Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains
When he was two years old, Ben stopped seeing out of his left eye. His mother took him to the doctor and soon discovered he had retinal cancer in both eyes. After chemotherapy and radiation failed, surgeons removed both his eyes. For Ben, vision was gone forever. But by the time he was seven years old, he had devised a technique for decoding the world around him: he clicked with his mouth and listened for the returning echoes. This method enabled Ben to determine the locations of open doorways, people, parked cars, garbage cans, and so on. He was echolocating: bouncing his sound waves off objects in the environment and cat...
Source: TIME: Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Eagleman and Don Vaughn Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Preexisting Tinnitus May Be Exacerbated by COVID-19
MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Preexisting tinnitus may be exacerbated by COVID-19, although more than half of patients experience no change in symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Frontiers in Public Health. Eldré W. Beukes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

If Your Ears Ring, Covid-19 Can Make It Worse
Tinnitus is the perception of sound when there is no objective sound being made, and can sound like a whoosh, a heartbeat, a high pitch, or like static. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Will.i.am health: The Voice UK judge can hear noises that aren't there due to tinnitus
WILL.i.am will be turning his chair around for performers on The Voice UK. Yet, the musician has admitted to having tinnitus - a condition that involves hearing noises that aren't really there. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID May Cause Tinnitus
Tinnitus, a common hearing problem, may be worsened by COVID-19 or possibly even triggered by the new coronavirus, new research indicates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is tinnitus a sign of long COVID? What a new study has revealed
CORONAVIRUS symptoms can affect pretty much every body part it's been found. The ears are just one of them and a condition known as tinnitus may be exacerbated by a COVID-19 infection. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Can Make Your Ears Ring
FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2020 -- Tinnitus, a common hearing problem, may be worsened by COVID-19 or possibly even triggered by the new coronavirus, new research indicates. Moreover, people with tinnitus are further struggling because of lifestyle changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Covid-19 can make tinnitus WORSE or even trigger a hearing problem 
Forty per cent of people in the Anglia Ruskin University study claimed that their tinnitus got worse at the same time that they suffered coronavirus symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse -- new study
(Anglia Ruskin University) New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19.The study, which involved 3,103 participants from 48 countries, found that 40% of those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 simultaneously experience a worsening of their tinnitus. It also found that a large proportion of people believe their tinnitus is being made worse by social distancing measures introduced to help control the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nasal spray containing oxtyocin could treat TINNITUS
A nasal spray of the 'love hormone' oxytocin could banish tinnitus - the ringing or buzzing in the ears that affects around seven million Britons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I hear a constant humming... am I a tinnitus victim? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions
DR ELLIE CANNON: It can be a ringing in the ears, but many sufferers describe humming, buzzing, hissing and other variations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood traumatic experiences, depression, and anxiety levels in young adult patients with tinnitus: a controlled study - Belli S, Sagaltici E, Solmaz M.
OBJECTIVE: Cyberbullying or its victimization reported previously at a higher rate within adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might have related with their social reciprocity or online cognition deficits. Methods: In this s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New research could help millions who suffer from 'ringing in the ears'
(University of Minnesota) In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as 'ringing in the ears.' They also found that therapeutic effects can be sustained for up to 12 months post-treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bimodal Neuromodulation Device May Relieve Tinnitus Symptoms
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 -- Adults with chronic subjective tinnitus who receive treatment with a device that combines sound and tongue stimulation may experience a significant reduction in tinnitus symptom severity, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Tinnitus Go Away on Its Own
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sensory device stimulates ears and tongue to treat tinnitus in large trial
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A device that stimulates the ears and tongue substantially reduced the severity of tinnitus symptoms in 326 patients for as long as 1 year, while achieving high patient satisfaction and adherence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: The Tipping Point for Rapid Tech Adoption
Every care provider and life sciences business says the same thing: the global pandemic emergency is acting as an unprecedented accelerant that is profoundly changing the way healthcare is delivered and R&D is conducted.    Above all, the experiences of 2020 have expanded our sense of the possibilities for technology to transform our health. We are in a new technological era. “COVID has disrupted our industry,” says Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer at Novartis. “It has highlighted our strengths and areas we now need to dial up. Healthcare’s digital moment has arrived.&rdquo...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Celebrities, Famous People With Hearing Loss
They ’re all talented, famous and among the 48 million Americans coping with loss ... Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, has said he started noticing hearing loss at age 25, as well as tinnitus. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain fog, phantom smells and tinnitus: my 4 months (and counting) of Covid-19 | Hannah Davis
I fell sick on 25 March. Four months later, I ’m still dealing with fever, cognitive dysfunction, memory issues and much moreI just passed the four month mark of being sick with Covid. I am young, and I had considered myself healthy.My first symptom was that I couldn ’t read a text message. It wasn’t about anything complex – just trying to arrange a video call – but it was a few sentences longer than normal, and I couldn’t wrap my head around it. It was the end of the night so I thought I was tired, but an hour later I took my temperature and realized I had a fever. I had been isolating ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Davis Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Health Source Type: news

Another Effect of COVID: Lasting Hearing Problems?
