New Funding Opportunity for Tinnitus Research / Investing in Tinnitus Research

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by jazz, Sep 11, 2013.

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      jazz
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      jazz Member Benefactor

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      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
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    2. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Australia
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      09/2011
      Jazz the point is not an individual donation but rather on a global level which I'm sure would push things forward a lot faster.
      But I agree, every cent counts:)
       
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      jazz
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      jazz Member Benefactor

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      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Well, we will soon be embarking on a global effort with the new website, which, in part, was crowdfunded!:D

      Still, donating to the ATA is a good idea. They do support high quality research.:) And so does the TRI.
       
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    4. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Jazz what do you mean by that?
       
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      jazz Member Benefactor

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      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Tinnitus Network, of course!

      Part of the website's purpose was to raise money for tinnitus research!
       
    6. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      I'm in:)
       
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    7. MarkD
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      MarkD Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High cholestoral, stress, inflammation, diabetes
      Large corporations should be partly responsible for funding research - mobile phone, tablet and mp3 manufacturers, headphone manufacturers, the music and movie industry, cars and truck manufacturers (noise pollution) etc should be paying a fee or percentage of sales towards T research. If they all donated 0.05% of net income they'd find a cure in no time.
       
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    8. jchinnis

      jchinnis Member

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      USA: Northern Virginia and Seattle area
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      12/1989
      Corporations have to make profits for their shareholders. Charity is done for publicity and sometimes to take advantage of tax loopholes. And I'm not sure that tinnitus research publicity would help the sales of the types of firms you just mentioned.

      I strongly believe that there are two kinds of funding for tinnitus research. The first is by those with the condition. The other is by governments. And the first type of funding can help bring about more of the second type of funding.
       
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    9. MarkD
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      MarkD Member

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      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High cholestoral, stress, inflammation, diabetes
      True but we're assuming some degree of responsibility by these firms towards the gradual degradation of people's hearing and tinnitus. If enough evidence can be found that products sold by these firms has contributed towards people developing tinnitus then they'll need to come to the party. They're in the business of using our ears and eyes to make money. Their profits should be secondary to the lives of millions of people and if a 0.05% hit to net profits for one year will resolve the issue then it seems like the best solution to me.

      Tinnitus research publicity would definitely not help sales of these firms because it would be a concession that they've contributed towards the problem. That's the last thing they'd want to do.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100719205636.htm

      http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/July07/Pages/study-of-mobile-phone-use-and-tinnitus.aspx
       
    10. MarkD
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      MarkD Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High cholestoral, stress, inflammation, diabetes
      Let's put this into perspective...

      Corporations market themselves as being trustworthy and our best friend.

      The public then places their trust in these companies, buys their products and assumes they're safe to use for the purpose intended - watching movies and listening to music with headphones.

      There's an onus of responsibility by these companies to inform and educate the public re the dangers of using their products.

      Having pop-up caveats when you turn up the volume is just an attempt to cover their rear ends. A detailed explanation or tutorial should be given so that consumers know what can happen to their hearing.

      By having a small pop-up caveat people assume they'll be fine providing it doesn't hurt their ears. Little do they know about a disabling condition called tinnitus.

      Corporations have also held back certain features like decent external speakers to reduce costs and to keep upgrade options available in later releases. This encourages people to use headphones.

      These corporations could be liable for negligence by putting profits ahead of the safety of its customers. That's why I think they'd be an excellent source of funding for Tinnitus research.

      Agree though, this would be a lot more realistic than trying to prove corporations negligent.
       
    11. NeoM
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      NeoM Member

      Location:
      America
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      10/31/2013
      I also believe that a company that's related to any type of audio stuff would probably go and donate to a hearing loss research charity instead of tinnitus.
       
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    12. borris
      Alone

      borris Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/06/13
      Yes makes you wonder if millions of people have this hideous infliction why the is so little research, I guess its because you cant see or feel the sufferers pain so it must not exist.
       
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