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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

Forth TIN-ACT Workshop (Nottingham – Sep. 30 to Oct. 4, 2019)

The University of Nottingham held our recent TIN-ACT workshop in the first week of October. Meeting most of the TIN-ACT members, the researchers revealed new outcomes of their projects. Additionally, the invited scientists gave lectures in the fields of neuroimaging, audiology, hearing aids, and etc. As previous workshops, the Ph.D. students participated in training programs, this time about “Research and Ethics” and “Project and Time Management”.
Furthermore, TIN-ACT members visited some of the labs at the UoN, particularly, the “Sir Peter Mansfield” Imaging Center, a prominent name in the history of Magnetic Resonance Imaging!

Natural History Museum at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, UK


Third TIN-ACT Workshop (Berlin – May 07 to 11, 2019)

Charite University Hospital hosted the recent TIN-ACT workshop in Berlin. In this scientific gathering, the Ph.D. students started the event with a 2-day training concerning Scientific Communication and Outreach. On the following days, they presented the latest progress on their Ph.D. projects as posters. Also, several lectures were given by scientists from Charite University, University Hospital Jena, Eberhard Karls University Hospital Tuebingen, National Institute for Health Research Nottingham, and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.
As always, the host university planned an amazing social event for the TIN-ACT members, and this time, visiting the Einstein Summer House, in Caputh!

Einstein summer house, Caputh, Germany


A Daniel Ballinger Fund Award for the TIN-ACT Program Manager

Elouise Koops, the program manager of TIN-ACT, received a Daniel Ballinger Fund Award for her neuroimaging research to understand tinnitus. Listen to a great short interview with Elouise Koops, where she talks about her research. Congratulations, Elouise!


Tinnitus Hub in TIN-ACT Workshop

Tinnitus Hub, as a patient organization and also a member of the TIN-ACT program, participated in our last workshop in Erlangen.

https://www.tinnitushub.com/tin-act-exciting-new-tinnitus-research-program/


Second TIN-ACT Workshop (Erlangen – February 04 to 08, 2019)

The second TIN-ACT workshop was held up at University Hospital Erlangen on the first week of February. The early stage researchers participated in a 2-day training course concerning Ph.D. project management and presentation skills. Also, the latest progress in the Ph.D. projects was presented to the principal investigators.


The 13th Göttingen Meeting of The German Neuroscience Society

Five scientists from the TIN-ACT consortium presented their latest scientific results at the 13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society. The TIN-ACT symposium took place on Friday 22 February 2019. From left to right: Holger Schulze (Erlangen, Germany), Pim van Dijk (Groningen, The Netherlands). Birgit Mazurek (Berlin, Germany), Elouise Koops (Groningen, The Netherlands), Arnaud Norena (Marseille, France).



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 Workshop (Marseille – September 26 to 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.