Your Questions for Dr. Josef Rauschecker Interview

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    1. Zeneth
      Wishful

      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      Can you get on TED Talk again and plug your fundraiser? It's all about raising awareness at this point.
       
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    2. Rajin

      Rajin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/7/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ,noise
      Do you know if there will be one cure or treatment regardless of how a person got tinnitus?
       
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    3. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Should tinnitus sufferers protect themselves from everyday noise (e.g. in a moving car) more than non-tinnitus sufferers?

      Many tinnitus sufferers report considerable daily fluctuations in intensity. What explanation do you have for this?
       
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    4. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      - why can tinnitus be intermittent
      - why can one have a completely different sound in each ear
      - is the level of “safe sound exposure” different for people with tinnitus. Do they have to wear extra hearing protection to prevent worsening?
       
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    5. pochito

      pochito Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excess - Hearing loss - Gigs - travels - loud music - STRESS
      Did you hear about a clinic in South Korea and Dr Minbo Shim who claims:

      "We have integrated new technologies for hearing loss recovery. Our doctors learned how to control the regeneration process of cells and tissue. (He doesn't say what cells and what tissue) We can restore hearing even in most severe cases. Today we have patients coming to us from all over the world including eastern parts of Russia."​

      It seems that the treatment is conducted with intratympanic injections of "platelet-rich plasma"

      He has made a patent of his technique in Russia and seems to advertise curing/helping the tinnitus recovery through this process.

      What can we expect from this kind of treatment in your opinion?
       
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    6. Manny
      Dead

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      What are your thoughts on the putative importance of improving the diagnostics of so-called ultra-high frequency hearing loss and hidden hearing loss in relation to tinnitus?

      Hope this is not too open-ended but I would really like to hear Dr. Rauschecker expound on these forms of hearing loss and their relation to tinnitus.
       
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    7. MBH

      MBH Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Overloaded stress
      If your hypothesis is proven, when is the start date for a human clinical trial?

      What is the connection between the brain and ears when it comes to tinnitus? Do you have a hypothesis to fix them both?

      Also, how are you going to fix a person if they have multiple tinnitus noises?
       
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    8. TuxedoCat
      No Mood

      TuxedoCat Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      Is it possible to receive a quarterly update from your lab which can be posted on Tinnitus Talk to keep members and others aware of your progress?
       
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    9. Karl Appleby

      Karl Appleby Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Is there an insulin response / personal food intolerance that can lead to tinnitus, exacerbate tinnitus or prevent tinnitus from healing?

      I ask this because as some have stated, young people with limited noise exposure will get it, but some older people don't have it working in loud environments.
       
    10. lucy_snow

      lucy_snow Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018.03
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss/ibuprofen
      What do you think about neurofeedback therapy? Could it really be helpful in treating tinnitus?
       
    11. jay777

      jay777 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzo/ headphones
      You said help is coming soon, how soon?
       
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    12. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      In the case of somatic tinnitus, do neck muscles just contribute to the already existing tinnitus or they themselves generate tinnitus?
      Will it gradually become worse with my age?
       
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    13. Kste Adams
      Studious

      Kste Adams Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMD, Noise?
      Adding to this, have you uncovered connections between tinnitus and other neurological conditions such as migraines or restless leg syndrome? If so, do these conditions share similar brain dysfunctions? Is it possible that treating one such condition would help with treating tinnitus (or alternatively, treating one would aggravate tinnitus symptoms).
       
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    14. lucy_snow

      lucy_snow Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018.03
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss/ibuprofen
      I have mild hearing loss. Why prednisolone makes my tinnitus almost completely disappear (6 months, one year after the onset)? Does that mean that my tinnitus is caused by an inflammation and not by hearing loss?
       
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    15. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Is there a connection between stress, glutamate and tinnitus?
       
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    16. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Do you think that many different causes lead to one uniform disease, the tinnitus?
      Or do you consider tinnitus to be a generic term for many different diseases associated with ear noise.
       
