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Homeopathy is not effective for treating any condition, study finds

Highly relevant for those of us who have been duped by homeopathic “treatments” for tinnitus.

Reminder: homeopathy is just diluted water + magical thinking.

Article here:
Homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition, Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies.

Homeopaths believe that illness-causing substances can, in minute doses, treat people who are unwell.

By diluting these substances in water or alcohol, homeopaths claim the resulting mixture retains a “memory” of the original substance that triggers a healing response in the body.

These claims have been widely disproven … Continue Reading

William Shatner on depression

William Shatner is one of the more well known celebrities that suffers from tinnitus. He’s also a good case study on how to overcome the depression associated with tinnitus and to combat the psychological distress it can cause you.

Shatner first got his tinnitus when he was exposed to a loud explosion on the set of Star Trek. This, presumably, caused some high frequency hearing loss, which in turn triggered his tinnitus. After getting tinnitus, he suffered from terrible mood issues, and had difficulty sleeping. Eventually, however, it seems that he was able to habituate to the sound and adapt to … Continue Reading

AM101 Tinnitus

A lot of people are interested in the AM-101 medication for tinnitus. Here’s a roundup of some of the posts I’ve written on it:

Normal Audiogram Tinnitus

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Personalized Masking CD for Tinnitus

In order to create a personalized masking CD for Tinnitus, simply check out our masking sounds here. They can be downloaded and you can burn them manually onto a CD.

However, if you want to actually lower the volume of your tinnitus, I suggest trying out Notched Sound Therapy, which can actually lower the volume of your tinnitus, instead of just making it.

Take care!

 

New Research on Notched Music, Part 2

An interesting paper, also out of the original German research group headed by Dr. Christo Pantev, experimented with an interesting question: could the efficacy of Notched Music Therapy be increased by combining it with the direct application of transcranial current? Unfortunately, the study did not find that adding a component of transcranial current to the auditory therapy increased its efficacy.

A similar model of combining specific auditory stimulation with direct brain stimulation is being trialed with Vagal Nerve Therapy, which involves implanting a transponder onto the vagal nerve, and is obviously much more invasive.

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New Research on Notched Music, Part 1

Another small study from the original German group that discovered Notched Sound Therapy has validated its efficacy. The sample size was small, but they did replicate the previous therapeutic treatment effects. It was similar in design to previous studies, but it’s still heartening to see that the efficacy was successfully replicated in another set of test subjects. A link to the paper is here, and I posted the abstract below:
Background. The generation and maintenance of tinnitus are assumed to be based on maladaptive functional cortical reorganization. Listening to modified music, which contains no energy in the range of … Continue Reading

Acoustic Co-ordinated Reset

Tinnitus is a phantom auditory sensation which may be a transient or chronic condition. There are a number of factors that CAN cause tinnitus, but excessive exposure to noise and aging are the two most common. There are various theories concerning the biological processes that produce the sound that only the person with tinnitus can hear. One of the most accepted says that a large number of nerve cells in the hearing brain fire spontaneously, repeatedly and all at once. Various methods of treatment have been tested, but one that has proven effective in many cases is the Acoustic Coordinated … Continue Reading

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