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Tinnitus: Research

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th June 2019.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman Conservative, Fareham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has committed to research into Tinnitus.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including tinnitus. Applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality. Information on individual projects funded by the NIHR can be found at the following link:

https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/

NIHR support for tinnitus research was over £1.4 million over the last five years. This included funding for research projects, and funding for The NIHR is managed infrastructure to support tinnitus research. For example, The NIHR is managed infrastructure is supporting a proof-of-concept trial using targeted acoustic stimulation to treat tinnitus and a feasibility study using eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing as a treatment for tinnitus.

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