Tinnitus is the experiencing of irritating sounds that do not enter through the ear. Almost everyone knows the temporary, annoying ringing in the ear after a rock concert or other noisy event. But for some, the sounds never stop, even after many years. They are sometimes so disturbing to them that normal daily life is no longer possible. . . . .
Tinnitus House is established as part of the Foundation Brain Innovations and has set itself the goal of collecting data from as many patients as possible in order to gain insight into the factors that cause tinnitus to occur and the factors that can cause tinnitus to decrease or disappear completely. We would like to invite you to join our fully anonymised Tinnitus panel to answer questionnaires on a regular basis. . . ..
From the answers to the Tinnitus panel questionnaires, a team of scientists will form hypotheses for possible causes and remedies, and the most promising remedies will then be placed in a laboratory situation - The Tinnitus room - and tested with tinnitus patients. The results from the Tinnitus room tests are then used to ask new, more targeted questions to the Tinnitus panel. . .
Although there is no clear-cut solution to the Tinnitus problem, it has been found that it can be helpful to exchange experiences with fellow sufferers. In some cases it can help to break through the negative thoughts about tinnitus, to give the perspective that one can also live with tinnitus and to change the (emotional) response to it. .