Tinnitus and Type D “Distressed” Personality

Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.  ~John Lahr Some interesting research is being done on the Type D for Distressed personality type and its link with tinnitus. Someone with a Type D Personality is more likely to …

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Tinnitus Association of Canada Review

This well-organized, well-written book is highly recommended. Tinnitus Association of Canada Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox can be ordered at online or local bookstores in e-book, softcover and hardcover formats. Multiple copy discounts (e.g. for support groups or group workshops) are available through Trafford Publishing (orders@trafford.com). Tinnitus Book Info Goodreads Author Page I love to hear from …

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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Tinnitus

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is being studied as a possible tinnitus treatment.  Past studies on rTMS have shown variable results.  A recent study found rTMS could be a promising new tinnitus treatment approach for people with normal hearing.  This was a double-blind controlled study.  People in the study were set up using the rTMS …

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Tinnitus and Brain Decoupling Research

The Tinnitus Association of Canada website News & Views (July, 2010) discusses interesting new research looking at disorders (e.g. tinnitus, depression, chronic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s, etc.) that may come from decoupling of two parts of the brain leading to cell activity firing out of synchrony.  The researcher (Rudolpho Llinas of the Medical School of N.Y.U.) …

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