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“Tinnitus research is important because our hearing is important! If you watch “Wissen macht Ah!” and close your eyes, you still get to see everything we do. But if you turn off the sound and just look at the picture, it’s much harder to understand what’s happening. Our hearing connects us to the outside world in a very special way. Every effort should be made to ensure that this connection is not broken by loud beeping.”

Ralph Caspers
Television presenter, author and screenwriter


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“Tinnitus research and education is important because tinnitus is a much underestimated threat to our health.

On the big stage or through my work in radio, I am at risk myself: stress, headphones, constant volume. After a day of work, I always try to compensate my ears. With calm! Because I know from acquaintances: tinnitus is not only painful, but it is also often a social injury, because sufferers exclude themselves. It’s important that we pay more attention in today’s fast-paced world.”

Marco Schreyl
Television and radio presenter


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“I think tinnitus research is important because hearing is the direct access to a person’s soul.”

Jens Hillje
German dramaturge, from 2013 to 2019 co-director at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, from July 2023 artistic director together with Andrea Niederbuchner of the Sophiensaele in Berlin