Smoking and Obesity Protects Against Tinnitus and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Discussion in 'Support' started by The Red Viper, Jun 3, 2017.

    1. The Red Viper
      Curious

      The Red Viper Member

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      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Neck injury (Tendonitis @ trap/SCM junction)
    2. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

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      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      Correlation does not equal causation, or in this example correlation does not equal prevention.
       
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      The Red Viper
      Curious

      The Red Viper Member

      Location:
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      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Neck injury (Tendonitis @ trap/SCM junction)
      Agreed. But there's gotta be more to it. Otherwise you could say that hearing loss doesn't "cause" T either under that line of reasoning. There's clearly a link between T (hearing loss related) and hearing loss. So I'm curious as to what these stats may tell us.

      Perhaps nicotine plays a role; which would be interesting because it is a stimulant and one would expect it to cause T spikes. But on the other hand, it does restrict blood flow, which may have some protective effects...
       
    4. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

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      SSHL from virus
      Smoking and obesity, what were the stats? .02 percent versus .08 with .07 unknown for smoking, and obesity was a .03 percent difference. Am I reading that correctly? That's a small variation. Race and ethnicity had a greater range of variation.
       
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    5. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

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      SSHL from virus
      This article suggests nicotine can cause tinnitus, and that smoking can irritate the Eustachian tubes and lead to sound sensitivity. Apparently smokers are 70 percent more likely to suffer hearing loss versus non-smokers according to an old study by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

      http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/50940-Smoking-and-hearing-loss

      The Mayo Clinic also indicates smokers have a greater risk of tinnitus.

      http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/dxc-20180362
       
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      The Red Viper
      Curious

      The Red Viper Member

      Location:
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      Tinnitus Since:
      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Neck injury (Tendonitis @ trap/SCM junction)
      @Tinker Bell, which is why I pose the question in the first place. Smoking and obesity are both really bad, but why are the numbers so weird?
       
    7. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

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      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      Why are they weird? It's a small statistical difference in the data you provided that does not show a direct prevention link. Is there are margin of error? That might even negate the difference. Where exactly is that data from?

      Meanwhile, actual medical studies and articles show a statistical link between smoking and getting tinnitus.
       
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    8. brownbear

      brownbear Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden sensorineural hearing loss ? cochlear hydrops
      Probably if you are obese and smoke you won't live long enough to get age related tinnitus.
       
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