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How to get started with tinnitus sound therapy

For people with tinnitus, sound therapy can help retrain the brain to forget about the unwanted sound.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00 UTC

Podcast 13: Understanding Preferences for Loud Music


SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Elizabeth Beach, PhDTOPIC: Dr. Elizabeth Beach discusses large-scale research that reveals why clubs, bar, and music venues are playing music at higher volumes than what most people prefer. And while it might seem easy to raise awareness that results in quieter recreational music venues, Beach says it’s complicated, so safe listening initiatives require support at various levels to achieve change. As head of the Behavioral Sciences Department at the National Acoustics ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:27 UTC

Eleven strategies to improve sleep when you have tinnitus

Ever heard of brainwave entrainment? This is just one of the tips I've included to help you fall asleep faster if you struggle with tinnitus, or ringing in the wars.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 07:00 UTC

Risks of tinnitus, sensorineural hearing impairment, and sudden deafness in patients with non-migraine headache

by Yi-Chun Chen, Shiang-Jiun Tsai, Jin-Cherng Chen, Juen-Haur Hwang
Tinnitus and hearing impairment are prevalent among headache patients. This study aims to investigate the risk of tinnitus, sensorineural hearing impairment, and sudden deafness in patients with non-migraine headache. Participants included 43 294 patients with non-migraine headache (non-migraine headache cohort) and 173 176 patients with no headache of any type (control cohort) frequency-matched with respect to 10-year age ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 23:00 UTC

Parents' mental illness increases suicide risk in adults with tinnitus, hyperacusis

A study is the first to examine the relationship between parental mental illness like anxiety and depression in childhood and the risk of suicide and self-harm in adults who suffer from tinnitus, noise or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis, extreme sensitivity to noise. Results show that among patients seeking help for these debilitating hearing disorders, poor mental health in their parents was associated with suicide and self-harm risks across the life span in addition to their own current depression ...

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:22 UTC

Parents' mental illness increases suicide risk in adults with tinnitus, hyperacusis

Patients who suffer from tinnitus, a perceived noise or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis, extreme sensitivity to noise, could be at heightened risk for thoughts of suicide and self-harm because of their childhood history of parental mental illness.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:15 UTC

Neuroinflammation mediates noise-induced synaptic imbalance and tinnitus in rodent models

by Weihua Wang, Li. S. Zhang, Alexander K. Zinsmaier, Genevieve Patterson, Emily Jean Leptich, Savannah L. Shoemaker, Tatiana A. Yatskievych, Robert Gibboni, Edward Pace, Hao Luo, Jinsheng Zhang, Sungchil Yang, Shaowen Bao
Hearing loss is a major risk factor for tinnitus, hyperacusis, and central auditory processing disorder. Although recent studies indicate that hearing loss causes neuroinflammation in the auditory pathway, the mechanisms underlying hearing loss–related pathologies are still ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:00 UTC

Episode 12: Building Skills in Mindfulness to Manage Tinnitus

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Jennifer Gans, PhD
TOPIC: Jennifer Gans, PhD and licensed psychologist, launched the Mindfulness-Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) program to teach mindfulness meditation skills to people bothered by chronic tinnitus. With practice, Gans contends that bothersome tinnitus can be addressed effectively, opening the door to a renewed sense of hope and empowerment. She also discusses research that explains how mindfulness meditation strengthens the brain’s ability to respond ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Fri, 31 May 2019 04:00 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



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