Elon Musk’s Neuralink Looking to Treat Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Jack Straw, Jul 17, 2019.

    1. Sironketchup

      Sironketchup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL / Stress / Covid?
      Man, I would get Neuralink in an instant. If it really works, that might be the only thing I would prostitute myself for.
       
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    2. Stuart-T
      Thinking

      Stuart-T Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear wax or COVID-19 infection
      I would not. I would pay $1000 though.
       
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    3. SmallRonnie
      Ape-like

      SmallRonnie Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      H since 2018. T since 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Well a lot of the monkeys died in the trials so that's a risk lol.
       
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    4. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl
      They are testing a brain implant. Of course some animals are going to die. That is why they test on animals first and not humans. Do you think they are going to put it in and it’s going to work immediately? Stop with this nonsense! All of that animal welfare stuff is just a political attack on Elon Musk.
       
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    5. ZFire
      Tired

      ZFire Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012 (mild) & 04/2021 (severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxicity (2012) Unknown-likely noise induce (2021)
      Normies aren’t against animal testing per se. Death is to be expected. The issue here is whether your boy Musk was complying with ethical protocols of the humane treatment of these monkeys. Worth looking into IMO. I do believe in experimenting medically PROVIDED that the animals aren’t mistreated.
       
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    6. BadNeighbors
      Curious

      BadNeighbors Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise/construction
      I worry Musk has become too much of a cultural lighting rod for any discussion of his investments to be productive.

      Both support and critique of this device can be interpreted as "political," which adds to all of our pre-established bias of just wanting something to work and being let down by so many other devices, drugs, and treatments in the past.
       
    7. SmallRonnie
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      SmallRonnie Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      H since 2018. T since 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      I think it's great that they're researching this and I fully support it. It is obviously an extremely complicated and dangerous procedure. Would be great to see it being successful.

      Is it normal to have a high death rate in pre-clinical trials?
       
    8. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl
      What are you basing your high death rate on?
       
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    9. danielthor

      danielthor Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I’m willing to risk death for just the chance of getting my life back with this. It would be a win/win in either case.
       
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    10. SmallRonnie
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      SmallRonnie Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      H since 2018. T since 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
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    11. Jdwg

      Jdwg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
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    12. CRGC
      No Mood

      CRGC Member

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SNRI/Noise
      It's interesting to note that the patient registry specifically refers to patients with hearing loss as a target group.
       
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    13. GlennS

      GlennS Member Podcast Patron Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I'd like to believe something could come from this but a lot of Musk's projects are driven more by arrogance than the scientific principles he says he stands for, with the usual failed results. The one true achievement I'd credit to Musk is the Falcon 9 rocket and that's about it. Throwing the ball through the window of the Cybertruck (TWICE) sort of epitomizes his bluster and I was foolish enough to put in a reservation for it anyway but I finally pulled it once it became clear he was falling down the Qanon rabbit-hole.
       
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