Elon Musk’s Neuralink Looking to Treat Tinnitus

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

    1. Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Everything, I suppose. Stress, high cholesterol, TMJ...
      Mean.
       
    2. Fields
      Busy

      Fields Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma
      Apart from the quality of Elon's product or research, he is definitely drawing the interest of the masses towards neuroscience—albeit a diluted, commercialized version.

      Even if it were just WSB that pays attention, it would still spread out from there to more mainstream channels.

      Even if nothing comes from it, raising more awareness is still a good thing.
       
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    3. Tezcatlipoca
      Question it

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      That's the only thing neuroscientists give him credit for, actually.

      That and his surgery robots, which are pretty good IIRC.
       
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    4. Sironketchup

      Sironketchup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL / Stress / Covid?
      To be honest, Neuralink is the hope that keeps me going. Knowing that in about 10 years this will be available gives me peace.

      I will be 40 and by then have have lost 13 years to this condition. But knowing that peace will be there in 10 years keeps me from offing myself.

      As Grimes has tinnitus, and Elon is a maker who pushes forward all his stuff (see Starlink), it makes me 99% sure that in 10 years this hell has an end.

      Keep going guys!
       
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    5. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Wait, what I just saw this, you have to be kidding me!
       
    6. GlennS

      GlennS Member Podcast Patron Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      He may pull it off, but just pad his ETAs by several orders of magnitude and expect some surprisingly careless screwups along the way, as has been the case with everything he's done outside of SpaceX (which has had a pretty good track record...so far).
       
    7. Bimmerboy

      Bimmerboy Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      14/02/21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      covid, infection, stress, ototoxic meds, noise, TMJ
      I lack knowledge about Neuralink, can someone just summarise for me how this may help tinnitus and is it aimed towards us with tinnitus?
       
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    8. GlennS

      GlennS Member Podcast Patron Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      That's what I thought Lenire was supposed to do and we saw how that turned out. I want to believe but I'm skeptical.
       
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    9. d'Wooluf

      d'Wooluf Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Yes, they're kidding you.
       
    10. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl
      Joe Rogan Experience #1470 - Elon Musk
       
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    11. Sironketchup

      Sironketchup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL / Stress / Covid?
      I've just read that next year the first humans are going to get Neuralink. The end is near guys. Be happy.
       
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    12. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Fuck yes, I’m telling everybody Elon is the key. Tinnitus is in our brains. This is a brain chip, this will cure everybody. In 5 years we should be good. Screw Frequency Thereapeutics, Otomony, Hough Ear Institute, and Pipeline, all of them. We all appreciate that they are trying but, let’s be real, there is such a little chance that any of those companies will succeed.

      Let’s be real. I really hope they succeed more than anything. But now that I am completely debilitated, wanting to jump off a bridge every day, I do not want to have hope for these companies to maybe give my life back 5-10 years for now. If Neuralink can download language into our brain then it can for sure help with ear problems.
       
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    13. Wrfortiscue
      Cowabunga

      Wrfortiscue Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      Elon has the money and desire. He will make it happen.
       
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    14. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Imma apply for the trial lol.
       
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    15. Wrfortiscue
      Cowabunga

      Wrfortiscue Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      I hope you get some relief.
       
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    16. Mnq16
      Surrender

      Mnq16 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown- Visual Snow related
      Has this been confirmed?
       
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    17. Justin Mills

      Justin Mills Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music
      I don't see how Neuralink can be of benefit if it doesn't have any capacity of regenerating the cochlea. Neither cochear synapses nor hair cells. So it would do nothing for auditory input and hearing perception quality.
       
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    18. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      I mean let's be real. 99 percent of the people on this planet think that if you fuck your ears up, you just lose hearing. And they are like "oh yeah hearing aids, if it gets bad and you are all good." I wish I just had hearing loss. They don’t realize that tinnitus, dysacusis, hyperacusis, all of these debilitating conditions can happen to people. Most people have no idea. But I know ear problems are usually coming from the ears, but the debilitation is in the brain.

      Neuralink will most likely not give people back more hearing but will cancel the tinnitus out in the head, turning them into the normal part of the population who just have hearing loss. Worst case scenario, the Neuralink will give our brain the ability to ignore the noise, and cope with it. It is all explained from people who have severe hearing loss but no tinnitus. It is mostly in the brain.

      The hyperacusis I’m still not sure if it is a brain problem or inner ear problem. I would say a bit of both as well but my dysacusis would make most people jump off a bridge. When I am extremely focused on something, sometimes I tune it out for a while, as soon as I think about it I hear how horrible it is.

      Regenerative medicines are the best chance to cure all of us but if they fail, help lies in the brain.
       
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    19. Ava Lugo
      Dead

      Ava Lugo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus
      Yea I don’t know how or why dysacusis and reactive tinnitus occurs. I wish I knew what part of the brain is responsible for it.
       
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    20. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      Is Elon's device for all types of tinnitus or just some? I have tinnitus from neck and jaw issues.
       
    21. danielthor

      danielthor Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hopefully reactive tinnitus as well.
       
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    22. canteven

      canteven Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Where can this information be found? To be a part of the trial?
       
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    23. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl
      There is no trial yet. One of their presentations included a slide saying it could treat tinnitus and hearing loss.
       
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    24. canteven

      canteven Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Where was this presentation? Link?
       
    25. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl
      I saw it. I don’t know if it was on their website or on YouTube. Do some searching.
       
    26. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl
      A competitor to Elon Musk's Neuralink has edged out its rival in getting permission for a trial to implant chips in people. The brain data transfer company Synchron has gotten the green light from the FDA to begin a human trial of its brain chip, according to a press release issued Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021.
       
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    27. tommyd87

      tommyd87 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      tmj music
      This organisation is right here in Melbourne.
       
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    28. Mnq16
      Surrender

      Mnq16 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown- Visual Snow related
      Synchron have been given FDA approval to do trials for Alzheimer's, depression, headaches and something else I can't remember. Even though it's not tinnitus YET, it is a great step in the right direction. I think brain-computer interfaces will be, not just ours, but many people's golden ticket with different conditions.
       
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    29. PortugalTheMan
      Shocked

      PortugalTheMan Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones
      I'm out of this "solution". Sticking a chip in the brain; no thanks.
       
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    30. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Elon is not the guy that's going to solve this. I am so sick of this being a topic. He legitimately is not applying what it takes to fix this on a daily basis - he's knee deep in Tesla, Mars, etc etc.

      Just because his latest girlfriend has tinnitus, doesn't mean a thing.
       
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