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  • Tinnitus discovery leads to cure hopes

    04/19/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies ^ | 18th April, 2011 | Joel Taylor
    Relief may be on the way for sufferers of tinnitus – the constant ringing in the ears that can drive people to suicide. The way the condition works has been identified by scientists, who now hope to find drug treatments for it. Tinnitus, which can develop following exposure to loud noises, infections or blockages in the ear, is caused by reduced activity of inhibitory neural pathways in the brain’s auditory centre, according to US researchers. About one in ten people suffer from it on a permanent basis. ‘This auditory imbalance leaves the patient hearing a constant ringing, buzzing or other...
  • Paul Stanley promotes aural hygiene (A-U-R-A-L)

    04/18/2011 11:53:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Published: April 18, 2011 | Reported by Cameron Pirie
    <p>Kiss loudman tells us to look after our ear (or ears) and enters the Guinness Book of Records as “World’s Biggest Hypocrite”</p> <p>First there was Ozzy’s medical problem page now we have Kiss member Paul Stanley vlogging for Doctor’s Web…..</p>
  • It’s Not Over When It's Over: Storing Sounds in the Inner Ear

    04/18/2011 11:29:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 5, 2011 | Staff
    Research shows that vibrations in the inner ear continue even after a sound has ended, perhaps serving as a kind of mechanical memory of recent sounds. In addition to contributing to the understanding of the complex process of sound perception, the results may shed light on other fascinating aspects of the auditory system, such as why some gaps between sounds are too brief to be perceived by the human ear. The study is published by Cell Press in the April 5th issue of Biophysical Journal. The inner ear contains a structure called the cochlea that serves as the organ of...
  • Lincoln Pharmaceuticals launches Tinnex [Caroverine ] injection in India

    04/15/2011 7:52:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | Friday, April 15, 2011, 17:25 Hrs [IST] | Staff
    Lincoln Pharmaceuticals (LPL) launches the much awaited Tinnex injection in India, as part of its agreement with Phafag AG, Switzerland to produce the Caroverine molecule for the treatment of Tinnitus commonly known as ringing in the ear. LPL is the sole manufacturer and distributor of Tinnex injection in India and the first company in the country to introduce a cure for Tinnitus. The launch of the Tinnex injection will provide relief to the millions of Indians suffering from this disease. LPL has sold 500 ampoules of Tinnex injection all over India in the last one month. Already 70 per cent...
  • Tinnitus sufferer shot himself dead 'to stop the screaming in his ears'

    04/14/2011 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10:28 AM on 14th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A grandfather who was tormented by the 'screaming in his ears' as a result of chronic tinnitus shot himself in the head, an inquest heard. Roy Sullivan's medical condition, where sufferers hear a constant ringing in their ear, had been getting progressively worse. The quiet 74-year-old was found with gunshot wounds by his wife at their home in Essex when she returned from her grandson's 14th birthday visit in January. Eileen Sullivan told the hearing: 'Roy was such a peaceful, quiet man. He just couldn't stand the noise. He liked to be quiet. If I had the radio on and...
  • Welcome news for tinnitus sufferers as pine bark studies lead to improvements

    04/13/2011 8:03:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | 13 Apr 2011 | Staff
    Research shows Pycnogenol® is effective in relieving tinnitus symptoms and improving inner ear blood flow More than 7 million British people have experienced some degree of tinnitus in their lifetime, according to the RNID[1]. Tinnitus is a hearing condition that causes the constant misperception of sound, including hissing, ringing and rushing noises. A study recently published in Panminerva Medica reveals that Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, is effective in relieving tinnitus symptoms by improving blood flow in the inner ear. 'mpaired blood flow to the ear is a common...
  • New Tinnitus Therapy Demonstration April 16 at UCLA Westwood

