When/If a Cure Is Found, What Type of Cure Do You Think It Will Be?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Raphael7713, May 31, 2017.

    1. Raphael7713
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      Raphael7713 Member

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden.
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 14, 2017.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      When and if we ever find a 100% cure for tinnitus, what type of cure do you think it'll be?

      A surgery in the ear/brain, a pill, some form of hearing aid that is 100% effective/better?

      Renewal of hair in ear?
       
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    2. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Well.. my guess is if we are lucky and they find a way to use the limbiatic system in our favor maybe with a pill.. but brain issues are always trouble so... Im very doubtfull there will be something at all :/
       
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    3. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Possibly for those where hearing loss is the cause.. what about the others tho? the thing is tinnitus is more of a brain issue than a ear issue from what i am gathering... but for renewal of hair I think medicin would need to be A LOT more advanced...
       
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      Raphael7713
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      Raphael7713 Member

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden.
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 14, 2017.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      I don't think we'll see it under our life time but I certainly hope so. But it would be interesting to hear people thoughts about this and see what type of cure is most likely possible. I know T can be caused by many things, but generally speaking..
       
    5. Rubenslash

      Rubenslash Member

      Location:
      Brussels
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several
      Why do you think that?
       
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      Cool

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      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High frequency hearing loss and lifetime noise exposure
      It seems to me that we know there are a long list of drugs that can cause tinnitus why can't there be a drug that eliminates it. Benzodiazepines are pretty good at helping but not a long term solution so maybe there's hope for a treatment in there somewhere.
       
    7. light rain

      light rain Member

      Location:
      Eastern TN
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      If T is just some sort of over activity in the the brain than I think MRI or modified brain scans will lead the way. I know they were looking into that for bipolar as a way to regulate. Pills I think would work as good as they do for depression - not very good at all with more problematic side effects. But T can be caused by different issues so no blanket cure.
       
    8. glynis
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      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I think it will be a few treatments and not one single one as tinnitus sub categories will need looking into.
      Love glynis
       
    9. Applejuice

      Applejuice Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20-3-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Multiple treatments sound right. Maybe stem cells to repair damage but brainwaves seems like wherr it is at since we are hearing phantom sounds. So they need to reset those too.

      I don't know if they are ever going to find the cure but technology grows exponential so that is in favour of us. On the other hand T is not life threatening like cancer is for example so searching an answer for T does not have priority. But I've already seen reports of children sustaining ear damage due to the overuse of headphones when they play with Ipads etc so a lot more people are going to get T.

      Elon Musk is starting a business though that wants to tackle brain irregularities but T is not on the menu. It might be our best bet. Or at least someone with a whole lot of money needs to get what we're hearing and then'll see more action.
       
    10. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      Why are more people going to get T? Not sure how old you are but way back in the 80s there was something called the Walkman that most kids had. I had one when I was 10 years old, I could turn it just as loud as a iPad. Why is the iPad going to lead to more T?

      I think people are smarter now, there is more awareness, there will be less noise induced T if anything. Back in my day, we had 3 or 4 subwoofers in your car that had the ability to rattle your teeth, the louder the better, you definitely do not see this as much these days.

      Excessive noise has been around for ages, nothing new. Only now, people are smarter, and there is better and more advanced protection available. You see a lot of kids now wearing ear protection at night clubs, concerts, and sporting events, unheard of 20 years ago. Also, people using power equipment are now wearing muffs, no one did that back in the day.

      From a noise standpoint, there should definitely be less T going forward, not more, I think you have things backwards. Things like cars, air planes, trains, busses, vacuums, power tools, our homes, all quieter than they once were. Technology is getting quieter.

      On the other hand, ototoxic drugs are being handed out like candy, maybe we will have more drug induced Tinnitus moving forward, but as far as noise induced tinnitus, in my opinion, no way.
       
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    11. Applejuice

      Applejuice Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20-3-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      @Telis

      I read it in an article and it was on the news. Little children that already used headphones to play games on the Ipad or watch movies with headphones on instead of playing with lego or hot wheels like we did. ENT's were seeing a lot more children in their office than there used to be.
       
    12. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Because brain complications are very hard to cure/treat... just look at most mental conditions and most of them still aren't figured out... what makes you think T would be different? specially when only a small % is very affected by it
       
    13. Applejuice

      Applejuice Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20-3-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Like I said, Elon Musks neuralink company is going to look at brain complications like Parkinson and Epilepsi for example. Tinnitus isn't on the list yet though. But those are complicated deseases that originate from the brain.
       
