Just Thinking Out Loud: Inner Ear Transplants?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dubbyaman, Sep 3, 2015.

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    1. Dubbyaman
      Angry

      Dubbyaman Member

      Location:
      Northern Indiana
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excessive loud noise
      I was just thinking, the heart is the most important part in the body and they have no problem doing heart transplants on people. They can already remove the inner ear and put cochlear impants in. Why not an inner ear transplant??
       
    2. 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
      Hi bubbyaman ,
      They can replace the 3 tiny bones also.
      Even though tinnitus is heard in the ears and head it starts in the limbic system where our emotions are also so never likely our emotions can be a roller coaster at first...lol...nice thought though .....lol glynis
       
    3. 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
      Thinking too....would love hearing implants like tiny hearing aid so it stops mine moving with glasses on....lol gynis(y):)
       
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    4. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      One part of the cochlea is made of bone if i remember well, so it makes transplants impossible for now.

      And cochlear implant is not about removing inner ear : it consist in putting electrodes into cochlea.
       
    5. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      hardest operation is the hand ... to intricate, to much detail ... also heart is fairly easy to acces ... open the ribcage and there it is ... ear you will need to crawl through that little peep hole or break some part of the skull and displace the jaw ... I don`t think they will ever try it like this ...
       
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    6. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      It is said anecdotally that transplant recipients sometimes take on some characteristics of the donor, including memory, habits, likes etc.. With my luck, my cochlea donor would be a One Direction lover.
       
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