@Markku, have you ever tried contacting some of the prominent tinnitus researchers and asked them if they would like to do a Q&A / AMA session here on Tinnitus Talk? It would be nice to have an expert confirm/deny many of the theories floating around this site. Mainly, maybe, in terms of research, but also in terms of general advice. Maybe if we come up with some questions and agreed on the most interesting researchers in this thread, we could contact them. I have a couple of questions I would like an experts opinion on. - If stem cell research finds a way to restore the inner ear, would this automatically cure tinnitus in many cases (as the Hearing Health Foundation suggests)? - Currently the drug AM101 from Auris Medical shows promising results in treating acute tinnitus. What are the differences in treating acute and chronic tinnitus? And what are the fundamental differences between these two 'kinds' of tinnitus? - Here, on Tinnitus Talk, the currently most discussed research projects are AM101 from Auris Medical, MicroTransponder and Acoustic Neuromodulation (for tonal tinnitus) - what is your opinion on these projects and do you know of any other promising research projects?