    04/13/2011 5:50:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | Press Release
    Los Angeles, Calif: (MMD Newswire) April 11, 2011 -- Dr Murray Grossan, Ear Nose and Throat specialist for tinnitus, will be speaking to the Los Angeles Tinnitus Group on Saturday April 16 at UCLA. The public is invited. He will discuss his tinnitus treatment method based on neuroplasticity, which means that brain functions can be changed for tinnitus relief. Although his book for tinnitus is titled Stressed? Anxiety? Your Cure is in the Mirror, DrGrossan points out that stress is not a cause of tinnitus. Usually tinnitus can come from loud noise exposure, inner ear infections, hypertension or certain drug...
  • Magnet Therapy Didn't Help 'Ringing in the Ears'

    03/25/2011 6:55:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2011 | Staff
    A constant annoying ringing in the ears – called tinnitus - didn't go away when researchers tried zapping patients' heads with magnetic waves in a recent study. The researchers still think magnetic therapy could work, if they can find the right part of the brain to apply it to. "We haven't found the sweet spot yet," said Dr. Jay Piccirillo, the lead author of the study and a professor of ear, nose and throat surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri. Tinnitus is caused by a "phantom" sound, thought to be the result of mis-wired brain...
  • House panel plans hearing on US intervention in Libya

    03/23/2011 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/23/11 | Russell Berman
    House panel plans hearing on US intervention in LibyaBy Russell Berman - 03/23/11 11:51 AM ET The House Foreign Affairs Committee is planning a hearing next week on the U.S. intervention in Libya, the first formal congressional inquiry into the five-day-old military campaign. A senior committee aide told The Hill on Wednesday that Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) was eyeing a hearing when Congress returns from recess. The hearing “is still in the planning stages,” the aide said. The inquiry comes amid complaints from lawmakers in both parties about the extent of consultation by the Obama administration with Congress about a...
  • Sheriff With CAIR Ties Defends Muslims At Hearing (Baca, LA Co)

    03/10/2011 4:12:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2011
    The only law enforcement official to testify at today’s congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization is tight with an Islamic group that raises money for Hamas and was a co-conspirator in a federal terror-finance trial. Predictably, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca advocated on behalf of Muslims at the highly-publicized hearing, conducted by the House Committee on Homeland Security. Not surprising considering Baca, elected to run the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, regularly attends fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to meet the goals of his agency’s Muslim Community Affairs Division. First elected in 1999, Baca joined forces with...
  • Hearing on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community...(live feed)

    03/10/2011 10:24:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 3/10/11 |
    311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Mar 10, 2011 9:30am On Thursday, March 10, 2011, the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.” The Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Peter T. King, Chairman [full text of opening statement] Panel 1 Hon. John D. Dingell, A Representative in Congress from the 15th District of Michigan Hon. Keith Ellison, A Representative in Congress from the 5th District of Minnesota
  • TOMORROW -ObamaCare Hearing (MN)

    03/07/2011 12:33:13 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    GOOD BILL - Please attend tomorrow's hearing on defunding Obamacare in Minnesota. HF 468 (Gruenhagen-R) would prohibit use of any state funds to implement Obamacare until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the law's constitutionality. Your support is critical. Conservatives must show up to support good bills as well as to oppose bad bills. BAD BILL - In addition, the Committee will be taking testimony on Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R)'s surveillance bill, HF 200 which will establish a state government health surveillance system on patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's (even those who just get cognitive testing), including collection of the doctor's...
  • Empty seats: Obama snubs Issaon witnesses for stimulus hearing

    02/16/2011 1:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/11 | Jonathan Strong
    In the latest sign of an increasingly antagonistic stand by Democrats against top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa, President Obama declined a request for a top economic adviser to testify before an oversight panel about the president’s economic stimulus law. Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin indicated the move will be part of a general policy against top White House aides testifying before Congress, potentially setting the stage for a showdown on later, more important hearings.
  • Durbin to chair hearing on health care (constitutionality - on Wednesday)

