Hyperacusis – Measurements, Mechanisms and Models

Contact Name: Roland Schaette

“A spider’s web is hidden in one ear, and in the other, a cricket sings throughout the night.” This is how Michelangelo described his experience of hearing loss and tinnitus. The goal of my research is to find the cricket, to understand how tinnitus arises, in order to find new ways of treating it.

I started doing research on tinnitus in 2003, and since November 2008, I have been working in London at the UCL Ear Institute as the British Tinnitus Association Senior Research Associate.

My motivation to work on tinnitus is based on my interest in the auditory system, my fascination with neuronal plasticity, and my own experience of tinnitus (which is fortunately rather benign).

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