Do you have tinnitus, or do you know someone that has tinnitus? Then get in touch with us! Scientists at the UCL Ear Institute are seeking volunteers for a research project in London that investigates the neural networks of tinnitus.

What is the study about?

Tinnitus affects 7.1 million people in the UK. There is currently no cure for tinnitus.

We want to know more about the neural networks of tinnitus, as this might help us create better targeted intervention strategies. This study will compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans of people with and without tinnitus for this purpose.

What does participation involve?

We are looking for research volunteers with chronic tinnitus who are happy to come to central London on two occasions. The first visit will take 1.5 hours and will include a hearing test and tinnitus questionnaires. The second visit will be for the MRI brain scan and will take 1 hour.

How will I benefit?

  • You will get a free magnetic resonance imaging brain scan.
  • You will get a free hearing test.
  • You may enjoy taking part in and contributing to this research about tinnitus.

What are the criteria?

  • You have chronic tinnitus (>6 months)
  • You are over 18 years old
  • You do not have epilepsy/a history of seizures
  • You do not have any implanted electrical devices such as a pacemaker
  • You do not have tattoos above your shoulders 

For more information get in touch with the researcher:

Tori Kok, PhD student

[email protected]

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This project has been approved by the University College London Ethics Committee under project ID Number: 17601/001

Data Protection and Subject Confidentiality

This research is 100% compliant with the GDPR 2018 and Data Protection Act. All information that is collected from you will be kept strictly confidential. For more information about UCL’s data privacy policy please refer to: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/legal-services/privacy/ucl-general-privacy-notice-participants-and-researchers-health-and-care-research-studies