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Patrick Oliver

FHS Student

Pre-clinical Medicine FHS student running the testing on a study which aims to objectively diagnose and assess the severity of tinnitus in humans

I am an FHS student working in Professor Victoria Bajo Lorenza's group. I am running the testing for a study which aims to find an "objective identification of tinnitus and its severity in humans using behavioural testing".

This involves running a range of tests on participants who are either controls or have tinnitus. Most of the tests have been performed in animal models, but not yet transferred to humans. In my analysis I hope to find objective markers which allow tinnitus to be objectively diagnosed, and its severity assessed. This will improve the measurement of tinnitus over chronic time periods and the evaluation of treatment efficacy, both for current methods in humans, and the trialing of new methods in animal models.