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Tinnitus study signals advance in understanding link between loud sounds exposure and hearing loss
(University of Leicester) Leicester research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is none: what to do?
Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is noneTinnitus, a common symptom, is defined as the perception of noise in the absence of an acoustic stimulus outside of the body. In 2011, British newspapers reported that a rock fan committed suicide to relieve tinnitus that he had for 3 months after a supergroup's gig. Tinnitus is characterized as perception of sound where there is none. The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine published a review on Tinnitus: Patients do not have to ‘just live with it’ and Tinnitus relief: Suggestions for patients.From NHS YouTube channel:Causes of tinnitus- idiopathic- sensorine...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - February 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: noreply at blogger.com (Ves Dimov, M.D.) Tags: ENT Lancet Source Type: news

Tinnitus sufferer can finally sleep after listening to BIRD SONG
Leo Bamford, from Luton, has heard ringing in his ears since he was a toddler which meant he struggled to sleep and was always tired. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin intake may stop growth of tumors that cause hearing loss
Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that Aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aspirin intake may stop growth of vestibular schwannomas/acoustic neuromas
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hyperactive neurons hold key to tinnitus treatments
Tinnitus, the perception of noise in the ears or head when there is no external source, affects millions of Americans. For some, the symptoms are intermittent, but for others, they are constant, with ringing, buzzing, hissing or humming sounds continuously playing a private symphony in the sufferer's head. Although the noises are not real, the debilitating and life-altering effects can be, but researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School claim to be a step closer to understanding what is going on inside these "unquiet brains. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Tinnitus discovery opens door to possible new treatment avenues
For tens of millions of Americans, there's no such thing as the sound of silence. Instead, even in a quiet room, they hear a constant ringing, buzzing, hissing, humming or other noise in their ears that isn't real. Called tinnitus, it can be debilitating and life-altering.Now, University of Michigan Medical School researchers report new scientific findings that help explain what is going on inside their unquiet brains.The discovery reveals an important new target for treating the condition. Already, the U-M team has a patent pending and device in development based on the approach. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

From gout to tinnitus, the illnesses that get WORSE in the mornings
Here, experts identify the illnesses that are at their worst first thing - and what you can do to reduce the symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U-M tinnitus discovery opens door to possible new treatment avenues
(University of Michigan Health System) For tens of millions of Americans, a diagnosis of tinnitus means there's no such thing as the sound of silence. Now, new scientific findings may help explain what is going on inside these unquiet ears and brains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

When Can A Child Return to Learning?
Discussion Head injury whether because of athletics or other trauma is a common problem in pediatrics. Fortunately most are benign because they are low impact that may not even result in edema or bruising. However, others cause concussion or traumatic brain injuries. There are an estimated 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries in the US yearly. Concussion can be very difficult to diagnose because there may not be external signs and the symptoms are highly subjective. For example, difficulties with concentration and thought processing speed are concepts that can be difficult for patients to understand, can be variable, and h...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 16, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mystery mouth ulcers, tinnitus and tummy cramps: Dr Rosemary Leonard answers your queries
From health niggles to worrying complaints, family GP Dr Rosemary Leonard answers your medical questions each week (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'
Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in The Ears'
Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Tinnitus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Fighting Hearing Loss From the Crowd’s Roar
The noise at football games and other events is enough to cause permanent damage and to increase the likelihood of future damage. A few simple steps may help minimize the risks.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 21, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: By JOYCE COHEN Tags: Deafness Healthy Consumer Ears and Hearing Body Tinnitus Noise Featured Source Type: news

