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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 04:52 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 10:21 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 14:33 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 03:15 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


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