Track Your Tinnitus

Project Description

Tinnitus is defined as an auditory perception in the absence of any physical source. Almost everyone will experience some form of tinnitus at least once in the lifetime and in most of the cases this sensation disappears within seconds or minutes. However, in approximately 10% of the population the tinnitus persists for more than six months and can remain chronic for the rest of the life.

Even in the chronic case, the perception of the tinnitus can vary during the day and between days being sometimes more and sometimes less perceivable. The variation can depend on many factors including environmental noise, the daily activity, stressful life events, time of the day and much more. Many people have a good feeling of their tinnitus variation and can reconstruct it from memory to some extent - but how was the timeline of the variation exactly? Until recently it was not possible to systematically track the tinnitus perception over several weeks.

With this research project we want to offer a method to track the individual tinnitus perception with a smart phone application. Using the website in conjunction with your phone you can systematically track the variation of your tinnitus and find out how it is associated with your daily routine and activities. Your answers will also help us learn to more about the daily variation of the tinnitus perception, its causes and effects.

Project Details

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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 windowJohannes Schobel
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowMarc Schickler
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowAlexander Bachmeier
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Jochen Herrmann
Aliyar Aras
Robin Zöller
Robin Kraft
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
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
Opens external link in new windowTommy Hielscher
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Department of Technical and Business Information Systems
Opens external link in new windowProf. Dr. Myra Spiliopoulou
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Department of Technical and Business Information Systems

Project Partners

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

Publications

| 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |

2016

Probst, Thomas and Pryss, Rüdiger and Langguth, Berthold and Schlee, Winfried (2016) Emotional states as mediators between tinnitus loudness and tinnitus distress in daily life: Results from the “TrackYourTinnitus” application. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, Vol. 6, 10.1038/srep20382.
Schickler, Marc and Pryss, Rüdiger and Reichert, Manfred and Heinzelmann, Martin and Schobel, Johannes and Langguth, Berthold and Probst, Thomas and Schlee, Winfried (2016) Using Wearables in the Context of Chronic Disorders - Results of a Pre-Study. In: 29th IEEE Int'l Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Belfast, 20 - 23 June 2016, pp. 68-69. file
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
Schickler, Marc and Reichert, Manfred and Pryss, Rüdiger and Schobel, Johannes and Schlee, Winfried and Langguth, Berthold (2015) Entwicklung mobiler Apps: Konzepte, Anwendungsbausteine und Werkzeuge im Business und E-Health. eXamen.press, Springer Vieweg.

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

| 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |

2016

Elsässer, Viktoria (2016) Konzeption und Realisierung für ein mobiles Smartwatch-Fragebogensystem zur Erfassung klinischer Parameter Tinnitus-geschädigter Patienten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Erdem, Buket (2016) Designkonzept einer mobilen und spielorientierten Anwendung zur Unterstützung Tinnitus-geschädigter Patienten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Grau, Patrick (2016) Konzeption und Realisierung einer konfigurierbaren Crowd-Sensing Anwendung für klinische Studien am Beispiel von Android. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Heinzelmann, Martin (2016) Realisierung und Evaluierung von Interaktionskonzepten für elektronische Fragebögen auf Smartwatches. Master thesis, Institute of Databases and Information Systems. file
Hueber, Johannes (2016) Konzeption und Realisierung einer mobilen Anwendung zur Unterstützung Tinnitus-geschädigter Patienten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Klecina, Bojan (2016) Assess Your Stress: Conceptual re-design of the TrackYourTinnitus system for measuring stress at the workplace. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Könke, Dominik (2016) Funktionsanalyse einer interdisziplinären Datenbank zu Optimierungszwecken. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file

2015

Meyer, Michael Klaus (2015) Konzeption und Realisierung eines Konzepts zur mobilen Unterstützung Tinnitus-geschädigter Patienten am Beispiel des mobilen Betriebssystems Windows Phone. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. 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
Henkel, Fabian (2015) Implementation and evaluation of a mobile web application for auditory stimulation of chronic Tinnitus patients. Bachelor thesis, Institute of Databases and Information Systems. file
Mayer, Stefan (2015) Implementation and evaluation of a mobile iOS application for auditory stimulation of chronic tinnitus patients. Bachelor thesis, Institute of Databases and Information Systems. file
Stenske, Irina (2015) Entwicklung eines Design-Konzepts für eine multinationale Forschungsdatenbank zur Speicherung von longitudinalen Patientendaten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Weidhaas, Martin (2015) Implementation and evaluation of a mobile Windows-application for auditory stimulation of chronic tinnitus patients. Bachelor thesis, Institute of Databases and Information Systems. 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