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Tinnitus and Psychiatry

Written by AudioNotch Team on November 14, 2013

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Tinnitus has been associated with anxiety and depression, among other psychiatric disorders. There is a role for psychiatrists to treat tinnitus sufferers who have significant comorbid psychiatric conditions:
When relief finally came for De Mong, it was not in the form of a tinnitus specialist or an ear doctor, but a psychiatrist. He was referred to the doctor after several hours of hospital observation. While he insisted his problem was the ringing, she diagnosed him as depressed and prescribed sleeping pills and an antidepressant, Effexor. Finally, he said, he began to sleep. And slowly, the depression — … Continue Reading

Interesting PBS Interview with US Veteran with Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on November 12, 2013

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Give it a read and check it out!

The pathway for veterans developing tinnitus is relatively simple: exposure to environmental noise from explosions, gunfire – even engines – damages their hearing and causes tinnitus.
But Jarom has found one hill he cannot conquer: the incessant ringing in his ears. It’s called tinnitus — or tinnitus.

For him, it began with a scene like this in Iraq. On five separate occasions, he came dangerously close to powerful explosions that left his ears ringing.

Are Hearing Aids Useful in Managing Tinnitus in Individuals with Hearing Loss?

Written by AudioNotch Team on November 07, 2013

Categories: Treatment Review

A review of the available evidence came to the conclusion that there is some evidence that hearing aids can help in the management of tinnitus, however, more research needs to be done in order to reach definitive conclusions. Hearing aids are oftentimes used in the management of tinnitus because they are
Results: Although the quality of evidence for hearing aids’ effect on tinnitus is not strong, the weight of evidence (17 research studies for, 1 against) suggests merit in using hearing aids for tinnitus management. Conclusions: The majority of studies reviewed support the use of hearing aids fortinnitus management. Clinicians should feel reassured that … Continue Reading

Rogert Taylor, Drummer from Queen, Learns to Cope with Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on November 05, 2013

It’s interesting to approach stories on tinnitus with the background knowledge of the science on the subject. The topic of habituation has proven to an important one – simply put, habituation is the process whereby the brain adapts to the tinnitus tone and stops reacting in a negative emotional way – essentially, the anxiety and stress caused by the sound go away, and all that remains is the sound itself.

Consider the case of Roger Taylor, the guitarist from Queen. Read his anecdote, and you’ll see that in modifying his mental attitude towards tinnitus, he was able to remove … Continue Reading