What Is That Noise!?! My Take On Living With Tinnitus

Do you hear that? I often ask my family that question. Sometimes I can't tell if the noise I am hearing is my tinnitus or if the sound is actually there. Usually, it is all in my head. Typically, I know this, to be honest, but I ask anyway, just in case. I have a 40-50% hearing loss in both of my ears, but only mild tinnitus. I am grateful for that. Sometimes I feel that the tinnitus is worse than the hearing loss! Unexplained sounds buzzing and whistling in your head can make you question your sanity. And give you the worst headache known to man. The lack of sound seems almost a relief in retrospect. Thus far, I have experienced two types of tinnitus. The first has been occurring on and off for several years and is not that troublesome. I am not sure what the trigger is, or even if there is a trigger, but all of a sudden, I will hear a sound like a fluorescent light was just turned on, followed by a high-pitched beeeeeeeep that lasts for 30-60 seconds. It will often start softly, build to a crescendo, and then taper off, like someone has turned the fluorescent light back off. It happens in noise and in silence. It comes and it goes, maybe once or twice a week. Strange, but not bad. But recently, a new type of tinnitus has started, and this one is more debilitating. I'm not sure if there is a specific trigger, but it seems to happen more often after I am exposed to rhythmic loud noises (like a bathroom fan) or to bright lights. It starts suddenly, is much louder than my frien...
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Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): L.F.O. Maciel, F.S. Landim, B.C. VasconcelosAbstractIn a prospective, observational study between April and November 2017 we evaluated the correlation between temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and otological signs and other symptoms in a sample of 251 patients. First, a simplified anamnestic questionnaire was applied for the diagnosis of TMD and the following symptoms were recorded: otalgia, tinnitus, vertigo, pruritus of the ear, feeling of hearing loss, fullness in the ear, headache, pain in the eye, neck ...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
To the Editor In a report on 21 US diplomatic staff who became unwell in Cuba, the authors rejected the possibility of a functional neurological disorder as the etiology. We disagree. The accompanying Editorial pointed out that functional neurological disorders are genuine and not malingering. Patients with functional disorders typically pass cognitive tests of effort, and there is no epidemiological evidence to suggest that they seek time away from the workplace. Functional disorders are typically persistent and commonly coexist with, or are triggered by, minor pathophysiological or psychophysiological processes. In many ...
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Conclusion: Stent-adjacent stenosis is an important complication following venous stenting in patients with DVSS and IIH. Further studies are needed to identify determinants of stent-adjacent stenosis and stent nonsurvival.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:490 –500
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WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The risk of cochlear disorders, especially tinnitus, is increased among patients with a history of migraine, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery. Juen-Haur Hwang,...
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Episodic dizziness is a highly prevalent symptom that has historically been a challenge for primary care physicians, neurologists, and otolaryngologists to accurately diagnosis and properly treat. With an array of diagnoses to consider, including benign positional vertigo, vestibular migraine, M énière disease, vertebrobasilar syndrome, and vestibular schwannoma, among others, considerable effort has been placed by otolaryngology and neurology societies to carefully examine the literature and generate clinical criteria and guidelines to aid the clinician and to standardize diagnostic algo rithms and treatment...
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
This cohort study used claims data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 to investigate the risk of tinnitus and other cochlear disorders inr patients with a history of migraines.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 April 2018Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical SciencesAuthor(s): Sylves Patrick, Chan Hui-Tze, Wan Hitam Wan-Hazabbah, Embong Zunaina, Yaakub Azhany, Ahmad Tajudin Liza-SharminiAbstractManagement of inflammation after surgery for recalcitrant anterior uveitis is challenging. Herein, we report successful treatment using intracameral injection of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in two patients with recalcitrant anterior uveitis, due to infective uveitis and Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease, respectively. A 40-year-old woman presented with bilateral redness...
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ConclusionThe results of this retrospective review demonstrate a low risk for hearing loss due to SSCD surgery via the middle fossa craniotomy approach.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Transarterial liquid embolization of dural arteriovenous fistulas in combination with transvenous balloon-assisted protection of the venous sinus is feasible and safe and offers high rates of occlusion and of symptom remission.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
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