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Let’s Cure Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

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Having Tinnitus and/or Hyperacusis can completely devastate a person’s life, and yet, it’s not really talked about all that much. You could say it’s a hidden illness but that would be an understatement, so I want to help change this. There have been far too many tragic suicides that have gone unnoticed in the public eye and this simply cannot continue. 

Danny Boy selflessly dedicated a lot of his time to helping others with this awful affliction; he was a true inspiration to many and an esteemed member of Tinnitus Talk. Sadly, in his case, he developed more problems because of his tinnitus and this had a dramatic impact on his quality of life. However, his cause of death at this present moment is still unknown. He was only 27 and left behind a young daughter, so I cannot express how saddening and tragic this is.

I am pleading with you all to make a donation towards Tinnitus Research, today, and to help make the breakthrough we need. No one should have to suffer like this. All donors will be involved in a democratic process to decide who the beneficiary of our fund will be. More details can be found here, from David Stockdale, the CEO of the BTA:

https://www.tinnitustalk.com/posts/355246/

A message from Daniel’s family:

Daniel was an intelligent, humorous and caring person. He was passionate about helping sufferers of Tinnitus whilst suffering with it himself. He spent hours online researching possible solutions and was adamant there would be a cure for Tinnitus one day. Daniel was an inspirational young man who motivated a lot of people to follow their dreams. Daniel will be truly missed by many. Danny, we love you.

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Daniel’s mother Tara, his cousin Jess, his sister Jenna, and Daniel.


RIP Danny. You’ll never be forgotten.

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Click the View Updates button to see how you can vote for the beneficiary to Danny Boy's fund.

In case you missed the last update, here’s another reminder about the candidates that have applied for Daniel’s Memorial Fund:

1. Robin Guillard from Gipsa-lab.

2. Asma Ali K. Elarbed from NIHR Nottingham BRC/ Hearing Science, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Nottingham.

3. Elouise Koops from University Medical Center Groningen.

You can read their applications and make your vote by clicking on this link:

https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/danny-boy-memorial-fund-the-vote-to-choose-our-preferred-research-beneficiary.33129/

The voting will end on Friday the 18th at midnight, UK time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all one more time for being such an integral part of this campaign. Without donors we would have nothing, so thank you!

RIP Daniel.
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The time has come to make a decision on who should receive the money. Please follow the link ( https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/the-vote-to-choose-our-preferred-research-beneficiary-dannys-memorial-fund.33129/) to read the applications and then make your choice by either replying on the forum or by emailing me back (please be sure to include the name you donated under). We have had three applications from the following people:

• Robin Guillard from Gipsa-lab

• Asma Ali K. Elarbed from NIHR Nottingham BRC/ Hearing Science, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Nottingham.

• Elouise Koops from University Medical Center Groningen

Please read through them carefully before making your decision.

RIP Daniel.
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We have decided to stop the donations a little early as we have reached a brilliant milestone of £5,110. Now that the grant has been updated on the BTA’s website, we feel that it should be fixed at this amount so that it can remain unchanged in all future articles and correspondences.

Our efforts will now be focused on creating a new campaign, so if you would still like to donate, it’s best that your money goes there.

At this point we would like to thank all of you for donating to this campaign and for making it a success. Without your generosity, we would not have achieved all that we have.

We did this for you, Danny Boy. You will never be forgotten, and your name will live on in the research we create. RIP.
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A call has been created to find a suitable candidate for our research. You can find out more by following this link:

https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/blog/daniel-ballinger-memorial-fund

Donations are welcome until December 31st, so there’s still a chance to get involved with this movement. Please help spread the word.

We would also like to thank everyone who has donated and/or helped out with this campaign so far. Without you, none of this would have been possible.

This is our chance to shake things up in the tinnitus world.
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£5,110 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 10 months
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British Tinnitus Association
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