What We Are Willing to Endure to Heal

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Frédéric, Sep 5, 2018.

    1. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/19/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma

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    2. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      “The impact on patients varies from a not-bothersome form (in 24% of the cases) to a form in which tinnitus plagues a patient all day long (17%) (Axelsson and Ringdahl, 1989).

      Tinnitus-related societal costs in The Netherlands are estimated to add up to 6.8 billion euro per year. From these costs, health care costs of tinnitus were 1.9 billion euro, the rest is mainly related to productivity losses. The tinnitus-related health care costs account for 2.3% of the total Dutch healthcare expenditure (Maes et al., 2013).

      Approximately 40% of the patients expressed that they were willing to undergo invasive neuromodulatory treatments such as DBS. For example, the risk of deafness and death were accepted as side effects by respectively 33% and 19% of the patients, when only a 50% tinnitus remission is expected.

      A quarter of the patients is willing to pay more than 20 times their monthly income for treatment if complete tinnitus elimination is given in prospect. “​

      Wow.
       
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    3. razo

      razo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Audio exposure
      Tinnitus must be the illness with perhaps the highest revenue for the one that finds a cure/treatment for it.
       
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    4. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Sector Alpha
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
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    5. Manny
      Dead

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      20 times?? I'd pay 2000 times. I consider myself a very responsible person but I'd take out loans from every bank in the world and pay anything. I'd gladly work for as many years as it took to pay it back.
       
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    6. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Ugh.
       
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    7. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Sector Alpha
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      6 bone marrow extractions from the iliac crests, 72 injections of PRP, bone marrow, and a couple other things right up in the eardrum?
       
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    8. reggie green
      Balanced

      reggie green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/08/2001
    9. ruud1boy

      ruud1boy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Huddersfield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      c.2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An enthusiastic youth
      Kill or cure. Someone offers you a treatment and it's guaranteed to either cure your tinnitus or kill you stone dead, with a 50/50 chance. Would you take it? I'd snap their hand off.
       
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    10. Hayls32

      Hayls32 Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pulsatle to begin with. Noise exposure later in life
      I'll be honest, nope (y). Maybe for my other conditions but not this one, noise or no noise, I have family who wouldn't want me to risk my life this way. To each their own and all that :cool:
       
    11. Fightthearmy

      Fightthearmy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work-related
      If a company invented a pill tomorrow which would either kill you or cure you, with the odds at 95 % for cure and 5 % for death, the FDA wouldn't let you take that pill. They'd force you to eat sh*t for another two decades.
       
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    12. Silvio Sabo
      Pooptoast

      Silvio Sabo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Gothenburg, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise - I think
      Probably yes. It's one thing saying you would in a theoretical scenario like this and another actually doing it when presented with the option in real life. But for me personally I'd probably risk it. I'm so tired and fed up with this condition. The only thing keeping me from eating a bullet right now is the hope of something coming in the coming 5-10 years. Because if I were really convinced that this is for life, which would mean another 40-50 years for me, I'd just put myself out misery right away.
       
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    13. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      There would be a 100% chance of no longer having to listen to T.
       
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