23 episodes

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.

Tinnitus Talk is a brand owned by Tinnitus Hub.

Visit TinnitusTalk.com to join our online patient forum!

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

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.

Tinnitus Talk is a brand owned by Tinnitus Hub.

Visit TinnitusTalk.com to join our online patient forum!

    Good Tinnitus Science, Bad Tinnitus Science

    Good Tinnitus Science, Bad Tinnitus Science

    We often talk about the lack of research and funding for tinnitus. But what about the quality of research? Do tinnitus sufferers benefit from the research that is conducted? In reality, many studies are conducted improperly, thus giving misleading results and false promises for patients.
    During this episode, we dive deep into concepts like research design, patient selection, outcome measures, statistical analysis, and everything else required for high-quality studies. We focus on studies that assess tinnitus interventions; in other words, studies that measure the effectiveness of new treatments. How do we ensure that such studies generate valuable information for patients?
    We discuss these topics with Inge Stegeman, an epidemiologist from the University of Utrecht, and Jorge Simões, Assistant Professor in data science and mental health at the University of Twente.
    (00:00) Why Is This Topic Important?
    (16:15) Things That Can Go Wrong in Designing a Study
    (24:55) How Do We Measure the Success of Clinical Trials?
    (35:54) Open Science and the Importance of Being Systematic
    (39:24) Breaking Out of Research Silos
    (46:04) The Importance of Negative Results
    (49:43) Being Honest About Study Outcomes
    (55:59) Reasons for Optimism
    (58:39) Unifying Tinnitus Research
    Become a Tinnitus Talk Podcast Patron at https://moretinnitustalk.com for bonus content, video interviews, Ask an Expert series, and more!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Revisiting a Friend of Tinnitus Talk - Dr. Josef Rauschecker

    Revisiting a Friend of Tinnitus Talk - Dr. Josef Rauschecker

    We revisited with an old friend of the podcast: Dr. Josef Rauschecker. He was our first ever guest – go back and listen to that episode! – who came up with the famous 'gating' theory of tinnitus.
    Josef’s gating theory poses that while neural ‘noise’ may arise in the ear and lower brain regions due to hearing loss, this noise is typically cancelled out further up the auditory pathway. For most people at least, but not for those experiencing tinnitus.
    We speak to Josef in person at his office in Georgetown University about how his theory has evolved, his views on psychological treatments for tinnitus, why animal studies for tinnitus often fail, and how we can quickly get new tinnitus medications to market.
    (00:00) Introduction
    (02:23) Explaining the 'Gating' Theory
    (06:55) Tinnitus Disorder
    (09:31) Recent Insights from MRI Studies
    (12:06) Psychological Treatments for Tinnitus
    (15:49) Animal Models to Cure Tinnitus
    (21:04) Speeding Up New Treatments
    (27:08) Lidocaine Cures Tinnitus?
    (30:18) New Funding Opportunities
    Become a Tinnitus Talk Podcast Patron at https://moretinnitustalk.com for bonus content, video interviews, Ask an Expert series, and more!

    • 34 min
    Can Sound Silence Tinnitus?

    Can Sound Silence Tinnitus?

    How to use sound to relieve tinnitus without wasting your money.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Man Who Donated a Million Dollars to Tinnitus Research

    The Man Who Donated a Million Dollars to Tinnitus Research

    What would you be willing to pay to get rid of your tinnitus?

    • 59 min
    It’s the Data, Stupid! - Christopher Cederroth and David Stockdale

    It’s the Data, Stupid! - Christopher Cederroth and David Stockdale

    Learn about biobanks and tinnitus data.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Tinnitus Realities - Steve and Sean

    Tinnitus Realities - Steve and Sean

    What is it really like living with tinnitus? Hazel speaks with Steve and Sean.

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

F.F.52 ,

Thank you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your podcast is the very best and I found it just when I had given up all hope. I have listened to all of your episodes over and over.
Thank you for introducing us to the people who are working on a cure and those who have invested in the research. I had no idea there were people out there who cared about it. Up to this point my idea was that doctors brushed it off. At least mine did.
I hope you will be able to have some new episodes. For the time being ,I will continue to repeat them all.
Thank you!

Cape Cod Clam Digger ,

Thank You!!

Hope for a treatment is all we have right now. Thank God there are people that invest their time and efforts to a future possible life changing treatment.
Thanks to Brian for his donation that heads research in that direction

Ben Thompson, AuD ,

5 Stars!

I recommend this podcast! Great scientific information about tinnitus and hearing conditions.

-Ben Thompson, AuD - host of the Pure Tinnitus & Hearing Podcast

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