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Tinnitus and Dental Issues

The following article from Quiet Times was written by my friend and fellow tinnitus expert, Barry Keate. Thank you, Barry. I will reserve comment until near the end of this post. “Dental Issues and Tinnitus By Barry Keate There appears to be a correlation between certain dental procedures and tinnitus. Dental work has the ability…

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Tinnitus Tips For Relief

Although there are a many health conditions that can cause or worsen tinnitus, many times there is no known cause. Often finding a cure can be equally frustrating. Luckily, there are techniques that can bring some relief to people who suffer with this condition. Use the methods outlined in this article to find an approach…

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Tinnitus Caused By Medications

It’s well known that certain medications can cause tinnitus. In most instances, the tinnitus goes away when the offending medication is stopped and clears the system. Occasionally, a medication can cause permanent damage to the hair cells in the inner ear. In such instances, the symptom of tinnitus as well as any accompanying hearing loss…

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Tinnitus and Fear

Millions of adults worldwide experience tinnitus. Of these, approximately 25% suffer greatly from it. Why? Or just as importantly, how do 75% of the people with tinnitus not suffer from it? How can one person seem to simply ignore the noise inside his or her head, while another finds it nearly impossible to carry on…

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TRT–Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) relieves suffering from tinnitus in approximately 85% of trainees, but it requires 12 to 18 months to become effective. Developed in the 1980s by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff at the University of Maryland, this therapy works through a process called habituation. TRT consists of two closely integrated and equally essential parts: A) …

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Tinnitus and Noise Exposure

This article focuses on the relationship of noise exposure and the development of tinnitus–ringing in the ears. The hearing mechanism is very delicate in all animals. Also called the auditory or audio-vestibular system, this system is generally thought to be composed of three parts. In actuality, there are four. 1. The External ear consists of…

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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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What Is Tinnitus and What Can Be Done For It?

If you suffer from tinnitus, your first question probably is, “Can anything be done about this ringing in the ears?” The answer is YES! A great deal can be done to help. But first you need to understand what it is. Tinnitus is a phantom auditory perception. That is, a sound heard inside your ears…

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Stuffiness and Ringing In My Ears

Some Individuals with tinnitus have occasional feelings of fullness in one or both ears. This feeling may be accompanied by a fluctuating hearing loss. That is, along with the feeling of fullness, the hearing suddenly gets very bad, and when the fullness goes away, the hearing improves. This often occurs in only one ear at…

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