Conference Agenda

11th Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) Meeting and TINNET Conference 2018

Date: Friday, 16/Mar/2018
9:00am - 9:30amKeynote 7: Johan Vlaeyen: Not seen and not heard: Chronic Pain and Tinnitus
Main Lecture Hall 
9:30am - 10:45amSession 15: Sound Therapies and hearing aids for treating Tinnitus
Session Chair: Richard S Tyler
Session Chair: Patrick Neff
Main Lecture Hall 

Tinnitus Activities Treatment – hearing aids and sound therapy

Richard S Tyler

University of Iowa, United States of America

Recommended procedure for fitting combination aids: Delphi review

Magdalena Sereda1,2, Derek Hoare1,2, Julie Brady3

1NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham, UK; 2Otology and Hearing Group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; 3Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK


Marisa Pedemonte1,2,3, Marcela Díaz1, Eduardo Medina2, Martín Testa2, Daniel Drexler3

1CLAEH University, Uruguay; 2Centro de Medicina del Sueño, Punta del Este, Uruguay; 3Centro de Tinnitus Montevideo, Uruguay

Usage of hearing aids in chronic tinnitus patients within the day-care-therapy in Tinnitus Center Jena

Boris Müller, Daniela Ivansic, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius

Universitätsklinik Jena, Germany

9:30am - 10:45amSession 16: A very close look on tinnitus: the genes and molecules that make up tinnitus
Session Chair: Jose Antonio Lopez Escamez
Second Lecture Hall 

Accumulation of rare and common variants in genes included in multiple neural pathways in a family with tinnitus

Jose Antonio Lopez Escamez, Alvàro Gallego-Martinez, Niklas Edvall, Teresa Requena, Christopher Cederroth

Center for Genomics -Genyo, Spain

A pilot Genome-wide Association Study identifies potential metabolic pathways involved in tinnitus

Annick Gilles1,2,3, Guy Van Camp4, Paul Van de Heyning1,2, Erik Fransen4,5

1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dept. Translational Neuroscience, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium; 2Univ. Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium; 3Dept. of Human and Social Welfare, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium; 4Center for Medical Genetics, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; 5StatUa Center for Statistics, University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium

Identification of functional and molecular biomarkers in mildly hearing impaired subjects with and without tinnitus

Marlies Knipper1, Benedikt Hofmeier1, Ebrahim Saad Aldamer1, Moritz Walter1, Stephan Wolpert1, Lukas Rüttiger1, Ulrike Ernemann3, John Thiericke1, Uwe Klose2

1Dept. of Otolaryngology, Tübingen Hearing Research Center (THRC), University Hospital of Tübingen,Germany; 2Dept. of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Tübingen, Tübingen Germany; 3Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Tübingen, Tübingen Germany

Expressions of ion co-transporter genes in salicylate-induced tinnitus and treatment effects with Spirulina

Juen-Haur Hwang1,2, Yin-Ching Chan3, Jen-Tsung Lai4, Tien-Chen Liu5

1Dept of Otolaryngology, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical; 2School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.; 3Department of Food and Nutrition, Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan.; 4Deparment of Otolaryngology, Kuang-Tien General Hospital, Shalu, Taichung, Taiwan; 5Deparment of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

10:45am - 11:00amCoffee Break
Outside Lecture Hall 
11:00am - 12:15pmSession 17: Subtyping Tinnitus: Characterization and differential Diagnostics
Session Chair: Winfried Schlee
Main Lecture Hall 

Cochlear Migraine and Chronic Tinnitus

Jen-Tsung Lai


Untangling the relationship between tinnitus and hyperacusis: What are the problems reported by patients with a primary complaint of hyperacusis.

Kathryn Fackrell1,2, Magdalena Sereda1,2, Jacqueline Sheldrake3, Derek J Hoare1,2

1NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom; 2Otology and Hearing Group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; 3The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Centre, London, UK

Biomarkers of presbycusis and tinnitus in a Portuguese older population

Haúla Faruk Haider1, Marisa Flook Flook2, Diogo Ribeiro Ribeiro1, Marilia Antunes3, Agnieszka J Szczepek4, Derek J Hoare5, João Paço1, Helena Caria2,6

1ENT Department, Hospital Cuf Infante Santo, Lisboa, Portugal; 2Deafness Research group, BTR Unit, BioISI, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL), Portugal; 3Centro de Estatística e Aplicações, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal; 4Department of Otorhinolaryngology Charite University Hospital Chariteplatz 1 10117 Berlin, Germany; 5NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK, NG7 2RD; 6ESS/IPS- Biomedical Sciences Department, School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal

Psychoacoustic characterization of tinnitus and perceived discomfort in patients with Meniere’s disease

Jose Antonio Lopez Escamez, Patricia Perez-Carpena, Marta Martinez-Martinez

Center for Genomics -Genyo, Spain


Deborah Ann Hall1,2, Kathryn Fackrell1,2, Harriet Smith1,2, Haúla Haider3, Birgit Mazurek4, Alain Londero5

1NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom; 2Otology and Hearing Group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2UH; 3ENT Department of Hospital Cuf Infante Santo - Nova Medical School, Travessa do Castro, 3. 1350-070 Lisbon, Portugal; 4Tinnitus Center, Charite University Hospital, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany; 5Service ORL et CCF, Consultation Acouphène et Hyperacousie, Hôpital Européen G. Pompidou, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France

11:00am - 12:15pmSession 18: Cochlear Implants for treating Tinnitus
Session Chair: Tobias Kleinjung
Session Chair: Griet Mertens
Second Lecture Hall 

Cochlear Implantation as a Long-Term Treatment for Ipsilateral Incapacitating Tinnitus in Subjects with Unilateral Hearing Loss up to 10 years.

