Head-Mounted Device for Motion Sickness Reduces Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Research News' started by nicole76, Aug 16, 2019.

    1. Cal18
      Nerdy

      Cal18 Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      San Diego
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2010 / 2016 Both SSRI Withdrawal and Mild Hearing Loss
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    2. rei

      rei Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006 but not a problem till 10/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music spiked with lyme disease
    3. Ben Winders
      Pensive

      Ben Winders Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic
      I did their little survey and got the "you would be a good candidate for our trial", but let's see if they allow Europeans to join the trial.

      I emailed them.

      Digging a bit deeper into their (crappy) website I found this relevant stuff:

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      Side note: as mentioned, the website is a bit crappy. A couple of links not working etc... But who knows.
       
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    4. Jcmc

      Jcmc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and stress
      This thing will work?
       
    5. wwtsai
      Assassinator

      wwtsai Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mild (2016) Bothersome (8/20)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SNHL
      I've enrolled in the study and will report back after the two-week trial.
       
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    6. Jcmc

      Jcmc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and stress
      Do you have the device!?
       
    7. wwtsai
      Assassinator

      wwtsai Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mild (2016) Bothersome (8/20)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SNHL
      Not yet. I just had the intro meeting today with Otolith. I should have the device by next week.
       
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    8. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      Godspeed with the trial! Please post as progress. You didn't have to sign an NDA I hope?
       
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    9. wwtsai
      Assassinator

      wwtsai Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mild (2016) Bothersome (8/20)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SNHL
      I just re-reviewed the signed consent form and nope, no NDA in there.
       
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    10. wwtsai
      Assassinator

      wwtsai Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mild (2016) Bothersome (8/20)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SNHL
      So I'm pretty much done with this trial aside from the close out call on Monday. They had me wear two devices separately for a week each. The device is a transducer that rests against the bone behind the right ear and vibrates. There's different levels of vibration and I was told to adjust depending on therapeutic effect. They sent two devices to have one act as a placebo though I'm not exactly sure how. The only difference between the two devices was that the transducer on the second device was larger.

      To note, I have bilateral tinnitus with tones that fluctuate on a daily basis including ringing, static, and buzzing. I'm pretty sure my tinnitus is due to progressive sensorineural hearing loss I've had since I was a teenager. I currently have moderate-moderately severe losses at 4 kHz and above, and none to moderate at the lower frequencies. I haven't had any particular acoustic traumas that triggered my worsening last August, though I suspected my AirPods Pro that I used semi-frequently. I'm not sure if my hearing loss is due to genetics, but do plan to do genetic testing in the near future.

      After using both devices, I did not notice any improvement from either; I was expecting this for the most part. Using the device did not worsen my tinnitus. The Otolith staff were super helpful and they made it clear that they're running this trial to see exactly what kinds of tinnitus would see benefit from this device. I do hope that the device ends up helping others.
       
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    11. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I just signed up.
       
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