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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Self Induced Sound Therapy (BP) For Chronic Conditions

Supplier: Yourself.  Yoga teacher can teach technique.  The internet (e.g. www.youtube.com) has different videos showing how to do this technique. Cost: Free.  If necessary, you could pay for 15 to 30 minute yoga session to learn technique (approximately $10 to $20 in Canada). Category: Mind Enrichment (Relaxation), Body Enrichment. Sound Type: Relaxation sound (your own …

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Highly Sensitive People

Some people with tinnitus or fibromyalgia also have some hyperacusis.  Everyday sounds feel painful or annoying.  These are sounds that don’t bother other people like water running, doors closing or regular conversation.  It is as if the volume of the world is stuck on high. One difficulty in my experience is that hyperacusis is often …

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