Volunteers Needed For Tinnitus Research – Hearbase

Volunteers Needed For Tinnitus Research

Tinnitus resezrch

University College London’s Ear Institute is looking for research volunteers with chronic tinnitus

If you or someone you know has tinnitus you may be able to help the institute with research investigating the neural networks of tinnitus.

How will I benefit?

You will get a free magnetic resonance imaging brain scan
You will get a free hearing test
You may enjoy taking part in and contributing to this research about tinnitus

What is the study about?

Tinnitus affects six million people in the UK and at the moment there is no cure. The study wants to know more about the neural networks of tinnitus as this might help create better tergeted intervention. This study will compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans of people with and without tinnitus.

What is involved?

Volunteers need to have chronic tinnitus and be happy to come to central London twice. The first visit will take 1.5 hours and will include a hearing test and tinnitus questionnaires. The second visit will be for the MRI brain scan and will take one hour.

What are the criteria?

You have had chronic tinnitus for more than six months
You are over 18
You do not have epilepsy/a history of seizures
You do not have any implanted electrical devices such as a pacemaker
You do not have tattoos above your shoulders

For more information contact the researcher Tori Kok, PhD student, by email at tori.kok.18@ucl.ac.uk