The Science Week in Madrid is an annual event that aims to stimulate the knowledge of science and technology among citizens. TARGEAR joined the XVI edition of this event organising the “Round table on tinnitus: mechanisms, evaluation, clinical and sound therapies”
The Science Week in Madrid is an annual event that aims to stimulate the knowledge of science and technology among citizens by opening the scientific spaces normally closed to visitors. TARGEAR joined the XVI edition of this event organising the “Round table on tinnitus: mechanisms, evaluation, clinical and sound therapies” which took place on 14 November, 2016, at the Institute of Physical Technologies and Information (ITEFI-CSIC). The round table was focused on the latest advances that have been made on tinnitus, both in the field of scientific research and in clinical practice, which are being carried out in the Marie Curie Action TARGEAR. Dr. Pedro Cobo explained to the audience the TARGEAR project, Dr. Luis Lassaleta (La Paz University Hospital) talked about the role of ENT specialist in the treatment of Tinnitus patients and on the available therapeutic approaches. He defended the use of hearing aids to mitigate Tinnitus. Two members of the clinic ACURE, specialised on Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, also participated on the round table: the psychologist Cintia Gonzalez and the audiologist Isabel Diges. M. Jesús García León from the “Affected by Tinnitus Association of Madrid” talked about the difficulties, individual and collective, of the management of Tinnitus. Finally, Dr. Pedro Cobo (CSIC) presented the current therapies for Tinnitus and explained that to date there is no drug approved by the FDA to treat Tinnitus, although currently there are several clinical trials ongoing.
The Spanish Meniere’s Syndrome Association (ASMES) attended the round table as a listener to transmit to its members the contents disseminated on this event.