My Trip to Detroit

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    1. Dubbyaman
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      Dubbyaman Member

      Location:
      Northern Indiana
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excessive loud noise
      Hello Doc.

      I recently took a trip up to Detroit to see T specialist, Michael Seidman. He invented a brain surgery where he implants electrodes directly into your auditory cortex. I was willing to do it. Anything to silence this menacing noise. I came to find out that he quit doing it because of poor success rates. He did 6 surgeries in which 1 person was cured, one person had no benefit and the others had minor reduction.
      Anyways he put me on a medication regimen. Muscle relaxant, Baclofen 3 times a day along with clonapam 0.5 once a day. I dont understand how this could quiet the noise down. Then he recommended Arches Tinnitus. Have you heard of any success with these drugs?

      Thank ya sir!
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Hi Dubby -

      I am unaware of any properly blinded controlled studies that demonstrate efficacy with that medication regimen either collectively or individually. I understand that some people anecdotally report improvement, but even in those comparatively rare cases, the improvement is never lasting.

      You will surely find those who disagree with me, but that is my take on it.

      Incidentally, I happen to know Michael Seidman quite well. Indeed I am rather fond of him as a person. And I know that he truly believes in his approach to tinnitus patients. I myself don't believe in his approach, but he does!

      Here's to quieter days ahead for all!

      stephen nagler
       
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