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Tinnitus Study

SIU School of Medicine is conducting a research study to determine if people who suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) detect silent gaps embedded in background noise differently from people with only hearing loss (no tinnitus).  The purpose of the study is to assist researchers in developing better techniques for studying tinnitus.

If you are 18 to 75 and experience tinnitus every day, you may qualify to participate in this free study.  If you do not have tinnitus but suspect you might have some hearing loss, you may also qualify to participate. If you are able to participate, you’ll be referred to an SIU Audiologist for a free hearing test, after which you may qualify for the “gap” hearing test.

The study takes 2-3 hours to complete and can be done all in one day or on 2 different days.

Jeremy Turner, PhD is the Principal Investigator for this study.

Please contact Deb Larsen, at (217) 545-8087, or email for more information or to refer a patient.