Web-Based CBT Effective for Easing Tinnitus Distress Web-Based CBT Effective for Easing Tinnitus Distress
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) is at least as effective as standard face-to-face clinical care for reducing distress due to tinnitus, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Hear what it's like to have tinnitus: From a kettle boiling to TV static
EXCLUSIVE British audiologists have come up with a range of niggling noises, from screeching and roaring tones to the buzz of electrical sparks, to raise awareness of tinnitus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders
(Karolinska Institutet) Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. The analysis of these cells can lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age-related hearing loss. The study is published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

White-Noise Therapy for Tinnitus May Have Adverse Brain Effects White-Noise Therapy for Tinnitus May Have Adverse Brain Effects
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Evidence Supports Finding That Claimant Was Not Disabled From Own Occupation
NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on Aug. 30 determined that the termination of a disability claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because the evidence supports the plan's finding that the claimant's hearing loss and tinnitus did not prevent the claimant from performing the duties of her own occupation (Susan Shahgholi v. Aetna Inc. Long Term Disability Benefits Plan, No. 17-963, S.D. N.Y., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148400). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The gruesome moment a huge mass of hardened wax is removed from man's ear canal
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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small arms fire-like noise: effects on hearing loss, gap detection and the influence of preventive treatment - Altschuler RA, Halsey K, Kanicki A, Martin C, Prieskorn D, DeRemer S, Dolan DF.
A noise-induced loss of inner hair cell - auditory nerve synaptic connections has been suggested as a factor that can trigger the progression of maladaptive plastic changes leading to noise-induced tinnitus. The present study used a military relevant small... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Migraine Patients May Be at Greater Risk of Tinnitus Migraine Patients May Be at Greater Risk of Tinnitus
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine
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,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding tinnitus
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes tinnitus, and is there anything that can be done to get rid of it? ANSWER:?Tinnitus ? the sensation of hearing a sound when no external sound is present ? often is described as a ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, humming, pulsing, or hissing sound, or any combination of these sounds. You [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail
New research suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy relieves the severity of tinnitus considerably, compared with other relaxation techniques. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief research reveals
(University of Bath) New studies suggest mindfulness-based CBT could significantly help tinnitus sufferers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Portland tinnitus therapy maker performs well in study, scores distribution deal
Otoharmonics inked a deal with the largest buying group for tinnitus devices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Portland tinnitus therapy maker performs well in study, scores distribution deal
Otoharmonics inked a deal with the largest buying group for tinnitus devices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

New technology offers hope for people with tinnitus
FDA-cleared therapy trains the brain to ignore the sound of ringing in the ears (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music
Functional MRI (fMRI) has shown that when you get an uplifting feeling from...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes fMRI shows what makes an angry drunk fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Drugs and alcohol leave MEN with a higher risk of hearing loss at festivals (but not women)
A small new Dutch study found men were more prone to hearing loss and ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, and that unlike women this risk was driven up further by other factors like drink and drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinnitus, depression, anxiety, and suicide in recent veterans: a retrospective analysis - Martz E, Jelleberg C, Dougherty DD, Wolters C, Schneiderman A.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project was to investigate whether there is an association between tinnitus diagnosis and suicide and whether depression and anxiety strengthen that association. Given that tinnitus is the top service-connected disability am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Soterix touts transcranial stim depression trial results
Soterix Medical today released results from trials of its direct current stimulation-limited total energy technology designed to treat depression, touting that the device was found to be safe and effective with improvements in depression-rating metrics lasting for a month after treatment. The tDCS-LTE system is designed to deliver energy to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex region of the brain which is implicated in depression control, the New York-based company said. In the first trial, the company reported that its tDCS-LTE system was effective and safe as an add-on intervention for patients with type I or II bipolar di...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Soterix Medical Source Type: news

Mass. Eye and Ear aims to test abortion drug as treatment for brain tumor
Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers hope to launch mid-stage trials of a drug commonly used to induce chemical abortion, called mifepristone, to treat a rare type of brain tumor. Researchers had been looking for a drug to treat the growth of a potentially lethal brain tumor called vestibular schwannoma. The cancer usually causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but can also cause dizziness and facial nerve paralysis. Because of where such tumors grow – often on the vestibular, or balance, nerve —… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Mifepristone may halt growth of intracranial tumor that causes hearing loss
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. The findings, published online today in Scientific Reports, suggest that mifepristone is a promising drug candidate to be repositioned for the treatment of these tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Routine MRI ruins a woman’s life by making her so sensitive to sound that she can’t go out in public
(Natural News) When a healthcare professional suggests that you need an MRI, try to get a second opinion first. If something goes wrong during the procedure, you might develop hearing conditions like hyperacusis and tinnitus. For example, Kathy McCain had no idea that she would go through a life-changing experience following what should have been a standard MRI... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterans Can Get Help With Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
Hearing-related injuries are one of the top medical issues for military veterans. ... Find out how the VA can help with testing, hearing aids and more. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Healing the Patient of Tomorrow
Products on well-understood commercialization tracks often take an incremental approach rather than trying to create paradigm-shifting technologies. In this blog, I’ll take a look at medical devices that are on a commercialization track to heal the patient of tomorrow in a way that is substantially better than previous offerings. They are generally broken into three broad categories based on their advantages over existing medical devices: either healing the patient at home, fixing issues with existing devices, or creating non-invasive diagnostic tools. Connected Home Use Devices Connected home-use devices allow a pat...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Design Source Type: news

fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults
Functional MRI (fMRI) offers clues as to which memory lapses in older adults...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes fMRI shows what makes an angry drunk fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus MRI shows brain changes after 1 season of youth football (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tinnitus and self-harm revisited - Jacobson GP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Thoughts about suicide and self-harm in patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis - Aazh H, Moore BCJ.
BACKGROUND: There are conflicting reports with regard to the relationship between suicidal ideations and tinnitus and hyperacusis. Audiology departments play a major role in offering therapy and support for patients experiencing tinnitus and hyperacusis. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert
Listening to loud music at a concert can cause ringing in the ears, which is known as tinnitus. Learn how to stop the ringing and prevent it in the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes
By analyzing resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) brain scans with a machine-learning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows what makes an angry drunk fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

fMRI shows what makes an angry drunk
Functional MRI (fMRI) of blood flow in the brain is offering insight into why...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Misery of tinnitus affects one in five British adults
MORE than one in five people suffer from some form of tinnitus, research released yesterday reveals. Persistent noises, ringing or buzzing in the ears are experienced by an estimated 21 per cent of UK adults. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus
(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Wyss Center announces collaboration with CorTec
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) The Wyss Center, a non-profit neurotechnology translation organization, has signed a partnership agreement with German medical engineering company, CorTec. The partners will work together on research, design and development of a device for continuous, long-term, monitoring of the brain's electrophysiological signals for clinical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The planned device will sit on the skull, beneath the skin and has potential uses in epilepsy monitoring, tinnitus regulation through neurofeedback, neuromodulation for dyslexia and other brain circuit disorders. (S...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tinnitus Treatment Tackles Underlying Mechanisms Tinnitus Treatment Tackles Underlying Mechanisms
An intervention combining calibrated auditory and electrical pulse stimulation shows preliminary but intriguing potential to treat this often debilitating condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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 usin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Tinnitus Source Type: news

New approach tested to treat ringing in the ears
Researchers are testing a system that may help ease the phantom noises of tinnitus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals 'resetting' brain cells can cure tinnitus
This eliminated tinnitus in two people and made it less harsh and easier to ignore for another 11 people, according to researchers from the University of Michigan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hope for'Ringing' in the Ears
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 -- For people with tinnitus, the persistent sense of ringing in the ears is mildly annoying at best and disabling at worst. But a new device may help ease the phantom noises, researchers report. The experimental device uses... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Specially timed signals ease tinnitus symptoms in first test aimed at condition's root cause
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears -- a condition called tinnitus -- but a new study shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain. Results of the first animal tests and clinical trial of the approach, which uses precisely timed sounds and weak electrical pulses that activate touch-sensitive nerves, resulted in a decrease in tinnitus loudness and improvement in tinnitus-related quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reverend Richard Coles reveals his struggles with diets, tinnitus and depression
EVEN by his own admission Reverend Richard Coles ’s performances on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing left a lot to be desired. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Writer explains how she lived with tinnitus for 35 years
I ’ve had it since I was 25 — almost 35 years of clamour. I’ve never been to overly loud rock concerts or subjected to industrial noise pollution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues
Researchers have developed a method to integrate functional MR (fMRI) and PET...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus Researchers resolve PET/MRI issue for epilepsy patients PET/MRI could help diagnose kidney transplant infection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Jo Whiley reveals how she has been diagnosed with tinnitus
British broadcaster Jo Whiley, 52, admitted that when 'you ’re young you think you’re immortal', adding that risks to fans of exposure to loud music weren't known back in the day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinnitus, traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder in the military - Moring JC, Peterson AL, Kanzler KE.
PURPOSE: Acoustic trauma is more prevalent in military settings, especially among individuals with combat-related military occupational specialties. Gunfire, improvised explosive devices, and mortar explosions are a few examples that may cause hearing degr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Biofeedback May Push Tinnitus to the Curb
(MedPage Today) -- Small study suggests technique can help silence the condition (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - November 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why going private can help you beat tinnitus
Struggling with hearing loss? Here ’s why Amplifon’s expert hearing aids are your new go-to tinnitus treatment (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal Marine with tinnitus finds relief with IPOD therapy
Harris Tatakis, from Cornwall, suffered the debilitating condition after a bomb attack in Afghanistan in 2007. He is believed to be the first UK veteran to benefit from the therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis, Cancer, Tinnitus And More Treatments and Research
AARP Logo. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives. About AARP · AARP Press Center ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trouble hearing? LISTEN to what suffering ear tinnitus sounds like
HEARING sounds from inside the body - or "ringing in the ears" - is known as tinnitus. This is what the complicated illness sounds like to sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news