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Hearing loss and tinnitus blogs we (still) love

Bloggers who write about hearing loss and tinnitus offer unique insights and experience. Here are some of our favorites.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 07:00 UTC

Misophonia: Phenomenology, comorbidity and demographics in a large sample

by Inge Jager, Pelle de Koning, Tim Bost, Damiaan Denys, Nienke Vulink
Objective Analyze a large sample with detailed clinical data of misophonia subjects in order to determine the psychiatric, somatic and psychological nature of the condition.
Methods This observational study of 779 subjects with suspected misophonia was conducted from January 2013 to May 2017 at the outpatient-clinic of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location AMC, the Netherlands. We examined DSM-IV diagnoses, ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 23:00 UTC

Patient reported long-term outcome after endovascular therapy of indirect dural carotid cavernous fistulas

by Lorenz Ertl, Hartmut Brückmann, Maximilian Patzig, Franziska Dorn, Gunther Fesl
Purpose Patient-reported long-term follow-up after endovascular treatment of indirect carotid cavernous fistulas is important, but rarely addressed in literature. We report on this issue with a special focus on the patient’s view and its impact on the indication evaluation process.
Methods We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients (n = 33) with a minimum follow-up interval of at least 36 and up to ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:00 UTC

Managing tinnitus in times of great stress

Life got you stressed to the max? Is your tinnitus flaring up? Here are five things you can do to reduce some of the increased anxiety and better cope with your tinnitus in the days to come.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:00 UTC

Tinnitus: Scale of hearing damage for music industry workers revealed

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing, buzzing or whistling noises in the absence of any external sounds) are serious problems for music industry workers. The conditions can affect musical standards, limit employment and damage general wellbeing. Yet music industry workers' susceptibility to hearing problems is not well understood, as it can take years before the damage becomes severe enough to be detected by conventional tests and many people in the industry don't get their hearing tested.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:52 UTC

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, San Francisco investigated the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus in a small group of patients.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:33 UTC

Deep brain stimulation for refractory severe tinnitus

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, San Francisco investigated the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus in a small group of patients. They found the procedure to be safe and the results to be encouraging. Detailed findings are found in the article, "Phase I trial of caudate deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant tinnitus," by Steven W. Cheung, M.D., and colleagues, published ...

Source: Medical Express
Published: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 05:15 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

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

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



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