When the patients were asked if they had any changes in their hearing, 13% said it was worse. Eight patients said their hearing had deteriorated and eight said they had tinnitus (ringing in the ears). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NEOMED researcher awarded $2.18 million NIH grant for first human tinnitus treatment
(Northeast Ohio Medical University) NEOMED researcher and professor of anatomy and neurobiology Jianxin Bao, Ph.D., has received a federal grant to produce the first human treatment for tinnitus, a disruptive hearing impairment marked by the perception of ringing or buzzing in one or both ears.Dr. Bao will serve as principal investigator on a research proposal that will receive a Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) totaling $2.18 million from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of tinnitus and association with self-rated health among military personnel injured on combat deployment - MacGregor AJ, Joseph AR, Dougherty AL.
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is an auditory problem frequently reported by military personnel and is currently responsible for 1 billion dollars annually in disability compensation. Recent military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan saw high levels of combat expo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Eric Clapton health: ‘I’m going deaf’ Musician reveals his ongoing health problems
ERIC CLAPTON'S solo music career has spanned around half a century, with the rock legend bringing us hits such as ‘Layla' and ‘Tears In Heaven'. But in more recent years, the singer/guitarist has encountered a number of health problems, including tinnitus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinnitus Product Earns Highest 5-Star Rating from...
TinnaRex, a leading product for dealing with the condition known as Tinnitus, receives the highest ranking available from TopConsumerReviews.com.(PRWeb March 10, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/tinnitus_product_earns_highest_5_star_rating_from_topconsumerreviews_com/prweb16970378.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Made in Chelsea star JAMIE LAING tells how he was struck by tinnitus
Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 31, was diagnosed with tinnitus. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a condition and there is always an underlying cause, an ENT consultant surgeon explains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling tinnitus with innovative and individualised therapies
Tinnitus, the perception of hearing noise when no external sound is present, affects more than 40 million people across Europe. Many could benefit from an EU-funded project that is exploring innovative personalised solutions to quieten the often debilitating and chronic condition. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 8, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Occupational noise exposure: a review of its effects, epidemiology, and impact with recommendations for reducing its burden - Themann CL, Masterson EA.
Exposure to hazardous noise is one of the most common occupational risks, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Repeated overexposure to noise at or above 85 dBA can cause permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, and difficulty understanding speech in noise. It is also... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Blast-induced tinnitus: Animal models - Zhang J.
Blast-induced tinnitus is a prevalent problem among military personnel and veterans, as blast-related trauma damages the vulnerable microstructures within the cochlea, impacts auditory and non-auditory brain structures, and causes tinnitus and other disord... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- Being a musician might be hard on your hearing, new British research suggests. Those in the music industry have a much higher risk of tinnitus than people who work in quieter settings, a new study finds. People with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When To Be Concerned About Constant Ringing In Your Ears
You could be experiencing tinnitus. Here's when you should be concerned. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What It Means If You Get Constant Ringing In Your Ears
You could be experiencing tinnitus. Here's when you should be concerned. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can make life miserable, but a brain implant may help, preliminary research suggests. In a phase 1 trial of five patients whose severe tinnitus did not respond to other treatments, deep brain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Care of the Future Innovation Award co-winner 2019: Otoharmonics, Michael Baker
Otoharmonics' Levo System has been shown to reduce tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Offers New Hope for Severe Tinnitus Deep Brain Stimulation Offers New Hope for Severe Tinnitus
Bilateral deep brain stimulation of the caudate nucleus is safe and effective for patients with severe tinnitus for whom conventional treatments have failed, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Comprehensive guidance on tinnitus treatment hampered by lack of evidence
Further research, particularly on neuromodulation therapies, needed says NICE Related items fromOnMedica NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care Include nurse-led CBT in routine COPD clinical care pathways Trial launched to test online treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome Follow clinical guidance to measure BP in both arms NICE guidance delays hinder good diabetes care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tinnitus and suicide: an unresolved relation - Szibor A, M äkitie A, Aarnisalo AA.
