mission "Comparing Auditory Stimulation Effects in Different Tinnitus Subtypes".

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TYT LogoThe Tinnitus Research Initiative has just released a smartphone app that allows to track the tinnitus during the everyday routine. The TrackYourTinnitus app is available in the iTunes® App StoreSM and the Google PlayTM store in English and German language. Please register at the website www.trackyourtinnitus.org


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On july 4th 2014 in Athens, Greece (hosted by the University of Athens) the first WG1 "Clinical' was attended by 17 participants. The countries represented were: Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland, The Czech Republic, Romania, and Malta.

The meeting proved very productive in that it led to consensus-based decisions about the work-group aims, yearly estimated progress of our work group,  rich brainstorm sessions, a plan of action for the coming years, and a first step in the development of a questionnaire. Data gathered from a variety of clinicians across Europe by means of this questionnaire will lead to a description of the 'Clinical' status quo in Europe in tinnitus healthcare & assessment in the first year. Combining these results a stepped-care tinnitus health-care and assessment proposal will be drafted. This proposal will be assessed by using the 'Delphi' method, after which we aim to provide a description of 'Consensus-based, harmonized, and adaptive guidelines for demographic and clinical assessment of tinnitus-patients' by the end of the TINNET project.


Audiology Worldnews: TINNET as the next step in tinnitus research: Towards evidence-based medicine

The Online Journal Audiology Worldnews published a summary of the speech that Berthold Langguth held on the TINNET COST action during the 8th International TRI Tinnitus Conference from 10-13 March in Auckland, New Zealand.

Article at Audiology Worldnews

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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