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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by threefirefour, Sep 2, 2017.

    1. Phendran
      Benevolent

      Phendran Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      (By answering this do I confirm myself as a slut? Could be worse I guess.)

      It's hard to tell sometimes. From where I sit most of you seem to champion our cause energetically.

      I'm waiting for the fancy administrative court over here to assess whether or not I will be allowed to call myself a sick citizen.
      The judicature has been helpful so far, but I expect they know as much about tinnitus as most regular people.

      When that's done and over with I plan to contact the local hospital and see if I can talk to someone that knows about PRP. @JohnAdams has been very helpful.
      I'd like to see if I could find someone around here willing to get some marrow out of me and put it somewhere else.

      I'd like to hit upon something tangible, instead of only spouting poetry your way that doesn't really help our cause much.

      Sleeping would also be nice. I'll attempt it right now.
       
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    2. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
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    3. annV
      Fine

      annV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown - possibly hereditary
      I had a dream where there was this orange pill, it silenced tinnitus. It was magical.

      How many decades until we have a real pill to silence this?
       
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    4. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran / loud computer
      You probably saw the article about the University of Arizona finding a possible treatment by targeting neuroinflammation in mice. If their finding translates to humans and is safe, it could be less than one.
       
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    5. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Don't mean to brag, but I just made some perfect homemade tendies. Nice and crunchy and the meat was still moist and juicy.
       
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    6. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Johnny boy time to ignore you!
       
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    7. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Hey Y'all, I'm very much alive! Like @Daniel Lion said I've been out riding, met a girl, and have been working a lot.
      My tinnitus has mostly been at the back of the bus. Over the last 2 months I've had 3 or 4 very bad days. I feel blessed that this has happened to me as my relentless mega high pitch tinnitus is lower but also bothers me WAY less now. For the newbies here I've had Tinnitus for over 2.5 years now.

      @Jack Straw Thanks for your concern man, I still log in here everyday but now that Lenire has released I'm just checking in on that and also excited! It feels like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel!

      Hope everyone is doing well!
       
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    8. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      You don't like tendies?
       
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    9. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      @PDodge If you could see my face I am smiling you responded. Send this to a success story!
       
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    10. Manny
      Dead

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      Good for you man. I'm happy for you, and also jealous. Hope Lenire might help me and all of us.
       
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    11. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Seriously though, check these things out.
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    12. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      looks delish
       
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    13. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      I think there are 5 types of tinnitus:
      1. Mechanical induced neuro-dysfunctional tinnitus
      - TMJ
      - cervical
      - etc.
      2. Neuropathic induced neuro-dysfunctional tinnitus
      - auditory nerve damage
      - synapse damage
      3. Non-cochlear stimulus deprivation induced tinnitus
      -Earwax blockage
      -Glue ear blockage
      -middle ear bone defects, damage
      - tympanic membrane dysfunction, damage, perforation
      4. Cochlear stimulus deprivation induced tinnitus
      - loss of the hair cell
      5. Auditory cortex damage induced tinnitus
      - damage to the auditory cortex.

      The presence of tinnitus is not limited to any single one of these etiologies. There's your subtypes.

      A pure tonal hearing test combined with a speech in noise test should be able to help distinguish between 2 and 4 in some cases. The rest should be able to be diagnosed with an ear exam or an MRI or fMRI.

      Anyone care to elaborate on this?
       
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    14. Mathieulh
      Balanced

      Mathieulh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Paris, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/24/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Chronic headphones use and acute noise induced trauma.
      Loss of stereocillia alone does not produce tinnitus, (peripheral) neuropathy does, so point 4 is not accurate. That's also why some people suffer from hearing loss, yet don't get tinnitus. As long as the nerve endings aren't damaged, the auditory cortex doesn't produce the "phantom sound", even if the frequency isn't perceived by the cochlear.
       
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    15. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Okay. So then in the instances of hair cell loss, you think the tinnitus signal is generated by accompanying nerve damage in every case? I am open to this.

