Tinnitus Bill: Tinnitus Research and Treatment Act

Discussion in 'Research News' started by erik, Sep 12, 2012.

    1. erik
      Breezy

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      hopefully this can benefit everyone with tinnitus....



      Bipartisan support for tinnitus research needed

      It was nice to read the BDN’s recent recent article about tinnitus and the high rate of occurrence among veterans. This health issue is often overlooked, and it’s wonderful that more attention is being paid to it. In fact, despite the VA paying out over $1.1 billion to veterans in 2010 for tinnitus disability compensation, the American Tinnitus Association says that only $10 million is dedicated to research in the public and private sectors.
      It’s precisely because tinnitus is the No. 1 service connected disability for veterans that I introduced the bipartisan Tinnitus Research and Treatment Act. This bill will ensure that the VA is dedicating appropriate research time and resources to tinnitus. We must remain on the cutting edge for research and treatment of the health issues facing veterans of all ages, and I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to bring attention to this issue.
      Mike Michaud
      U.S. Representative for Maine’s 2nd CD
      East Millinocket
       
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    2. mock turtle

      mock turtle Member

      Location:
      puget sound
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/26/1992...habituated after 2 years; 11/04/11 new outbreak
      from the BDN article that erik linked above for us

      "The Mayo Clinic has found a link between tinnitus and post-traumatic stress disorder, a finding supported by
      the Department of Veterans Affairs’ guidelines for health care providers who treat veterans’ hearing problems. The guidelines state that tinnitus is frequently triggered by psychological factors, such as bereavement, stress and anxiety.
      Through 2011, more than 840,000 veterans were on the service-connected tinnitus roster. Military members are often exposed to engine and weapon noises as well as the loud detonation of improvised explosive devices."

      i ll bet few if any of us are surprised...yep stresssssssssssssss
      and of course the T ups the stresssssss

      feed....back....loop
       
    3. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vile rétro
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017 (Late November 2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma (cochlear hair cells & synapse damage/death)
      how about we spend 10 million on noise machines and the other billion on research as well as get rid of useless regulations and restrictions that halt research.
       
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    4. Contrast
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      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      11/2017 (Late November 2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma (cochlear hair cells & synapse damage/death)
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    5. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      I came as soon as I could

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    6. reggie green

      reggie green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/08/2001
      10 million, that's peanuts. they can do better than that
       
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    7. Contrast
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      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vile rétro
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017 (Late November 2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma (cochlear hair cells & synapse damage/death)
      could I say that habituation is a billion dollar enterprise?
       
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    8. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vile rétro
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017 (Late November 2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma (cochlear hair cells & synapse damage/death)
      10 million on habituation research
       
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    9. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      If it goes to the ATA, it might as well be. ATA is a black hole for any meaningful tinnitus research...
       
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    10. Contrast
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      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Vile rétro
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017 (Late November 2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma (cochlear hair cells & synapse damage/death)
      tbh i'm not going to critcize the ATA anymore, they do help fund a lot of useful studies. It's just that they are clearly compromised by TRTers. Also apparently it's a "juvenile opinion" to hold that research and habituation studies are competing. when that's just the reality. The ATA can do many good things they just have to get serious and people have to fund them.
       
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    11. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      I agree. They're just not doing well with the funds they do have.

      I've done a pretty good analysis with the ATA. They used to be very good. Remember they did fund Susan Shore. Nothing wrong with the concept of the ATA itself but it has one big issue; corruption. Or namely, a lot of people hold a high degree of power in the ATA that shouldn't have it, like you said. Dr. Nagler is part of the scientific advisory committee, and if I recall correctly, Jastreboff is part of the ATA too. Perhaps that explains some of ATA's funding choices and sense of research direction?

      I'm sure ATA is full of people who want to actually find a cure for tinnitus, but the ATA is a small community, and corruption absolutely devastates small communities.
       
    12. John Young
      Dumb

      John Young Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April, 30th 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Before I read this forum I also felt like there was something off about the ATA. When mine first started I found that site and to be honest, it crushed my hopes. I have since then regained my hopes of being totally cured either by that Susan Shore machine, OR that FX-322 LGR5+ goop. My T has improved to the point where I don't even hear it but maybe 40%-50% of the day. I'm very lucky that I am only like a 2 on that tinnitus scale, but I'm also a musician and my ears are finely tuned AND IT IS ANNOYING.
       
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    13. Menachem
      In pain

      Menachem Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One fateful night at a way-too-loud bar...
      FWIW When I first got my T I actually called the ATA and was super-disappointed too. I've heard the BTA (British) is better.
       
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    14. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      It definitely is. More treatment oriented and more on focus. I've read their literature and keep up with them. I'm not disappointed.
       
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