The Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize awarded today at the BTA conference


The prestigious Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize is awarded today at the charity’s 21st annual Conference in London.

The award is given each year at the British Tinnitus Association (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.

This year’s shortlist comprises 12 papers which is judged by the BTA’s Professional Advisers’ Committee. The shortlisted papers include work by David Baguley, DJ Hoare, M Sereda and Deborah Hall.

David Stockdale, CEO 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 considered a worthwhile field of study, and 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.”

Source: The BTA