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Is regular nightly usage of earplugs healthy?

Should one avoid daily usage of earplugs? SteadyHealth writes: Regardless, wearing these earplugs in the long run may prove to have certain health risks as well. The long-term earplugs may lead to ...
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Is there any efficient treatment of Tinnitus (Ear ringing)?

I suffer from the permanent ear ringing called Tinnitus. I just started giving up as I visited many doctors, but unfortunately, without any remarkable recovery. Most of the doctors I've visited ...
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Can induced deafness cure tinnitus

Some forms of tinnitus are caused by damage to the microscopic hairs in the inner ear, that, once damaged, can send electrical signals that cause the ringing sound. So wouldn't that mean that just ...
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Do the frequencies inherent in tinnitus have any side effects?

I've heard that certain frequencies naturally have some autonomic effects in some people. I've also heard that tinnitus sometimes falls into that range. I can't really find much information on these ...
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If your brain tells you that you hear ringing in you ears, tininitus, why is it so difficult to tell it to stop?

Why is it that some people have tinnitus and some don't. Sometimes I feel like I'm so isolated because of the noise in my head. I can't make it stop and it's difficult to push through so I can hear.
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Tinnitus caused due to random impulses?

Usually when I experience a sudden loud noise or silence I hear this sound.. Okay a website says this A common cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage. Tiny, delicate hairs in your inner ear ...
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Why does high blood pressure cause tinnitus?

There are multiple reports on the internet where people state that they got tinnitus from high blood pressure. Usually it is related to exertion or having an orgasm. Just wondering if anyone has t ...
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What's the prevalence of pulsatile tinnitus?

In Baomin et al (2014) it is written that "Although prevalence of pulsatile tinnitus is merely 4%", with a citation to Liyanage et al (2006). In Liyanage et al (2006) it is written that "Pulsatile ...
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Ringing in ears [closed]

What is that ringing sound in the ears which prevails even when somebody is in quiet surroundings? Is that sound real or just created by our brain due to some sort of malfunctioning? Some scientific ...
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Time necessary between two consecutive head CTs

A patient (male, 39) who has had head trauma and reports light headaches and strong tinnitus has had a brain CT scan done soon after symptom onsets (but 5 weeks after the trauma). No contrast agent ...
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Is my ENT specialist ripping me off?

I have been to an ENT specialist regarding my tinnitus problem several times, but each time she just insists on doing a hearing test, which appears to be the standard one where you put on headphones ...
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What can extreme tinitis and other ear problems be related to?

I am desperate for some kind of help with this. I have a very frustrating inner ear condition which has changed over a few years, becoming seemingly more serious. Having heard many possible causes ...
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Why can't we "heal" Tinnitus by destroying the corresponding neurons?

So, my basic understanding is this: A neuron can either send a signal, or not. Sending a signal costs energy & work (and the neuron might only survive so and so many send-cycles). So let's say the ...
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