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Dedicated to understanding tinnitus

TIN-ACT is a European consortium that investigates tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”). Tinnitus 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. Tinnitus can be enormously debilitating and leads to difficulty concentrating, lack of sleep, anxiety, and depression. Even mild forms of tinnitus reduce productivity due to difficulty hearing and concentrating at work and also resting and relaxing during leisure time. In order to cure tinnitus, we need to bridge the gap between basic fundamental research, applied clinical research and product development. Our aim is to understand the basic neural mechanisms of tinnitus, and to find ways to measure and treat tinnitus.

News

Zpannend Zernike (Academy Building, October 6, 2018)

As part of the University of Groningen’s Zpannend Zernike 2018 events, TIN-ACT researchers Dora Persic and Sonja Pyott together with other members of the ENT Department at the University Medical Centre Groningen brought their research to life with interactive activities designed to teach visitors how the ear works and what it’s like when it doesn’t work. A total of 1,200 visitors stopped by the day’s events! You can read more about the day’s event here: https://www.zpannendzernike.nl/index.php/zaterdag-6-oktober/10-academiegebouw.

                

First TIN-ACT Training (Marseille – September 26 t/m 28, 2018)

The first TIN-ACT training event took place in Marseille, France from 26 till 28 September 2018. The 15 TIN_ACt PhD students took part in a comprehense program to introduce them to a wide range of topics in tinnitus research.

               

King’s Day (Harmonieplein, April 27, 2018)

As part of the University of Groningen’s Zpannend Zernike 2018 events, TIN-ACT researchers Dora Persic and Sonja Pyott together with other members of the ENT Department at the University Medical Centre Groningen brought their research to life with interactive activities designed to teach visitors how the ear works and what it’s like when it doesn’t work. A total of 1,200 visitors stopped by the day’s events! You can read more about the day’s event here: https://www.zpannendzernike.nl/index.php/zaterdag-6-oktober/10-academiegebouw.

             

Kick-off Meeting TIN-ACT (Groningen, December 14 & 15, 2017)

The Kick-off meeting of TIN-ACT took place in Groningen, The Netherlands on 14th & 15th September 2017. All senior scientists and other participants in TIN-ACT discussed the intended research project and training program fot the TIN-ACT PhD students.