The AudioNotch Tinnitus Treatment Blog

Acetylcysteine and Tinnitus

Tinnitus refers to the condition characterized by sounds heard in the ears that develop secondary to structural alterations. The noise varies from buzzing or ringing to chirping or thumping. The intensity also varies. The sounds may be continuous or intermittent based on possible pressure changes within the ear. Some find the noise an inconvenience while others consider the sounds deafening. For persons seeking relief, studies indicate that there is a correlation between the amino acid acetylcysteine and tinnitus.

Tinnitus Causes

When exposed to high noise levels, the delicate structures within the ear undergo stress. As a result, blood flow decreases and the … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Promising Treatment

Tens of millions of Americans have suffered for years with a hearing condition called Tinnitus. For those of you who know the symptoms, but do not know the name; Tinnitus is the medical name for that noise you are hearing when there is no logical reason to be hearing a noise. Prior studies of this condition have proven that while people are hearing different types of noises, such as sounds of rustling, clicking, crackling, static vibration, ringing, buzzing, humming, etc., those noises are mostly due to other medical conditions.

Contributing medical conditions can be neck, spine, head and facial problems or … Continue Reading

Psychological Tinnitus

People with tinnitus suffer with noises in their heads or ears that nobody else can hear. They don’t correspond with any outside sound. Tinnitus isn’t a disease by itself. The ringing or noises are a symptom of something else entirely.

What Causes Tinnitus?
The underlying cause of the sounds can be wax in the ear, which creates a plug or fluid in the ear. It could be the result of an ear infection. It could also be the sound of blood rushing through veins in the ear if they’ve become enlarged. Tinnitus can result from the normal aging process and loss of … Continue Reading

Another satisfied user

Here’s an e-mail from Mona, a user that recently shared her experience with AudioNotch with us:

 

Hello — My tinnitus began on Sept. 19, 2011.  My dental hygienist was buffing a back tooth when the sound from that conducted through the tooth and into my ear.  It was so loud I flinched; she stopped; started again and the sound lasted for another three seconds — my left ear has been ringing ever since.  Until about 15 minutes ago.

I purchased my subscription a few months ago but hardly used it. This week I got serious about it and beginning on Tuesday sat … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Talk

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Tinnitus Talk is the best forum on the internet for the latest updates in Tinnitus research and news.

What makes this forum good? In short, it has a couple of advantages:

  • Site design: some of the older tinnitus forums are based off of another platform, and as such, there’s no overarching design to the actual forum site. Other tinnitus forums have poor, un-intuitive nagivation interfaces that simply don’t work well. They’re ugly to look at, and function poorly.
  • The team behind it: the Tinnitus Talk team is knowledgable, capable, and cares … Continue Reading

Physical Trauma Tinnitus

Of all the human senses, hearing is one of if not the most important. Being able to hear birds singing, a favorite song on the radio or simply the laughter of a child is something most people cherish, and when they experience hearing problems life can suddenly feel very lonely and depressing. For many people, tinnitus is one of the most common hearing problems they experience. While there are many factors that can lead to tinnitus, physical trauma is one that can bring about a sudden change in how someone is able to hear the world around … Continue Reading

Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Review

For those who suffer from tinnitus, it can be extremely frustrating. It is a condition that causes a buzzing or ringing in the ears that never goes away. Over 50 million Americans struggle with this condition on a daily basis, with even more on a worldwide level. The root cause of the problem is not clear and there is no permanent cure. However, neuromonics tinnitus treatment review shows promise for a recently developed alternative for those who are trying to manage their condition. Neuromonics Inc., a company based in Colorado, has developed a device that is worn by patients and … Continue Reading

Memantine For Tinnitus

Memantine is an NMDA channel blocker and is undergoing intense research to determine if it has high potential for treating tinnitus through pharmacological solutions. Research is studying the effect of memantine on NMDA currents that impact neurotransmissions and is evaluating the impact of memantine on the auditory brainstem response. The hope is that memantine for tinnitus will become a successful and common treatment option.

Maintaining Neurotransmitter Balance

Most people refer to tinnitus as a ringing in the ears. It is usually initiated by hair cell or nerve damage in the ear, called acoustic trauma. Other possible causes include:

Pilots With Tinnitus

The noise and constant vibrations that are associated with air travel can take its toll on those who fly for a living. Pilots with tinnitus are very common. Pilots are one of the most notorious sufferers of ringing in the ears, a condition that is medically referred to as tinnitus. This condition is at best annoying. At worst, it can take a toll on the emotional well being of sufferers and interfere with their job abilities. Some pilots report difficulty hearing important radio control tower instructions due to the interference of the ringing in their own heads.

Prevalence of Tinnnitus
The percentage … Continue Reading

Trent Reznor Tinnitus

Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails fame, suffers from tinnitus. The popular musician/songwriter has written about the affliction in a number of lyrics including “Something I Can Never Have” and “The Becoming.” Reznor is not alone. Dozens of famous people from the past and present had or have the condition. An estimated 24 million people in the United States of all ages report having experience with the problem.

Tinnitus Symptoms

Like Trent Reznor tinnitus sufferers may experience ringing in the ears. However, the array of annoying sounds heard vary and might also include buzzing, clicking, hissing or roaring. Individuals complain of the … Continue Reading