Cochlear Implants as a Treatment of Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Research News' started by rogi, Feb 5, 2013.

    1. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl
      It is true. You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about.

      I have seen scientific studies and comments from people with cochlear implants who say it has eliminated their tinnitus; not just mask it.
       
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    2. Fightthearmy

      Fightthearmy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work-related
      No I won't. At some point, the music stops, or you remove your tinnitus masker, and due to the music/masking, your tinnitus might sound more aggressive for several hours when exposed to silence (in my case at least.) The cochlear implant doesn't come off, your tinnitus remains perpetually masked, even for decades until a cure is out while you study, pursue a career, do normal things etc.
       
    3. AfroSnowman
      Balanced

      AfroSnowman Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Nonnatural energy source
      You're in luck. It was discussed in detail by the scientist that made tinnitus disappear by directly stimulating the cochlea in this Tinnitus Talk Podcast:

      Episode 20: The Man Who Donated a Million Dollars to Tinnitus Research
       
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    4. momus

      momus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1998
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      antibiotics
      No one w/ tinnitus would knowingly have a cochlear implant in the hope it might help their tinnitus. This is not what that is for at all.
       
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    5. Fightthearmy

      Fightthearmy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work-related
      Perhaps you're right, we're supposed to be docile and suffer indefinitely, take verbal abuse from acquaintances, and think about suicide. (No one w/ tinnitus would prefer a cochlear implant to suicide?)
       
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