In November, ESIT Project Scientific Coordinator and PhD supervisor PD Dr Winfried Schlee was kindly invited to present recent tinnitus research findings to the very active German patient organisation "Hast du Töne? - Leben mit Tinnitus" (German for: "Hearing Sounds? - Living with Tinnitus" in the city of Bergisch-Gladbach.
It was a thoroughly informative event for both sides, patients and research, and we are convinced that collaboration and exchange between these two "stakeholders" is indeed crucial, thence an important focus of ESIT generally. For this very reason, besides "Hast du Töne?", the international self-help organisation "Tinnitus Hub" (see reports below) is also an integral part of the ESIT consortium.
We'd like to thank Holger Crump, founder and director of the patient group, very much indeed for their invitation and are already looking forward to all upcoming common projects and cooperation with the ultimate aim of finding therapies for individual tinnitus patients.