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Mcmaster University Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on February 18, 2016

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Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.


An Overview Of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition that affects millions of people in the world and can have a negative impact on their overall quality of life. It is a condition that causes constant buzzing or ringing in the ears. It is estimated that 20 percent of people in the world suffer from tinnitus. The exact causes of tinnitus have not been found. However, a team of researchers at McMaster University have provided us with a better understanding of the condition.

The McMaster University Tinnitus Study

The McMaster University tinnitus study involved patients who were between the ages of 18 and 75. All of the patients had suffered from tinnitus for at least one year. Many people believe that tinnitus is caused by a problem in the inner ear. However, the researchers found that tinnitus is caused by the firing of neurons in the brain. This condition is also triggered by changes that occur in the brain after a person suffers from hearing loss.

Larry Roberts is a professor at McMaster University. He was also the lead author of the study. He stated that most tinnitus cases are caused by hearing loss. The hearing loss occurs due to frequent exposure to loud noise or the natural aging process. He also stated that brain changes occur when a person suffers hearing loss, which is what triggers tinnitus.

Hearing loss modifies the activity of the neurons in the auditory pathway. It also affects the other brain processes, such as those that involve the senses and emotion. Additionally, there are inhibitory functions that change with the aging process, and this can contribute to tinnitus.

Larry also noted that tinnitus is becoming more common. He also stated that more young people are developing tinnitus. He believes that this is largely due to exposure to recreational noise. He also believes that there needs to be more done to curb noise in public places.

The results of the McMaster University tinnitus study have been published in the Journal Of Neuroscience. Larry presented the results of the study at the Society Of Neuroscience in San Diego on November 14, 2010. He hopes that the results of this study will encourage people to do more in order to protect their hearing.

McMaster University is on the list of the top 100 universities in the world. Students from all over the world come to study at this prestigious university.