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Can we cure tinnitus?
« on: 17/10/2012 10:43:00 »
Tinnitus is the experience of sound in the absence of any real noise and it’s estimated to affect 1 person in 5 and can have a devastating effect on some people’s lives. We spoke to Peyman Adjamian, a tinnitus researcher, to find out more.
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

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Re: Can we cure tinnitus?
« Reply #1 on: 27/10/2012 05:25:36 »
The advice to one caller who possibly had mild tinnitus was "Don't think about it!".

This is a bit like telling someone "Don't think about the purple elephant!".

I guess the idea is not to worry when you do hear it. Don't obsess about it, and it will go away (for a while)...
 

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Re: Can we cure tinnitus?
« Reply #2 on: 27/10/2012 05:35:36 »
Question: Is tinnitus related to "Otoacoustic emission", where the ear actually produces sounds, to enhance its own sensitivity?
Monitoring of otoacoustic emission is often used for hearing tests on babies, since they can't tell you when they hear a tone, but their ear produces tones that tell you they have heard the tone...

Is Tinnitus the ability to hear your own Otoacoustic emissions - perhaps because your hearing has been damaged, and this system no longer just operates on soft sounds?
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoacoustic_emission
 

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