The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is conducting a tinnitus study that seeks to understand how the ear and brain work in people with tinnitus. 

The researchers are looking for men and women, ages 30-65, who have normal hearing, and have tinnitus or do not have tinnitus. Participants must be fluent in English.

All subjects will participate in two sessions. The first will be a series of hearing tests; the second will measure the acoustic startle reflex as well as hearing. Subjects may be invited for third and fourth sessions. The third session will measure the auditory brainstem response and the fourth will involve an MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Imaging Center in Charlestown.

Volunteers will be screened and, if eligible, participate in sessions 1 and 2. They may be invited to participate in sessions 3 and 4. Each session will last between 2 and 3 hours. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Contact [email protected] or (617) 573-4195 for more information and to participate.

SOURCE: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary