Markku Vesala, founder of Tinnitus Talk, said: “This fund came to life as a truly grassroots effort from Tinnitus Talk members – most notably Eddie Clarke – wanting to honour the memory of Daniel Ballinger (“Danny Boy”) by raising money to further the quest for a tinnitus cure. The fact that the grant beneficiary was chosen directly by the fund donors sets an example for patient engagement in tinnitus research. We wholeheartedly congratulate Ms. Koops and look forward to seeing the fruits of her research!”
Added David Stockdale, British Tinnitus Association chief executive: “The vision of the BTA is ‘a world where no-one suffers from tinnitus’. Ultimately, we want a cure for tinnitus, and by researchers, organisations and individuals coming together like we have in memory of Daniel, we get closer to this vision.”
Elouise will be talking about her research on day two of the 2019 BSHAA Congress on Saturday 22 June.