Tinnitus Database

Project Description

Tinnitus is a frequent disorder and its treatment is elusive. Many different treatment options have been investigated but most trials provided inconclusive results with some patients responding and many others without any benefit. These results suggest that there exist different forms of tinnitus which differ in their pathophysiology and their response to specific treatments.

A challenge for tinnitus treatment and tinnitus research is therefore the identification of the most promising therapy for a specific patient. One approach to address this challenge is the systematic assessment of tinnitus patients in many clinical centers with standardized instruments (e.g., psychoacoustic measures, questionnaires). For this purpose the Tinnitus Research Initiative database has been created, which is further developed and enlarged in the current COST Action TINNET.

  • The Tinnitus Research Initiative Patient Database is a large multinational and rapidly growing patient data base project, in which every interested clinician and researcher can participate
  • Participation in the database project enables the clinician to have fast and comprehensive overview about patients’ clinical characteristics and changes under treatment and thus improves the quality of patient management
  • The large multi-national cross-sectional and longitudinal database of tinnitus patients is a unique resource for profiling of tinnitus patients and identification of outcome predictors for various therapeutic approaches.

Project Details

Links

Open the Tinnitus Database Website

Project Team

Ulm University
Opens internal link in current windowDr. Rüdiger Pryss
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowMichael Stach
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Jochen Herrmann
Aliyar Aras
Norman Thiel
Robin Zöller
Opens internal link in current windowMarc Schickler
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowJohannes Schobel
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowDr. Thomas Probst
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Opens internal link in current windowProf. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems


University of Regensburg
Opens external link in new windowDr. Winfried Schlee
University of Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Susanne Staudinger
University of Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Opens external link in new windowProf. Dr. Berthold Langguth
University of Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Opens external link in new windowPD. Dr. Michael Landgrebe
University of Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Opens external link in new windowDr. phil. Martin Schecklmann
University of Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Project Partners

The database was developed by the Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) and the Institute of Databases and Information Systems (DBIS) at the University of Ulm.

Publications

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2017

Probst, Thomas and Pryss, Rüdiger and Langguth, Berthold and Spiliopoulou, Myra and Landgrebe, Michael and Vesala, Markku and Harrison, Stephen and Schobel, Johannes and Reichert, Manfred and Stach, Michael and Schlee, Winfried (2017) Outpatient Tinnitus Clinic, Self-Help Web Platform, or Mobile Application to Recruit Tinnitus Study Samples?. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Frontiers, Vol. 9, pp. 113-113, 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00113.
Pryss, Rüdiger and Schlee, Winfried and Langguth, Berthold and Reichert, Manfred (2017) Mobile Crowdsensing Services for Tinnitus Assessment and Patient Feedback. In: 6th IEEE International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (IEEE AIMS 2017), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 25-30, 2017, IEEE Computer Society Press. (Accepted for Publication) file

2016

Schickler, Marc and Pryss, Rüdiger and Reichert, Manfred and Schobel, Johannes and Langguth, Berthold and Schlee, Winfried (2016) Using Mobile Serious Games in the Context of Chronic Disorders - A Mobile Game Concept for the Treatment of Tinnitus. In: 29th IEEE Int'l Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2016), Belfast, 20 - 23 June 2016, pp. 343-348. file

2015

Pryss, Rüdiger and Reichert, Manfred and Herrmann, Jochen and Langguth, Berthold and Schlee, Winfried (2015) Mobile Crowd Sensing in Clinical and Psychological Trials – A Case Study. In: 28th IEEE Int'l Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Sao Carlos, Brazil, 22 - 25 June 2015, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 23-24. file
Pryss, Rüdiger and Reichert, Manfred and Langguth, Berthold and Schlee, Winfried (2015) Mobile Crowd Sensing Services for Tinnitus Assessment, Therapy and Research. In: IEEE 4th International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2015), New York, June 27 - July 2, 2015, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 352-359. file

2014

Schlee, Winfried and Herrmann, Jochen and Pryss, Rüdiger and Reichert, Manfred and Langguth, Berthold (2014) How dynamic is the continuous tinnitus percept?. In: 11th International Tinnitus Seminar, Berlin, 21-24 May. file

Master & Bachelor Theses

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2017

Musmann, Jan (2017) Konzeption und Realisierung eines Suchmoduls für eine interdisziplinäre Datenbank für Tinnituspatienten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file

2016

Erdem, Buket (2016) Designkonzept einer mobilen und spielorientierten Anwendung zur Unterstützung Tinnitus-geschädigter Patienten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Mohring, Tim (2016) Design and Implementation of a NoSQL-concept for an international and multicentral clinical database. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Thiel, Norman (2016) Konzeption und Realisierung eines generischen Statistik-Moduls zur Auswertung klinischer Longitudinaldaten am Beispiel der Internationalen Tinnitus-Datenbank. Master thesis, Ulm University. file

2015

Baltakiranoglu, Burak (2015) Konzeption und Realisierung eines Patientenmoduls für eine multinationale und interdisziplinäre Datenbank. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Blome, Jan-Dominik (2015) Implementation and evaluation of a mobile Android application for auditory stimulation of chronic tinnitus patients. Master thesis, Institute of Databases and Information Systems. file
Hagenlocher, Robin (2015) Designkonzept für eine Webanwendung zum Zugriff auf eine interdisziplinäre und multinationale Datenbank zur Erfassung Tinnitus-geschädigter Patienten. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Stenske, Irina (2015) Entwicklung eines Design-Konzepts für eine multinationale Forschungsdatenbank zur Speicherung von longitudinalen Patientendaten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file

2014

Aras, Aliyar (2014) Design und Konzeption einer mobilen Anwendung zur Unterstützung tinnitusgeschädigter Patienten. Bachelor thesis, University of Ulm. file
Herrmann, Jochen (2014) Konzeption und technische Realisierung eines mobilen Frameworks zur Unterstützung tinnitusgeschädigter Patienten. Diploma thesis, University of Ulm. file
Lindinger, Michael (2014) Konzeption und Implementierung einer mobilen Anwendung zur Unterstützung von Tinnitus-Patienten. Master thesis, University of Ulm. file