Tinnitus Research: Moving the World Toward a Cure
Finding a cure for tinnitus is ATA’s #1 priority. Research will get us there. Over the last 10 years, scientists have made tremendous advances in figuring out what causes tinnitus and how to treat it.
- New and Past ATA-Funded Research
- Funding Facts
- Reports from Studies
- Scientific Advisory Committee
- Roadmap to a Cure
- Supporting Research
- Upcoming Conferences & Seminars
- Latest Research News
ATA is dedicated to finding and funding the best and brightest tinnitus researchers to speed up our progress toward finding a cure for tinnitus. Find out how you can support tinnitus research to help speed our progress toward finding a cure.
The American Tinnitus Association is at the forefront in the search for better treatments and a cure for tinnitus.
We are pleased to play such an important role in supporting some of the best and brightest scientists in the field and invite you to review our research program.
Read published research reports
from ATA-funded studies.
The American Tinnitus Association:
- Awarded $5,123,301 in research grants since 1980
- Supported 112 studies into the causes of and treatments for tinnitus
The Scientist's Side of the Cure
Read an article featuring tinnitus researchers Dirk De Ridder, M.D., Ph.D., and Berthold Langguth, M.D., Ph.D., where they speak about their interest in research and shared goal of curing the condition.
Participate in a Clinical Trial
For clinical trials you may be able to participate in, visit clinical trial opportunities.
Hyperacusis Study at The University of Iowa
University of Iowa Study researchers are inviting people with loudness hyperacusis for an online survey.
It was back in 1983 that the University of Iowa first showed a link between tinnitus and hyperacusis. For many people with tinnitus, loud sounds are often heard as VERY LOUD.
If you have loudness hyperacusis, Iowa researchers would very much appreciate you completing a brief, 30-minute survey at: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_22YHczpQkvXNHsE
The research team is hoping to learn important characteristics about hyperacusis that might lead to more helpful treatments.
The Association for Research in Otolaryngology's 36th MidWinter Meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Visit www.aro.org/index.html for details.
The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. Their 38th annual conference will be held in St. Petersburg, FL. Visit hearingconversation.org for details.
The 40th annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona at the all-suite Chaparral Suites Hotel from Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9, 2013. For more information visit amauditorysoc.org/dates-and-location.
April 3 - 6: AudiologyNOW! - American Academy of Audiology's Annual Meeting
AudiologyNOW! is the world's largest gathering of audiologists. This annual meeting provides participants the opportunity to attend four days of educational sessions, explore the latest in hearing technology, and network with colleagues from around the world.
AudiologyNOW! is scheduled for April 3-6, 2013, in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC).
Visit Audiologynow.org for registration details.
May 15 - 18: 7th International TRI Conference on Tinnitus
The Tinnitus Research Initiative presents its 7th annual conference, titled "Tinnitus: A Treatable Disease". The conference will take place May 15-18 in beautiful Valencia, Spain. Visit Tinnitusresearch.org for more details.
May 21 - 24: XI International Tinnitus Seminar
The new Berlin, host of the XI International Tinnitus Seminar 2014, presents itself to visitors as a cosmopolitan city. The Brandenburg Gate, once a symbol of the divided Germany, has become the emblem of the German capital.
Berlin is situated in the heart of a continent moving towards unification, and plays an important role in the European integration process. In an area of about 891 km², Berlin unites a large number of urban districts, which are completely different in character. More than 434,000 people of the 3.4 million inhabitants of Berlin are not of German origin. They come from more than 180 different nations and provide Berlin with a large variety of lifestyles and cultures.
For more information please visit ITS 2014.
Congress Mandates Better Reporting of Tinnitus Among United States Military 01/28/2013
Because tinnitus is the No. 1 cause of disability among veterans, accounting for nearly 11 percent of all VA disability claims, Congress has intervened to ensure that the military takes the condition seriously. “Congress has mandated better reporting of tinnitus, so we’re now trying to reach out to troops to help them self-identify and report problems,” said Lt. Col. Mark Packer, MD. “We’re also working on improving access to care and making it quicker. There’s a lot of ongoing research in terms of diagnosing tinnitus too. There are likely different brands of tinnitus that may stem from different areas along the auditory pathway.”
Starkey Hearing Technologies Announces New Tinnitus Treatment Device 01/09/2013
Starkey Hearing Technologies, a global leader in hearing technology, introduced its new tinnitus treatment solution and two new members to its wireless family. Distributed under the Starkey brand name, Xino™ Tinnitus combines advanced hearing aid technology designed to provide personalized tinnitus relief. Xino Wireless includes the new micro RIC 312 that offers the benefits of Starkey’s IRIS™ Technology. Visit Starkey's site to learn more.
Misophonia: For Some, Sounds Become Much More than a Distraction 01/08/2013
First described in Audiology Online in 2001, misophonia is still largely a mystery. Despite high-profile coverage of the condition by national media over the last year, few audiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists or ear, nose and throat specialists are trained to diagnose it.
The Tinnitus Practitioners Association, which serves the estimated 44 million who hear ringing or other phantom sounds, is taking the lead. The organization is hosting the first international conference on the disorder in February to provide advanced education for audiologists and other healthcare professionals with neurophysiology and sound sensitivity education and experience.
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