Call for participation in the new COMIT’ID Study about tinnitus

Thursday, 23/03/2017

Help improve future research in tinnitus. Tell us what is important to measure.

Do you have tinnitus? Have you had treatment or are you thinking of having treatment for it? Or do you have a professional interest in tinnitus as a researcher or healthcare worker? If so, the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit needs you to take part in the COMIT’ID study to help improve tinnitus research worldwide.

In taking part, you will complete a series of questionnaires. These can be completed online on a computer or tablet in your home. The questionnaires will list all known complaints associated with tinnitus (such as sleep problems associated with tinnitus). You will be asked to identify those complaints that you feel are the most important to treat. In doing so, you will help us to develop a shortlist of key complaints that all future tinnitus research should measure when deciding whether a treatment is working.

The study has been designed with people who have tinnitus. It is supported with funding from the British Tinnitus Association and Action on Hearing Loss charities. The study team who will be running this project are based at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit. They are supported by a wider team of international research colleagues such as Professor Dr. Birgit Mazurek, among others.

Update 15.5.2017: Handing out information leaflet for patients experiencing tinnitus in English.

To find out more please visit: www.hearing.nihr.ac.uk/research/tinnitus-online-survey-comitid-study