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Short-term outcomes of cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness compared to bone conduction devices and contralateral routing of sound hearing aids—Results of a Randomised controlled trial (CINGLE-trial)

by Jeroen P. M. Peters, Jan A. A. van Heteren, Anne W. Wendrich, Gijsbert A. van Zanten, Wilko Grolman, Robert J. Stokroos, Adriana L. Smit
Single-sided deafness (SSD) leads to difficulties with speech perception in noise, sound localisation, and sometimes tinnitus. Current treatments (Contralateral Routing of Sound hearing aids (CROS) and Bone Conduction Devices (BCD)) do not sufficiently overcome these problems. Cochlear implants (CIs) may help. Our aim was to evaluate these treatments in a ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:00 UTC

Doctor not taking your tinnitus seriously? Don't lose hope

It's common for tinnitus patients to feel dismissed by their doctors, and to lose hope in the process. Here's why that happens so often, and what you can do to feel better.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:00 UTC

Severe tinnitus following SARS-CoV-2 infection

A 49-year-old male with a history of COVID-19 presents with tinnitus.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 04:08 UTC

The effect of caffeine on tinnitus: Randomized triple-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial

by Alleluia Lima Losno Ledesma, Daniele Leite Rodrigues, Isabella Monteiro de Castro Silva, Carlos Augusto Oliveira, Fayez Bahmad Jr
Objective To test the hypothesis that caffeine can influence tinnitus, we recruited 80 patients with chronic tinnitus and randomly allocated them into two groups (caffeine and placebo) to analyze the self-perception of tinnitus symptoms after caffeine consumption, assuming that this is an adequate sample for generalization.
Methods The participants were ...

Source: PLOSOne
Published: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:00 UTC

Cancer treatments and hearing loss: What's the connection?

Some types of cancer treatment, especially cisplatin, can cause hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. Find out why this happens and what you can do about it.

Source: Healthy Hearing
Published: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:00 UTC

Chronic exposure to low levels of blast may be associated with neurotrauma

Scientists demonstrated that TBI biomarkers were elevated among law enforcement and military personnel, including those without a diagnosed brain injury or concussion, repeatedly exposed to low level blast. Repeated exposure have been linked to a series of reported symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, dizziness, memory difficulties, and tinnitus. Researchers hope these data are the first step to identifying objective biomarkers as clinically relevant diagnostic tools.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Tue, 04 May 2021 13:27 UTC

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus?

Researchers at the University of Manchester, UK, aimed to systematically review the literature to provide evidence on SARS-CoV-2 and audio-vestibular symptoms. They found that COVID-19 has been tied to hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus.

Source: News-Medical.Net
Published: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:06 UTC

Has lockdown driven tinnitus sufferers to despair?

This gap in research knowledge has proved enticing for enterprising young scientist Dr. Dee Domingo, who recently joined Flinders University's fledgling Audiology Department to commence bold new research ideas and analysis of tinnitus—involving brain stimulation trials to manage the condition and examining whether tinnitus suffers fared worse during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Source: Medical Express
Published: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:59 UTC

Synchronization of brain hemispheres changes what we hear

Most of the time, our brain receives different input from each of our ears, but we nevertheless perceive speech as unified sounds. This process takes place through synchronization of the areas of the brain involved with the help of gamma waves, neurolinguists have now discovered. Their findings may lead to new treatment approaches for tinnitus.

Source: ScienceDaily
Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 17:31 UTC

Podcast 16: Considering the Psychophysiological Elements of Tinnitus

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Christopher Spankovich, PhD, MPH
TOPIC: Dr. Christopher Spankovich discusses how tinnitus interventions should address both the psychological and physiological impact of tinnitus on patients. He explores how nutrition, emotional health, and physical health all play a role in mitigating the negative impact of tinnitus. He also discusses the importance of helping patients understand the power of sound to elicit positive or negative emotions, aside from the tinnitus sound, in ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 23:45 UTC

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