New University of Michigan Tinnitus Discovery — Signal Timing

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Hudson, Jun 20, 2013.

    1. Fabrikat

      Fabrikat Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1973
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis then volume then viral infection
      Perhaps the people that could be prodded gently are the board running the University Of Michigan.

      Do they realise that a department on their campus has a medical advance potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars to their bank accounts?

      Why aren't they prioritising it's commercialisation? Do they realise other labs are working diligently to bring potential therapies to market? That their window of opportunity may not be large?

      Perhaps they do know and simply don't think these sorts of considerations are very important to a teaching institution.
       
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    2. F-u-T

      F-u-T Member

      Location:
      AZ USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trama
      Have you read this Scientific Article on the Shore research/ device?

      https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/422/eaal3175
       
    3. Stefaniie

      Stefaniie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hereditary hearing loss/noise exposure
      I assumed her device would have similar hearing requirements as Lenire since they're essentially (at least to my knowledge) the same device/concept.

      Hoping I'm wrong, though. With as much time as she's spent on her research, maybe she's figured out a way for her device to work for more... difficult hearing losses.

      Definitely post the template.
       
    4. JaysterT

      JaysterT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxicty?
      I'd be willinf to email with you.
       
    5. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran / loud computer
      So I modified what I used a bit, and yes this is open to suggestions:

      Dear FDA and staff,

      I'm a tinnitus sufferer and I urge you to please look into prioritizing evaluating possible treatment avenues for this disease. This disease has quickly significantly reduced my quality of life to the point of helplessness, and would like nothing more to have my life back. This is more than just an annoying sound in the sufferer's head. It is a mental torture that too often brings even more symptoms to further reduce quality of life. Most commonly, this is a lack of sleep, which is detrimental to our health and well-being.

      Because of the lack of treatments, any and all potential treatments should be given priority, even special fast tracking, as there currently is no treatment available. Treatment for the symptoms is not a real treatment for the condition, and do not help everyone much.

      Please look into new treatments for tinnitus with priority before it is too late for some of us who are just holding on. Though often neglected, suicide too often looks like the only form of relief from this unbearable condition, and lives are literally on the line.

      Tinnitus treatment should have been achieved years ago, but it is not too late for the FDA to help put an end the suffering of us tinnitus patients the right way by giving special consideration for the new waves of sciences that are targeting treating the condition itself, not only the symptoms.

      Sincerely,

      ****

      This is the email regarding the FDA department that evaluates medical devices:

      DICE@fda.hhs.gov

      As a bonus here is the FDA drug department email, but I don't think we have any potential drug treatments applying for approval in the near future:

      druginfo@fda.hhs.gov
       
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    6. Simon Czt

      Simon Czt Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      There is OTO 313 as a drug that targets tinnitus.

      We also have FX322 and OTO 413, but this mainly targets hearing loss and hidden hearing loss, so for these two drugs, knowing if it will reduce tinnitus or not is just speculation unfortunately.
       
    7. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran / loud computer
      Yes but FX-322 will be at least 2-3 years (though not sure if it helps tinnitus yet) and OTO-313 we don't even know if it works yet, it's barely in phase 1, so that will probably be even longer...

      What I'm hinting at and am targeting FDA DICE is for bimodal neuromodulation, which might be right around the corner (maybe 1 year for the Michigan device, hopefully less for Neuromod).
       
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    8. Fightthearmy

      Fightthearmy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work-related
      The FDA staff will throw your petition straight into the trash bin. The FDA is "the fastest and most efficient drug-review program in the world" said FDA chief David A. Kessler. His crew does not believe it needs to be sped up!
       
    9. Cal18
      Nerdy

      Cal18 Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      San Diego
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2010 / 2016 Both SSRI Withdrawal and Mild Hearing Loss
      Perhaps we should remind them of the billions of dollars that get paid out to military related disability for tinnitus each year that could potentially go towards their salary.
       
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    10. Fightthearmy

      Fightthearmy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work-related
      David A. Kessler isn't interested in your arguments.

      Their livelihood doesn't hinge on "petty little things" like that.
       

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