Prof. Thanos Tzounopoulos Receives $2 Million Grant

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Jack Straw, Dec 4, 2018.

    1. Jcmc

      Jcmc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and stress
      I do not understand how they can tell when the animal has or does not have tinnitus when it is something that is still difficult to verify in humans, knowing that animals do not speak!
    2. lymebite
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      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      My understanding is that the typical approach is to make a sound set at a specific volume level for which animals without tinnitus can hear the sound, and it causes a startle response. For animals with tinnitus, they do not hear the same sound (on account of the tinnitus) and it does not cause a startle response.
    3. Pitseleh

      Pitseleh Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Basically: rat hears a sound -> gets food.

      Repeat multiple times.

      Rat goes for food when it hears a sound.

      Induce tinnitus.

      Rat goes for food without external stimulus -> rat has tinnitus.
      Rat doesn't go for food without external stimulus -> rat has no tinnitus.

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