Researchers at the University of Iowa are preparing to launch several new studies to treat tinnitus (ringing in the ears). To help with recruitment efforts, a website has been established that allows people to register their interest in participating in these studies.
The website, which was created in October 2010, can now accept all interested adults with tinnitus onto the Tinnitus Registry, and will later offer opportunities to participate in specific studies as each study begins.
Individuals who previously visited the registry and were informed that they did not qualify for the studies available at that time are encouraged to visit the registry again.
The lead investigator of the UI study is Richard Tyler, PhD, professor of otolaryngology‚ head and neck surgery at the UI Carver College of Medicine and professor of communication sciences and disorders in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.