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NEOMED researcher receives federal grant to produce first human tinnitus treatment

Northeast Ohio Medical University researcher and professor of anatomy and neurobiology Jianxin Bao, Ph.D., has received a large federal grant to produce the first human treatment for tinnitus, a disruptive hearing impairment marked by the perception of ringing or buzzing in one or both ears.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 22:13 UTC

Charities collaborate to study the impact of tinnitus on professional musicians

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is partnering with the musicians’ charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) to conduct research into the impact of tinnitus on professional musicians. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sounds in the head or ears for which there is no external source.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:21 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.

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Published: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:33 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

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.

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Published: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:06 UTC

Three experts from The Tinnitus Clinic contribute to major review on pulsatile tinnitus

Three specialists from the leading provider of tinnitus treatments in the UK have joined experts from Whipps Cross University Hospital to deliver a paper on the causes, assessment, and management of a less common but more troublesome form of the condition.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:04 UTC

Early life stress impacts how the sensory systems develop, review shows

Life needs stimulation. However, overstimulation can cause exhaustion and illness. During specific sensitive periods early in life, stress can even affect later mental health.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:00 UTC

Scientists reveal novel approach to restoration of hearing

Hearing loss is a common affliction associated with advancing age and exposure to very loud noises, affecting two-thirds of adults over age 70.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:02 UTC

FDA-approved drug for chemical abortion shows promise for treatment of vestibular schwannoma

Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:57 UTC

Audiologist urges tinnitus sufferers facing 'revolving door healthcare' to seek support

An audiologist from the UK’s leading tinnitus clinic is urging sufferers to seek support after a study has revealed considerable regional variation in tinnitus service provision across the UK, particularly in the availability of psychological treatments.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:37 UTC