What is Tinnitus House?

Tinnitus Panel and Tinnitus Room

Tinnitus House is made up of Tinnitus Panel en de Tinnitus RoomThe following explains what both mean:

The Tinnitus Panel is a large group of patients who have registered anonymously and are regularly asked to complete short questionnaires. These questionnaires are also completely anonymous, and since there is no link whatsoever with names or other identifying data of persons, and no reference will be made to them in the questionnaires, the anonymity of all participants is fully guaranteed.

Data is collected from the questionnaires and compared. For example, questions will be about the moments or circumstances in which the condition originated, in order to get an idea of the main causes. It will also ask about remedies that have already been tried by patients to get a picture of the general effectivity. We also want to get an idea of the different types of tinnitus, if these actually exist. For example, there are patients who hear a beep or a noise, but others hear voices or bird sounds clearly. It is not clear whether one can generalise under the diagnosis Tinnitus, or that they are completely different syndromes.

Patterns will be derived from the answers to the questions in the questionnaires completed by the Tinnitus panel, which must then be tested further. This is where the Tinnitus Room comes into play.

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The Tinnitus Room The Tinnitus Room is an actual, clinical space in which patients are examined and in which the most likely hypotheses can be tested. For example, if the questionnaires show that listening to classical music has a dampening effect on the tinnitus experience, this assumption can be further scientifically investigated in the Tinnitus Room, with the help of a group of patients selected for the tests.

The aim is to equip the Tinnitus Room with an extensive arsenal of devices and instruments to simulate situations that may affect the experience of tinnitus.

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Advisory board Tinnitushouse

Prof. dr. F.E. ( Freek ) Hoebeek, Laboratory of Neuroimmunology and Developmental Origins of Disease (NIDOD)
Utrecht Medical Center Utrecht,

Ass. prof. Dr.Ir. C.( Christos ) Strydis,  Neuroscience Erasmus MC University Rotterdam

Prof. dr, S.K. ( Bas ) Koekkoek,  Neuroscience Erasmus MC University Rotterdam

Prof. dr. ( J.J.G. ) Gerard Borst,  Neuroscience Erasmus MC University

Dr. Ir. Marijn van Dongen, NXP semiconductors, Nijmegen,

Drs. ( H.E. ) Bart Drost,  KNO, Bravis Ziekenhuis Bergen op Zoom

Drs. ( V. ) Vishtaseb Akbarkhanzadeh , psychiater te Amsterdam

Members of Tinnitus House

Prof. dr. Dirk De Ridder, neurochirurg te Gent

ass. prof. (E.M.) Eddy van der Velden translationeel onderzoeker

Prof.dr.ir. Wouter Serdijn, Technische Universiteit Delft (LinkedIn)

dr. Joop van Gent, Language Technologist, CEO Irion Technologies, (LinkedIn)

Phillip Storey, PSF medical Rotterdam (LinkedIn)

Ron Woering, Epona Consultancy Baarn (LinkedIn)

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