What Kind of Role Does the Pharmaceutical Industry Have in the Cure of Tinnitus?

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    1. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Hello everybody

      What kind of role does the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Cure of Tinnitus?

      It is not a secret that the Pharmaceutical Industry want make money as much as they can.
      But i think they can make much money with us. There are so many T sufferers out there.
      If every Pill costs for example 50 Euros/Dollars is this not enough for them?

      i heard cancer is cureable but they do not want to release the cure because it brings more money with lifetime sufferers.. Do they have not already enough money?

      good day
       
    2. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Practically no role at the moment. Unfortunatelly it is the opposite - many drugs can cause T as a side effect. Big pharma is shifting it's focus to hearing disorders though, which is a good thing.
       
    3. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      if drugs can cause tinnitus - than there must be a antidote...
       
    4. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Logical Fallacy.jpg
       
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    5. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      Sorry if I sound like a die-hard cynic; but big pharma has zero interest in finding cures. I don't think the T market is big enough to motivate them.
       
    6. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      heard something about 1.000.000.000 sufferers worldwide...
      that is not enough?
       
    7. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      Yes, there are millions (maybe even billions) of suffers, but T has a very wide range of suffering. Most of us on this site just happen to be in the severe range -- that number is comparatively small. Add to that the fact that T is not life threatening and then include it is unseen and quite subjective and it becomes very difficult to recruit big pharma.

      Don't give up hope, there is a lot of R&D (real R&D) going on right now...

      Mark
       
    8. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      are you from new england?
      i am a patriots fan in austria. i saw the super bowl and it was great
       
    9. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      I claim no team (except maybe my hometown San Diego Chargers); but I'm glad the patriots won
       
    10. Luca
      Amused

      Luca Member

      Location:
      Vienna, Austria
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck injury
      the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus are still poorly understood, and things can probably go wrong at multiple stages in the auditory pathway, which probably makes it difficult to target with a universal method to silence it.

      there are some good sounding theories around but no real way to manipulate T.

      It would be a huge market no doubt, but walking around in a field with a needle at night trying to find a balloon to pop probably is too much of a long shot consuming lots of $$ for the pharma industry.
       
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    11. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      I agree with @Luca, I haven't seen a single 'functional' definition of T detailing all the etiologies, pathways, including all the dynamics and interactions of each the bio-mechanisms in the auditory system. Until they have something like that I don't think anyone can come up with a solution. It's impossible to solve a problem failing a concise problem definition.
       
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