Superoxide Produced in the Cochlea of Inner Ears Causes Acquired Hearing Loss

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Lukee, May 27, 2021.

    1. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      Fresh off the press:

      Superoxide produced in the cochlea of inner ears causes acquired hearing loss

      Upon investigating superoxide there are many posts that mention it on Tinnitus Talk. Laser therapies claim to be able to reduce super oxide and the beloved Danny Boy also posted about Immortality Tea that is able to reduce superoxide by increasing the body’s own superoxide dismutase (SOD).

      I don’t think it can reverse damage but it’s possible that a perpetual release of superoxide in the inner ear is what keeps the ear from regenerating or keeps it progressively getting worse.
       
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    2. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

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      BC Canada
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      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      Too much of a good thing. Vitamin E and C are both pretty good at free radical scavenging for lipids and cytosol respectively. Sure NAC and supplements work, but these do as well and are plentiful in citrus and eggs, plus end up being cheaper.

      Part of me thinks I never worsened due to barotrauma, but due to oxygen toxicity (literally murdered neurons or membranes).
       
    3. mohn

      mohn Member

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      2019
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      Great research article - looks like a treatment for hearing loss might happen in a few years.

      Question though - why is the ear producing superoxide? Is that part of an anti-inflammation strategy of the ear?
       
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