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TMS Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 27, 2014

TMS, as it is colloquially referred to (or Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which is the proper term) has recently been investigated as a possible treatment avenue for tinnitus. A lot patients get excited about TMS & tinnitus, but the results have not been good. People are attracted to TMS because it’s noninvasive (basically just a magnet held over your head) and thus doesn’t really appear to have any significant complications with use. It’s been used in depression as well, and the logic is that you could target the affected region of the brain non-invasively. … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Treatment 2014

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 25, 2014

Categories: Tinnitus Research

What are the tinnitus treatment options that are promising right now? It’s difficult to assess research findings before extensive clinical trials have come out, but I can point towards some areas of research in tinnitus treatment that are promising in 2014: I’ve blogged about them before:

In 2014, these are the tinnitus treatment options to look out for. As with any type of … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Research 2014

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 20, 2014

Categories: Tinnitus Research

Tinnitus Research 2014: what are some interesting new papers that have come out? When I’m writing the blog, I usually search the term “tinnitus” on google scholar and look for interesting papers that might be useful for our readers. Tinnitus is actually a very interesting research problem because it’s that nexus of a lot of work in neuroscience: the “bottom-up” approach of cellular neuroscience and the “top-down” approach of fMRI imaging, which visualizes blood flow to various large regions of the brain. People with tinnitus are constantly searching for promising new treatment avenues. I like to link to scientific papers … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Treatment NYU

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 18, 2014

Categories: Treatment Review

Lots of patients in the New York area search for tinnitus treatment available at NYU. The NYU Langone Medical Center has a series of helpful articles for people searching for “tinnitus treatment NYU” that I’ll offer some brief recaps below for:

NYU’s medical center on homeopathic treatments for tinnitus:
A 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial with 21 participants tested the effectiveness of a homeopathic remedy containing Sodium salicylate, Ascaridole (Chenopodium), Conine (Conium), and Quinine as a treatment for tinnitus.  The results were negative in all measures of the condition.
NYU on rTMS as a treatment for tinnitus:

A preliminary study found indications that rTMS may … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Journal

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 13, 2014

Lots of people look for good academic resources on tinnitus. What’s the leading tinnitus journal out there today? From what I can garner, there aren’t many tinnitus specific journals. The majority of tinnitus research is essentially a subfield of neuroscience research at either the cellular or brain-imaging based level, so I think the bulk of tinnitus research appears in medical journals and neuroscience journals.

I have been able to find a dedicated tinnitus journal, however, and that’s the International Tinnitus Journal. Some details from their wikipedia page:
The International Tinnitus Journal is a peer-reviewedmedical journal that was established … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Masker

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 11, 2014

AudioNotch is happy to announce that our tinnitus masker is now available on mobile! We’ve successfully re-engineered it to work on all web browser platforms. A tinnitus masker is a useful tool for those of you who are looking for an auditory sleep aid or some type of ambient background music. Many of you find it easier to concentrate with the aid of masking sounds in the background. As an added bonus, these natural masking sounds can be converted into Notched Natural Sound Therapy.  The concept of a tinnitus masker was discovered incidentally. A patient … Continue Reading

Why Your Ears Keep Ringing (And What You Can Do About It)

Written by AudioNotch Team on March 04, 2014

Categories: Tinnitus

Gizmodo has written an introductory post on tinnitus. Check it out here:

Some perceive it as a high-pitched, mosquito-like squeal; others, an incessant electrical buzzing. It can even sound like unintelligible voices or music. It’s known as tinnitus, and it’s a surprisingly common affliction, affecting some 50 million people in America alone. Here’s why it happens, and how you can prevent it.

Tinnitus (Latin for “ringing”) is a condition characterized by a perceived ringing, swishing, hissing, humming, roaring, beeping, sizzling, steady tones or tunes coming from one or both ears or from inside the head. … Continue Reading