Sound Therapy for Cats Prevents Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Nick M, Dec 8, 2019.

    1. Nick M

      Nick M Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I was reading an article in the Journal of Neuroscience titled "Ringing Ears: The Neuroscience of Tinnitus" URL:

      I came across the study where when cats are exposed to loud noise that would normally result in tinnitus. If they go through recovery in an "enhanced acoustic environment (EAE)", they do not develop tinnitus. They state when this is applied to humans that the results are "inconclusive":
      The question I have is why are we not recommended to go through sound therapy along with the typical steroid injections when we have sound trauma? I mean, what's there to lose? It could in fact prevent you from permanently getting tinnitus during the recovery period. Even though the study says it's "inconclusive" for humans. I'd like to know exactly how this was done and if the patients religiously stuck to the sound therapy during the recovery period. This study also shows that there's a critical time window between the trauma and recovery that is crucial in preventing tinnitus. I'd like to see more trails in this area. Maybe there's a brew of drugs, magnetic stimulation and sound therapy when combined could prevent tinnitus during this critical recovery window.

      Doctors should treat this recovery window with more urgency and perhaps give the patient all available options for reducing the chance of developing tinnitus. You're lucky to get steroid pills right now. Complete fail for ENTs IMO.
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    2. JohnAdams

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      There's all kinds of early interventions like IT dexamethasone injections that they aren't offering us.
    3. just1morething

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      It started
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck
      I got a feeling they don’t feel they’re effective. Paparella and Shea used to do them. I think Silverstein may still offer their Microwick which you self administer dexamethasone. Not positive on that though.

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