BTA Increases Estimate of People Living with Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by spedgas, Apr 1, 2019.

    1. spedgas
      Gloomy

      spedgas Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
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      Unknown
      Headline today says the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is increasing their estimate of people with tinnitus from 1 in 10 to more than 1 in 8. I don't like hearing that more people suffer with this, but maybe it will open some eyes that this is an underserved condition. I hope this encourages researchers and med tech companies to invest more time and money into treatments and cures. There is absolutely money to be made in developing a successful treatment/cure.

      https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/blog/more-people-living-with-tinnitus-than-previously-thought
       
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    2. dellwas

      dellwas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concussion or ETD
      Canada's national stats agency, STATSCAN found 4 out of 10 Canadians has it. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/ear-r...4-in-10-canadians-last-year-statcan-1.4344045
       
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    3. GSC
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      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
    4. PDodge
      Cowboy

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      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
    5. dellwas

      dellwas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concussion or ETD
      Wow...
       
    6. dellwas

      dellwas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/19
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      concussion or ETD
      Bout sums it up...
       
    7. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
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      01/2017
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      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Yea wow, one woman's was bad one day and she was just staring ahead and I said what's up, she's just like oh my ears are ringing.
       
    8. GSC
      Wishful

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      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      That must've opened the flood gates.
       
    9. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      One from a gun shot misfire in a cement shooting range, one from birth, one from working in pubs and me a musician/dumbass.
       
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    10. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

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      Acoustic trauma.
      You: One of us doesn't belong. :oops:
       
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    11. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

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      1990s
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      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      A couple of researchers I have spoken with have all confirmed this number is closer to 30% and will continue to rise as the baby boomer generation gets of age and as Gen X continues to age since we expose ourselves to more noise than any other generation.
       
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    12. another sean
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      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
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      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      Well shit...
       
    13. Autumnly
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      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Hopefully, this will lead to this condition and especially the need for actual medical treatments being taken more seriously.
       
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    14. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
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      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      This is a perfect situation for this quote, “You don’t dig a well when you're thirsty.” This is going to be a huge problem in the future and the demand for a treatment or cure will increase. Once there is a huge money incentive involved people will jump onboard.
       
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    15. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Don't you mean when you are NOT thirsty. Otherwise this saying makes no sense to me. If you were thirsty and your only way to get something to drink, was to dig a well, one would......wouldn't they?
       
    16. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
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      1990s
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      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      The statement is conveying that you want to solve the problem before it is a problem. You dig a well when you're not thirsty so when you're thirsty you have a well. We should find a proper treatment or cure for tinnitus before it becomes and epidemic because when it becomes an epidemic it will be too late.
       
    17. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Oh okay. Now I understand.

      And I completely agree, but I don't see society feeling the same way, sadly.
       
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    18. Gman

      Gman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic earwax drops
      If only certain organisations would just pull their heads out of their you-know-where, stop throwing money at BS bandaid/sham treatments and put it ALL into legitimate treatments.
       
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    19. GSC
      Wishful

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      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      True fucking dat.
       

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