Our research Hearing impairment Tinnitus 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. Further information Click here to download our factsheet. Research team Program leader: Dr Mehrnaz Shoushtarian Call for research participants Are you an adult with tinnitus? Are you an adult with a cochlear implant and tinnitus? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please click here for further information.