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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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ January 2010 New research has found giving up caffeine does not relieve tinnitus ...

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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 ...

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Temporary Hearing Loss May Result in Permanent Tinnitus

Temporary Hearing Loss May Result in Permanent Tinnitus Editor: People often experience temporary hearing loss after exposure to loud noises like rock concerts, and they generally don’t think much of it, because their hearing returns to normal after a short time. But it’s possible that such exposure could result in permanent tinnitus. Here’s the story from the folks at RNID. ...

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Effectiveness of Tinnitus Hearing Aids and Counseling

Effectiveness of Tinnitus Hearing Aids and Counseling September 2010 New research from the University of Aukland by Searchfield, Kaur, and Martin published in the International Journal of Audiology shows that hearing aids with counseling can help patients with tinnitus. The study, “Hearing aids as an adjunct to counseling: tinnitus patients who choose amplification do better than those that don’t” sought ...

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Prolonged mobile phone use may be linked to tinnitus

Prolonged mobile phone use may be linked to tinnitus September 2010 Regularly using a mobile phone for at least four years seems to be associated with a doubling in the risk of developing chronic tinnitus (persistent ringing/roaring/hissing in the ear), indicates a small study published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The prevalence of chronic tinnitus is increasing, and is ...

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NIH Grant Supports Search for Tinnitus Cure

NIH Grant Supports Search for Tinnitus Cure September 2010 Nerve Stimulation Technique Alleviates Symptoms in Preliminary Testing The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have granted a UT Dallas researcher and a University-affiliated biomedical firm $1.7 million to investigate whether nerve stimulation offers a long-term cure for tinnitus. Described as a ringing in the ears, tinnitus affects 20 percent to 40 ...

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Study Demonstrates Pine Bark Naturally Improves Tinnitus

Study Demonstrates Pine Bark Naturally Improves Tinnitus October 2010 More than 50 million Americans will experience some degree of tinnitus in their lifetime, according to the American Tinnitus Association. Tinnitus is a hearing condition that causes the constant misperception of sound, including hissing, ringing and rushing noises. A study recently published in Panminerva Medica reveals that Pycnogenol(r) (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant ...

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Tinnitus in the Elderly Is Prevalent and Impacts Quality of Life

Tinnitus in the Elderly Is Prevalent and Impacts Quality of Life October 2010 Tinnitus is common among elderly Nigerians and associated with treatable health conditions like otitis media, rhinosinusitis, head injury and hypertension, according to new research published in the October 2010 issue of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. Nearly 36 million Americans, however, suffer from tinnitus or head ...

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