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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

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

Specially timed signals ease tinnitus symptoms in first test aimed at the condition’s root cause

Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears -- a condition called tinnitus -- but a new study shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain. Results of the first animal tests and clinical trial of the approach resulted in a decrease in tinnitus loudness and improvement in tinnitus-related quality of life.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:50 UTC

Neurofeedback shows promise in treating tinnitus

Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found that neurofeedback training has the potential to reduce the severity of tinnitus or even eliminate it, according to a new study.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:11 UTC

Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study finds

Tinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. A new study found that chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and furthermore, those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention and less at rest. The finding provides patients with validation of their experiences and hope for future treatment options.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:49 UTC

Serotonin may worsen tinnitus

Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others. Research shows why a common antidepressant medication may worsen the condition.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:39 UTC

Computer-based cognitive training program may help patients with severe tinnitus

Researchers evaluated the effect of a cognitive training program on tinnitus, and report positive results.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:46 UTC

When silencing phantom noises is a matter of science

New study in mice proposes the first gene that could help prevent tinnitus, that ringing in the ears inside one's head when no external sound is present. This discovery is a first step to identify the molecules that could be targeted in treatments to silence the phantom noises, and help thousands of people.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:28 UTC

Prevalence, severity of tinnitus in the US

Approximately one in 10 adults in the US have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, according to a study.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:28 UTC

Today's teenagers could become prematurely hearing-impaired, study warns

According a recent study, teenagers are increasingly experiencing tinnitus, often a symptom of hearing loss, as a result of using ear buds to listen to music for long periods every day, as well as frequenting very noisy places like nightclubs, discos and rock concerts. The researchers observed that most of the teenagers who took part in the study reported risky listening habits, and those who reported experiencing tinnitus displayed less tolerance of loud sounds.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:16 UTC



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