Griet Mertens1,2, Marc De Bodt1,2, Annick Gilles1,2, Paul Van de Heyning1,2

1Univ. Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium; 2University of Antwerp, Belgium


Elisabeth MAMELLE1, Bruno Frachet1, Christophe Vincent2, David Bakhos3, Benoit Godey4, Olivier Sterkers5, Isabelle Mosnier5, Eric Truy6, Nicolas Guevara7, Michel Hoen8, Dan Gnansia8, Christine Poncet-Wallet1

1AP-HP, Hôpital Rothschild, France; 2CHRU Lille, hôpital Roger Salengro, Service ORL, Lille, France; 3CHU Tours Bretaonneau, Service ORL, Tours, France; 4CHU Rennes Pontchaillou, Service ORL, Rennes, France; 5AP-HP, GH Pitié-Salpétrière, service ORL, Paris, France; 6CHU Lyon, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Service ORL, Lyon, France; 7IUFC – CHU Nice, Service ORL , Nice, France; 8Oticon medical, Clinical and scientific research group cochlear implant, Vallauris, France

Tinnitus suppression in cochlear implant patients using the ReSound Relief™ app

Richard S Tyler1, Rachael Owen1, Julie Bridges2, Patricia Cotta Mancini1, Phillip E. Gander1

1University of Iowa, United States of America; 2GNresound

Cochlear Implantation for Tinnitus in Subjects with Hearing Loss

Lieber Po-Hung Li1,2

1Department of Otolaryngology, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Faculty of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

12:15pm - 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm - 2:00pmPoster Session 3
2:00pm - 2:30pmKeynote 8: William Sedley: Predictions and their precision in the causation and perpetuation of tinnitus
Main Lecture Hall 
2:30pm - 3:45pmSession 19: Risk factors, causes and comorbidities of Tinnitus
Session Chair: Arnaud Norena
Session Chair: Philippe Fournier
Main Lecture Hall 

Risk of tinnitus in patients with sleep apnea: a nationwide, population-based case-control study

Juen-Haur Hwang1, Jen-Tsung Lai1, Tien-Chen Liu2

1Dept of Otolaryngology, Kuang-Tien General Hospital, Shalu, Taichung, Taiwan.; 2Dept of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Self-reported attributions of multimodal treatment improvement in patients with chronic tinnitus

Benjamin Böcking, Birgit Mazurek

Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany

Speech Perception in Tinnitus and its Relations to Distress, Hearing Abilities, and Higher-Order Processes

Laura Jagoda1, Martin Meyer1, Patrick Neff1,3, Nathalie Giroud1, Andrea Kegel2, Tobias Kleinjung2

1Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland; 2University Hospital Zurich, ENT Department, Switzerland; 3University of Regensburg, Germany

2:30pm - 3:45pmSession 20: Panel discussion: Throwing the ball further: What tinnitus research can learn from Team New Zealand’s winning of yachting’s Americas Cup
Session Chair: Berthold Langguth
Session Chair: Ana Belén Elgoyhen
Second Lecture Hall 

Throwing the ball further: What tinnitus research can learn from Team New Zealand’s winning of yachting’s Americas Cup.

Grant Donald Searchfield

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Winning yachting’s Americas cup and curing tinnitus are no small feats. Both were goals of Emirates Team New Zealand's (ETNZ) principal, and founder of the Tinnitus Research Initiative, Matteo de Nora. The first goal was achieved in 2017 after many years of trying; the later goal remains unattained. Tinnitus research may not seem to share much in common with yachting, but in order to win the world’s oldest sporting trophy ETNZ faced financial, technical and methodological issues not dissimilar to the challenges we face in tinnitus research. ETNZs victory was not based on incremental improvements in design and performance, but instead a philosophy of “throwing the ball out as far as we can and see if we can get to it”. While scientific method and funders favor safe, or proven, research we may miss opportunities to rapidly advance our field if we do not take risks. This talk will use ETNZ as a sporting analogy for how we can change the tinnitus research space by emboldening researchers to take greater risks. Four themes for success will be explored; innovation, risk, persistence and people.

3:45pm - 4:00pmCoffee Break
Outside Lecture Hall 
4:00pm - 4:30pmKeynote 9: Sven Vanneste: Pathophysiological differences in phantom sound: subtypes in tinnitus
Main Lecture Hall 
4:30pm - 5:00pmEnding: Awards and Farewell
Session Chair: Berthold Langguth
Session Chair: Winfried Schlee
Poster and travel awards, Information about TRI Conference 2019
Main Lecture Hall