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Tinnitus Forum rTMS

For people suffering from tinnitus, they often want to learn about the experience of others with a particular treatment. One good source for this information is forums. Consider the following forum links to discussions on rTMS:

Unfortunately, the scientific evidence for rTMS as a treatment for tinnitus is not good. Here’s a link to a review of some of the posts we’ve made on the subject.

Famous People Tinnitus

What are Symptoms of Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is an unusual health condition that physicians do not completely understand. In addition to affecting ordinary everyday people, there are famous people tinnitus sufferers attempting to cope with the strange symptoms. Patients visiting physicians or audiologists describe hearing these sounds in their ear canal:

  • Roaring
  • Clicking
  • Whistling
  • Hissing
  • Whining

Actor Lou Ferrigno Has Tinnitus

Studies have shown that a significant number of individuals with this condition have some hearing loss that leads to changes in the inner ear. Lou Ferrigno began his career as a bodybuilder before becoming an actor appearing in television programs and movies. He was diagnosed as a toddler … Continue Reading

AM101 Medication

It’s an exciting time in tinnitus research. Besides the regular basic science understanding of tinnitus making significant gains, translational research is moving more treatments to market. Here’s a summary of our blog posts on the AM101 medication currently undergoing clinical trials:

And then it rained

When I was 22 years old, I went out with some friends to a nightclub. I was in my first year of medical school. Like most people my age, I wasn’t concerned with noise trauma (despite being a medical student). The next day, I noticed the ringing in my ears wasn’t gone. I started to research tinnitus. I became panicked – what if the ringing never went away? Every day, I hoped and prayed that it’d go away.

Except it didn’t.

I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t concentrate in class. I couldn’t even write a test without feeling like I was going insane. … Continue Reading

Residual Inhibition for Tinnitus

Some of our users have noticed that listening to their tinnitus frequency using our tinnitus tuner, and then turning the computer generate sound off, can result in a temporary reduction in their tinnitus tone. This is a known phenomenon that has been studied and is known as residual inhibition. To read more about this phenomenon, click here to read a paper on the subject by Canadian researchers.

Interestingly, the mechanism of function of this procedure does not contradict the proposed mechanism of notched sound therapy. Notched sound therapy works by lateral inhibition in order to suppress the spontaneously … Continue Reading

Musical tonnitus

From the British Tinnitus Association, an interesting review of Musical Hallucinations – otherwise known as musical tinnitus:

What is musical hallucination?

Musical hallucination (MH) is the experience of hearing music when none is being played. Hearing sound that no-one else can hear is quite common, but the experience is normally of a simple sound such as a buzzing, ringing, or sizzling: this is known as tinnitus. In a small number of people however, these experiences can be more complex and emotive, and music can be heard.

What is MH like?

Musical hallucinations have a compelling sense of reality and are often … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Desperation

What Can Cause Tinnitus?

Anyone dealing with constant ringing and clanging noises in their ears will have tinnitus desperation that leads to visiting multiple physicians for medical treatments. No one knows exactly what causes tinnitus symptoms, but many medical experts have theories concerning the condition. In many cases, a physician determines that a patient developed tinnitus due to exposure to a loud blasting noise such as an explosion. Alternatively, patients may develop the misperception to noises after many years of working in a factory near noisy machines. Occasionally, the condition develops in an older individual because of attending loud music concerts … Continue Reading

Tinnitus and Vagus Nerve

Here’s an overview of our posts on vagal nerve stimulation for tinnitus as a therapy:

New tinnitus treatments 2014

Tinnitus is another name for a constant ringing in the ears. While the severity of the ringing will vary, one out of every five people is thought to suffer from tinnitus. However, it is not a condition itself. Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as a disorder of the circulatory system, an injury to the ear or loss of hearing related to old age. Whatever the reason for tinnitus, it can completely ruin a person’s quality of life, preventing them from sleeping or concentrating on important tasks. Fortunately, there are two exciting new tinnitus treatments 2014 that … Continue Reading

A musical composer copes with tinnitus through art

Tinnitus can be an extremely debilitating affliction. Sometimes people are devastated by the illness. Take, for example, the story of one young composer by the name of Fishkin, who was unable to continue in his field of work because of tinnitus. Creating an art show that incorporates sounds reminiscent of tinnitus was one way that this young man was able to cope. Indeed, much of the world’s finest art is borne of suffering. Read about the story here:
The condition of tinnitus, in its most common form, creates a sound that is totally subjective, a frequency that can only ever … Continue Reading