Previous winners of the Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize
Last updated on 23 May 2013
A prize of £250 is awarded each year for the published research paper by a UK based author most likely to result in improved treatment or public awareness of tinnitus. The Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize is intended to encourage researchers, public communicators and others to develop an interest in tinnitus and to recognise their efforts.
This prestigious award is presented each year at the BTA Annual Conference. Material is considered each summer by our Professional Advisers Committee which then advises the BTA Council of Management.
Dr R Schaette and Professor D McAlpine for their paper ‘Tinnitus with a Normal Audiogram: Physiological Evidence for Hidden Hearing Loss and Computational Model.’
Dr L St Claire for her paper 'Caffeine abstinence: An ineffective and potentially distressing tinnitus therapy'
Dr P Adjamian, Prof D Hall, Dr M Sereda for their paper ‘The mechanisms of tinnitus: Perspectives from human functional neuroimaging'
The Association decided to award two prizes in 2009 to:
Mr M Trotter and Mr I Donaldson for their paper on 'Hearing aids and tinnitus therapy: a 25 year experience'
Dr G Madani and Dr S E J Conner for their paper on 'Imaging in pulsatile tinnitus'.
The 2008 Marie & Jack Shapiro Prize was presented jointly to David Baguley and Don McFerran for their combined research paper analysing the links between tinnitus and depression, which contains findings that could see significant progress being made in the development of techniques designed to relieve tinnitus.
After careful consideration the Association decided to award two prizes in 2007.
L Handscomb, for her paper 'Use of bedside sound generators by patients with tinnitus-related sleeping difficulty: which sounds are preferred and why?'
M Sadlier, S D G Stephens, V Kennedy for their paper 'Tinnitus rehabilitation: a mindfulness meditation cognitive behavioural therapy approach'
The Marie and Jack Shapiro prize was not awarded in 2006.
David Baguley, a Consultant Clinical Scientist and head of Addenbrookes Hospital's Audiology Department was awarded the first Marie and Jack Shapiro Research Award in 2005. Dr. Baguley's research examined the effect of the drug lidocaine (also known as lignocaine) on tinnitus.
The prize is intended to encourage researchers, public communicators and others to develop an interest in tinnitus