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New research illuminates a possible understanding of the pathophysiology behind Meniere’s Disease:
Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere’s disease and how to attack it. According to Carol Foster, MD, from the department of otolaryngology and Robert Breeze, MD, a neurosurgeon, there is a strong association between Meniere’s disease and conditions involving temporary low blood flow in the brain such as migraine headaches.
A possible avenue of treatment is also implied by these research findings:
“If our hypothesis is confirmed, treatment of vascular risk factors may allow control of symptoms and result in a …
Fascinating research from the University of Michigan has illuminated some amazing new results:
She explains that in tinnitus, some of the input to the brain from the ear’s cochlea is reduced, while signals from the somatosensory nerves of the face and neck, related to touch, are excessively amplified.
“It’s as if the signals are compensating for the lost auditory input, but they overcompensate and end up making everything noisy,” says Shore.
The new findings illuminate the relationship between tinnitus, hearing loss and sensory input and help explain why many tinnitus sufferers can change the volume and …
I’m not entirely sure what to make of this, because I can’t postulate a mechanism for why this might work. But consider the following description of a tinnitus treatment:
Subjects in the intervention group underwent laser therapy for 20 sessions, every other day, 20 minutes each session, which was a combination of protocols used in the previous studies [1, 2, 13]. A low-level laser beam with wave length of 650nm and intensity of 5mW was irradiated to the ear via mastoid …
Notched sound therapy can function with a variety of auditory inputs that are then processed to remove the notch at the user’s tinnitus frequency.
Many of our users have asked us about using ambient natural sounds that fade into the background while they are listening, and furthermore, are pleasant to listen to and provide minimal distraction.
We’ve now created the option to listen to Notched Natural Sounds. Each Notched Natural Sound has a specified effective frequency range. If your tinnitus frequency exceeds this range, then there will not be enough sound energy for an effective Notch to be created and it …