ATA’s Research Program

ATA funds cutting-edge science, with targeted, annual research grants to innovative and promising projects. Over the last 35 years, we have contributed nearly $6 million to the search for a cure.

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 a cure.

ATA is the only patient-centered membership association that directly funds research related to tinnitus. Since 1980, we have contributed over $6 million to research and supported hundreds of projects in the ongoing effort to improve our understanding of tinnitus, develop and optimize tinnitus treatments, and advance the search for an ultimate cure.

ATA's research program focuses on providing seed grants for the most new areas of tinnitus scientific exploration. Large research institutions — the U.S. Department of Defense or National Institutes of Health, for instance — often do not support projects until they have undergone initial exploratory testing. This keeps many good ideas from ever getting off the ground. ATA covers this funding gap by supporting tinnitus scientists through the preliminary phases of research, strategically kickstarting innovative pilot projects which may later qualify for large-scale funding from the government or other institutions.

Each year ATA solicits advanced tinnitus research proposals from scientists around the world. All research proposals are measured against ATA’s Roadmap to a Cure, a progressive framework for how tinnitus research can best — and most rapidly — be used to achieve a definitive cure for tinnitus. The project selection and funding process is guided by the association’s leadership, composed of leading researchers and thought leaders in the field of tinnitus.

Roadmap for a Cure

Roadmap for a Cure

The Roadmap for a Cure is ATA’s comprehensive, step-by-step research agenda for reaching our ultimate goal: a quiet future, free of tinnitus.

Current ATA Research

Current ATA Research

Learn about the tinnitus research studies ATA is currently funding.

Past ATA Funded Research

Past ATA Funded Research

ATA funds cutting-edge science, providing targeted, annual research grants to innovative and promising projects. Over the last 35 years, we have contributed nearly $6 million to the search for a cure.

Apply for a Grant

Apply for a Grant

ATA supports cutting-edge tinnitus science, with targeted research funding. Our $50,000 seed-grants kick-start innovative research projects and help researchers show initial proof- of-concept.

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.