New Device Helps People Suffering From Ringing In Ears

BOSTON (CBS) – It is estimated that 1 in 5 people suffer from tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ear, that can be so intrusive it can affect a person’s quality of life. Now researchers at the University of Michigan say a new experimental device that targets unruly nerve cells in the brain can help quiet the “phantom sounds” of tinnitus. Human study participants who used the device daily said the loudness of the sounds was reduced and their quality of life improved. Some people have tinnitus so bad they can’t do their jobs and can’t function at home, and current treatments include using sound to try to mask the background noise. This device is different because it delivers soft sounds through earphones and mild electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin for 30 minutes each day to trick the brain circuitry into returning back to normal. The device is not available to the public yet. The NIH is funding a larger clinical trial to begin later this year.
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Innenohrschwerhörigkeit, Tinnitus. HNO. 2018 Jun;66(6):416-417 Authors: PMID: 30506314 [PubMed - in process]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
AbstractThe danger of the parapharyngeal space mass comes from the small space and vital neighboring structures. Its differential diagnosis is broad, however benign lymphoid hyperplasia in this region has not been previously reported. The clinical presentation, imaging, surgical findings and pathology slides were reviewed in an adult patient with a parapharyngeal space mass. The literature on somatostatin-positive parapharyngeal space lesions was reviewed. A 51-year old male with otalgia for 3  months, hearing loss, and tinnitus underwent audiogram, revealing asymmetric hearing loss. Laryngoscopy demonstrated a pareti...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion Audiologist-delivered CBT led to significant improvements in self-report measures of tinnitus and hyperacusis handicap and insomnia. The methods described here may be used when designing future randomized controlled trials of efficacy.
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The present investigation reveals copious amounts of tinnitus-related information on different social media platforms, which the community with tinnitus may use to learn about and cope with the condition. Audiologists must be aware that tinnitus sufferers often turn to social media for additional help and should understand the current climate of how tinnitus is portrayed. Clinicians should be equipped to steer individuals with tinnitus toward valid information.
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
In Reply We thank Dr Wu and colleagues for their interest and comments on our research. Various factors may affect hearing recovery after SSHL, such as age, degree of hearing loss, type of hearing loss, interval from onset of symptoms to treatment, tinnitus, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and the presence of vertigo. We were unable to include the hearing level at onset into our analyses owing to the lack of corresponding data in the included studies. Moreover, only 1 of the included studies assessed the possible association between the presence of vertigo and hearing recovery in patients with severe sudden sensor...
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Condition:   Tinnitus Interventions:   Device: CAABT;   Device: TMT Sponsor:   Beijing Friendship Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(Natural News) Everyone experiences tinnitus every once in a while, but it becomes a cause for worry when it persists longer than it usually does. According to a study published in the Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, sufferers of chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus can find relief in acupuncture, concluding that the ancient healing art can reduce the...
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Report from a Consensus Conference on the treatment of Ménière's disease with betahistine: rationale, methodology and results. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2018 Oct;38(5):460-467 Authors: Casani AP, Guidetti G, Schoenhuber R, Consensus Conference Group Abstract Ménière's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, tinnitus, fullness and hearing loss. Although several treatments are available, the success rate is reported to be around 70%, similar to placebo. Betahistine, a weak H1 receptor agonist and an effective H3 receptor antagonist, is frequently prescrib...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research
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Source: The Hearing Journal - Category: Audiology Tags: Clinical Consultation Source Type: research
Source: The ASHA Leader Online - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
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