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Electric shocks to the tongue can quiet chronic ringing ears

8 comments

  1. [8]
    crdpa
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    As a sufferer of tinnitus i just don't have any hope for a cure. There are some researchs here and there, but it doesn't go much further. This one is interesting, but we will never hear about it...

    As a sufferer of tinnitus i just don't have any hope for a cure.

    There are some researchs here and there, but it doesn't go much further. This one is interesting, but we will never hear about it again.

    Luckily mine is not loud and doesn't bother me. I only remember when i talk about it.

    EDIT: Just researched a bit more and this method was already shown not to work for quite some time. Don't know why they keep pushing it.

    6 votes
    1. [4]
      Autoxidation
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      Can you elaborate? It is already available for purchase in the EU and is awaiting US FDA approval.

      EDIT: Just researched a bit more and this method was already shown not to work for quite some time. Don't know why they keep pushing it.

      Can you elaborate? It is already available for purchase in the EU and is awaiting US FDA approval.

      6 votes
      1. [3]
        crdpa
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        You can look at users reviews here: https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/lenire-%E2%80%94-user-experiences-and-reviews.35776/page-5 It's a lot of mixed results and things end up going back to...

        You can look at users reviews here: https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/lenire-%E2%80%94-user-experiences-and-reviews.35776/page-5

        It's a lot of mixed results and things end up going back to where it was after some time. It probably can help alleviate some severe cases for some time, but you can never stop doing it and there are some people saying it got worse sometimes.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          aethicglass
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          They don't all seem negative. I just scanned through most, as many of the accounts are more highly detailed than I'm willing to absorb at the moment. But the 14% improvement figure seems in line...

          They don't all seem negative. I just scanned through most, as many of the accounts are more highly detailed than I'm willing to absorb at the moment. But the 14% improvement figure seems in line just from reading through a few of these.

          I think one thing that's important to bear in mind is the hyperbolic nature of science articles. They're very geared towards phrasing things as exciting and game changing, even if it's just incremental progress. 14% improvement is not a surefire cure by any means, but a marginal improvement. However, it does show that the mechanism had an effect, and that gives future researchers further foundation to build off.

          8 votes
          1. crdpa
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            Yes, you are right. It's just that buying something expensive for just 14% or less, or maybe nothing at all, seems like too much. But as I said mine is not crippling. 14% could save someone from...

            Yes, you are right.

            It's just that buying something expensive for just 14% or less, or maybe nothing at all, seems like too much.

            But as I said mine is not crippling. 14% could save someone from depression, which happens in extreme cases.

            4 votes
    2. [3]
      mrbig
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      My tinnitus is loud as fuck :( I also have no hope of a cure. But it’s so bad I wouldn’t mind being electrocuted.

      My tinnitus is loud as fuck :(

      I also have no hope of a cure.

      But it’s so bad I wouldn’t mind being electrocuted.

      6 votes
      1. Amarok
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        Damn, how many of us are there here with this affliction? I've had mine since I was five and they told me about it during my first hearing test. Just a storm of several billion Cicadas singing...

        Damn, how many of us are there here with this affliction? I've had mine since I was five and they told me about it during my first hearing test. Just a storm of several billion Cicadas singing somewhere just over the horizon.

        Sounds a lot like this, (pitched up past the high end of human hearing) - but I only notice it if I think about it. My brain has somehow learned to edit it out like a bad radio carrier wave signal. Most days I forget I have it. It's like 'the game' where you lose the instant someone mentions it.

        It must have some mild physical component, though, because some days it's muted, others it's louder, and on days where I work up a real sweat it becomes deafening. I feel like it's got more to do with brain/blood flow than anything in my ears.

        8 votes
      2. crdpa
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        O pai de uma amiga minha tinha um tinnitus bem alto. Ela dizia que ele sofria bastante com isso. Pra esses casos acho que vale a pena a redução marginal. Mas se chegar aqui, vai ser bem caro. Lá...

        O pai de uma amiga minha tinha um tinnitus bem alto. Ela dizia que ele sofria bastante com isso. Pra esses casos acho que vale a pena a redução marginal.

        Mas se chegar aqui, vai ser bem caro. Lá fora já falam que é.

        O meu tinnitus adquiri depois de uma infecção de ouvido que eu mesmo causei uns 10 anos atrás. Ainda bem que nunca piorou.

        3 votes