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Acoustic Shock or Acoustic Trauma?

Acoustic trauma and Acoustic Shock are separate and distinct conditions resulting from exposure to loud sounds. Acoustic trauma (AT) is a physical injury to the hearing mechanism of the inner ear. AT results from exposure to sounds loud enough to cause physical damage to delicate structures within the cochlea. AT may follow a single exposure…

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Tinnitus and Acoustic Trauma

It is very distressing to experience a sudden onset of ringing in the ears. This condition is known as tinnitus. The noise of tinnitus may include ringing, screeching, buzzing, chirping, a hissing sound like steam escaping, or similar to the humming sound from high tension power lines. While the sounds of tinnitus appear to be…

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Hyperacusis and Tinnitus: Silence Is Not Always Golden

For individuals with a decreased tolerance for sound, the auditory system actually becomes more sensitive to external sounds—that is, it “strains” to hear sound until it perceives any sound as louder than it seems to others. When this situation recurs often or becomes chronic, it’s called hyperacusis. Our perception of the loudness of sound depends…

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Hyperacusis, Misopohonia, or Noisy Neighbors?

Does it annoy you to hear someone chew their food, slurp a soda through a straw, or chomp noisily on ice once the soda is finished? UP to 40% of adults who suffer anxiety from tinnitus also had a prior condition called misophonia. Misophonia–which means a dislike of specific sounds–is also called Selective Sound Sensitivity…

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Tinnitus: Where Should I Begin?

If you experience ringing in the ears, you may very well ask, “Can I get rid of this noise once and for all?” In the best of situations, the noise of tinnitus will go away completely. In others, you can reduce the intensity of the sound AND train your brain to largely ignore it. To…

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Tinn’-i-tus Vs Ta-night’-us

How we pronounce a word is certainly not the most important issue in the world. If we’re going to discuss this terrible scourge, however, we should at least mention where the name originated and how we pronounce it. The Latin root word for tinnitus is tinnire–meaning “to ring.” Even The Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster…

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Welcome To Tinnitus Control Center

If you suffer from intractable noise in your ears, my primary message to you is this: YOUR ANXIETY AND SUFFERING  FROM  TINNITUS CAN BE RELIEVED! Many tinnitus sufferers have been told by their doctors: “Sorry, you’ll just have to live with the noise,” or, “There’s nothing we can do for the ringing in your ears,”…

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