Why Does It Take So Long to Find a Cure :)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RaZaH, Mar 5, 2015.

    1. RaZaH
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      RaZaH Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Reykjavík, Iceland
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      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
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    2. marqualler
      Nerdy

      marqualler Member Benefactor

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      Minneapolis, MN
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      10/2014
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      Ear infection / Mild Noise Induced Hearing Loss
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    3. Blake

      Blake Member

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      12/2012
      Well since there is so little awareness in society in regards to hearing damage/tinnitus, as compared to teaching kids about drugs, sex, etc; there's probably just as much little research done to cure it.

      So many people I have talked to have no idea what tinnitus is and have never experienced it.
       
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    4. John G

      John G Member

      That's so true. I have two brothers that I mentioned to them I have tinnitus and they said they have never heard of it. Also, they have no remorse for me having this condition.Having support from others (loved ones,friends etc) really helps I think. Having no support does not help. Sorry for babbling
       
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    5. Mike TerMaaten

      Mike TerMaaten Member Benefactor

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      California
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      2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck
      Avoid things like these...... They damage the sensitive ear nerve


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      Pro Audio is the worst.....
       
    6. John G

      John G Member

      Anybody notice when looking at certain illness/disease etc that is listed on the internet, has tinnitus that is listed as a symptom of that injury,illness etc. Such as head/neck injury,atlas bone problems,b12 deficiency,magnesium defeciency and the list goes on and on.

      Makes me go crazy trying to figure out what the cause is. Of course trying to get a certain test done by the doctor is difficult enough. My doc says , no you dont need that test done and so on.But the doc will have no dam problem writing a prescription for any drug .....$$$$$
       
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    7. Raphael7713
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      Raphael7713 Member

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      Sweden
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      14 january 2017
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      unknown
      The thing is tinnitus is directly linked to the brain, and the brain is so so complex. That's why we can today to a higher dregree cure most cancers (to a certain degree) but cant cure a "simple" thing as tinnitus.
       
    8. Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      @RaZaH, I hope you've found some kind of peace or happiness. I now know what it's like to wake up the way you do. (Car crash).
       
    9. MBH

      MBH Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Work
      It is not a symptom when docs wake up its a cause and effect the cause is you get it effect is what it does to your total body mental and physical then maybe we'll get something done for T. Mine came out of the blue I was healthy before and all test after as well not a symptom in my book docs make it worse by making you keeping looking for a symptom as if I can find the answer, I relate mine to dental but docs all said no.
       
    10. threefirefour
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      threefirefour Member

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      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD and/or misaligned jaw (Maybe TMJ)
    11. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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    12. Fabrikat

      Fabrikat Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1973
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      Otosclerosis then volume then viral infection
      I love a conspiracy theory! Who do you think these companies are?
       
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    13. threefirefour
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      threefirefour Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD and/or misaligned jaw (Maybe TMJ)
      TRT companies. It's not some sort of conspiracy theory it's just common sense. Do insulin producing companies want a cure to diabetes? When you add 2 and 2 you have a remarkable tendency to get 4.
       
    14. maestromusica
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      maestromusica Member

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      Club
      Can you name a single "TRT Company" powerful enough to sabotage medical research?
       
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    15. threefirefour
      No Mood

      threefirefour Member

      Location:
      California
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      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD and/or misaligned jaw (Maybe TMJ)
      No because it's The whole industry, and I didn't say they were sabotaging research. They're competing with research.
       
    16. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      They are, in a way. But how is that slowing down (or stopping) research and finding a cure?
       
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    17. threefirefour
      No Mood

      threefirefour Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD and/or misaligned jaw (Maybe TMJ)
      Sorry, I didn't get your notification for some reason. Anyways for two main reasons:

      1) people who pay for TRT would rather not spend much more money on tinnitus. This is speculation but considering part of "habituation" that they sell is to try to get over it, and people after that would prefer not to get involved and wait for a cure when the time comes.

      2) the main one, tinnitus is the biggest complaint vets have medically. The US military mostly pay for TRT for them instead of giving that money to research. Good for the short run but in the long run it's putting a bandage on the bigger problem.
       
    18. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      No problem.

      1. This may be an unintended side-effect, but I don't think it would slow down research in any significant way. First off, if those who have habituated are no longer interested in a cure, then that's a good thing! It means they can continue their lives like normal. And I would speculate that they would still be interested in a cure, when one arrives. It's still better to have two legs instead of getting by with a prosthetic leg.
      Furthermore, the group of those who have habituated using TRT is small in compared to all tinnitus sufferers and hearing loss sufferers. The latter is important because hearing loss research and tinnitus research often go hand-in-hand.

      2. I'm not so sure if the US is spending "mostly for TRT instead of research". Could you provide a reference?
      I'm sure we'll agree that the US military has to strike a balance somewhere between the short term and long term. We'll probably also agree that the US definitely has an interest in developing a cure.
      While being big contributor, the US is by far not the only player in medical research. There are governments, companies and (private) research labs all over the world who will push for a cure regardless of what the US government does.
       
    19. victoria9273

      victoria9273 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have hyperacusis
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Use of earphones
      Only if we could regenerate our hearing cells then can we truly appreciate music and play them heartily. I wonder what it feels like to hear music with your younger, more strong and healthier ears.
       
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