The team at the Bionics Institute are working to validate an objective measure of tinnitus by using a non-invasive, brain imaging technique called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). A pilot study may finally offer hope of establishing a baseline for tracking the complex changes that tinnitus triggers in our brains and, crucially, for measuring the severity of individual cases.

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Program leader: Dr Mehrnaz Shoushtarian

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