• Botox May Smooth Your Wrinkles and Stop the Ringing in Your Ears

    Botox May Smooth Your Wrinkles and Stop the Ringing in Your Ears Editor: I’ve seen several alleged remedies for tinnitus, but have yet to hear from anyone for whom the remedies have worked. So I’m a bit skeptical about treating tinnitus with Botox, but I’ll try to keep an open mind. And I welcome any

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  • Tinnitus may interfere with tough mental tasks

    Tinnitus may interfere with tough mental tasks Editor: Here’s more evidence that tinnitus may interfere with the performance of demanding mental tasks. People who suffer from chronic, moderate tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, may have more trouble performing demanding cognitive tasks than individuals without tinnitus, Australian investigators report. “Our results are good news in

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  • Twelve million seek medical help for tinnitus

    Twelve million seek medical help for tinnitus By Linda Gemayel Editor: Here’s an interesting article on tinnitus by audiologist Linda Gamayel. It is reprinted with permission from the KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS. Tinnitus is a term derived from the Latin word “tinnire” meaning “to jingle.” The word is often pronounced two different ways, TINnitus and tinNITEus. According

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  • Chronic, Moderate Tinnitus Interferes with Cognitive Abilities

    Chronic, Moderate Tinnitus Interferes with Cognitive Abilities Editor: A recent study concludes that people with chronic, moderate tinnitus don’t perform as well on some tests of cognitive function as people without tinnitus. Here’s the report. Study Reports Impact on Selective Attention, Long-Term Memory. Individuals with chronic, moderate tinnitus do more poorly on demanding working memory

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  • TINNITUS – What are those noises you hear

    TINNITUS – What are those noises you hear? By Laine Waggoner, MA, MS Editor: If you have a hearing loss, chances are you’re all too familiar with tinnitus. What is commonly called “ringing in the ears” is, in fact, a variety of sounds. Here’s Laine Waggoner, the Director of HEAR (Hearing-loss Education And Resources) with

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  • You can manage but not cure tinnitus

    You can manage but not cure tinnitus By Jim Miller Editor: Have you noticed how much attention is being paid to tinnitus recently? I think it’s because we baby boomers are looking for answers regarding this and other hearing loss issues. I think that’s a very good thing. Thanks to Jim Miller for permission to

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  • How to Treat Tinnitus

    How to Treat Tinnitus Editor: There’s no cure for tinnitus, but there are some treatments that can help people live with it. Here’s a story that discusses some of the things that work. Thanks to WHDH 7 NEWS in Boston for their permission to share it with you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tinnitus is a ringing in the

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  • New treatment for people with tinnitus – Promises better sleep

    New treatment for people with tinnitus – Promises better sleep   Editor: Here’s an interesting idea to deal with sleep deprivation due to tinnitus – make yourself more sleepy by bedtime! Here’s the story from John Carroll University. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Wearing glasses that block the blue light that causes melatonin suppression allows it to flow.

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  • ATA Promotes More Research to Benefit Veterans with Tinnitus

    ATA Promotes More Research to Benefit Veterans with Tinnitus Military veterans suffer dramatic increase in Tinnitus, other hearing damage from wars in Iraq, Afghanistan. American Tinnitus Association calls for boost in funding, research for cure. Portland, Ore. – Military veterans are suffering a dramatic increase in tinnitus and other hearing damage and deserve much more

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  • Clinical Factors of Tinnitus Influence Perceived Loudness and Annoyance

    Clinical Factors of Tinnitus Influence Perceived Loudness and Annoyance Editor: There is huge variability in how people perceive tinnitus and in how much it affects their lives. German scientists have recently complete a study that relates perceived annoyance to loudness. Here’s the information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Clinical characteristics of tinnitus such as duration, consistency and other factors

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  • Psychotherapy Quiets Concerns Over Ringing in the Ears

    Psychotherapy Quiets Concerns Over Ringing in the Ears Editor: There are a variety of treatments available for tinnitus sufferers, and many of them seem to be effective for some folks, but not all. But this is the first time I’ve someone advocate the use of psychotherapy as a tinnitus treatment! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ January 2007 Psychotherapy may

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  • Auris Medical Initiating Clinical Trial with Tinnitus Drug

    Auris Medical Initiating Clinical Trial with Tinnitus Drug We’ve been following Auris Medical’s drugs for the prevention and reversal of noise-induced hearing loss. It turns out that they also have a drug that is intended to treat inner ear tinnitus. Here’s the story! Auris Medical initiated its first clinical trial with AM-101, its investigational drug

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