European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research (ESIT)

An interesting commentary on genetic contributions to tinnitus "A New Buzz for Tinnitus - It's in the Genes!", by ESIT PhD candidate Natalia Trpchevska (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm), and ESIT supervisors Christopher Cederroth (University of Nottingham/Karolinska Institutet) and Berthold Langguth (University of Regensburg), JAMA Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2919. Congratulations!

An article on the impacts of the chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin, "Circadian vulnerability of cisplatin‐induced ototoxicity in the cochlea", with contributions by ESIT supervisors Christopher Cederroth and Barbara Canlon, was recently published in the FASEB Journal, DOI: 10.1096/fj.202001236R. Congratulations from all ESIT!

Congratulations to a new publication by ESIT fellow Roshni Biswas (University of Nottingham/Mario Negri Institute, Milan) on the Epidemiology of Tinnitus, recently published in Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, DOI: 10.1007/7854_2020_154. An important piece of tinnitus research with international reach and implications!

A further article by Sana Amanat (University of Granada/GENYO Lab Granada) titled "A Systematic Review of Extreme Phenotype Strategies to Search for Rare Variants in Genetic Studies of Complex Disorders" was published in August 2020, in MDPI Genes, DOI: 10.3390/genes11090987. Huge congratulations! 

Regensburg ESIT PhD candidates Jorge Simoes and Stefan Schoisswohl co-authored to a scientific paper with marked relevance to the current coronavirus crisis: The Effect of Environmental Stressors on Tinnitus: A Prospective Longitudinal Study on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, published in the MDPI Journal of Clinical Medicine, DOI: 10.3390/jcm9092756. Very well done!

ESIT doctoral researchers Muntazir Mehdi, Constanze Riha, and Albi Dode were able to publish highly innovative research on Smaprtphone and Mobile Health Apps for Tinnitus: Systematic Identification, Analysis and Assessment, in JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, DOI: 10.2196/21767. Congratulations!

A further publication by ESIT student Sana Amanat was recently achieved, on Genetic Inheritance and its contribution to Tinnitus, published in Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, DOI: 10.1007/7854_2020_155. Important research on tinnitus research to which we congratulate Sana and the team at the University of Granada! 

ESIT supervisors Christopher Cederroth, Antonio Lopez-Escamez, Derek Hoare, Barbara Canlon and Silvano Gallus, as well as ESIT training member Jan Bulla, successfully published on the Association between Hyperacusis and Tinnitus, Journal of Clinical Medicine, DOI: 10.3390/jcm9082412. Many thanks and congratulations to this new ESIT paper contribution!

Congratulations from the entire consortium to Sana Amanat, ESIT PhD candidate at the University of Granada, for completing an insightful article on Heritability and Genetics Contribution to Tinnitus, published in the journal Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, DOI: 10.1016/j.otc.2020.03.003.

Constanze Riha, ESIT doctoral researcher at the University of Zurich, achieved a further publication towards the completion of her PhD: Accounting for Heterogeneity: Mixed-Effects Models in Resting-State EEG Data in a Sample of Tinnitus Sufferers. This paper was published under the Open Access-framework in the journal Brain Topography, DOI: 10.1007/s10548-020-00772-7. We congratulate Constanze to this exeptional success!

ESIT PhD student Muntazir Mehdi (Ulm University), with contribution by ESIT PhD candidates Constanze Riha (University of Zurich) and Albi Dode (Ulm University) published their new article Smartphone Apps in the Context of Tinnitus: Systematic Review in the high-ranking open-access journal Sensors, DOI: 10.3390/s20061725. Congratulations to this outstanding achievemend and contribution to digital research in the tinnitus field!

A further article by Stefan Schoisswohl, ESIT PhD candidate at the University of Regensburg, entitled Short Term Tinnitus Surpression With Electric-Field Guided rTMS for Individualizing rTMS-Treatment: A Technical Feasibility Report was recently published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neurology, DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00086. Congratulation once again to Stefan and for contributing ESIT's 19th scientific publication overall!

Stefan Schoisswohl, ESIT PhD student at the University of Regensburg, achieved another publication towards his dissertation, entitled Amplitude Modulated Noise for Tinnitus Supression in Tonal and Noise-Like Tinnitus in the open-access journal Audiology & Neurotology DOI: 10.1159/000504593. Congratulation to Stefan for ESIT's 18th publication and the first of 2020!


We are excited to share the news about the 2020 BTA (the British Tinnitus Association) Conference, this year taking place online, as the BTA Virtual Conference!

This event, with an immense variety of engaging presentations, talks, and topics, will take place from October 5 - 9, 2020. Registration is now open, and more information can be found also by clicking on the image below.

We are especially delighted and thankful to be able to share our ESIT project progress as part of this conference (on Friday, October 9, 2020), and are looking forward to many interested visitors to our session!

The best of luck and success for this BTA Virtual Conference and all the organisation's outstanding work, and huge thanks from all ESIT for our fruitful cooperation with them!

The entire ESIT consortium is most joyful and delighted to announce the receipt of the International Consortium on Personalised Medicine's (ICPerMed) recognition as a Best Practice Example in Personalised Medicine research and practice.

The application by ESIT project coordinator PD Dr Winfried Schlee ("International Tinnitus Research - Novel approaches in Personalised Medicine Research, Teaching and Treatment") and their team has been selected for this award, together with other ground-breaking initiatives in the field. Furthermore, we have been invited to present present our project at the next ICPerMed Conference, planned to take place on February 25 and 26, 2021, in Paris, France.

More information on this prize and ICPerMed can be found here, and by clicking on the below image.

We'd like to very much thank ICPerMed for having welcomed ESIT into their important mission of promoting and forwarding Personalised Medicine in Europe and beyond, and look forward to continuing our fruitful exchange in the future!

We congratulate ESIT supervisors Christopher Cederroth (University of Nottingham/Karolinska Institutet) and Barbara Canlon (Karolinska Institutet), and their colleages, very much to their new publication on the tocixity of the chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin on the hearing system. 

The Open Access article can be found here or by a click on the below image:

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