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NIDCD Set to Fund Tinnitus Research

NIDCD Set to Fund Tinnitus Research Editor: It’s great to see that tinnitus is becoming recognized as a health issue that needs to be addressed. It affects a lot of people, and many so severely that it interferes with their daily lives. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is funding innovative research on tinnitus treatment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...

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Study casts doubt on caffeine link to tinnitus

Study casts doubt on caffeine link to tinnitus Editor: If you suffer from tinnitus, you’ve probably heard that caffeine can aggravate the condition. Turns out that may not be true. The folks at Bristol University in the UK have done the study and issued this information. New research has found giving up caffeine does not relieve tinnitus and acute caffeine ...

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Study Suggests Tinnitus is Not Highly Inherited

Study Suggests Tinnitus is Not Highly Inherited Here’s a report on an interesting study done by some researchers in Norway. Their data indicates that tinnitus is not highly inherited. I’d never considered that possibility before, but after reading the report I’m wondering why it isn’t more inheritable! Tinnitus does not appear to be a highly inherited condition (ie, does not ...

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Hearing aids offer hope for people who suffer from tinnitus

Hearing aids offer hope for people who suffer from tinnitus Editor: As you probably know, there is currently no cure for tinnitus. There are, however, several treatments that seem to provide some benefit for some folks. One such treatment that is often overlooked is hearing aids, as discussed in this press release from the folks at the Better Hearing Institute. ...

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New Data On Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Presented

New Data On Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Presented Editor: Most of us with hearing loss also have tinnitus, and for most of us, it’s an annoyance rather than a calamity. But those with severe tinnitus can find it debilitating. The folks at Neuromonics have been treating tinnitus for several years and are now reporting on their results. And they look very ...

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SoundCure to Market Tinnitus Therapy Developed at UC Irvine

SoundCure to Market Tinnitus Therapy Developed at UC Irvine Editor: Have you noticed that there are suddenly LOTS of tinnitus treatments available? I guess that’s a sign that the professionals are starting to take tinnitus seriously! Personally, I’m a bit skeptical about some of these treatments, but I think time will sort out those that really work from those that ...

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The New Buzz on Detecting Tinnitus

The New Buzz on Detecting Tinnitus Editor: Those who keep up on what’s happening in tinnitus research know that it’s generated in the brain, not the ear. Now scientists at Henry Ford Hospital have determined the location within the brain that creates the perception of tinnitus. Here’s their press release. It’s a ringing, a buzzing, a hissing or a clicking ...

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Philadelphia Hospital Offers Noninvasive Tinnitus Treatment

Philadelphia Hospital Offers Noninvasive Tinnitus Treatment Editor: For years the common wisdom is that you just can’t do anything about tinnitus. Now it seems that there is an effective treatment, and it doesn’t involve surgery or drugs! This press release from Thomas Jefferson University addresses this approach. The Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head ...

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More action is needed to support millions of tinnitus sufferers worldwide

More action is needed to support millions of tinnitus sufferers worldwide Editor: It’s good to see tinnitus in the news! The affliction is surprisingly common, and affects many veterans returning from our overseas conflicts. Here’s a pretty good review of the condition from the folks at Wiley-Blackwell. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ November 2009 As many as one in seven people will experience tinnitus, ...

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Tinnitus Treatment for Military Target of Study

Tinnitus Treatment for Military Target of Study Editor: You probably know that tinnitus is the number one disability reported by veterans of our conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s good to see that the military is investing some money to find treatment options for this sometimes debilitating condition. Here’s the story from the University of Alabama ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 2009 A ...

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