      However, this would go against the experiments showing using earplugs can generate tinnitus. Also, earwax buildup can cause tinnitus as well. So wouldn't that mean that simply losing input can generate tinnitus and therefore mean that also just losing the hair cell could also generate tinnitus?
       
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    16. Mathieulh
      Balanced

      Mathieulh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Paris, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/24/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Chronic headphones use and acute noise induced trauma.
      Indeed, neuropathy always induces some form of hearing loss (hidden or otherwise), and is usually accompanied by the death of its attached stereocillia, the death of a stereocillia on the other end, does not always induce neuropathy, while both cause hearing loss, neuropathy causes tinnitus.

      Neuropathy can also be caused from chronic noise exposure. (As well as many other possible causes, such as acute noise trauma, inner ear infections, ototoxic medications....) this is why the line between people suffering from hearing loss but not tinnitus, and tinnitus sufferer is often blurry and misunderstood, recent biopsies however have shown a very clear correlation between neuropathy and tinnitus.

      So to cure tinnitus, one would need to heal/regenerate the peripheral nerve. I do not know how successful the drugs currently undertaking clinical trials are at doing so.
       
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    17. Mathieulh
      Balanced

      Mathieulh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Paris, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/24/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Chronic headphones use and acute noise induced trauma.
      The thing is earplugs and earwax do not cause tinnitus per se, rather they increase the perception of an already existing underlying condition (tinnitus), which already existed in those individuals (typically from pre-existing nerve damage), in fact, losing input does not cause stereocillia's death, it does however trigger the auditory cortex into increasing its "gain" which makes everything, including an existing tinnitus, sound much louder (and can cause hyperacusis), the once unnoticed tinnitus is then percieved and the individual then focusses on it, which increases stress, which triggers a negative feedback loop which further increases the perception of tinnitus, which makes the auditory cortex focus/tune to it and so on.

      Tinnitus perception itself is very complex and relies on multiple factors, the cause however is more often than not, peripheral neuropathy.
       
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    18. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      I don't think any are currently going through trials. Otonomy plans to begin trials for BDNF this year.
       
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    19. eagerUser

      eagerUser Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, Pressure
      Do you really think PTA test is that much powerful?

      I don't really know. But even researchers nowadays say that PTA is not reliable. E.g. it can't show hidden HL but an ABR test (they say) in case of HHL is more reliable. Despite all these things I think there is no method to guarantee that your hearing is 100% fine. I guess one can evaluate his hearing better than a PTA can. For example you go to an audiologist and describe your problems and he tests your hearing(lets say UHF test) and say you're ok, goodbye :| literally saying, I don't really know if we should trust them.
       
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    20. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
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    21. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      TRT = Tender Roasted Tendies
       
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    22. MBH

      MBH Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Overloaded stress
      @JohnAdams - How about adding #6 long standing/over the top stress that triggered my T. In other words a mini snap. And throw in dental work at the same time also did something. My T is not from hearing. So, I would add #6 to your list. Not everyone fits in the top 5.
       
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    23. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Yeah I also forgot to add ototoxic damage. ewps.

      When under stress, your body produced cortisol and that stuff is damaging to body tissues so maybe that falls under ototoxicity maybe?
       
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    24. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
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    25. MBH

      MBH Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Overloaded stress
      Body produced cortisol could be, I was having a difficult mental experience plus a root canal was done months back then the crown was put on pain, I had them take off crown put on temp which is still on, To me it was a mental stress snap T.
       
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    26. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      I want to welcome all the new TT members that will be joining us in July 5th. 6FD652AC-A8B7-4144-B690-A8AC4704BBDB.gif
       
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    27. Kain
      Disappointed

      Kain Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      March, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds
      tomorrow...

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    28. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      more like you just casually stand up and go inside and cry.
       
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    29. eagerUser

      eagerUser Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, Pressure
      When I think of them I wanna call them those idiots but you know we would do the same if we were in their shoes.
       
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    30. vaseto99
      No Mood

      vaseto99 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fuck if I know
      This isn't the actual reality, r-right guys
       
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