Ringing in your ears? It could be this treatable condition
It's called tinnitus and if it's affecting your quality of life, there are some options that can help
The unidentified patient was referred to The Hear Clinic in Leicester by his GP after suffering severe earache and hearing loss, plus worsened tinnitus, after months of gradual build-up.
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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Conclusions: The study shows that the hippocampus is excited in SA-induced tinnitus, and stimulation of hippocampus could modulate neuronal excitability of the AC. The hippocampus is involved in tinnitus and may also have a regulatory effect on the neural center. PMID: 30082529 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: Tinnitus Interventions: Device: Sham then Active; Device: Active then Sham Sponsors: University of Michigan; National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Recruiting
CONCLUSION: Transmastoid clipping of a sigmoid sinus diverticulum can be a safe and effective method of managing pulsatile tinnitus resulting from a sigmoid sinus diverticulum. PMID: 30078382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: S-SNHL can be an early manifestation of MS and should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of this condition, especially in women. The pathophysiology can be explained by the involvement of microglia attacking the central and/or peripheral auditory pathways as indicated by WMHs. PMID: 30058696 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Tympanic membrane perforation arises mainly from middle ear infections and traumatic causes. At presentation, size and location of perforation vary which depend on duration of infection or the traumatic causes.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen vs inhaled nitrogen and oxygen can reduce bothersome tinnitus among adults with subjective, idiopathic, nonpulsatile tinnitus of 6 months ’ duration or longer.