EUTINNET was founded in 2019 under the umbrella of the German Foundation Tinnitus & Hearing Charité. The network unites numerous European tinnitus self-help organisations and is in active exchange with leading ENT universities and research institutions in Europe.
The common goal is to promote transfer of knowledge on treatment options for tinnitus and other hearing impairments in the member countries, to organise research projects and to create even more awareness for the careful handling of hearing through communication and education.
Please find detailed information on our goals in our information flyer:
The Top 5 EUTINNET Goals (PDF, 226 KB)
Across Europe, millions of people suffer from chronic tinnitus or diseases of the inner ear, such as hearing loss, hyperacusis or Meniere’s disease. These can lead to a severe restriction of quality of life and performance in both the professional and private spheres.
The EUTINNET specialists bring their many years of expertise from the fields of ENT medicine, psychosomatics and psychology to promote the Europe-wide exchange between scientists and self-help-organisations and to realise joint research projects.
Chairwoman of the Board, Tinnitus & Hearing Foundation Charité
Director Tinnituszentrum Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Chairman of the Scientific Board, Tinnitus & Hearing Foundation Charité
Professor for Experimental ENT Science, ENT Clinic, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
The network currently has 11 member organisations from Europe. Together they help to promote the exchange of experience and to advance research projects. New members are welcome.
For more information, please click on the respective logo.
This study aims to provide information about the relationship between tinnitus, hyperacusis and other comorbidities, such as stress, anxiety and depression. This is done by comparing the data of affected persons entered via the two tinnitus questionnaires and three further comorbidity questionnaires.
In the long term, a longitudinal data follow-up is planned to include further survey results in the database.
The socio-demographic questions ask for specific characteristics about the person, which are important in order to be able to carry out the scientific evaluation of the subsequent surveys on tinnitus, hyperacusis as well as stress, anxiety and depression in a more differentiated way and to derive the correct scientific results and findings per group.
The Mini-Tinnitus Questionnaire (Mini-TF12) provides information about the intensity with which the tinnitus influences your feelings and attitudes.
The aim of the Tinnitus Impairment Questionnaire (TBF12) is to give you, as a person affected, the opportunity to state concrete difficulties and impairments that you personally experience due to your ringing in the ears.
The Mini Hyperacusis Questionnaire (Mini-HQ9) asks about discomfort you experience from external noises of any kind. The aim is to find out if your noise hypersensitivity has any influence on your feelings, behaviour or attitude.
The Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ9) is used to determine your subjective perception, evaluation and processing of stress factors, because the subjective feeling of stress is one of the decisive factors for the course of various diseases and disorders.
Finally, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) measures various forms of anxiety and depression in patients with physical illnesses or (possibly psychogenic) physical complaints.
The survey is aimed at people in Europe who suffer from tinnitus and/or hyperacusis and who are willing to provide information about related concomitant diseases and impairments as part of a Europe-wide survey.
The more people participate in the Europe-wide study, the more data can be collected and analysed by the EUTINNET Scientific Board. The results should provide new insights to improve diagnostic possibilities as well as therapeutic and medical treatment options.
If you have any questions about the Europe-wide data collection within the framework of the present study, please contact:
Dr. med. Eberhard Biesinger, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Coordination EUTINNET
Berlin, 06 February 2023 – EUTINNET supports Tinnitus Awareness Week 2023
When there is no more silence: On the occasion of the current Tinnitus Awareness Week 2023, we are posting a series of articles on the topic of “tinnitus” on our Facebook and Instagram pages of the Charité Tinnitus and Hearing Foundation. In this context, we will also refer to the activities of the EUTINNET member organizations. Please feel free to drop by:
In English language: https://www.instagram.com/fighttinnitus/
In German language: https://www.facebook.com/stiftungtinnitusundhoerencharite
Berlin, 15 October 2022 – EUTINNET warmly welcomes new members
The European Tinnitus Network EUTINNET was founded in 2019 under the umbrella of the Foundation Tinnitus & Hearing Charité. It currently unites 11 European tinnitus self-help organizations and is in active exchange with leading ENT universities and research institutions in Europe.
New members are welcome. Learn more about the benefits of EUTINNET membership here.
Berlin, 22 August 2022 – Ceremonial presentation of a check from the German Tinnitus League
We would like to sincerely thank the German Tinnitus League (DTL) for the generous donation of 50,000 Euros that the German organization has provided for the establishment and research work of EUTINNET. Together we have developed a web-based Europe-wide study focusing on the correlation between tinnitus, hyperacusis and accompanying comorbidities. For more info, see this post.