TINACT

Two PhD projects at DTU Hearing Systems focus on new diagnostic and rehabilitative tools for tinnitus. Both projects will combine extensive auditory profiling, subjective measures of tinnitus, and objective electrophysiological indicators of tinnitus-related changes in the nervous system. The aim is to provide new diagnostic tools for tinnitus, and to use these tools for designing individualized tinnitus management approaches. The projects will be run in collaboration with IRU and Widex, and are part of the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network TIN-ACT (Tinnitus Assessment, Causes and Treatments).

TIN-ACT is a European consortium that investigates tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”). Tinnitus is a very common and potentially devastating condition. People with tinnitus continuously hear a penetrating phantom sound in absence of actual sound. An estimated 50.8 million EU citizens hear tinnitus, of which 5.1 million are severely bothered by it. Tinnitus can be enormously debilitating and leads to difficulty concentrating, lack of sleep, anxiety, and depression. Even mild forms of tinnitus reduce productivity due to difficulty hearing and concentrating at work and also resting and relaxing during leisure time. In order to cure tinnitus, we need to bridge the gap between basic fundamental research, applied clinical research and product development. Our aim is to understand the basic neural mechanisms of tinnitus, and to find ways to measure and treat tinnitus.

Several researchers at Hearing Systems are involved in this project:

Mie Lærkegård Jørgensen, PhD student

Chiara Casolani, PhD student

Petteri Hyvärinen, Guest researcher

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Mie Lærkegård Jørgensen
PhD student
DTU Health Tech

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Petteri Hyvärinen
Guest researcher
DTU Health Tech

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Chiara Casolani
PhD student
DTU Health Tech