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BTA announce shortlist for Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize

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A team from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield are amongst those shortlisted by Sheffield based charity the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) for the prestigious Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize.

The prize will be awarded at the charity’s 23rd annual Conference in Manchester on 22 September 2016.

The Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize is given each year at the BTA Conference to the published paper presenting the results of UK based research, ‘most likely to result in improved treatment or public awareness of tinnitus.’

The prize is named after the late Jack Shapiro, the founder of the British Tinnitus Association, and his wife Marie, who both played an important role in the establishment of the charity and in raising awareness of tinnitus.

The Royal Hallamshire’s team of Matthew Farr, Javier Moraleda Deleito, Yanmin Xu and Dr Jaydip Ray were shortlisted for their paper “Developing a one-stop tinnitus service: outcomes of a joined up management strategy: a retrospective observational cohort study” published last year in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

This year’s shortlist comprises 12 papers which will be judged by the BTA’s Professional Advisers’ Committee. The shortlisted papers are:

The shortlisted papers are:

  • Berger JI, Coomber B – Tinnitus-related changes in the inferior colliculus
  • Fackrell K, Fearnley C, Hoare DJ, Sereda M – Hyperacusis Questionnaire as a Tool for Measuring Hypersensitivity to Sound in a Tinnitus Research Population
  • Fackrell K, Hall DA, Barry JG, Hoare DJ – Psychometric properties of the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI): Assessment in a UK research volunteer population
  • Farr MRB, Moraleda Deleito J, Xu Y, Ray J – Developing a one-stop tinnitus service: outcomes of a joined up management strategy: a retrospective observational cohort study
  • Greenwell K, Featherstone D, Hoare DJ – The Application of Intervention Coding Methodology to Describe the Tinnitus E-Programme, an Internet-Delivered Self-Help Intervention for Tinnitus
  • Hoare DJ, Broomhead E, Stockdale D, Kennedy V – Equity and person-centeredness in provision of tinnitus services in UK National Health Service audiology departments
  • Pierzycki RH, McNamara AJ, Hoare DJ, Hall DA – Whole scalp resting state EEG of oscillatory brain activity shows no parametric relationship with psychoacoustic and psychosocial assessment of tinnitus: A repeated measures study
  • Sedley W, Parikh J, Edden RA, Tait V, Blamire A, Griffiths TD – Human Auditory Cortex Neurochemistry Reflects the Presence and Severity of Tinnitus
  • Sereda M , Hoare DJ, Nicholson R, Smith S, Hall DA – Consensus on Hearing Aid Candidature and Fitting for Mild Hearing Loss, With and Without Tinnitus: Delphi Review
  • Ward J, Vella C, Hoare DJ, Hall DA – Subtyping Somatic Tinnitus: A Cross-Sectional UK Cohort Study of Demographic, Clinical and Audiological Characteristics.
  • Williams M, Hauptmann C, Patel N – Acoustic CR Neuromodulation Therapy for Subjective Tonal Tinnitus: A Review of Clinical Outcomes in an Independent Audiology Practice Setting
  • Zobay O, Adjamian P – Source-Space Cross-Frequency Amplitude-Amplitude Coupling in Tinnitus

David Stockdale, chief executive of the British Tinnitus Association, said: “There are some excellent papers in the running for the Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize this year, covering a wide range of topics.

“We are very pleased that tinnitus is increasingly being seen as a worthwhile field of study, as can be seen by the increased numbers of papers under consideration as well as those presented at conferences.

“We are deeply appreciative of all those who undertake research into tinnitus with the aim of further developing knowledge and understanding about the causes of the condition.”

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