Tinnitus - Science topic
A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.
Questions related to Tinnitus
By studying articles related to rTMS, I realized that different frequencies have been used for stimulation to treat tinnitus, with the use of 1Hz being the most common.
So, the question arose for me on what basis the frequency of rTMS is selected.
A 50-year-old woman with an autoantibody detected for 19 years has been showing increased tinnitus and mild hearing loss. Although recent literature is scarce in this approach, is anyone studying AIED and anti-cochlea? Thanks
Over the past two decades, many studies have been conducted with the aim of finding a way to moderate chronic tinnitus. In these studies, various methods such as transcranial magnetic stimulation have been used.
An important factor in choosing the right treatment method is that it has longer lasting effects. Among the methods of rTMS,TENS, tDCS and VNS, which one does have more long-term effects?
According to france-acouphenes.org, a french association aiming at informing the public about tinnitus, fluoxetine has been associated with hear loss. Though tinnitus associated with fluoxetine treatment has been documented, I wonder if hearing loss has been documented also in association with fluoxetine.
I tried to reach to this association, to no avail at this point. I will update my request, should they contact me back.
Thanks in advance!
The issue to be addressed is whether taking Levaquin, either individually or in combination with Zithromax, was a substantial factor in causing the significant and severe permanent hearing loss and tinnitus as well as vestibular issues.
I have two groups for whom I would like to compare their performance on a reaction time test. In group A, people with tinnitus, I have their audiometric data, i.e. level of hearing loss. I do not have this data for group B, individuals without tinnitus. Is there a work-around, where I can perform a statistics, in which I control for hearing loss in group A? Or do I have to collect the data for group B as well? Thanks in advance.
A patient suffers of a tinnitus phenomenon. She complains about a causal dependance between her tinnitus and some specific movement of the homolateral eye !
I know that eardrum is made of collagen(type II)as well as some parts of the eye, but it is difficult to guess an explanation for connecting these two remarks...
Have you any idea about that ?
Seems this condition doesn't matter much in research and 'just deal with it' isn't an option for my medical doctor friend who is now sleep deprived due to the constant ringing in the ears. Any and all options/suggestions are appreciated.
Jesse F. Ingels
UTHSC, Memphis, TN
I am interested in the progression of events that link histamine producing foods to poor gut health, leaky gut, under methylation, pyroleia, sleep disorders, tinnitus and the skin itching. Then how a person can crave the very foods that are bad for them and appear to need less sleep eventually leading to mental health issues.....
Is there any case that a patient has different hearing loss frequency level and tinnitus frequency?
Could increased blood flow (e.g. through deep resonance breathing or HRV Biofeedback) temporarily intensify certain sorts of pain or tinnitus?
From time to time, i meet different patients of tinnitus (HF-SNHL, Menier's disease, thyroid dysfunction, vascular) but in other patients no complaint except intermittent tinnitus during breathing (inspiration/expiration) & after excluding other causes of tinnitus, i diagnosed patulous ET. Please, you would give your experience regarding Patulous Eustachian tube, diagnosis & management.
Anyone can provide me any information of Almitrine Raubasine approach for Cochleovestibular disorders?
Almitrine Raubasine shows better efficacy than Betahistine in Vertigo, Tinnitus, Hearing loss etc.
But I need some references for this information.
Please provide me any references or journal links for this combination drug.
Thank you in advance.
At this time it seems to be so difficult to distinguish the tinnitus causes from a patient to another. While, it is easy to measure accuratly its frequency. The actual instruments can't determine its location along the ear. Is there new technological solutions able to distinguish organic Tinnitus causes?
One item for example:
Fichter, M M
EFFECTS OF INPATIENT MULTIMODAL BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT ON COMPLEX CHRONIC TINNITUS - A CONTROLLED 1-YEAR FOLLOW-UP-STUDY
Regarding unilateral tinnitus in a patient complaining of bilateral mild symmetrical high frequencies SNHL with unremarkable imaging, are there any recent medical treatments?
In Kooperation zwischen den Universitäten Marburg, Mainz und Linköping (Schweden) starten wir eine neue Studie, in der wir die Wirksamkeit eines internetbasierten Selbsthilfeprogramms zur Verringerung der Tinnitusbelastung untersuchen. Die Studie richtet sich an Personen, die seit mindestens 6 Monaten Tinnitus haben und sich durch den Tinnitus im alltäglichen Leben deutlich beeinträchtigt fühlen. Teilnehmer sollten Zugang zum Internet haben und über allgemeine PC-Kenntnisse verfügen.
Es können kurzfristig noch Tinnitusbetroffene in die Studie aufgenommen werden. Sie können sich über unser Portal ausführlich über die Studie informieren und dann entscheiden, ob Sie teilnehmen möchten.
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