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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

Prevalence and relationship of olfactory dysfunction and tinnitus among middle- and old-aged population in Korea

by Do-Yang Park, Hyun Jun Kim, Chang-Hoon Kim, Jae Yong Lee, Kyungdo Han, Ji Ho Choi
Olfactory dysfunction and tinnitus are age-related otorhinolaryngological disorders with a high prevalence in the elderly population and share several common clinical features. However, there is no study investigating the relationship between these two diseases. We studied the prevalence of olfactory dysfunction and tinnitus among Koreans and studied the relationship between these two diseases based on the Korean ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:00 UTC

Episode 8, Part 2: Ototoxicity and Tinnitus

 Dr. DiSogra continues his conversation on the topic of ototoxicity and tinnitus, helping the listener to anticipate potential problems related to certain drugs and what should be done if a medication seems to have triggered or aggravated tinnitus. He highlights resources and steps people should know to better manage tinnitus and other health issues that require medication. For practitioners, he discusses what should be considered when evaluating a patient whose tinnitus might be the result of ototoxicity, ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:31 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 13:44 UTC

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

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden 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. The study is published in Nature Communications.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:24 UTC

Episode 8, Part 1: Over-The-Counter Medications for Tinnitus Relief

In this podcast, Dr. DiSogra, an audiologist for 39 years and frequent lecturer on the topic of tinnitus and ototoxicity, reveals what every person with tinnitus and every hearing healthcare professional should know about this largely unregulated industry, issues with ingredients, and the efficacy of the products. Promises of relief and the desire to try anything to quiet the sound of tinnitus have fueled a lucrative market for over-the-counter ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 03:25 UTC

Risk of cochlear disorders up with history of migraine

(HealthDay)—The risk of cochlear disorders, especially tinnitus, is increased among patients with a history of migraine, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00 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 20:06 UTC

Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief research reveals

New studies suggest mindfulness-based CBT could significantly help tinnitus sufferers.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:41 UTC

Building healthy habits for tinnitus relief

Dealing with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, isn't simple, but incorporating healthy habits that can provide some relief can be. Download this free tool that will help you get started.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Tue, 08 May 2018 07:00 UTC

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