Latest tinnitus research – control that ringing


 

To those of us who suffer with distracting ringing in our ears the latest tinnitus research will certainly be of interest to you.  You may not hear it all the time but it nags you during quiet reflective times.  This information from the internet may be useful reading.

Dr. Jay Piccirillo and Dr. Harold Burton have conducted very important studies in tinnitus patients in their Wash U laboratories.  After documenting the tinnitus and the neurological differences between normal individuals and patients with more tolerable (“mild”) or intolerable (“severe”) tinnitus, they sent 20 patients to the ‘brain gym’ to be trained in more accurate listening using Posit Science’s  Brain Fitness Program.  16 patients had the stick-to-it-ness to complete the program. 13 of those individuals (more than 80%) had substantial relief from their tinnitus.

I met with four of those patients in St. Louis on Friday.  They all told the same story.  Their tinnitus had been seriously degrading their quality of life.  Two were “severe” suffers.  Their tinnitus was continuously annoying and destructive, and with them all through their waking hours. They were perpetually tired and disconnected because they could only sleep when they reached a state of exhaustion and near-collapse.  Both “severe” and “mild” sufferers said that tinnitus bouts were substantially less frequent after training.  All said that they had more control over their tinnitus, and could now ‘put it out of their mind’ at will.  All said that it had greatly helped them sleep.  All said that it had resulted in very substantial improvements in their quality of life.

Dr. Piccirillo measured the amplitude of the ringing or clattering sounds that these patients heard, and explained that he did not believe that this the tinnitus loudness had been consistently altered  by Brain Fitness Program training.  What changes is 1) the frequency with which tinnitus rose to consciousness in ways that disrupt an individual’s effective operations at work or in their personal life and 2) the intrusive, disturbing power of the tinnitus.  After training, it was far easier for these patients to willfully ignore their tinnitus when it did arise, putting it in its proper place as meaningless noise, not to be attended to.

training….More at Promising Results in Controlling Tinnitus with Brain Training | “On

There are many home remedies from herbal to exercise for tinnitus.  While some work for some people and others work sometimes for others, finding the cause of the malady is the key.  Once that is determined then the remedy must be searched for.  Hopefully this information will work for you!

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