New Study Shows How We React to Tinnitus Is Related to Emotional Processing

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Pero1234, Apr 10, 2018.

    1. Pero1234

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    2. Pleasure_Paulie

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      06/2016
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      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      I don’t think there is any doubt TRT and CBT works; it’s been very well studied.

      I totally agree with this study, and it’s why anti-depressants and anxiety meds are probably one of the best choices if going the pharmaceutical route of treatment.
       
    3. Autumnly
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      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

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      Problem is it doesn't work for everybody and it's not accessible to everybody.
       
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    4. Pleasure_Paulie

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      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      That certainly is a problem and they are not quick fixes like we in the west want like popping a pill.
       
    5. Jim51042

      Jim51042 Member

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      Just one experience but CBT did not help me at all.
       
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    6. TheDanishGirl
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      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      I have always been bad at handling my emotions. Damn my brain :(
       
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    7. Contrast
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    8. jay777

      jay777 Member

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      Maybe try playing a 70-80 dB high pitched tinnitus tone to the people who don't have tinnitus, then see their reaction.
       
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    9. PetitGarsTimide
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      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dumb teenager who listened to loud music everytime
      This makes me feel more anxious.
       
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    10. threefirefour
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      ...this is what we spend our research money on? Really?
       
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    11. Ozwel
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      It should not as this is rather good news, see my answer below.
      It is very useful information, actually everything that comes to a finding in tinnitus domain is useful. The more we understand it the more we can find a cure.

      At this time we see 2 ways of fixing tinnitus in our brains:

      1) healing our ears for those suffering from tinnitus because of a trauma
      2) healing our emotional processing system (frontal lobe) for those who are suffering from tinnitus because of anxiety / stress / mental distress / sleep deprivation etc.

      The study published here plays into point 2. The more we have studies like this, the more we can tell the world about how this thing works. We don't need one study for that but many so different pharmaceutical companies choose their hobby horse. We know a lot of companies who have chosen to work on point 1, but not so many on point 2.

      To me point 2 is the one who brings more hope to me, because I'm almost 100% sure the problem with our tinnitus comes from the fact we are all very anxious people and this is what we have to heal first before our ears. I know this because I have friends who have tinnitus and live very well with it because their brain knows how to make them forget about it and not cry about it all day long. We (people suffering from tinnitus) think it's because it's louder for us but I would be that sure... Obsession is a real aspect of anxious people, continuously thinking about what is wrong instead of what is right.
       
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    12. Markku
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      It should be made clear that Lisa Packer wasn't the one behind this research work. Lisa was just the writer of this news article published on the Healthy Hearing site.

      It was Fatima Husain and her team from University of Illinois who completed the research. I edited the first post to reflect this.

      Here's also Science Daily's article on this research:
      https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151214145956.htm

      As far as debates about "what research should be funded," or "why are we wasting funds on this type of research" go, this has already been discussed so many times over - please let's keep the new research news threads clear of that. Discussions about research funding, its priorities, and such can be placed outside of research news threads.
       
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      Pero1234

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      home theatre system + high pressure washer
      I could not agree more, @Ozwel.

      I am definitely one of those people and to beat this I’m going to give CBT a shot. It may have a positive impact on my life in general, even beyond just coping with tinnitus.
       
    14. jay777

      jay777 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
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      benzo/ headphones
      with TRT is it not just the passage of time? what is the real benefit?
       
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    15. Rajin

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      PA
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      9/7/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ,noise
      How loud is that 70-80 dB high pitched noise. Can you give a example, standing on the highway, normal conversation, a mall , that will be considered severe correct 70- 80 dB high pitch
       
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    16. threefirefour
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Do you have a phone dB reader? What I did to measure a sounds volume from youtube, and sit back a meter, and have the dB reader on while I turned up the volume.
       
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    17. jay777

      jay777 Member

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      10/2017
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      benzo/ headphones
      @Rajin to me I hear it above highway, mall, everything, rated catastrophic, I thought I knew hell, then I met tinnitus
       
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