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Brain source of tinnitus, not ears
November 11, 2010 THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Attention tinnitus sufferers — that annoying ringing in your ears may be all in your head.

A research team from McMaster University and other Canadian and U.S. universities says it's pinpointed the source of tinnitus.

McMaster Professor Larry Roberts says they have evidence the high-pitched ringing or hissing noise tinnitus sufferers hear is generated by neurons firing in the brain, not the ear.

The phantom and sometimes constant ringing in the ears affects millions of people worldwide and has a dramatic negative impact on the quality of their lives.

Roberts says tinnitus is brought on by changes in the brain that take place when someone suffers hearing loss.

The research is in an article published in the latest edition of The Journal of Neuroscience.
 

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That's news? They knew that 40 years ago, Tinnitus is sometimes referred to as "Head Noise".
 

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I doubt there is any solution. Wish there was. The ringing in my ears is such that I like being in semi-noisy environments to mask it.
 

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Brian, what did you say?? Dang ringing in my ears and can't hear sh!t. I've got it and wish they would figure something out. I tried some of the so called miracle fixes(ear drops, oral meds etc.) and well ringgggggggggggggg.

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I hate the ringing and understand Brian saying he likes being in a noisy environment to mask the ringing. I get some of my best sleep with the television on.

Sometimes the ringing is so loud that it wakes me up at night.

Yes, I have tried the Lipo-Flavonoid Extra Strength tablets. I might as well stick them up my........ahh...use them as suppositories.

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I hate the ringing and understand Brian saying he likes being in a noisy environment to mask the ringing. I get some of my best sleep with the television on.

Sometimes the ringing is so loud that it wakes me up at night.

Yes, I have tried the Lipo-Flavonoid Extra Strength tablets. I might as well stick them up my........ahh...use them as suppositories.

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"Roberts says tinnitus is brought on by changes in the brain that take place when someone suffers hearing loss."

So the changes wouldn't happen if there were no hearing loss? I would think the source might be the brain. Just what was the cause again "hearing loss" gee doesn't that happen in the ears.....LOL

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"Roberts says tinnitus is brought on by changes in the brain that take place when someone suffers hearing loss."

So the changes wouldn't happen if there were no hearing loss? I would think the source might be the brain. Just what was the cause again "hearing loss" gee doesn't that happen in the ears.....LOL

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What?
 

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There's no cure for tinnitus. Mine was caused by spending too much time on motorcycles. Most riders have no idea how loud wind noise is because it's a low frequency sound. I wear earplugs when I ride now so it doesn't get worse.

It's gotten so I can barely hear the voices in my head.
 

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I've had tinnitus for at least 30 years. I can't stand sleeping when everything is quiet. The ringing drives you nuts! I have been using the Marpac Sleepmate for a number of years now. This produces a humming noise that allows me to sleep. (An electric fan next to the bed does the same thing). Today I ordered a different unit through Amazon.com. It has a variety of sounds. I am going to try that. Ed
 

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I`ve had it for over 10 years and decided to try "Ring No More" advertized in the daily paper . Got extra and a 2 month trial period with a money back guarantee ??? All for $169.95 . Did nothing as I was told by others . Sent the remainder of the bottles back and they said I will be charged a restocking fee of $20 . 4 months of calls and still no return of my money so I called the credit card company , explained the situation and they added the $169.95 back into my account . I hope it`s all straightened out with them but as stated , there is no cure .
 

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The Tinnitus I have tends to try and compete with the ambient noise that I'm exposed to. The louder the area I'm in the louder the ringing. It's like those of us that, have poor hearing, try to talk over any other voices in the vicinity. If I am around an alarm, especially a backup alarm, that noise will come back later that day or while I'm asleep. There are times when I'll wake up half startled, just to realize that it's nothing or I'll sleep through an alarm clock because I was trying to ignore the noise.

For those who can not visualize how debilitating it can be.....your blessed. I actually tried to have my eardrums cut or removed almost 40 years ago and was warned that without any hearing....the noise "could" become worse.
 

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Dark Horse you are not alone with the ringing waking you up. I find that after I've slept most of the night and gotten my rest in and there are a couple of hours left until I should get up I'll awaken because of the loud noise in my ears. I can usually go back to sleep but sometimes not. Sure wish there was a cure for this ringing. Dan
 
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