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

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 patient...
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