European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research (ESIT)

The ESIT students Natalia Trpchevska (Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm) and Roshni Biswas (Istituto Mario Negri di Richerche Farmacologiche, Milan), together with their supervisors Christopher Cederroth, Silvano Gallus, and colleagues, co-authored the article Sex-Specific Association of Tinnitus With Suicide Attempts in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery May 2019, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0566.

Congratulations once again to Muntazir Mehdi, ESIT-PhD-student at the University of Ulm, who's abstract "Towards Automated Smart Mobile Crowdsensing for Tinnitus Research" was accepted for CBMS 2019, The 32nd IEEE CBMS International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.

Eleni Genitsaridi, ESIT PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham, with contributions by the ESIT students Marta Partyka, Natalia Trpchevska, Constanze Riha, Roshni Biswas, Jos√© L. Santacruz, Stefan Schoisswohl, Matheus LourencoNuwan Liyanage and several supervisors, co-authored the article Standardised profiling for tinnitus research: The European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research Screening Questionnaire (ESIT-SQ) for the March 2019(1) issue of Hearing Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2019.02.017.

Roshni Biswas, ESIT PhD student at Istituto Mario Negri di Ricerche Farmacologiche, co-produced the publication Standardized questions in English for estimating tinnitus prevalence and severity, hearing difficulty and usage of healthcare resources, and their translation into 11 European languages for the February 2019 issue of Hearing Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2019.02.008.

Congratulations to Muntazir Mehdi, ESIT-PhD-student at the University of Ulm, who's abstract was accepted for ACM SAC (SRC), The 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '19), DOI: 10.1145/3297280.3297654.

Together with supervisor Christopher Cederroth and others, Natalia Trpchevska, ESIT-PhD-student at Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, published an article about Association of Genetic vs Environmental Factors in Swedish Adoptees With Clinically Significant Tinnitus in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery January 2019, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.3852.

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We are glad to share a wonderful and impactful example of patient involvement in tinnitus research by our assoicated partner Tinnitus Hub, a patient-run self-help organisation for tinnitus with worldwide reach:

In 2018, one of their dedicated members, Daniel Ballinger, passed away at young age. Another Tinitus Hub member, Eddie Clark, followed by many others, wished to commemorate his death by initiating the Daniel-Ballinger-Memorial-Fund, administered with assistance of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), to support a young tinnitus researcher. In all, a sum of 5.000 GBP was raised and the grant awarded to Elouise Koops, a dedicated tinnitus researcher at the University of Groningen.

The Tinnitus Hub blog article can be read here.

Furthermore, a video interview was conducted with Elouise, sharing her research and experience as the holder of this exceptional grant.

                                                    

For the Third ESIT Training School in Milan (see below), we were joined by the British Tinnitus Association's (BTA) chief executive, David Stockdale, and communications manager, Nic Wray! We are grateful for their valualbe insights and experiences they shared with us!

 

 

Their report can be accessed here: https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/blog/esit-training-school

 

Thank you very much again for your beneficial contribution!

During the Third ESIT Training School in Milan (see below), ESIT Training Coordinator Dr Derek Hoare (University of Nottinham, UK) and ESIT PhD supervisor Dr Rilana Cima (Universiteit Maastricht) had the great opportunity to talk to Hazel Goedhart, Director and Chief Strategist of the international patient non-profit organisation Tinnitus Hub about ESIT and the project state and progress.

 

 

This video was produced by Tinnitus Hub, a volunteer-based organisation run for tinnitus patients by tinnitus patients, and an official partner in the ESIT research consortium. Tinnitus Hub manages Tinnitus Talk, the largest online support community for tinnitus patients.

We'd like to thank Hazel Goedhart and Tinnitus Hub very much for their time and effort put into this interview!

On April 12, 2019, Jorge Simoes and Stefan Schoisswohl, ESIT PhD researchers at the University of Regensburg, participated in Regensburg's annual Science Night "Nacht Schafft Wissen 2019". This event aims to inform the interested public about recent developments in science and technology in an accessible, often interactive, format and at an exceptional time (late evening and night).

This was a great opportunity to showcase the ESIT project with its interdisciplinary and international approach to tinnitus research and to explain its aims and ambitions to a wide audience!

 

    

 

Upcoming Events

16Sep
16 Sep 2019 10:00 am - 20 Sep 2019 4:00 pm
4th ESIT Training School Regensburg

Key Facts

  • Coordinator: Winfried Schlee, University Clinic Regensburg
  • 15 PhD students
  • Inter-disciplinary research on tinnitus
  • Large European network of academic, clinical and industrial partners
  • Goal: Interdisciplinary teaching and training for young researchers to improve tinnitus treatment and research in Europe

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