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.

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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.

New and Past ATA-Funded Research

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.

Funding Facts

The American Tinnitus Association:

  • Awarded $5,123,301 in research grants since 1980
  • Supported 112 studies into the causes of and treatments for tinnitus

Scientific Advisory Committee

This distinguished committee crafted ATA’s Roadmap to a Cure and is the body that reviews all research grants submitted for ATA funding.

Roadmap to a Cure

ATA's Scientific Advisory Committee designed a Roadmap to get us closer to a cure. It specifically maps out what we need to find and the steps to get there.

See recent ATA-funded research and where it fits on the Roadmap to a Cure!

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Supporting Research

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.

Upcoming Conferences and Seminars


May 2014





11th International Tinnitus Seminar
May 21-24, 2014
Berlin, Germany

International Tinnitus Seminar is a conference, which was first initiated and organized in 1979 (and then in 1983) by Barbara Goldstein and Abraham Shulman in New York, NY. It has been created to freely exchange latest scientific and clinical thoughts and experiences related to tinnitus. After over 30 years of tradition, this conference has become the principal international, scientific and clinical event in the field of tinnitus. International Tinnitus Seminar is an open event and is not affiliated with a particular society, association or a foundation. By tradition, International Tinnitus Seminars are organized by Presidents elected by the majority of participants during preceding conference.


June 2014

22nd Annual Conference: Management of the Tinnitus Patient
June 13-14, 2014
Iowa City, IA

This conference is intended for otologists, audiologists, psychologists, hearing aid specialitsts and nurses who provide clinical management services for patients with tinnitus. The conference will also provide information to patients who have tinnitus, their family and friends, but it will NOT include individual diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this conference is to provide a review of current evaluation and management strategies for the treatment of tinnitus. Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to discuss the management of tinnitus and the tinnitus patient.


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