Tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”) is a very common and potentially devastating condition. People with tinnitus continuously hear a penetrating phantom sound in absence of actual sound. An estimated 50.8 million EU citizens hear tinnitus, of which 5.1 million are severely bothered by it.
EFHOH is participating in a European Project called TIN-ACT (Tinnitus Assessment Causes Treatments) with the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. For more information see: www.tinact.eu
The major aim of this project is to understand how basic neural mechanisms of tinnitus can be studied in animal models and human tinnitus patients, and how complementary research techniques can be used towards curing tinnitus.
Information regarding tinnitus and cochlear implants:
Geerte G.J. Ramakers of the University of Utrecht has published a thesis titled: TINNITUS AND COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION – IMPACT AND OUTCOMES. It is available here.
Christopher Kofahl of the University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf conducted a study that analyzed whether self-help group (SHG) participation is associated with tinnitus-related Health Literacy (HLit) and Quality of Life (QoL). You can view or download the article here.