Biomarkers for Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

May 26, 2022 at 8:11 am

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Professor Marlies Knipper, Professor Lukas Ruettiger, and Dr Wibke Singer from Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing Research Centre Tübingen, Molecular Physiology of Hearing, University of Tübingen, Germany, regarding their upcoming presentations at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom. Their research aimed to assess whether functional biomarkers differentiate Tinnitus and Tinnitus with Co-Occurring Hyperacusis. It is interesting that the results highlights some differences in auditory processing, evoked and resting state BOLD fMRI responses between tinnitus patients with and without hyperacusis. The presentations will focus on comparing the findings with pre-defined frequency bands of neural oscillations in EEG recordings in the patient groups. The results are discussed in the context of the urgent need to be able to use objective diagnostic methods to distinguish tinnitus from hyperacusis for future therapy development.

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