Research Toward a Cure

Finding a cure for tinnitus is ATA’s priority. Research will help us reach this goal. ATA is the only patient-based membership association that directly funds tinnitus research. Since 1980 we have allocated over $6 million to advance tinnitus research.

Support Tinnitus Research

ATA’s research program is wholly funded by our members — tinnitus patients just like you. Donate to ATA and help us find cures.

2021 Innovative Research Grants Program Application Cycle Open

The ATA is pleased to announce that the 2021 ATA Innovative Research Grants Program application cycle is open. 

Applications (below) are being accepted now through May 1, 2021,  5:00pm ET. 

As the only non-profit patient advocacy organization committed exclusively to advancing the tinnitus research field nationally as well as internationally, the ATA supports the following program goals:

(1) Attract more researchers to the field of tinnitus. 

(2) Encourage innovative research to advance possible cures and new treatments. 

(3) Advance the careers of early investigators in the field of tinnitus. 

Questions? All questions regarding the grants application should be directed to Rebecca Lewis, AuD, PhD, ATA's Scientific Grants Project Officer at grants@ATA.org.

2021 ATA Innovative Research Grants Program Application:

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Tinnitus is a complicated audiological and neurological condition, with multiple triggering catalysts and biological pathologies. Researchers around the world are working to better understand the many forms of tinnitus, optimize tinnitus management therapies, and discover a definitive cure for the condition.

Over the years, tremendous research advancements have been made, and the pace of scientific discovery is constantly accelerating.  ATA’s national leadership and research grant program have made tinnitus a high-priority research topic. Since we formed in 1971, the number of published research papers related to tinnitus each year has increased 650 percent!  This is an amazing knowledge base upon which we can build new prospective treatments for tinnitus.

And yet, there is still so much more to do. Despite its growing prevalence and often-devastating effects, tinnitus remains a severely underfunded medical condition. With the support of our members, leadership and the scientific community, ATA is spearheading efforts change the status quo. By self-funding targeted research projects and encouraging government to support tinnitus research, ATA is leading the way in the search for a cure.

ATA’s Research Program

ATA’s Research Program

Since 1980, ATA has advanced cutting-edge science by funding targeted tinnitus research grants. Learn about ATA's Roadmap to a Cure, recent and past-funded projects, and how to apply for a research grant.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials, testing the efficacy of new and current treatments on human subjects, is an important part of the research process. Explore how to participate.

Glossary

Glossary of Terms

The lexicon of tinnitus science is very large and can sometimes be confusing to people without a science background. Better comprehend the terminology used in tinnitus research and medical care with ATA’s easy-to-understand glossary.

Patient Stories

There are as many experiences of tinnitus as there are people. Learn about the various ways people manage their condition and take back their lives.

Tinnitus Research

ATA is one of the only organizations worldwide funding tinnitus research. Learn about ATA's innovative Roadmap to a Cure, and recently-funded studies.

Treatment Options

Treatment Options

You have choices when it comes to tinnitus treatment. Learn about your options, including general wellness, sound therapy, behavioral therapies and more.