A record breaking 26 papers have been shortlisted for the 2018 Marie & Jack Shapiro Prize. The prize is given each year at the BTA Conference to the piece of published research from the last year, by a UK based author, ‘most likely to result in improved understanding and/or treatment of tinnitus.’

The Prize is intended to encourage researchers and others to develop an interest in tinnitus and to recognise their efforts. The prize is named after the late Jack Shapiro, the founder of the BTA, and his wife Marie.

The 2018 shortlist comprises:

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Aazh H  Factors associated with depression in patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis
Aazh H  Incidence of discomfort during pure tone audiometry and measurement of uncomfortable loudness levels among people seeking help for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis
Aazh H Factors associated with depression in patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis
Aazh H  Factors related to uncomfortable loudness levels seen in a tinnitus and hyperacusis clinic
Aazh H Usefulness of self-report questionnaires for psychological assessment of patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis, and patients’ views of the questionnaires
Arif M
A randomised controlled study of mindfulness meditation versus relaxation therapy in the management of tinnitus
Barrett DJ  Evaluating the precision of auditory sensory memory as an index of intrusion in tinnitus
Berger J Effects of the cannabinoid CB1 agonist ACEA on salicylate ototoxicity, hyperacusis and tinnitus in guinea pigs
Beukes E Audiologist guided internet based cognitive behaviour therapy for adults with tinnitus in the United Kingdom: a randomized controlled trial
Beukes E Positive experiences related to living with tinnitus: a cross-sectional survey
Beukes E Situationally influenced tinnitus coping strategies: a mixed methods approach
Beukes E Internet based intervention for tinnitus: outcome of a single group open trial
Davies JE Does chronic tinnitus alter the emotional response function of the amygdala? A sound-evoked fMRI study
Fackrell K Performance of the Tinnitus Functional Index as a diagnostic instrument in a UK clinical population
Guest H Tinnitus with a  normal audiogram: role of high frequency sensitivity and reanalysis of brainstem –response measures to avoid audiometric overmatching
Guest H Tinnitus with a normal audiogram: relation to noise exposure but no evidence for cochlear synaptopathy
Hall DA Designing clinical trials for assessing the effectiveness of interventions for tinnitus
Hall DA How to choose between measures of tinnitus loudness clinical research? A report on the reliability and validity of an investigator-administered test and a patient-reported measure using baseline data collected in a phase IIa drug trial
Haller M Evaluation of the acoustic coordinated reset neuromodulation therapy for tinnitus: update on findings and conclusions
Handscomb LE Positive and negative thinking in tinnitus: factor structure of the tinnitus cognitions questionnaire
Lansley JA Sigmoid sinus diverticulum, dehiscence and venous sinus stenosis: potential causes of pulsatile tinnitus in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension?
McKenna L Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy as a treatment for chronic tinnitus: a randomized controlled trial
Moore DR Lifetime leisure music exposure associated with increased frequency of tinnitus
Sereda M Pre-market version of a commercially available hearing instrument with a tinnitus sound generator: feasibility of evaluation in a clinical trial
Stockdale D An economic evaluation of the healthcare cost of tinnitus management in the UK
Tagoe T Saturation of long term potentiation in the dorsal cochlear nucleus and its pharmacological reversal in an experimental model of tinnitus