International State-Of-The-Science Meeting On Blast-Induced Tinnitus, November 15-16, 2011

Tinnitus is often associated with acoustic trauma and head injuries that are prevalent with blast-related injuries and is the number one service-connected disability for veterans. This meeting was a collaborative effort among the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence. The Program Coordinating Office is currently working with a distinguished expert panel of six international tinnitus experts to synthesize findings regarding the neurobiological basis of tinnitus, its association with PTSD and TBI, and current approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Download the Third Annual International State-of-the Science Meeting Agenda (PDF 80KB), including links to meeting presentations and posters.

susanshoreA new study at the University of Michigan Health System, which was co-sponsored by the Tinnitus Research Initiative, has shown in an animal experiment, that somatosensory neurons maintain a high level of activity following exposure to loud noise, even after hearing itself returns to normal. These results mark an important step toward potential relief for people who are suffering from tinnitus, pointed out principal investigator Susan E. Shore, Ph.D., of U-M's Kresge Hearing Research Institute and a professor of otolaryngology and molecular and integrative physiology at the U-M Medical School.

News at ScienceDaily

Original article in the Feb. 1 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience

DickSalviRichard Salvi, professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of TRI, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the system of The State University of New York (SUNY). The distinguished professorship recognizes and honors individuals who have achieved national or international prominence in their fields. ...read more

Hyperacusis is difficult to treat, in part because so little is known about it. The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics have begun a major research effort to understand hyperacusis and develop treatment options.
Please go to the

hyperacusis web site

and complete the questionnaires. Please ask anyone you know with hyperacusis to complete the questionnaire.

Thank you so much for your help

Jennifer Parrish and Rich Tyler
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck

Support us

Support our research efforts to develop new treatments for tinnitus.

Make a Donation

Next Tinnitus Events

Social Media

facebook  twitter icon

Tinnitus Database

tinnitus database

Tinnitus Flowchart for Patient Management

tinnitus flowchart