Tinnitus is an auditory phantom sensation which can be a devastating condition for the affected person causing annoyance and discomfort. It may be associated with psychiatric conditions. Patients with highly annoying tinnitus and different comorbidities ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Parental mental illness in childhood as a risk factor for suicidal and self-harm ideations in adults seeking help for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis - Aazh H, Landgrebe M, Danesh AA.
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between parental mental illness in childhood with suicidal and self-harm ideations in adults seeking help for their tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. METHOD This was a retrospective, cross-se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug to reduce brain inflammation CURED tinnitus in mice - paving the way towards a pill for humans 
The condition was stopped in mice by blocking a protein that fuels brain inflammation. The Arizona team are hopeful it will lead to a gene therapy to combat tinnitus and other hearing loss disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing brain inflammation could treat tinnitus and other hearing loss-related disorders
(PLOS) Inflammation in a sound-processing region of the brain mediates ringing in the ears in mice that have noise-induced hearing loss, according to a study publishing June 18, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Shaowen Bao of the University of Arizona, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Will.i.am health: The Voice judge’s secret health battle that almost ended music career
Will.i.am has certainly made a name for himself in the music world storming the charts with his band, Black Eyed Peas. The music legend discusses his scary discovery when a constant ring in his head turned out to be tinnitus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex-specific association of tinnitus with suicide attempts - Lugo A, Trpchevska N, Liu X, Biswas R, Magnusson C, Gallus S, Cederroth CR.
Severe tinnitus has been shown to be strongly associated with depression and anxiety, and the only established approach to treat tinnitus is cognitive behavioral therapy. Our research group recently reported that the tinnitus-associated mental health bu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tinnitus May Drive Some to the Brink of Suicide
Even though there are currently no treatments to get rid of tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears,” seeing a specialist may help decrease the distress and diminish the risk of suicide attempts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10% of women who suffer constant ringing in their ears attempt suicide, study suggests 
A new study from the Karolinska lnstitutet, in Stockholm, Sweden, has found of the nearly 900 women who reported having severe tinnitus, about 10% said they tried to take their own lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Ringing in the Ears' May Drive Some to the Brink of Suicide
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Imagine a ringing in your ears so intense and unrelenting that you become desperate enough to try to kill yourself. That is a reality for some -- women in particular -- who suffer from severe tinnitus, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Severe tinnitus associated with suicide attempts in women
This study used responses to a questionnaire from about 72,000 adults in Sweden to examine whether an association with increased risk of suicide attempts might be different between men and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Neck patch silences ear ringing agony of tinnitus  
Experts at the University of West Virginia have been using patches containing lidocaine - a drug normally used in dentistry - to treat tinnitus which affects about five million people in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A case of drug-induced lung injury caused by kamikihito - Tahara M, Yamasaki K, Ikegami H, Fukuda Y, Uchimura K, Tachiwada T, Noguchi S, Kawanami T, Kido T, Mukae H, Yatera K.
An eighty-nine-year-old Japanese male was admitted to our hospital due to dry cough and dyspnea. Respiratory symptoms appeared soon after an administration of an oriental medicine, Kamikihito for tinnitus. Upon admission, chest computed tomography showed p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

How I beat my own tinnitus, by specialist who treated himself
eople with tinnitus miss out on help as their doctors think it can’t be overcome. But Vik Veer, consultant surgeon at London's Royal National ENT Hospital, knows better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of TBI, PTSD, and hearing loss on tinnitus progression in a US Marine cohort - Clifford RE, Baker D, Risbrough VB, Huang M, Yurgil KA.
INTRODUCTION: Mild TBI (TBI) is associated with up to a 75.7% incidence of tinnitus, and 33.0% of tinnitus patients at the US Veterans Administration carry a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Yet factors contributing to new onset or exace... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news