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Research School for TINnitus Assessment, Causes and Treatments

Objective

Tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”) 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 totally disrupt normal societal participation. Hence, tinnitus leads to enormous societal costs (€140 billion per year in Europa), mainly due to loss of productivity. Since tinnitus primary occurs at advanced age (>50 years), it is a severe challenge to the European ambition to continued inclusion of the aging population in the work force. To date, the research into tinnitus has progressed almost nowhere in the development of effective and reliable treatments for tinnitus. The applicants of the current proposal are convinced that in order to cure tinnitus, we need researchers that can bridge the gap between basic fundamental research, applied clinical research and product development. The major aim of the proposal is to train 15 future scientists who understand how basic neural mechanisms of tinnitus can be studied in animal models and human tinnitus patients, and how complementary research techniques can be used towards curing tinnitus. The central hypothesis of TIN-ACT is that reduced peripheral auditory input (via hearing loss) causes pathological changes centrally in the brain that manifest as the perception of tinnitus. In a balanced consortium, the research is organized in three scientific work packages that study how these pathological changes can be assessed, what causes them, and how they can be treated. A comprehensive training program provides specialized training by research, complementary skills and soft skills (including entrepreneurship). We will train 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) towards an excellent understanding of tinnitus assessment, causes and treatments, and with job perspectives both in the academic and non-academic sectors.

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 766 122,84
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 788 626,80
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

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Region
East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM ERLANGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Maximiliansplatz 2
91054 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OTICON A/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Kongebakken 9
2765 Smorum

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WIDEX AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Nymollevej 6
3540 Lynge

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COCHLEAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 250 560,00
Address
Dashwood Lang 6
KT15 2HJ Addlestone Surrey

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (7)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Randhoeve 221
3995GA Houten

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF TINNITUS-ASSOCIATIONS (EUTI) E.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Postfach 210351
42369 Wuppertal

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EUROGRANT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Strehlener Strasse 14
01069 Dresden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

HERTZ BROERTJES BRIGITTE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Catharina Van Clevelaan 34
1181 BH Amstelveen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Tinnitus Hub Ltd
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Cedars Business Centre, Barnsley Road
WF9 4PU Hemsworth

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Wakefield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Siemens Healthineers BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00