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TinniMizer : A Patient-specific Novel Approach for Tinnitus Treatment

Objective

Tinnitus can be a debilitating condition, which negatively affects a patient’s overall health and social well-being. Even moderate cases can interfere with the ability to work and socialise. The financial consequences of tinnitus are significant. Personal economic loss to an individual with tinnitus--including lost earnings, productivity, and health expenses--can be up to €30,000 annually. The cost to society as a whole has been estimated at upwards of €26 billion annually. Despite these effects there is currently no scientifically proven cure for most cases of chronic tinnitus. The medical doctors (ENT specialists), audiologists, and electronics-biomedical engineers in Genmel Technology have developed a new, patient-specific, state-of-the-art, and patented musical therapy system called TinniMizer as a new treatment for Tinnitus due to a substantial need to cure the tinnitus with an easy-to-use and cost-effective therapeutic system. Preliminary results obtained from about 20 patients at three clinics (Tinnitus Treatment Centers) indicate that after using TinniMizer system for about 3 months, there is approximately 70% reduction in the complaints of tinnitus patients. Through this project, Genmel will further develop this therapy to result in over 95% reduction in tinnitus. In other sound therapy systems, the duration of therapy is 1.5 years. Our goal is to reduce this period to a much shorter period (up to 3 months). Genmel offers R&D solutions, productions, and consulting services especially in the field of Biomedical, Electronics, Medicine and Energy. Academicians, engineers and technicians are working in GENMEL. The main goal of GENMEL is to develop and bring to market new products, services and business models that could drive economic growth. Through this project, Genmel aims to achieve a total turnover of >€14.5 million by the 5th year of TinniMizer commercialization.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/otorhinolaryngology

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

GENMEL BIYOMEDIKAL TEKNOLOJI ARGE SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Address
Ciftehavuzlar Mah. Eski Londra Asfalti Cad. Kuluck Erc1 Blok 151/1E/105
34220 Istanbul
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000