We're investing a further £118k for research
We’re delighted to announce that we have awarded a grant of £118,000 to a team from Macquarie University, Australia for a study that aims to develop a reliable objective measure of tinnitus.
The three-year research project – led by Professor David McAlpine of Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia, with a team including Dr Roland Schaette of the Ear Institute, University College London – will use artificial intelligence (AI) to determine whether a person has tinnitus – or not – through examining recordings of their brain waves.
Using artificial intelligence means we can look at more data, more quickly and more thoroughly and is an exciting use of this technology.
Professor David McAlpine.
Currently, the presence of tinnitus is confirmed by a report from the person experiencing it, and its impact and improvement measured by questionnaires. These questionnaires have limitations, and an objective measure of tinnitus would allow future …