    02/01/2011 6:59:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Southern ^ | 2/01/11 | CALEB HALE
    Durbin to chair hearing on health careBY CALEB HALE, THE SOUTHERN Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 2:00 am U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will be chairing a congressional hearing Wednesday on the constitutionality of last year's health care reform bill, an event that will likely challenge Monday's latest ruling by a federal Florida judge the law is unconstitutional. Durbin, D-Springfield, a staunch supporter of the reform, said two judges have upheld the law and two found that Congress over-reached its boundaries in mandating people buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. Legal challenges, which have been brought up in 26...
  • GOP to finally get its chance to grill controversial Medicare appointee (Dr. Death)

    01/29/2011 11:12:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2011 | Jason Millman
    President Obama’s renomination of Don Berwick to lead the Medicare agency means that the controversial healthcare leader will finally have to face the public grilling that Republicans have been aching to give him. Berwick, who has been panned by Republicans for what they describe as his radical views on healthcare rationing, was able to avoid a Senate Finance Committee hearing before his recess appointment in July. Since then, he has rebuffed several requests from Republicans to share his views, even as he has taken to the much friendlier lecture circuit to spread the administration’s message. Berwick has stoked Republican fears...
  • Animal Study Finds Nerve Stimulation May Thwart Tinnitus

    01/12/2011 12:21:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies · 1+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 01-12-11 | Staff
    Treatment in rats stops, rather than masks, the problem, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Research in rats suggests that "rebooting" the brain can help stop tinnitus, a condition characterized by persistent ringing or other noises in the ears. There is no cure for tinnitus, which can occur as a result of hearing loss. In this study, U.S. researchers stimulated the vagus nerve while simultaneously playing a variety of sound tones over an extended period of time. The goal was to increase the numbers of neurons tuned to frequencies other than the tinnitus frequency. The vagus nerve is...
  • 'Rebooting' brain could ease ringing in ears

    01/12/2011 12:18:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 108 replies
    Yahooooooooo ^ | 01-12-11 | Staff
    Scientists have found a way to ease chronic ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, by stimulating a neck nerve and playing sounds to reboot the brain, according to research published Wednesday. There is currently no cure for tinnitus, which can range from annoying to debilitating and affects as many as 23 million adults in the United States, including one in 10 seniors and 40 percent of military veterans. For Gloria Chepko, 66, who has suffered from tinnitus since she was four years old, the sound she describes as "like crickets... but also bell-like," gets worse when she is tired....
  • Judgment gets nearer for SB 1070 [Hearing on state law is Monday]

    10/31/2010 2:33:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    SAN FRANCISCO — Three federal judges will hear arguments Monday by attorneys for the governor on why Arizona should be allowed to start enforcing SB 1070. John Bouma, Brewer’s lead attorney, will argue the law that Gov. Jan Brewer signed last April designed to give state and local police more power to detain and arrest those they suspect are in this country illegally is within the legal authority of the state. That will get an argument from lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice. Those attorneys contend only the federal government can regulate immigration. They want the law — or...
  • Senate panel to hold hearing on Gates's decision to close Joint Forces Command

    08/24/2010 5:16:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Hill [Washington, DC] ^ | 8/24/10 | Roxana Tiron
    The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s proposal to close the Joint Forces Command based in Virginia. (Snip) Webb and several members of the Virginia-delegation are fighting Gates’s decision to close Joint Forces Command based in Norfolk, Va., which is a part of the secretary’s effort to save billions of dollars within the Pentagon’s budget. Webb, who chairs the committee’s subcommittee on military personnel matters, called on the Pentagon and White House to suspend any actions related to the sweeping savings initiative until Congress had “ample opportunity to review the full scope of
  • Oklahoma Narcotics Bureau Claims Sound is Dangerous Drug to Kids

    07/17/2010 11:34:09 AM PDT · by decimon · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | July 16, 2010 | Jason Mick
    Cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol -- the usual drugs and their dangers are familiar to most children and parents alike. Is sound an equally dangerous "gateway drug"? As preposterous as that idea sounds, it's precisely what the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics claims. They are warning parents of a dangerous new drug -- binaural sound. > Oklahoma officials are convinced, though, that it's just the latest way for kids to get high. They call it "i-dosing" and claim that "digital dealers" are selling children the aural equivalent of crack in their eyes. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs spokesman Mark Woodward...