Ending the torment of tinnitus
For more than 80,000 Australians, Crohn’s disease infiltrates every aspect of life. There is currently no cure for Crohn’s disease, which involves severe inflammation and swelling of the intestines.
The ringing, buzzing and whirring noises experienced by those with tinnitus can be excruciating.
Affecting one in 10 people globally, there is no treatment available to cure the relentless condition – only ways to control the symptoms, that don’t always work.
Deb, a qualified midwife from Geelong, has tried white noise, masking, psychology, hearing aids and natural remedies.
Nothing has worked.
“It has ruined my life and the lives of people like me who have severe tinnitus. Every day is about coping, not living,” Deb explained.
“It’s like a gas leak in my head with multiple layers of hissing around the clock.”
An objective test will give researchers the knowledge they need to find a treatment and change the lives of people. Deb
Researchers at the Bionics Institute are developing a way to measure tinnitus by recording brain activity.
Our aim is to develop a reliable diagnostic test that clinicians can use to measure the severity of tinnitus, with the hope that this research will then pave the way for new treatments to be developed.
New treatments could end the torment of tinnitus for people like Deb, who can’t escape the constant, debilitating sounds.
“I can’t sleep. I can’t watch TV. I can’t concentrate enough to read or write. It’s kicked up my depression and anxiety.
“An objective test will give researchers the knowledge they need to find a treatment and change the lives of people.
Learn about our tinnitus research here.