An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which causes a person to perceive noise in one or both ears when no external sound exists. The noise can occur intermittently or persistently and can interfere with sleep and concentration, and has been linked with stress and depression. The condition is
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Tinnitus Linked to Noise Exposure
A new study (JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, July 21) suggests that occupational and leisure time noise exposure may correlate with tinnitus rates. About one in 10 adults in the U.S. have intermittent or persistent tinnitus, which is characterized by the perception of sounds—for example, buzzing, clicking,
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About one in five Americans suffers from tinnitus, a condition marked by the perception of a sound that isn’t really there.
Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology, April 23, 2015, have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record directly from the brain of a person with tinnitus in
Tinnitus, or persistent ringing in the ears, affects about 50 million Americans. It is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, prolonged exposure to loud noises, or head or ear injury.
Current treatments include noise suppressions, like white noise machines and masking devices, as well as antidepressants