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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A new therapeutic approach for somatosensory tinnitus
Principal Investigator:

Sarah Theodoroff

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $49,885
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Somatosensory tinnitus is suspected when perceptual characteristics (e.g., pitch and loudness) change immediately following head and neck maneuvers, forceful muscle contractions, or eye or jaw movements. Prevalence estimates range from 60 to 80% of tinnitus patients being able to modulate their tinnitus by manipulating somatic regions of the jaw, head, and neck (Ralli et al, 2017), suggesting somatosensory tinnitus to be common, yet the prevalence of this type of tinnitus in Veterans is unknown....

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