Tinnitus
Title: TinnitusCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/22/2013 5:45:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 21, 2013 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Tinnitus Miracle Review Reveals the Truth Behind Thomas Coleman’s...
Findreviewtoday.com reviews one of the most interesting tinnitus relief guidebooks online: Thomas Coleman’s Tinnitus Miracle. This digital guidebook promises freedom from the symptoms of tinnitus in...(PRWeb October 11, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/tinnitus-miracle-review/book-reveals/prweb11217680.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 14, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Defense Motion To Dismiss Strict Liability Claim Granted Gas Compressor Operator
PITTSBURGH - The motion to dismiss for failing to state a claim filed in August in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania by the owner-operator of a Fayette County, Pa., natural gas pipeline compression station sued for allegedly exposing a neighbor of the compression station to noise from the station sufficient to cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus was granted Sept. 24 without objection with respect to the strict liability cause of action (Thomas Koziel v. Texas Eastern Transmission, et al., No. 13-1197, W.D. Pa.; See 9/17/13, Page 24). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Motion To Dismiss Claims For Noise Injury Opposed In Pipeline Compressor Suit
PITTSBURGH - The motion to dismiss for failing to state a claim filed in August in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania by the owner-operator of a Fayette County, Pa., natural gas pipeline compression station sued for allegedly exposing a neighbor of the compression station to noise from the station sufficient to cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus should be denied because the defendant misconstrues the claims, the plaintiff avers in a response filed Sept. 12 (Thomas Koziel v. Texas Eastern Transmission, et al., No. 13-1197, W.D. Pa.; See 9/4/13, Page 25). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 21, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Gas Pipeline Company Files Motion To Dismiss Complaint For Injuries Caused By Noise
PITTSBURGH - The owner and operator of a Fayette County, Pa., natural gas pipeline compression station filed a motion Aug. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to dismiss the personal injury claims of a neighbor of the compression station who alleges that exposure to noise it emitted caused permanent hearing loss and tinnitus (Thomas Koziel v. Texas Eastern Transmission, et al., No. 13-1107, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 7, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Trauma-associated tinnitus - Kreuzer PM, Landgrebe M, Vielsmeier V, Kleinjung T, De Ridder D, Langguth B.
BACKGROUND:: Up to 53% of individuals suffering from traumatic brain injuries develop tinnitus. OBJECTIVE:: To review the current literature on trauma-associated tinnitus in order to provide orientation for the clinical management of patients with trauma-a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Silence is golden... after years of torturous tinnitus
Nathan Bushay was plagued by a constant ringing in his ears until a device the size of a matchbox finally brought him peace and quiet (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing noise-related hearing loss
Your mother was right when she warned you that loud music could damage your hearing, but now scientists have discovered exactly what gets damaged and how. In a research report published in the September 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists describe exactly what type of damage noise does to the inner ear, and provide insights into a compound that may prevent noise-related damage. "Noise-induced hearing loss, with accompanying tinnitus and sound hypersensitivity is a common condition which leads to communication problems and social isolation," said Xiaorui Shi, M.D., Ph.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Tinnitus Treatment | How “Stop The Ringing” Helps People Treat Ringing...
Stop The Ringing is an informative tinnitus treatment created by Geoff Barker, who promises to help tinnitus sufferers get rid of ringing in the ear quickly and naturally. A full Stop The Ringing...(PRWeb August 13, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/tinnitus-treatment/stop-the-ringing/prweb11017830.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 14, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How does tinnitus affect teenagers?
Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing in the ears. Did you know that for many people, especially teenagers, it can be a chronic problem?.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - August 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Many Teens Have Permanent Ringing in the Ears
One in five high schoolers has permanent ringing in the ears, and few take measures to protect their ears from loud music, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Noise, Teen Health, Tinnitus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinnitus Common in TeensTinnitus Common in Teens
One in five high school students has permanent tinnitus, a new study shows, and few take measures to protect their ears from loud music. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle
Acupuncture has been prescribed by half of Britain's doctors, but after 3,000 clinical trials its efficacy remains unproven. So is the NHS making a grave error in supporting this ancient treatment?• Are vitamin pills a sham? Q&A with Dr. Paul OffitYou can't get crystal healing on the NHS. The Department of Health doesn't fund faith healing. And most doctors believe magnets are best stuck on fridges, not patients. But ask for a treatment in which an expert examines your tongue, smells your skin and tries to unblock the flow of life force running through your body with needles and the NHS will be happy to oblige.The...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Culture Health Science and scepticism Features NHS Alternative medicine The Observer Source Type: news

Plan Arbitrarily Discounted Subjective Evidence, 2nd Circuit Rules
NEW YORK - A disability plan administrator acted arbitrarily and capriciously by relying on the lack of objective evidence of tinnitus to deny an attorney's claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 26 (Ralph Miles v. Principal Life Insurance Company, et al., No. 12-152, 2nd Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 13065). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 13, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Tinnitus Treatments
Title: Tinnitus TreatmentsCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/12/2013 7:42:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2013 7:42:42 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - July 12, 2013 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Novel Target For Developing Drugs That Block The Induction Of Tinnitus
An epilepsy drug shows promise in an animal model at preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, reported this week in the early online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal for the first time the reason the chronic and sometimes debilitating condition occurs... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug could help prevent TINNITUS because it reduces 'hyperactivity' of cells in the ear
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that retigabine prevented the chronic and often debilitating hearing condition from developing after exposure to loud noise in mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pitt team finds mechanism that causes noise-induced tinnitus and drug that can prevent it
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) An epilepsy drug shows promise in an animal model at preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, reported this week in the early online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal for the first time the reason the chronic and sometimes debilitating condition occurs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