    14. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Well... I do hope Tinnitus gets cured... SO MUCH... its just hard to keep the hopes up when you realise how much medicin is still lacking. I'm not even sure I will be alive by then... T might get to me first :/
       
    15. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      Sounds like you had a very quiet childhood. Like most other kids in my generation (that I knew) I played with lego and hot wheels, but also constantly enjoyed cap guns, fire crackers, went to air shows, enjoyed hockey games in small stadiums with low roofs and screaming crowds, watched car races, indoor motorcycle shows, monster trucks etc etc etc .Or I did stuff like help my dad while he used the chainsaw or table saw for hours on end, all basically shit that kids don't really do anymore unless they are using ear protection, no one really knew back then. Not sure if any of that is any quieter or less damaging than kids sitting at home watching movies on their iPads these days, hard to imagine.
       
    16. 90's Kid

      90's Kid Member

      Well it seems like you didn't check what Frequency Therapeutics, Audion, Otonomy, Regain Project and more... are actually doing to cure tinnitus.

      We've never been so close to find a cure with hair cells regeneration. Atleast for people having tinnitus with hearing loss.

      I'm really hopeful for the next 2 years with all these trials. Who knows, maybe a cure before 2020 ? ;)
       
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    17. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Done some fair amount of research but didn't come across that, good to know there is several projects going on in order to cure it! Well one can only hope right? not much else to do at the moment XD
       
    18. 90's Kid

      90's Kid Member

      Actually the only good point to come in this website is to read success stories or reading the last research news.
      If you didn't know that some companies are working on Regrowing Hair Cells which is a really really really promising method, then you should go discover it on the Research section.

      You'll see that many companies are working on a cure for tinnitus and it's definitly not impossible.
      Moreover, some are doing advanced trials this year and some for 2018. You have no reason to think that it won't be a cure before 2025 (in the worst case 2025, the best should be 2020).
       
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    19. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I guess you are right... It is just hard to stay positive I guess :/
       
    20. 90's Kid

      90's Kid Member

      Why ? Is your tinnitus louder than shower ? Or only in quiet room ?

      Do you know that you can increase it by reading stories about T, or even reading something about T ?

      That's why you must leave forums and live your life. You know, I started coming here 2 years ago when my T occured. But during 1 year I didn't think about it once, went to parties, cinema, music... But 6 months ago I found something on Facebok about tinnitus. I didn't do it on purpose, I just read a post with someone complaining about having T.
      And BOOM it came back.
       
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    21. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      well used to be very quiet... it increased gradually... now it is a nightmare only getting partially masked by the shower... it stands out from everything else... so living is a struggle atm
       
    22. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      @Telis The thing about ototoxicity is that it really isn't given much consideration as a side effect by the drug developers, and even less so by the "caregivers".
       
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    23. 90's Kid

      90's Kid Member

      Do you play video games ? If so, do you hear it while playing ?
      If you don't then you can live a normal life without thinking about it ;) It means that if you decide to live without thinking about it he will decrease :)
       
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    24. Applejuice

      Applejuice Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20-3-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I also think that if a cure comes that they won't be drugs. T affects so much from you ear to all corners of the brain that a drug can't handle unless it carries unavoidable side effects.

      On another note, I've read about a farmer who had T his whole life due to his tractor noise but it dissappeared when he got hit by a brain stroke. I can't find the article anymore or if he was severly crippled but I guess not since it was stated he never was this happy in his life.
       
    25. Rubenslash

      Rubenslash Member

      Location:
      Brussels
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several
      Please explain me how inner ear regeneration is a brain thing. Because we are talking about this, not tinnitus
       
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    26. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Well from what ive been reading hearing empairment is ofc a ear problem but the tinnitus itself is in your brain... for example even normal people with normal hearing will have a certain degree of tinnitus when in a sound proof room... the thing is people with T problems have this amped up waaay too much... even if it is caused by hearing impairment no one is to say that once your hearing was restored... your brain will start blocking it again. Correct me if I am wrong please this is just me assuming from my understand of tinnitus
       
    27. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I do hear it while I'm playing games that is what ive been trying to do to distract myself it used to work but now it doesn't.. the ringing doesnt go away and my ears feel weird... I wish there was someone who could help me :(
       
    28. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      about the living life without thinking about it that is what I tried for months... and yet it worsened... now it is impossible cause it is always there... I dont know what i did to make it this worse... maybe stress? uuugh I dont know anything at this point... its just so frustrating
       
    29. grate_biff
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      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Moss, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma and or benzo withdrawal
      Read at least the last 3 pages of this tread.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/frequency-therapeutics-—-hearing-loss-regeneration.18889/
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      It will probably answer some of your questions. Nobody knows, at this point, if T will be unlearned by the brain once regeneration of HC is done. But there are reasons to believe so. In fact, me personally, believe the brain resets itself every time we sleep. T can change so much from day to day, but not as much during the day, if you understand. Not without drugs(benzodiazepines) at least.
       

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    30. Emanuel Lourenco
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      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Yeah I suspected that the "reset brain" thing could be taken into account and maybe the T would go away, but again no way to be sure, and still leaves the question for the other people that don't have hearing impairment. Thank you for your reply! very insightful
       

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