Tag: tinnitus

Demystifying Meniere’s Disease

Causes of Meniere’s disease, first recognized in 1861as a disease of the inner ear rather than the brain, have eluded researchers for decades. The affliction can cause tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, and pressure within the inner ear, but until recently, specific causes remained unclear. Now, researchers have learned that Meniere’s

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

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

Newsbriefs: Beta-Blockers; Obesity; Tinnitus; Exercise

Beta-Blockers Not Always Necessary After a Coronary Intervention.
After a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI—angioplasty and stenting), beta-blockers can lower the risk of heart attack in patients who continue to have angina or hypertension. But in older patients with stable angina and no history of heart attack or heart failure, these drugs

Defining Dizziness

Feeling lightheaded upon rising from a chair, getting nauseous in a car, experiencing a room as spinning while lying down—these are all different ways of describing dizziness. It becomes more common with age, but there is no one single reason why a person may feel dizzy.

There is, however, a unifying

Newsbriefs: Tinnitus; Good Genes

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,

Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Suspect in Hearing Loss

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating, chronic, inflammatory disease, afflicts one percent of the U.S. population, but the toll it exacts is devastating. The disease can affect not just bones and joints, but organs, including the heart, lung, skin, and eyes, as well as the auditory system, with the resultant psychological

Scientists Identify Brain Networks Responsible for Tinnitus

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

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