Unification of Treatments and Interventions for Tinnitus Patients - UNITI

GRA_team.jpgOne of the main objectives of UNITI is to conduct a large scale multicentre Randomised Clinical Trial (RCT) with a combination of interventions. Five clinical centres (partners of UNITI consortium) will have a target of recruiting 100 patients each over a period of 9 months.

One of the UNITI’s clinical centre is the The Andalusian Health ServiceThe Andalusian Health Service or Servicio Andaluz de Salud (SAS) is the government-run health system for the autonomous community of Andalusia (Spain). The SAS serves a population of 8,302,923 inhabitants and employs 95,000 healthcare professionals distributed in 1,500 Primary care centers and 44 public hospitals. The Health Research Institute of Granada or “Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria de Granada” (ibs.GRANADA) is an excellent multicenter health research hub that clusters the biomedical research groups at the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves (HVN), Hospital Clínico San Cecilio (HSC) and Universidad de Granada. Both hospitals are among the largest hospitals in the Public Health System of Andalusia (SSPA), equipped with a highly complex portfolio of services and state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment. With a workforce of more than 7,600 professionals and the incorporation of advanced technologies, they testify to a balance between available resources and the developed activity. HVN and HSC will recruit patients to conduct the tinnitus clinical trial.

 

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KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) is an institution for research and education with international appeal. All programs at this University are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors. KU Leuven ranks among the best 50 universities worldwide and is 7th most innovative university (Reuters)! 

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The Tinnituscenter of the University of Regensburg was established in 2007 as a result of an intensive multidisciplinary collaboration of the ENT- and Audiological Department and the Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. This collaboration was established in a common research project aiming to explore brain stimulation as a potential treatment for tinnitus.

Over the years more and more disciplines were involved. All patients receive a comprehensive multidisciplinary diagnostic assessment and the treatment options comprise patient education, cognitive behavioural therapy, sound therapies, pharmacotherapy and different forms of brain stimulation.

Since 2007 more than 3500 patients have been treated at the Tinnituscenter of the University of Regensburg. All data from these patients have been systematically assessed and provide the basis for a large international clinical database.

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One of the main objectives of UNITI is to conduct a large-scale multicentre Randomised Clinical Trial (RCT) with a combination of interventions. Five clinical centres (partners of the UNITI consortium) will have a target of recruiting 100 patients each over a period of 9 months. 

One of the UNITI’s clinical centre is Charité. As one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, all of Charité’s clinical care, research and teaching is delivered by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch and Paul Ehrlich.

We're delighted to join in the busy campaigning for the international Tinnitus Awareness Week 2020, from February 3 to 9, 2020!

A commom initiative by important institutions and organisations in the field, like the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) and our consortium member Tinnitus Hub, it has become a week of intensive outreach to make the common, yet widely unknown condition of tinnitus, more of a priority in healthcare and science.

Fittingly, this year's main focus will be on tinnitus research, with petitions and other initiatives to raise awareness for the need of more funding in this area, especially in order to enhance treatment options for patients, exactly what UNITI sets out to do! Therefore, we will be, throughout the week, presenting our clinical research centres that will carry out Europe's largest randomised-controlled trial on tinnitus as of yet.

In order to stay updated on all developments during the week, we invite you to have a look at updates here on our website, and to follow our channels on Twitter and Facebook that will be connected to other initiatives with the common hashtag #TinnitusWeek!

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Study start is planned for Jan 2021.

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