Berthold Langguth, Germany: “A brain and pain based tinnitus definition”

By analogy with pain tinnitus has been anatomically and phenomenologically divided into three separable but interacting pathways, a lateral ‘sound’ pathway, a medial ‘suffering’ pathway and a descending noise cancelling pathway. One may have tinnitus without suffering and suffering without tinnitus. Consequently, tinnitus can be defined as the conscious awareness of a tonal and / or noise sound for which there is no identifiable corresponding external acoustic source, and tinnitus disorder as tinnitus plus associated suffering.

Roshni Biswas, USA: "The knowns and unknowns of tinnitus epidemiology"

Epidemiology is the basic science of public health. What proportion of the population has tinnitus? What factors make one population group more vulnerable than another? Can modifiable factors influence risk of developing tinnitus? Epidemiologic research answers these pertinent population-level questions. This talk will address the available information on tinnitus epidemiology, along with identifying the gaps in knowledge and priority areas of future epidemiologic research.

Chaired by David Baguley, University of Nottingham, UK, and Anusha Mohan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Each talk will last around 20 minutes following 10 minutes time for questions and answers




Schedule of future episodes


 20 Oct 2021

 Tinnitus Mechanisms (clinical)

 Tinnitus Mechanisms (basic)

 Sven Vanneste

 Arnaud Noreña

 17 Nov 2021

 Clinical and technical assessment and diagnosis

 Psychiatric Comorbidities

 Tobias Kleinjung

 Berthold Langguth

 15 Dec 2021



 Martin Schecklmann

 Derek Hoare

 19 Jan 2022

 Pharmacological Treatment


 Belén Elgoyhen

 Laure Jacquemin/Stefan Schoisswohl

 16 Feb 2022

 Are Hearing Aids Still a Valid Treatment for Tinnitus?

 Sound Stimulation

 Steven Marcrum

 Patrick Neff

 16 Mar 2022

 Pulsatile Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Treatment

 Objective Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Treatment

 Jae Jin Song

 Emmanuel Houdart

 20 Apr 2022

 Somatic Tinnitus

 Bimodal Stimulation

 Sarah Michiels

 Hubert Lim

 18 May 2022

 Evidence Based Medicine

 Alternative Medicine

 Alain Londero

 Deborah Hall (to be confirmed)

 15 Jun 2022

 TRI International Tinnitus Conference Vancouver




Organising Team (in alphabetical order):

Dirk De Ridder, University of Otago, NZ

Tobias Kleinjung, University Hospital Zurich, CH

Berthold Langguth, University Regensburg, Germany

Alain Londero, l'hôpital Georges Pompidou de Paris, FR

Anusha Mohan, Trinity University Dublin, Ireland

Arnaud  Noreña, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Sensorielles et Cognitives de l'université d'Aix-Marseille, FR

Kristina Neumueller, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany

Axel Schiller, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany

Winny Schlee, University Regensburg, Germany

Raj Shekhawat, Flinders University, Australia

Susanne Staudinger, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany

Ilias Trochidis, Vilabs, Cyprus

Sven Vanneste, Trinity University Dublin, Ireland




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