A PHD candidate has received a $10,000 grant and department of defense backing for tinnitus research.  There is probably more research being done on tinnitus at this time than all of the combined research that has been done in the past.  While this doesn’t provide us with a sure tinnitus cure at this point, it is at least a start in the right direction.  If you suffer from tinnitus or ringing in the ears, then you know how important it is that we find a complete cure for this debilitating and often life altering condition that we call tinnitus.

Even though no one has been able to cure tinnitus completely at this point, there are treatment options that can greatly improve your quality of life, so if tinnitus has interrupted your life and if you are suffering are experiencing a decrease in your quality of life as a result, then you have come to the right place.  We are constantly updating our site with the latest tinnitus news and treatment options.  While you may not be able to improve your conditions, we feel certain that you can improve your quality of life with the information that we have gathered here at the My Cure Tinnitus website.

We found an article that discusses the recent grant that Sarah Hayes has acquired, along with some additional information regarding the department of defense backing she is receiving as well.  Here is a small excerpt from the article that was located at www.medicine.buffalo.edu and it discusses this latest research grant.

A PhD candidate in neuroscience has received a $10,000 grant from the American Tinnitus Association to research the condition characterized by ringing or buzzing in the ears.

Sarah Hayes will use the award to investigate the causes of tinnitus, focusing on the 1 percent of people with the condition who hear these phantom sounds regularly at debilitating levels.

Defense Department Also Supporting Hayes’ Work

The U.S. government is so concerned with tinnitus that it is also backing Hayes’ research.

The Department of Defense granted the third-year PhD candidate a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, which covers her tuition and provides an annual stipend.

A large number of military personnel suffer from tinnitus—which been linked to noise-induced hearing loss—due to their exposure to blasts and explosions.

Pioneering UB Researcher Introduced Her to Field

Hayes became interested in tinnitus while working in the lab of Richard Salvi, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences and a member of the international Tinnitus Research Initiative.

“I wanted to do research that is clinically relevant—research with the goal of helping people suffering from a disorder or helping to find cures for different neurological disorders,” she says.  You can read the rest of the original article here.

One of the highest rates of tinnitus is found in military personnel, particularly those that are returning from war time conditions where they are exposed to loud explosions and other war time noises on a regular basis.  The second highest rate of tinnitus is found in musicians, but tinnitus is a growing problem for people of all walks of life, including myself, thus my interest in finding a tinnitus cure.  We are simply excited to report that there is a large amount of research going on at present in the area of tinnitus, so don’t lose hope if you have tinnitus.

We hope that the news of a $10,000 grant and department of defense backing for tinnitus research is as exciting to you as it is to us, and with more research starting up on an almost weekly basis as of late, we feel that a more permanent treatment option is just around the corner.  In the interim, if you are suffering from a decreased quality of life at the expense of tinnitus symptoms, we encourage you to explore our website further, as we have quite a few options that many people are using to help with their tinnitus symptoms, thus improving their overall quality of life.

Tinnitus Research Options

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