TIN-ACT: Research School for TINnitus Assessment, Causes and Treatments

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Berik, Sep 13, 2017.

    1. Berik
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      Dutch University of Groningen will train 15 PhD students and attribute €4M to research the origin and treatment of tinnitus.

      This is a collaboration with several institutes in Europe (CNRS, University of Nottingham, Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Cochlear Research and Development).

      Translation into English via Google Translate:
      https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=https://www.oogtv.nl/2017/09/umcg-stelt-vier-miljoen-beschikbaar-tegen-oorsuizen/&edit-text=&act=url
       
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    2. Markku
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      This is TIN-ACT (I adjusted the thread title). Here's the EU CORDIS' page on it:

      http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211525_en.html

      It's somewhat similar to ESIT in that both train 15 PhD students.

      We're (Tinnitus Hub - the non-profit that operates Tinnitus Talk) a partner organization of both TIN-ACT and ESIT.

      The ESIT kick-off meeting was this July. TIN-ACT will be kicked off in Groningen, Netherlands on December 14-15 this year.

      We'll have a similar report of it posted afterwards as we did on ESIT.
       
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    3. vermillion
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      Too bad it's only in Dutch. I can't read the articles.
       
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    4. Bobbie7
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      This is very encouraging news and hopefully the research will yield some valuable information and give tinnitus sufferers hope for effective treatment(s).
       
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    5. acufenero
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      Wow, exciting news!

      By the way:
      So, again, recovering input by regenerating hair cells may improve tinnitus or even get rid of it.
       
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    6. Makrohn
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      Great news! GO research...!!
       
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    7. threefirefour
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      This is great. I actually had to read the post three times because I couldn't believe at first that something this good could happen for us. Finally we're off to some start.
       
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    8. jer

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      I could translate if needed. Can you guys read it or should I do that?
       
    9. Reinier
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      Some time ago volunteers (subjects) were asked to participate in tinnitus research (same university). I agreed, but never heard anything again. I wonder if this is the same research :)

      It also involved MRI if I remember correct.
       
    10. EatMoTacos
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      Translation would be good for those who do not speak Dutch.
       
    11. jer

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      I checked the Google translate translation. It is well done, so you should be able to read it there.
       
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    12. fade2black244
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      Better late than never, I suppose.
       
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    13. walkthroughwalls

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      I study at that university! Computing Science nonetheless, but maybe I can use my programming skills to help out :)

      The Dutch articles hardly contain anything interesting to anyone already familiar with tinnitus. The only remarkable thing is the small comment section under one of the articles is full of people offering themselves as "guinea pigs".

      @Markku's links are more interesting. The CORDIS article actually links tinnitus to a loss of productivity and societal costs.

      I never thought that there would be so much research so close to where I live, with Audion Therapeutics and now this. Of course, any research anywhere is good news :)
       
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    14. Tinnitus Talk
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    15. Hazel
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      Dear members,

      Last week I attended a TIN-ACT workshop, you can read my report about it here on the Tinnitus Hub blog.

      It's truly wonderful that as a patient organization we can be so directly involved in tinnitus research :) And they're seeking more direct interaction with patients, so please tell us what you think about TIN-ACT below!
       
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    16. Otana
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      Thanks for the great write up and keeping us all up to date. It's encouraging to hear more research resources being put into the causes of tinnitus. Very much looking forward to an update for the upcoming conference in May.
       
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    17. Hazel
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      Hi all! Tomorrow I'm taking the train to Berlin to attend the next TIN-ACT meeting. We were specifically requested to help with training the students on public outreach and communication, a topic that we happen to know a thing or two about ;)

      For the hardcore interested folks, I attached my draft presentation here; I'll probably tweak it further on the train tomorrow.

      We'll also be advising them on how to improve their website for public communication purposes; let me know if you have any input!
       

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