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Preserving workers' hearing health by improving earplug efficiency

Noise exposure accounts for 22% of worldwide work-related health problems. Excessive noise not only causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To provide protection, workers normally wear earplugs. However, commonly available earplugs are often uncomfortable, since they don't fit everyone's ears equally well.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 06:50 UTC

Electrophysiological assessment and pharmacological treatment of blast-induced tinnitus

by Jianzhong Lu, Matthew B. West, Xiaoping Du, Qunfeng Cai, Donald L. Ewert, Weihua Cheng, Don Nakmali, Wei Li, Xiangping Huang, Richard D. Kopke
Tinnitus, the phantom perception of sound, often occurs as a clinical sequela of auditory traumas. In an effort to develop an objective test and therapeutic approach for tinnitus, the present study was performed in blast-exposed rats and focused on measurements of auditory brainstem responses (ABRs), prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response, ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:00 UTC

Factors affecting the implementation of evidence-based Progressive Tinnitus Management in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

by Tara L. Zaugg, Emily J. Thielman, Kathleen F. Carlson, Anaïs Tuepker, Christine Elnitsky, Karen L. Drummond, Caroline J. Schmidt, Summer Newell, Christine Kaelin, Christie Choma, James A. Henry
Purpose Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) is an evidence-based interdisciplinary stepped-care approach to improving quality of life for patients with tinnitus. PTM was endorsed by Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Audiology leadership in 2009. Factors affecting implementation of PTM are unknown. We ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 15:00 UTC

Hearing loss, menopause and hormone therapy: What's the connection?

Do menopause or hormone therapy cause hearing loss or tinnitus? So far the science is unclear, with some surprising results.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:00 UTC

COVID-19 and hearing loss: What we know

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss or tinnitus? Learn about what experts have found so far on the relationship between the coronavirus and hearing problems.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 07:00 UTC

Podcast 15: Exploring Noninvasive Neuromodulation for Tinnitus Relief

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Hubert Lim, PhD
TOPIC: Hubert Lim is a leading researcher in the field of bimodal stimulation for tinnitus relief. He explains the theory behind neuromodulation and research that seems to indicate that it can provide effective relief from tinnitus distress. Lim discusses recent research with more than 300 participants who used a neuromodulation device developed by Neuromod Devices, Ltd., which is based in Ireland. Lim, who is the company’s chief scientific officer, noted that ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 18:00 UTC

Technology lets clinicians objectively detect tinnitus for first time

A technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to objectively measure tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, according to a new study.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:17 UTC

Technology lets clinicians objectively detect tinnitus for first time

A technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to objectively measure tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, according to a new study published November 18 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mehrnaz Shoushtarian of The Bionics Institute, Australia, and colleagues.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:00 UTC

COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse, new study finds

New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19. The study, which involved 3,103 participants from 48 countries, found that 40 percent of those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 simultaneously experience a worsening of their tinnitus.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:38 UTC

Study: Combining sound and electrical stimulation of tongue can reduce tinnitus

In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as "ringing in the ears." They also found that therapeutic effects can be sustained for up to 12 months post-treatment.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:24 UTC



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