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What is otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis occurs when a small bone in the middle ear becomes stuck, limiting its ability to vibrate and conduct sound. It can cause hearing loss, dizziness and tinnitus. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments of otosclerosis.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 06:00 UTC

Effects of Vibrant Soundbridge on tinnitus accompanied by sensorineural hearing loss

by Jeon Mi Lee, Hyun Jin Lee, In Seok Moon, Jae Young Choi
Objectives Tinnitus is a common symptom among patients with hearing loss, and many studies have reported successful tinnitus suppression with hearing devices. Active middle ear implantation of the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) is a good alternative to existing hearing devices. This study evaluated the effects of VSB implantation on tinnitus and sought to identify the main audiological factor that affects tinnitus suppression.
Methods The ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:00 UTC

Tinnitus-related distress after multimodal treatment can be characterized using a key subset of baseline variables

by Uli Niemann, Benjamin Boecking, Petra Brueggemann, Wilhelm Mebus, Birgit Mazurek, Myra Spiliopoulou
Background Chronic tinnitus is a complex condition that can be associated with considerable distress. Whilst cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) approaches have been shown to be effective, not all patients benefit from psychological or psychologically anchored multimodal therapies. Determinants of tinnitus-related distress thus provide valuable information about tinnitus characterization and ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 23:00 UTC

Tinnitus: Scale of hearing damage for music industry workers revealed

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing, buzzing or whistling noises in the absence of any external sounds) are serious problems for music industry workers. The conditions can affect musical standards, limit employment and damage general wellbeing. Yet music industry workers' susceptibility to hearing problems is not well understood, as it can take years before the damage becomes severe enough to be detected by conventional tests and many people in the industry don't get their hearing tested.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:52 UTC

Charities collaborate to study the impact of tinnitus on professional musicians

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is partnering with the musicians’ charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) to conduct research into the impact of tinnitus on professional musicians. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sounds in the head or ears for which there is no external source.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:21 UTC

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, San Francisco investigated the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus in a small group of patients.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:33 UTC

Deep brain stimulation for refractory severe tinnitus

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, San Francisco investigated the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus in a small group of patients. They found the procedure to be safe and the results to be encouraging. Detailed findings are found in the article, "Phase I trial of caudate deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant tinnitus," by Steven W. Cheung, M.D., and colleagues, published ...

Source: Medical Express
Published: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 05:15 UTC

Podcast 13: Understanding Preferences for Loud Music


SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Elizabeth Beach, PhDTOPIC: Dr. Elizabeth Beach discusses large-scale research that reveals why clubs, bar, and music venues are playing music at higher volumes than what most people prefer. And while it might seem easy to raise awareness that results in quieter recreational music venues, Beach says it’s complicated, so safe listening initiatives require support at various levels to achieve change. As head of the Behavioral Sciences Department at the National Acoustics ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:27 UTC

Parents' mental illness increases suicide risk in adults with tinnitus, hyperacusis

A study is the first to examine the relationship between parental mental illness like anxiety and depression in childhood and the risk of suicide and self-harm in adults who suffer from tinnitus, noise or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis, extreme sensitivity to noise. Results show that among patients seeking help for these debilitating hearing disorders, poor mental health in their parents was associated with suicide and self-harm risks across the life span in addition to their own current depression ...

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:22 UTC

Episode 12: Building Skills in Mindfulness to Manage Tinnitus

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Jennifer Gans, PhD
TOPIC: Jennifer Gans, PhD and licensed psychologist, launched the Mindfulness-Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) program to teach mindfulness meditation skills to people bothered by chronic tinnitus. With practice, Gans contends that bothersome tinnitus can be addressed effectively, opening the door to a renewed sense of hope and empowerment. She also discusses research that explains how mindfulness meditation strengthens the brain’s ability to respond ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Fri, 31 May 2019 04:00 UTC