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Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Lauer Tinnitus Research Center

In partnership with the Lauer family, Mass. Eye and Ear launched the Lauer Tinnitus Research Center in 2015 with the goal of advancing research to better understand and treat the debilitating condition of tinnitus. The center brings together years of experience and state-of-the-art research techniques to bear on this problem that affects more than 50 million Americans.

Overview

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, refers to the perception of sound when no external sound is present. It may be a temporary or chronic condition. The sudden and persistent onset of tinnitus in one ear may be a sign of sudden hearing loss and should be assessed with a hearing test within 48 hours.

Research Strategies

The following strategies are underway to study tinnitus in the ear and the brain:


Our Investigators

The Lauer Tinnitus Research Center brings together years of experience and state-of-the-art research techniques to bear on the problem of tinnitus.


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