Tinnitus Treatment a Step Closer: Leicester Researchers

Discussion in 'Research News' started by joe, May 14, 2012.

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    1. joe

      joe Member

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      UK
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      October 2011
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Great news! Hopefully, this will result in the development of a drug that will help. Erratically misfiring cells makes sense to me!
       
    3. calin
      Inspired

      calin Member Benefactor

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      Oct 2011
      Thanks for posting this.

      I heard and read word like "could" "hope" ... hmmmmm...
       
    4. David King
      No Mood

      David King Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2011
      Interesting video... however, it could have been even more interesting if they actually gave an answer to "why the cells aren't able to return to a resting state", since they apparently knew so specifically. She just went on about how unexpected the findings were...
       
    5. Molan
      No Mood

      Molan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
    6. joe

      joe Member

      Location:
      UK
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      October 2011
    7. Peter Phua
      Breezy

      Peter Phua Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      I think this a great reason to be optimistic. There are many scientists working on a cure and hopefully we will see one in our lifetimes. Stories like this give me great hope for a total cure one day.
       
    8. mock turtle

      mock turtle Member

      Location:
      puget sound
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/26/1992...habituated after 2 years; 11/04/11 new outbreak
      Joe

      thanks again for your diligence in finding current research

      i lean towards 4 and 5 too as i see (hear) tinnitus as kinda like seizure activity

      ok and a little phantom limb syndrome mixed in for extra effect ;)

      best wishes

      mock turtle
       
    9. DezDog
      Angry

      DezDog Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2009
      I'm with Peter. Before I came to this forum, I was sure that T was under-researched. It's been an enormous relief to see all the actual research going on. It's helping me habituate. If I can cope for now, I can hope for a cure at some point; I am coping now. (I must tell my story and introduce myself at some point)
       
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    10. Jamie
      Scared

      Jamie Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Dunedin, New Zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/1989
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1989 Ear Infection 2015 Coming off Benzo
      All good stuff. With all the different reseach surfacing somebody's got to up with some relief one day.(y)
       
    11. mock turtle

      mock turtle Member

      Location:
      puget sound
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/26/1992...habituated after 2 years; 11/04/11 new outbreak
      heres a really simplistic idea, so i know i must be acting the fool here..but here it is

      if potassium channel openers have the potential to alleviate tinnitus...(and think think they do)

      then wouldnt we expect that as a side effect to potassium channel blockers at a high enough dose would be the onset of tinnitus or.... the aggravation of pre existing tinnitus ? ?

      an i cant find tinnitus as a side effect..although...when people take thyroid medication potassium levels are significantly modulated and tinnitus is a well known side effect of hyper and hypo thyroidism.....

      very strange
       
    12. joe

      joe Member

      Location:
      UK
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      October 2011
      Very good point, Tinnitus is also a side effect of immediate discontinuation of Benzo's (Xanax, Valum etc) I cant see the relationship there also?
       
    13. Karl

      Karl Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chicago
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      mock T -
      You have a subtle sense of humor.

      Many in the medical community have rationalized tinnitus as essentially a "phantom hear loss" effect, in response to hearing loss. I know for a fact that I can hardly hear the frequency of my tinnitus without cranking-up the volume.

      I don't necessarily buy into the phantom effect. But if that's all it is, we may be hoping to bring hearing back from the dead at the problem spot.
       
    14. mock turtle

      mock turtle Member

      Location:
      puget sound
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/26/1992...habituated after 2 years; 11/04/11 new outbreak
      some researches are trying to get the ear to re grow damaged hearing cells like what birds and other animals can do (not mammals) in the hope that this might eliminate or greatly reduce T...who knows
       

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