21. - 24. Mai 2014: More than 500 international tinnitus experts in Berlin to participate in scientific exchange

The German Tinnitus Foundation Charité is organising the XI International Tinnitus Seminar 2014 (ITS14). From 21 to 24 May, hundreds of world-leading tinnitus experts will gather in the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus of the Charité University Hospital in Berlin to share the latest in research, diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus. The conference is under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit.

Although tinnitus is a widespread disease in the 21st century, it can claim to be the least known. Estimates suggest that more than 11 million people are affected in Germany alone.

Anyone can acquire tinnitus, regardless of age, gender and profession. The disease is frequently caused by noise, but also by stress, especially if people suffer from other conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Compared to the large number of cases, the amount of resources spent on research and science is still disproportionately small. The interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge between ENT, neurology, audiology and psychology within the context of the ITS14 will help to better understand how tinnitus originates in order to alleviate the symptoms and, in the future, find a cure for it.