Belen Elgoyhen 150 100Ana Belén Elgoyhen, leader of the Pharmacological Workgroup, published in a recent issue of PLOS Biology, that a genetically modified cholinergic receptor in the inner ear can enhance noise protecion by the sound limiting system in the inner ear. The encouraging news is, that there is a real chance of finding ear-specific drugs for preventing noise trauma and tinnitus in the future: "A Point Mutation in the Hair Cell Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptor Prolongs Cochlear Inhibition and Enhances Noise Protection".

Ana Belén Elgoyhen received the L'Oreal UNESCO Award
Read about Ana Belén Elgoyhen, leader of the Pharmacological Workgroup, who is the Laureate 2008 for Latin America of the "L'oreal UNESCO for women in Science awards"
Among others Ana Belén has been interviewed about Tinnitus for Perfil, an argentine newspaper.

Ronald Goodey 122 150"The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit:

Companion to THE NEW ZEALAND ORDER OF MERIT C.N.Z.M
Dr Ronald John GOODEY, of Auckland. For services to otolaryngology."

Source: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of New Zealand

We invite you to read the article "Doctor humbled by New Year honour" in the "East And Bays Courier", which describes work and inspiration of the ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Ronald Goodey.

Figueiredo Azevedo"Tinnitus treatment with Piribedil guided by acoustic otoemissions and electrocochleography" of Ricardo Figueiredo and Andréia Azevedo was awarded as the best oral presentation of the V Congress of the Rio de Janeiro ENT Society.

ganzsanchez 100 150Tanit Sanchez, leader of the Somatosensory Workgroup, was awarded as the President of the X International Tinnitus Seminars, to be hold in Aracaju, Brasil, 2011. Tanit Ganz Sanchez talked in Brasilian TV about the risk of tinnitus in the young people with noise exposure.

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