Tinnitus Talk is a podcast about all things tinnitus. We aim to engage and inform you, bringing you fresh insights and updates on research, treatments, personal experiences and public awareness.
Our hosts (who all have tinnitus themselves) interview tinnitus researchers, healthcare providers and advocates. We bring you real life stories from tinnitus patients. And we’ll update you on the latest developments in the field and in the patient community.
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Visual Snow and Tinnitus - Phantom Phenomena
Seeing phantom visions, hearing phantom sounds.
Tinnitus and the Power of Prediction - Dr. Will Sedley
This episode will give you a deeper understanding of the different models that explain the brain mechanisms underlying tinnitus. Dr Will Sedley outlines his own theory, based on predictive processing. We also cover issues like how to develop an objective marker of tinnitus and the thorny topic of whether tinnitus subtypes really exist or not.
Hearing Lost and Found - Frequency Therapeutics
This is your chance to learn all about the hearing regeneration treatment FX-322 being developed by Frequency Therapeutics. We spoke with Carl LeBel about the promising results of their Phase 1 trial, the potential benefits for tinnitus, why speech intelligibility should be the primary measure of hearing, and when the drug might reach the market.
Reviving Retigabine for Tinnitus - Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD
A drug to quieten your tinnitus, that’s what Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD, is working on. The drug targets potassium ion channels in the brain. These channels – or so the theory goes – are compromised in tinnitus patients, thus triggering the neural hyperactivity perceived as tinnitus. In spite of trials and tribulations in getting the drug ready for clinical trials, Thanos is optimistic about his chances for success.
Coronavirus Special: Tinnitus in Times of Quarantine
In this special compilation episode, you’ll hear from four people with tinnitus, as well as a researcher and an audiologist, about tinnitus experiences during the Coronavirus crisis. How has the stress of the crisis impacted people’s tinnitus? Can the Coronavirus cause tinnitus to aggravate? What kind of support is available for people struggling during this time?
Healing Hearing, Silencing Tinnitus? - Hough Ear Institute
Tinnitus Talk spoke with the Hough Ear Institute, a non-profit research organization that focusses on restoring hearing. They are working on two hearing regeneration treatments that could very well have benefits for tinnitus sufferers.
In this episode, we spoke with Dr. Richard Kopke and Justin DeMoss. They explain the mechanisms behind their treatments and how hearing restoration can be achieved. They take us through the different phases of research and development required to get new drugs to market, and some of the challenges faced along the way. Of course, we also touch on the topic of whether restoring hearing could cure tinnitus.
The episode includes an announcement about an exciting new partnership with pharmaceutical company Oblato to take Hough’s hearing loss pill through the next phases of clinical trial and assess its potential for tinnitus.
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In Search of a Tinnitus Cure
Hazel with Tinniitus Talk and Dr. Rauschecker from Georgetown University talk about their own tinnitus, about Dr.Rauscheckers past research, his current hypotheses and future research he is currently planning. Anyone with bothersome tinnitus will appreciate it when Dr Rauschecker describes how underappreciated tinnitus is, the lack of funding and inadequate resources available for tinnitus research. I recommend that you allow adequate time to listen to the entire podcast. The last part of the discussion centers around what the tinnitus community can do about the current situation. You will be both grateful and inspired by this man who really gets it and his search for a cure.