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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

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

Episode 7: Breakthrough Using Multisensory Stimulation to Reduce Tinnitus

After 20 years of painstaking research, Dr. Shore made national headlines this year with groundbreaking research results that showed positive effects in tinnitus treatment using bimodal stimulation. She heads the team of researchers at the University of Michigan, where it was discovered that “touch”-sensitive (somatosensory) neurons in the auditory region of the brain become hyperactive and synchronized with each other in guinea pigs and humans with tinnitus. ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:02 UTC

Episode 6: Mapping Tinnitus in the Brain

Dr. Phillip Gander discusses his groundbreaking research mapping tinnitus in the brain during two different craniotomies. His research has added clarity to fMRI studies and theories on the different networks of brain that process the phantom sound/s of tinnitus. In addition to sharing unexpected things that happened during the research conducted while the patients were awake, he touches on how future research might be designed to track and compare changes in the brain of subjects with tinnitus, which could ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:24 UTC

Iowa '17 Presentation 2: Visual Snow and its Relationship to Tinnitus

Matthew Renze is data science consultant, author, and international public speaker, who also lives with a little-known condition called Visual Snow Syndrome, which often includes tinnitus. To shed light on the condition and raise research interest in it, Renze speaks at medical conferences, writes articles for peer-reviewed journals, and creates online videos to help others with Visual Snow Syndrome. The learn more about how Renze manages his condition and controls his tinnitus, watch his 20-minute ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:57 UTC

Iowa ’17 Presentation 1: The Effectiveness of Hyperacusis Treatments

As a Diamond Sponsor of The International Conference on Management of the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Patient, the ATA is pleased to feature recordings of prominent experts in the fields of tinnitus research and treatment. The annual conference, which celebrated its 25th year under the direction of its founder, Dr. Richard Tyler, provides clinicians and patients with tinnitus and/or hyperacusis the opportunity to learn about current research and trends in care.
The 2017 keynote address was given by Dr. ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:05 UTC

Episode 5 - Managing Meniere’s Disease and Tinnitus

Our 5th podcast features Glenn Schweitzer, a best-selling author and blogger on tinnitus and Meniere’s disease. Schweitzer was a college student when the sudden onset of Meniere’s disease destroyed his vision of having a productive life. He shares how this life-altering disease aggravated his tinnitus and necessitated a radical change in lifestyle, focus, and commitment to helping others with both conditions. Listeners will hear his story and what motivated him to become an advocate for greater awareness ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:07 UTC

Episode 4 Ringing Ears and the Neuroscience of Tinnitus

Our 4th podcast features Dr. Larry Roberts, an emeritus professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Roberts discusses cutting-edge research in neuroscience that points to understanding possible causes of tinnitus, including cochlear pathology, hidden hearing loss at high frequencies, and synaptopathy. He also shares compelling findings on teenagers with tinnitus that suggest links to hyperacusis. Thoughts are shared on how recent research, in such areas as transcranial magnetic stimulation ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:55 UTC

Episode 3 - Neuromodulation to Suppress Tinnitus

Conversations in Tinnitus with Dr. Jinsheng Zhang.
Our third podcast features Dr. Jinsheng Zhang, professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University and former chair of the ATA’s Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Zhang discusses his ongoing research into neuromodulation, which attempts to change through electrical and chemical modulation the abnormal firing pattern associated with tinnitus. It is hoped that this mechanism will suppress tinnitus for prolonged periods. ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:48 UTC

Episode 2 - Training Clinicians in Tinnitus Care

Listen to Training Clinicians in Tinnitus Care – ATA’s second “Conversations in Tinnitus” podcast – that discusses the ongoing drive to educate audiologists and other health-care professionals in tinnitus treatment options, past and present research, and the importance of professional networking. Dr. Richard Tyler, our featured guest, also touches on his past research, obstacles to care, and his upcoming “Management of the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Patient” conference at the University of Iowa, which ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:36 UTC