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Tinnitus research


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Tinnitus research

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  2. 2. <ul><li>Ringing in the ears </li></ul><ul><li>Actual sounds vary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ringing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swooshing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulsating, heartbeat-like </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caused by a number of underlying conditions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wax buildup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually easy to treat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unknown cause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to treat </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Aims to identify cause </li></ul><ul><li>Tinnitus as a side effect of another condition </li></ul><ul><li>Problem within the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Privately funded organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Groups – American Tinnitus Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funded by grants, donations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Tinnitus research often focuses on the brain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural abnormalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical imbalances </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inner and outer structures of the ear </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Tinnitus research studies the effectiveness of remedies </li></ul><ul><li>Backwards approach that can lead to identifying the cause </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Tinnitus research studies alternative treatments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accupuncture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypnotherapy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General treatments </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Treat the underlying cause, if known </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic treatments and therapies may help others </li></ul><ul><li>Tinnitus research must advance to identify a stand-alone cure </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic treatments offer relief to sufferers </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Don’t resign yourself to a life of dealing with constant ringing in your ears! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about natural treatments that claim to be highly effective in reducing or eliminating tinnitus </li></ul><ul><li>Take action today to take your life back! </li></ul><ul><li>Visit: </li></ul>