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Suicide Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on April 06, 2018


Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.

There are many instances when unbearable health conditions have driven people to take their own lives. For example, pain may be unbearable, and a patient may feel like no treatments work to alleviate the pain. You may have heard about a possible link for suicide tinnitus, and you may be wondering how this could potentially impact you or a loved one who is suffering from the condition. A closer look will reveal that … Continue Reading

Ketamine Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 30, 2018


Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.

With one in five Americans suffering from chronic ringing in the ears, better known as tinnitus, there’s no doubt this is a condition that greatly affects millions of individuals each and every day. From preventing people from holding down a job or enjoying numerous activities with their family and friends, tinnitus is a condition that up until recently had few effective treatment options. However, based on recent research and clinical trials, it has … Continue Reading

Test Tone Generator

Written by AudioNotch Team on February 16, 2018


Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.

Individuals who have tinnitus may experience a ringing or high-pitched sound on a constant basis. This may be true even in a quiet room or anywhere else where there is no actual source of noise. Tinnitus may make it difficult to sleep, interact with others or live a normal life in general. However, there are treatment options such as a test tone generator that may help reduce symptoms of the condition.

A Test Tone … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Link Roundup

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 25, 2017


Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.

Here’s some interesting links about tinnitus and tinnitus-related news:

Video Roundup: Celebrities Talk About their Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 30, 2017


Even though tinnitus sufferers often feel alone, tinnitus is a remarkably common symptom. Below, we’ve rounded up a number of video interviews about celebrities talking about their tinnitus:

Here’s Chris Martin of the band Coldplay talking about his tinnitus:

Below, actor William Shatner talks about his experience with developing tinnitus in the film industry:

Here’s a link to a video of Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas talking about his tinnitus.

Here’s a link to a video of Barbara Streisand talking about her tinnitus.

And finally, here’s a video of Ryan Adams talking about his tinnitus … Continue Reading

Pilots With Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on January 17, 2015


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

And then it rained

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 13, 2014

Categories: Tinnitus

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

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 10, 2014

Categories: 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

Buy AM 101 Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on August 30, 2014

Categories: Tinnitus Research

AM 101 is a drug currently in clinical trials for the treatment of tinnitus. A press release explains how it functions:
AM-101 is a small molecule N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist formulated in a biocompatible gel for intratympanic injection. Emerging evidence suggests that NMDA receptors in the cochlea play a major role in the occurrence of tinnitus following inner ear excitotoxicity, which is characterized by excessive synaptic release of glutamate, the principal neurotransmitter in the auditory system. Cochlear excitotoxicity may be triggered by, for example, trauma (e.g. exposure to excessive noise), neuroinflammation, disturbances in inner ear blood … Continue Reading

Does Tinnitus Go Away?

Written by AudioNotch Team on August 01, 2014


This is definitely a question that’s at the forefront of someone’s mind if they’ve just recently acquired the symptom of tinnitus.

First things first – if you develop tinnitus: seek the evaluation of a doctor. Some medical causes of tinnitus are reversible and some can be harbingers of serious illness (in rare cases, brain tumours like acoustic neuromas).

So: what does medical science say about the natural history of tinnitus (that is, the common progression of this symptom)?

Natural course

Noise-induced tinnitus can be acute or chronic. Acute tinnitus can last from a few minutes to a … Continue Reading