Deafness Research UK opens up expert knowledge base to tinnitus sufferers

Released on: March 18, 2008, 6:18 am

Press Release Author: BeyondPR

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Caffeine link to tinnitus disproven?

Press Release Body: Deafness Research UK has organised a rare opportunity for the
public to meet the scientists who are working to find treatments and cures for
tinnitus, and find out about the cutting edge tinnitus research in progress. The
event, which is aptly named 'Meet The Scientists', will bring together one of the
UK's most significant gatherings ever of tinnitus experts and sufferers under one
roof, and will look at some of the following key themes:

Does caffeine really make tinnitus worse?
Can you train your brain to ignore tinnitus?
Will there ever be a cure for tinnitus?

Meet The Scientists will take place on Thursday 27 March 2008, between 2pm and 5pm,
at the Friends Meeting House on Euston Road In London. Further information is
available on the Deafness Research UK website, at
Journalist press pass requests are invited. Please e-mail your media request to
The event, which is free of charge, is the perfect opportunity for those whose lives
are affected by tinnitus to find out more about the debilitating condition and
current research into tinnitus. Speakers at this special event will include Prof
David McAlpine, Prof Carole Hackney, and Dr Lindsay St Claire.
As well as presentations from some of the world leaders in tinnitus research, there
will be a Question & Answer session giving sufferers a chance to quiz scientists and
clinicians. Sufferers can also exchange their tips and experiences of tinnitus with
each other. There will be an Information Centre open throughout the event, where
attendees can get information and advice about tinnitus and other hearing problems.

Vivienne Michael, Chief Executive of Deafness Research UK, said: "Meet The
Scientists is a rare event, which we hope to repeat in the future if it is a
success. From all the feedback we have had so far, we believe there is a real need
for a forum of this type to engage with tinnitus sufferers and explain real research
projects that offer real hope of treatments and cures.

"About six million people in the UK are affected by tinnitus and it can have a
devastating effect on their quality of life. Not enough is known about this very
complex condition and we are determined to do something about it. We are committed
to funding leading edge research and providing practical information to health
professionals for the benefit of sufferers."

Deafness Research UK is the country\'s only charity dedicated to finding new cures,
treatments and technologies for the deaf, hard of hearing and other hearing impaired
people including tinnitus sufferers.

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