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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

Tinnitus habituation: How to tune out the ringing in your ears

Thanks to a mental process called habituation, you can get to a place where your tinnitus stops bothering you entirely, where your brain just stops paying attention to it and it fades from your awareness.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:00 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

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

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

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 09:24 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

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