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    17. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      Which treatment would be more suitable for tinnitus and hyperacusis both: TRT or Acoustic CR Neuromodulaton. What is the difference between the two?
       
    18. Watasha
      No Mood

      Watasha Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      It has been a couple of years since the TED Talk discussion that presented the gating theory/mechanism (perhaps even longer since the underlying research took place).

      What has been taking place since this time, has additional research been done, etc?

      In essence, why are we only now looking at building a model in primates as opposed to over the past couple of years, aka why the delay?

      Thank you for all of your hard work, it is much appreciated.
       
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    19. spedgas
      Depressed

      spedgas Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      At the end of his TED Talk he said “Help is on the way, we will have something for you soon.” I’m also curious about what these past two years have done for his research.
       
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    20. lucy_snow

      lucy_snow Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018.03
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss/ibuprofen
      Why for some people tinnitus tends to get better with the time and for some it gets worse or stays at the same level?
       
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    21. Jiri
      No Mood

      Jiri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + injury
      This is awesome! Thank you for this opportunity @Tinnitus Talk

      My question to Dr. Rauschecker is: What is your opinion on drugs that are used by so many for management of tinnitus, but which may also cause tinnitus or subsequently worsen it during a withdrawal; for example benzodiazepines (clonazepam etc.) viz Professor Heather Ashton's manual: protracted withdrawal symptoms, or as shown in the documentary by Shane Kenny 'The Benzodiazepine Medical Disaster' (with Prof Heather Ashton and Prof Malcolm Lader OBE)? If they do damage with relation to tinnitus, is it reversible or not (excitotoxicity e.g.)?

      Thank you for your attention.
       
    22. Layla23
      Bookworm

      Layla23 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bars/nightclubs/MRI
      My reactive tinnitus gets so loud that I can’t hear my own voice sometimes. And the sounds come from my head moreso than my ears. And then it usually goes back down once I’m in a quiet room again. I thought I was the only one but it seems there’s a lot of us out here.

      For me, my reactive tinnitus leads to a whole slew of other secondary symptoms like visual snow and dizziness and palinopsia.
      And again, I have found I’m not the only one.

      Will your research address severe reactive tinnitus like described above? Or just the normal “chronic ringing in your ears” type of tinnitus.
       
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    23. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      Another question for Dr. Josef Rauschecker would be if tinnitus and hyperacusis share pathologies? And is there a difference between pain and loudness amplification hyperacusis.
       
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    24. Ryzen

      Ryzen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Began after a single night of wearing Bose Sleepbuds
      What is your opinion on the concept of "reactive tinnitus"? Some people are adamant it doesn't exist.
       
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    25. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      What do you think about the fact that many "tinnitus clinics" provide hearing aids to almost all patients with moderate hearing loss?
       
    26. Julien87
      Happy

      Julien87 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (concert)
      Are a tinnitus sufferer's ears more prone to damage than the average people's ears? If so, why?
       
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    27. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Do you think that efforts towards tinnitus subtyping are helpful?
       
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    28. Bam

      Bam Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/stress
      In your opinion are the drug companies content with the status quo of doctors prescribing all manner of depression and anxiety and insomnia medication to tinnitus sufferers and have no real interest or incentive to ‘cure’ us as we’re already lining their pockets to the tune of billions a year and a cure would actually make them less money...... If you do not agree please explain why.
       
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    29. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Would further diagnostic measures to objectify the tinnitus be helpful? (e.g. high-resolution MRT, determination of brain activity)
       
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    30. Chris Robinson

      Chris Robinson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      various
      My tinnitus nearly all ways starts firstly in the morning. I either have a very bad attack or do or do not have it at all, depending entirely on my sleep pattern at night. How much does night time neural plasticity affect tinnitus. And can a treatment be initiated whilst a person is at sleep.
       

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