All About Tinnitus Event - Sheffield England
"All About Tinnitus" is a free event being held in Sheffield in June 2013. The event is aimed at raising awareness of tinnitus and offering hope to those who have the condition, showing that positive things can be done to help alleviate symptoms and advising on how to manage the condition better. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 13, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: 2013 Events Source Type: news

Magnetic Therapy May Not Relieve Ringing in the Ears
Using a magnet to generate an electrical current in areas of the brain that control hearing does not seem to improve ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Page: Tinnitus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Stent Eases Tinnitus, Helps Vision (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- An endovascular stent placed in the transverse sinus significantly reduced the pressure gradient of pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), improving tinnitus as well as visual function, a small, single-center study showed. (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - March 18, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Had an earful? Sound therapy can help relieve tinnitus
Chris Martin and Will.I.Am are recording an album to raise awareness of tinnitus. Mike Pattenden reports (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask an Expert: What Should Be Done About Hearing Loss?
Questions about hearing are answered by this week’s expert, Dr. Neil J. DiSarno of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By THE NEW YORK TIMES Tags: Hearing Aids Ears and Hearing Baby Boomers Tinnitus Age, Chronological Source Type: news

Pensioner suffering from rare medical condition endures three years of sleepless nights because she hears How Much is that Doggie in the Window? on a loop in her head
Susan Root, 63, from Essex, suffers from a form of tinnitus where music plays constantly in her head - meaning she struggles to sleep and sometimes cannot hear others speak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review of somatic symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder - Gupta MA.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with both (1) 'ill-defined' or 'medically unexplained' somatic syndromes, e.g. unexplained dizziness, tinnitus and blurry vision, and syndromes that can be classified as somatoform disorders (DSM-IV-TR); ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

DTB: Tinnitus
Source: DTB Area: Evidence> Disease Focused Reviews This review in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) on tinnitus discusses assessment and referral, and symptomatic drug and non-drug treatments for subjective in adults.   Non-drug treatment covered include: acupuncture, auditory perceptual training, cognitive behavioural therapy, hearing aids, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hypnotherapy, information/education, low-power laser therapy, relaxation therapy, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, sound enrichment or masking therapy, tinnitus retraining therapy, ultrasound.   Drug treatments discu...
Source: NeLM - Disease Focused Reviews - February 14, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

"White-Noise" Therapy Alone Not Enough to Curb Tinnitus
12/09/2010, Cochrane Library, Tinnitus - what many think of as "ringing in the ears" - is the perception of sound without any real acoustic stimulation. Sound masking therapy, a common component of tinnitus treatment, is of uncertain benefit when used on its own, a new evidence review finds. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cymbalta and Tinnitus, Hearing Loss
Question: "I have recently stopped my Cymbalta because it has affected my hearing.   My ears are sore, my left ear is blocked and both ears are hissing louder.   I can't hear at low levels like I used to." -- DepressedBiskitDownUnder...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Depression)
Source: About.com Depression - January 27, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Linclon Pharma ink pact with Phafag AG for Tinnitus ear spray
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement with Phafag AG, Switzerland, for its Caroverine molecule for the treatment of Tinnitus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 21, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Do You Do About Barotrauma to the Ear?
Discussion Most ear barotrauma discussions are directed toward diving barotrauma where patients may have sudden nausea, headache, ear pain, tinnitus, deafness and vertigo. The tympanic membrane itself is evaluated on the Teed scale: 0 – Normal ear 1 – Congestion around the umbo, (happens with pressure differential of 2 pounds per square inch) 2 – Congestion of entire tympanic membrane (happens with a pressure differential of 2-3 pounds per square inch) 3 – Middle ear hemorrhage 4 – Extensive middle ear hemorrhage with visible blood bubbles behind the tympanic membrane, and tympanic membrane m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news