Newcastle Tinnitus Research

Newcastle Tinnitus Research
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We are a research group running experiments aimed at better understanding the brain mechanisms that lead to tinnitus. Our aim is to generate a better understanding of this common condition that will allow us to develop more effective treatments.

We are based at Newcastle University Medical School, in the Institute of Neuroscience, where most of our research takes place. We also sometimes run collaborative projects with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in London, and the Human Brain Research Laboratory in Iowa, USA.

Our studies are conducted with the help of volunteers with and without tinnitus, and typically involve brain imaging with such techniques as electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Most of our research has been conducted using people with longstanding tinnitus for 6 months or more. However, we are especially interested to hear from potential volunteers who have recently developed their tinnitus, within the past 3 weeks. We hope that this early time period will offer important insights into how tinnitus first develops, and whether or not it persists.

Current research is possible due to generous funding from the following organisations:

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)

The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS)

Previously, we have also received funding from:

The Medical Research Council (MRC)

The Wellcome Trust

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