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Tinnitus: Could your diet be the culprit?

Here's how to find out if something you're eating or drinking is contributing to your tinnitus.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00 UTC

5 quality of life hacks for tinnitus sufferers

Living with tinnitus is a challenge, but there are lots of helpful life hacks you can do right now to improve quality of life with tinnitus.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00 UTC

Individual knock out of glycine receptor alpha subunits identifies a specific requirement of glra1 for motor function in zebrafish

by Eric Samarut, Domitille Chalopin, Raphaëlle Riché, Marc Allard, Meijiang Liao, Pierre Drapeau
Glycine receptors (GlyRs) are ligand-gated chloride channels mediating inhibitory neurotransmission in the brain stem and spinal cord. They function as pentamers composed of alpha and beta subunits for which 5 genes have been identified in human (GLRA1, GLRA2, GLRA3, GLRA4, GLRB). Several in vitro studies showed that the pentameric subtype composition as well as its stoichiometry influence the ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Thu, 02 May 2019 23:00 UTC

Podcast 10: Benefits and Pitfalls of an Online Support Community


SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS: Markku Vesala and Hazel Goedhart of TinnitusTalk TOPIC: Markku Vesala, founder of Tinnitus Talk, and Hazel Goedhart, content strategist, discuss how the online support forum began in 2011, its mission and goals, as well as their own journeys with tinnitus. Both note that internet forums pose a unique challenge in terms of questionable advice as well as causing some members to fixate on their tinnitus. Nonetheless, the online community can provide a sense of connection and ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:37 UTC

Is tinnitus causing that ringing in your ear?

Have you ever experienced a constant ringing in your ears that you can't pinpoint the cause? It might be tinnitus ('tin-ni-tus) - the sensation of hearing a sound when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus can be managed, but for some, it's a chronic condition that can affect sleep and everyday function. Fortunately, there are options to reduce its effects.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:18 UTC

Episode 9: Implementing Successful Tinnitus Treatment


SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Helen Pryce, MSc, PD (Health) In this podcast, Dr. Helen Pryce explains how healthcare providers can successfully implement shared decision-making with tinnitus patients through use of the Tinnitus Decision Aid, which was developed in the United Kingdom and presents evidence-based treatment choices. By empowering patients in conversations that weigh the pros and cons of each care option based on what’s most practical for the patient, Pryce believes patients are more likely ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:55 UTC

BOLD fMRI effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation in patients with chronic tinnitus

by Natalia Yakunina, Sam Soo Kim, Eui-Cheol Nam
Objective Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a neuromodulation method used for treatment of epilepsy and depression. Transcutaneous VNS (tVNS) has been gaining popularity as a noninvasive alternative to VNS. Previous tVNS neuroimaging studies revealed brain (de)activation patterns that involved multiple areas implicated in tinnitus generation and perception. In this study, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to explore the effects of ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:00 UTC

New online, sound matching tool offers tinnitus sufferers potential treatment options

A tea kettle, buzzing cicada or screeching noise? Tinnitus suffers are being invited to use a new online, sound matching tool to help better understand their type of tinnitus and the potential treatments that might be able to help them.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:44 UTC

Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders

Researchers have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. The analysis of these cells can lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age-related hearing loss.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:13 UTC

Mindfulness-based approach could improve treatment for people with tinnitus

New UK research has found that a new mindfulness-based approach to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:06 UTC