The American Tinnitus Associations Roadmap to a Cure is Logically and Scientifically Flawedlets help!
If you visit http://www.ata.org/research/research_roadmap.php, youll find a roadmap to a cure for tinnitus.
The roadmap is logically and scientifically flawed, and may even lead research astray. Can you see what I mean? Check it out. Do you see how there underlying assumptions in the roadmap that may or may not be true, which therefore lead to potentially false conclusions?
Ill post more on this later, and I am curious about your feedback. Can anyone else see the logical inconsistencies in the ATAs roadmap? How can we help the ATA?
I mean, they mention A) Where tinnitus starts and B) How Tinnitus starts, but then they talk about C) suppressing symptoms. I mean, what about
Why tinnitus starts.
Whom tinnitus affects and are there patterns?
What tinnitus is
When tinnitus starts and are there patterns?
and what about:
What do we know for a fact helps people lower the volume of the ringing in their ears?
I mean, this is a real quote from the ATA's website:
"When is the Roadmap going to make a difference in the lives of tinnitus patients?
It could happen anytime. Somebody might be developing a drug right now that will work. Many of us feel very optimistic that we will see a major breakthrough within the next five years."
Excuse me, developing a DRUG? Is that the goal the ATA is shooting for? What if helping tinnitus and the "right drug" have nothing to do with each other? I mean, we aren't looking for the "right drug" for broken legs are we? What it tinnitus is more like breaking a leg than having a disease that is properly treated with medication?
I really hope we can help the ATA get on track with the real research that is currently helping people.