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The development of tinnitus has a strong association with hearing loss. The association is so strong that many researchers believe that hearing loss is the most common cause of tinnitus – the evidence is very strong on this point.
However, some individuals have “normal” audiograms that have no detectable hearing loss on them, yet they still have tinnitus. These individuals typically also do not have any identifiable cause for their tinnitus.
It’s a puzzle, particularly given that most of the models we have to explain the development of tinnitus start with noise induced hearing loss.
But what if people with normal audiograms had undetectable …
A lot of people are puzzled by the fact that even though two individuals may have the same level of hearing loss, some people will develop tinnitus and others will not. This suggests that people may have different underlying levels of vulnerability to developing tinnitus. We’ve posted about research in the past that confirms this, and a new paper has come out that details another possible explanation.
In this model, predisposition to tinnitus occurs as follows:
Here we for the first time compare behavioral and neurophysiological data from hearing impaired Mongolian gerbils with (T) and without (NT) a tinnitus …
AudioNotch is continuing to expand its Tinnitus Clinic Partnership program. In this program, patients can have the initial detection of their tinnitus frequency performed inside of a soundproof audiology room with audiology equipment. Some of our users have requested this service and we have sought to make it available. From the press release:
AudioNotch is pleased to announce a partnership with the Zabell Hearing Centre. With clinic locations in both Dundas and Hamilton, Ontario, the Zabell Hearing Centre is a trusted local provider of audiology and hearing services. AudioNotch’s tinnitus treatment program is now available at all Zabell locations.