Scientific research on tinnitus is still in its infancy and is limited by the fact that there is no objective or measurable method of determining tinnitus: there are no blood or urine tests, no brain scans, no genetic tests that can confirm whether someone has tinnitus or not. As a result, someone with tinnitus often feels misunderstood: “if it is not measurable, it is not there”, or you will not be taken seriously as a patient. But it also complicates scientific research into finding the exact cause(s) and solution(s).
We want to change this by funding a groundbreaking research into objective measurement of tinnitus: a collaboration between Prof. dr. De Ridder, Prof. dr. Vanneste and Dr. Marco Congedo from the Universities of Otago, Texas, Dublin and Grenoble. They recently published in the leading journal “Nature Communications” that they can show with 88% certainty whether someone has tinnitus or not, based on an EEG, by means of artificial intelligence using two-dimensional machine learning. You can find the Crowdfunder here: https://bit.ly/2CSmqRh.
To come to a true objective measure of tinnitus they will need to apply more advanced artificial intelligence (A.I.). This requires powerful computers and time from an A.I. specialist. The research will take between 2 and 3 years. A successful outcome will make tinnitus measurable and therefore negotiable. It will cause an explosion in research for treatments, healthcare and it will encourage the medical industry to invest in a cure for tinnitus. Your donation is greatly appreciated, as is sharing this link within your network(s).