Skip to comments.Reorganizing Brain Could Lead to New Stroke, Tinnitus Treatments
Posted on 07/20/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT by Red Badger
UT Dallas researchers recently demonstrated how nerve stimulation paired with specific experiences, such as movements or sounds, can reorganize the brain. This technology could lead to new treatments for stroke, tinnitus, autism and other disorders.
In a related paper, UT Dallas neuroscientists showed that they could alter the speed at which the brain works in laboratory animals by pairing stimulation of the vagus nerve with fast or slow sounds.
A team led by Dr. Robert Rennaker and Dr. Michael Kilgard looked at whether repeatedly pairing vagus nerve stimulation with a specific movement would change neural activity within the laboratory rats' primary motor cortex. To test the hypothesis, they paired the vagus nerve stimulation with movements of the forelimb in two groups of rats. The results were published in a recent issue of Cerebral Cortex.
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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?????.......
Tinnitus Ring List, just ask.................
I saw a post that said if you clasp your ears and then drum on the back of your skull with extended fingers the ringing will cease l
The Drs are telling the truth. There is as yet no cure or really effective treatment for tinnitus. There are a bunch of scam ‘organic’ stuff and various electronic devices out there but none that are truly useful..................
Tried it. Didn’t work for me.......perhaps I need a baseball bat.................
It will absolutely stop if you drum hard enough... but you may have to use something more substantial than your fingers.
Thus breast feeding babies prevents autism?
Yeah, constantly, can’t wait for this treatment!
T4TP, Red! It was even louder than that damned ringing....
“It will absolutely stop if you drum hard enough... but you may have to use something more substantial than your fingers.”
Drum for how long? How often? Does this become a permanent solution (cure)?
So, whatever my particular brand of tinnitus is, it's influenced by positions of my jaw. My theory is that a bad car accident with whiplash and a concussion caused a cascade of minor to severe health issues that inhibit my body's natural healing forces (e.g. no stage 3 sleep to build T-cells and integrate short term memory).
If hard enough, it only takes one good solid blow to the back of the head to cure it permanently. ;o)
To my knowledge there is no known “cure” for sensory-neural tinnitis. Some people experience relief from “masking”, which is putting a narrow band of white noise in the ear with a hearing aid type device... but that can often make speech more difficult to understand. I’ve heard of people sleeping with such devices or leaving the radio on with just static at night.
This doesn’t surprise me. It’s in line with what the neurofeedback people are doing in other areas - doing things that stimulate the building of new neural pathways.
One cause of tinnitus is a blood vein/artery, I can’t remember which, that runs too close to the surface near the eardrum. It can be fixed with surgery, but is very expensive and dangerous to boot.........
aka "The Vince Foster Tinnitus Cure"
My new Costco hearing aids made it much worse, plus making people knocking on the door sound like TOT Artillery. Drop a pot in my kitchen ... and I may have to shoot you!
“I saw a post that said if you clasp your ears and then drum on the back of your skull with extended fingers the ringing will cease l”
That post was probably from me Badge. It didn’t help me at all, but some others at The Steel Guitar Forum said it helped them a great deal. Certainly worth trying!
Buy the entire library and work your way through it 24/7 for the rest of your life. By the time you get to Schumann, you'll either be cured or the point will be moot.
I'm unusually vascular (I'd make a good lab dummy). The noise does seem to pulse with heart beats and that would explain the sound variances when I move my jaw. Also, I probably have circulatory issues and any blockages can certainly create friction or a ventura effect (like the increased noise from a dirty air filter).
Perhaps some humans have extra-sensory hearing (like dogs) and are picking up all the sound wave transmissions from cell towers. The tinnitus phenomena seems to be increasing. Never heard my parents’ generation complaining about ‘ringing’ - now every one in my age group has it.
We need cochlear transplants - a new ear in the new year!!!
Earphones turned up way to loud in our teens is probably the most common cause today.
Tomorrow it will be Hip-Hop at 2000 watts inside the cars............
My tinnitus has recently become much worse. These days it’s so loud that it can easily overwhelm my iPod. I am praying daily for a treatment that works.
Just a hint to anyone who goes to a NASCAR race for the first time, wear ear plugs.
another crappy worded headline by professionals. first time i read it i thought reorganizing could cause a new stroke.
i have tinnitus from mortar and tank gunfire. 80% of the time it’s just there not really annoying but wish it was gone. 10% it’s my own white noise generator. and 10% it drives me crazy. i ahve music on when i go to sleep which helps and focusing on it with meditation helps. and i just suck it up and am gratiful i can still hera.
I’m being treated here and so far, so good.
There is likely also the question of how long any of the effects of the treatments lasted/will last; learning if the change was permanent or not; does the longer-term pre-established neural patterns return, at some point. Interesting subject watchers will won’t to know.
The ringing in my ears is so loud my wife can here it.
It’s all in your head.
Seriously, if you don’t think about it for long enough, it will go away, That is until you get pinged to the Tinnitus threads.
And yes, I can hear it now.
Thanks for the ping!
Darn - I thought I was hearing crickets
I've had tinnitus for years now and it never goes away. Sometimes the 'ringing' is quiet, but most of the time it's very loud and annoying. Mine actually sounds like cicaidas, not ringing, only unlike the bugs, it doesn't stop when it gets cold outside.
That’s what mine sounds like too. It is always there but if I don’t think about it, it stops bothering me for long periods of time.
You might want to try this software, it helps me.
Tinnitus both ears, 43 years, since range at Ft. Ord, CA.
Live with it. I do.
been dealing with it for decades and I find as I get old, every now and then it stops, don’t know why but it will start up again...I figured after I hit 70 its quiet cause the brain cells are holding a funeral for a couple more brain cells that croaked. I am losing those brain cells pretty fast lately...
That there is funny, I don’t care who you are....LOL
Oh man... do I sympathize. I’ve had some bad hearing aids over the years, but COSTCO? Sounds one step up from Kmart.
I’m between hearing aids now, but I’ll keep saving until I can afford a good one. A bad hearing aid is worse than no hearing aid at all, IMO.