Tinnitus Test Research
OtoScience Labs is licensing tinnitus testing technology invented at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and is further developing this technology to become a research tool and clinical assay for the measurement of tinnitus in humans. This research is being funded in part by a grant from the US Department of Defense (Read the Press Release.) Tinnitus and hearing loss are major concerns for the military and veterans. For example, tinnitus is the most common service-connected disability for military veterans, costing the VA approximately $1-2 billion in disability payments annually. Tinnitus and hearing loss are also common problems in the workplace and are related to workplace noise and chemical exposures.