Support Dr. Tzounopoulos' Tinnitus Research

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by TuxedoCat, Nov 27, 2018.

    1. TuxedoCat
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      TuxedoCat Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      Anyone wishing to support Professor Dr. Tzounopoulos' research* may do so by donating using the link below.

      Be sure to specify tinnitus from the menu for Designation so that the money is credited to the Professor.

      https://eyeandear.thankyou4caring.org/DonateNow


      * Further information about his research can be found in the Professor Tzounopoulos thread within the Research News section.

      Thank You!
       
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    2. Starthrower

      Starthrower Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      Thanks @TuxedoCat!

      I am torn with donations. I prefer to donate to Tinnitus Talk and the various fundraisers here.

      Wonder if we could do a Tinnitus Talk group fundraiser just for Professor Tzounopoulos?

      I think most people are kind of tapped out right now. Maybe at the beginning of the new year?

      One thing that really bothered my husband and I... We were big supporters of OHSU Tinnitus Clinic. We did massive fundraising. When OHSU closed the Tinnitus Clinic that money disappeared.

      So I am a bit hesitant to donate to any university program.
       
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    3. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      There are two options;

      Pittsburgh Hearing Research Centre and Tinnitus Research!

      Which one do we choose?
       
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      TuxedoCat
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      TuxedoCat Member Benefactor Ambassador

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      Hi Valeri, Choose Tinnitus. The areas of research are described elsewhere on that site. The Hearing Research Center is associated with audiology. TC
       
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    5. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I'd choose Prof. Thanos Tzounopoulos.

      The tinnitus community needs to get its head around the idea that if we ALL frequently donate something, we can make a difference at very little risk to us financially.

      Good on @Starthrower for raising funds.

      But I'm sure Starthrower would be less pissed off if he/she only lost $12 (at a dollar a month over the course of a year) as opposed to $1200 he/she may have raised (for example) as an individual.

      I waste $12 a month on crap from McDonald's.
       
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    6. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Before we spend a dime we need to find out if FX-322 has an effect on tinnitus. Pretty significant experiment going on with that stuff.
       
    7. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
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      09/2011
      @Starthrower,

      I was thinking the same! Maybe a group fundraiser in the new year would be good.

      Worth a try!
       
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      TuxedoCat
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      TuxedoCat Member Benefactor Ambassador

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      If your donating massive amounts or setting up an endowment, its always good to ask what will happen to the money should the receiving institution cease to exist. I learned this from being a church treasurer. The endowment document's I've seen address that issue so the donor knows ahead of time what may happen. It makes sense and is good practice. In this day and age, nothing stays the same.

      My personal view is that donating to someone who has grant money from an agency like the DoD or NIH is a safer bet. Those agencies have at least reviewed a grant application and have taken the decision the research has merit. What we don't know is the risk level or probability of technical success for that research, but hey, that kind of goes part and parcel with research.

      I agree. With the holidays coming up its probably not a good time to raise funds. But it is the giving season and there's nothing to stop an individual from donating to his or her their favorite charity or researcher if they can, just keep in mind the possibility of another fundraiser in the new year.

      If we did another fundraiser later and plopped $5K into a researcher's program, I think it would be noticed.

      It will be interesting to see what develops from @Ed209 's fundraiser for Danny. Actually the deadline for grant applications is not so far away. All the more reason not to start another fundraiser now, let's keep the spotlight on Danny!

      TC
       
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    9. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
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      Head Trauma/Cold?
      I probably will skip donating this month since I already planned a donation to Tinnitus Talk.

      And since Prof. Tzounopoulos has funding now, he at least can continue his work.

      Tinnitus Talk on the other hand needs surely our help with the upcoming Q&A and other projects. :)
       
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    10. Starthrower

      Starthrower Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      I agree @TuxedoCat! The OHSU Tinnitus Clinic was one of the best and probably oldest programs in the U.S. It was interesting being close friends with the person(s) who ran the clinic. Other university programs seemed almost jealous how the tinnitus clinic was able to sustain itself through donations. It was mostly done by tinnitus sufferers who knew the help they received needed to be played forward.
       
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    11. Starthrower

      Starthrower Member Benefactor Ambassador

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      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      We were not "pissed" off @Allan1967. Oh I am a girl.:p

      And it was not $1200.00. More like over 30k. But the amount should not matter because all donations are equally important. It was being taken.

      There is so much competition between different university programs. Most want the "sparkle" attention for big donations towards other causes.
       
    12. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I'd be pissed off.

      Please understand I'm trying to convey the idea that if every tinnitus sufferer donated a dollar per month and there's 30,000 of us doing that, that's $30k per month being generated that can go towards research. And that's at a cost to you of just $13 dollars a year, therefore little risk to you personally and all the other 29,999 people.
       
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