Objectifying Tinnitus — The Bionics Institute

Tinnitus has always seemed ungraspable; you hear something that others do not. How can we measure this objectively? The Bionics Institute believes they can. If they are right, this would be a breakthrough in supporting the development of better treatments for tinnitus.

Visual Snow and Tinnitus — Phantom Phenomena

The two conditions are eerily similar: visual snow and tinnitus. The patient experience is often one of being misunderstood, and research is in its infancy. What can be done? Two pioneers in this field, patient advocate Sierra Domb and neurologist Dr. Peter Goadsby, talk about their incredible experiences in trying to push the envelope for visual snow sufferers.

Tinnitus and the Power of Prediction — Dr. Will Sedley

This episode will give you a deeper understanding of the different models that explain the brain mechanisms underlying tinnitus. Dr Will Sedley outlines his own theory, based on predictive processing. We also cover issues like how to develop an objective marker of tinnitus and the thorny topic of whether tinnitus subtypes really exist or not.

Hearing Lost and Found — Frequency Therapeutics

This is your chance to learn all about the hearing regeneration treatment FX-322 being developed by Frequency Therapeutics. We spoke with Carl LeBel about the promising results of their Phase 1 trial, the potential benefits for tinnitus, why speech intelligibility should be the primary measure of hearing, and when the drug might reach the market.

Reviving Retigabine for Tinnitus — Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD

A drug to quieten your tinnitus, that’s what Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD, is working on. The drug targets potassium ion channels in the brain. These channels – or so the theory goes – are compromised in tinnitus patients, thus triggering the neural hyperactivity perceived as tinnitus. In spite of trials and tribulations in getting the drug ready for clinical trials, Thanos is optimistic about his chances for success.

Coronavirus Special: Tinnitus in Times of Quarantine

In this special compilation episode, you’ll hear from four people with tinnitus, as well as a researcher and an audiologist, about tinnitus experiences during the Coronavirus crisis. How has the stress of the crisis impacted people’s tinnitus? Can the Coronavirus cause tinnitus to aggravate? What kind of support is available for people struggling during this time?

Healing Hearing, Silencing Tinnitus? — Hough Ear Institute

While curing tinnitus remains a conundrum, important advances are being made in the field of hearing regeneration, which might also benefit tinnitus sufferers. The Hough Ear Institute talks about two hearing restoration treatments under development.

Transforming Hyperacusis Research — Bryan Pollard

Sound discomfort and pain can be a hard burden to bear. We talked to Bryan Pollard about hyperacusis, a condition even more poorly understood than tinnitus. Luckily, recent scientific breakthroughs have opened up new treatment avenues.