During the Sixth International Conference on Tinnitus, held in Bruges, Belgium, in June, TRI Executive Committee Members Dirk De Ridder and Berthold Langguth told ATA how they first became interested in tinnitus and how research and the perspective on tinnitus have developped since then.
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International State-Of-The-Science Meeting On Blast-Induced Tinnitus, November 15-16, 2011
Tinnitus is often associated with acoustic trauma and head injuries that are prevalent with blast-related injuries and is the number one service-connected disability for veterans. This meeting was a collaborative effort among the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence. The Program Coordinating Office is currently working with a distinguished expert panel of six international tinnitus experts to synthesize findings regarding the neurobiological basis of tinnitus, its association with PTSD and TBI, and current approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Download the Third Annual International State-of-the Science Meeting Agenda (PDF 80KB), including links to meeting presentations and posters.
A new study at the University of Michigan Health System, which was co-sponsored by the Tinnitus Research Initiative, has shown in an animal experiment, that somatosensory neurons maintain a high level of activity following exposure to loud noise, even after hearing itself returns to normal. These results mark an important step toward potential relief for people who are suffering from tinnitus, pointed out principal investigator Susan E. Shore, Ph.D., of U-M's Kresge Hearing Research Institute and a professor of otolaryngology and molecular and integrative physiology at the U-M Medical School.
Richard Salvi, professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of TRI, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the system of The State University of New York (SUNY). The distinguished professorship recognizes and honors individuals who have achieved national or international prominence in their fields. ...read more
Belén Elgoyhen, leader of the TRI pharmacological workgroup, was honoured for her contributions to the understanding of the molecular basis of hearing. ...read more
This Research Bonus is intended for the initial funding of projects of junior researchers. Winfried Schlee received this funding for his geriatric and tinnitus research.