Well, there is a little good news. There is grant money for studying the medical problem. This is the first step in getting results.\n \n In case you are interested, here is a call for proposals:\n **********************\n \n \n SCOPE: The American Tinnitus Association is inviting grant \n applications for research concerning identification of, mechanisms of, \n or treatments for tinnitus.\n \n \n DEADLINE: The deadlines are June 30 and December 31 of each year.\n \n \n FUNDS: Since 1980, the ATA has funded more than $1.3 million for 55 \n projects ranging from $300 to $100,000. Many awards are seed grants. \n Recent funding cycles have funded two to four grants per cycle.\n \n \n ELIGIBILITY: Unspecified. \n \n \n CONTACT: ATA research department, 800-634-8978, ext. 215.\n \n \n The announcement is available online at\n http:\/\/www.ata.org\/research\/ .