If You Had To Bet Your Life On It, Would You Say Tinnitus Is Cured By 2030?

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If you had to bet your life on it, would you say tinnitus is cured by 2030?

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    1. Lloyd Carter
      Wishful

      Lloyd Carter Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Trauma
      Would you say Tinnitus is cured by 2030? I'd bet YES!
       
    2. Rina
      Energetic

      Rina Member

      Location:
      florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Really don't know
      I would hope so
       
    3. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      I hope it will !!
       
    4. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Cured? No. Possibly a treatment for some relief, a reduction in volume, but I still wouldn't bet my life on that either. :(
       
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    5. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      I wouldn't bet my life on any medical or scientific prediction.
       
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    6. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      I would bet on 3015.
       
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    7. Bertman
      No Mood

      Bertman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concert
      I too don't think there will be a "cure" but I do believe and hope that we will see some treatments that will help in reducing the volume
       
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    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I think we may have more treatments available, to provide some relief to some subset of the tinnitus population. A true cure, though? That seems very unlikely to me. 15 years is not long as far as medical innovation; anything which will be on the mass market in 2030 already exists in prototype form now.
       
    9. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      What about breakthrough discoveries?
       
    10. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hope so or a brain transplant :-D
       
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    11. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      If only they could clone cochlear's and do replacement nano-surgery, those of us with hearing loss derived T, could most likely, live in peace & quiet.
       
    12. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      • Agree Agree x 2
    13. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      treatment yes, hopefully before 2020
       
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    14. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      this assumes that neuroplastic changes which develop over a period of years following acoustic trauma, will evaporate overnight. That is, people with chronic T have often been shown to develop sensory processing deficits in other parts of the brain, which might continue to cause problems of one kind or another even if the audio issues were fixed.
       
    15. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      I agree @linearb, this condition runs deep and manifests itself, into many portions of the brains emotional and reasoning centers. Probably the sole obstacle, in finding a "cure all."

      In my case, I had either a virus or acoustic trauma, then T showed up about a month later. Somehow, my brain had a delay in recognizing the physical condition, before creating a mental one. However, I believe if I could clearly hear those lost high frequency sounds again, that just might mask or cancel, most of my T out? Sort of a new anaylisis taking place, between my brain and newfound hearing capabilities. A reversal of what created the T in the first place.

      Anyway, it's all conjecture at this point, because I'm fairly sure, we may never understand the full complexity of T, for quite sometime.
       
    16. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      The human brain is too complex it's hard to understand it , that's why some people are so hard to understand :D:D
       
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    17. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      Sooner the better for all of us .
       
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    18. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Trying to fully understand a perceptual phenomeon might be impossible -- this book makes a pretty good case for the idea that total self-awareness is more or less impossible, which I tend to agree with. So, that means the big questions like "what is 'I'?" aren't anything we're going to be able to pin down in a lab... and in some very basic ways, I think "what is tinnitus?" is more or less the same question as "what is 'I'"?

      What that leaves us with, basically, is black box hacking. We can analyze the output of the system (tinnitus intensity, tones, etc) and analyze the inputs (food, novel drugs, rTMS, whatever), and then try to understand the correlation between input and output.

      Having spent a lot of time reading about this, it seems like one thing we do know about tinnitus is that it's really complex. It's a perceptual phenomeon that arises often but not always as a result of an input deficit, but only in some minority of people who have that deficit.

      I guess the silver lining to all this is that conceptualizing these things in this way, has allowed me to have some unique and interesting insights into my own mind as a result of the tinnitus. I'd happily trade them away for silence, sure, but you know, if 100,000,000 years of human evolution gives you lemons, you may as well add some sugar to it...
       
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    19. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I guess in some way I am in fact betting my life on it​
       
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    20. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      I basically agree with many of the above responses. My take:

      * Tinnitus is incredibly complex and, like many brain disorders, will continue to perplex scientists.
      * When it comes to tinnitus treatments, one size never will fit all.
      * "Cure" indeed is a loaded word, in my opinion. I don't believe there ever will be a "cure" for tinnitus.
      * I do think there will be greatly improved treatments to manage tinnitus by 2030.
      * I also think there will be better interventions for "acute" tinnitus by 2030. Chronic T will remain a bear.
      * I would be very happy if we had better education and prevention campaigns for tinnitus by 2030, sparing some
      people from getting it in the first place. Will that happen? Unsure.
       
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    21. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      I completely agree with this. I even have doubts that even restoring hearing will make T go away. After all, some people with seemingly pristine hearing can still have T.
       
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    22. suera

      suera Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2010
      no.

      an audiologist told me a few years ago that tinnitus was like a 10,000 piece puzzle and we have 2 pieces.
       
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    23. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      audiologists don't know anything
       
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    24. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      that's just, like, your opinion, man
       
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    25. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      I wouldn't say they "don't know anything." But they certainly don't know enough. Who does?
       
    26. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      My audiologist, who has doctorate, knew plenty. More than my ENT, at least when it came to tinnitus. She, and any other good doctor I came across, were as frustrated as I was that there aren't answers yet to the questions we all are asking.
       
    27. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I'm already on the waiting list for one....:D
       
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    28. TheGagagirl1234

      TheGagagirl1234 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/loud music
      I hope so but I won't bet my life on it because that sounds very unlikely.
       
    29. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      Every day has to be one day closer!
       
    30. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      for some, me included, it just won't matter anymore:(
      15 years here or there who cares!
       

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