MRI Testing with Tinnitus or Hyperacusis

Doctors don’t make MRI referrals unless testing is important for a person’s healthcare. But MRI testing can cause hearing loss, tinnitus, or hyperacusis. In 2018, scientists found noise levels of modern MRI machines are extremely high. MRI machines have average noise like a jackhammer or chainsaw loudness (110 to 115 dB), and peak or max […]

e-Cigarettes or Vaping Risk to Hearing Health

When vaping a few years ago triggered a severe flare up in my tinnitus and hyperacusis as well as worse hearing, I was very worried. In 2018, I set up an e-cigarette and vaping hearing health survey on my website to see what other people experienced after using non-organic e-cigarettes with vape juice containing ear […]

Reasons Why There Is No Tinnitus Cure Yet

Everybody wants to know the answer: why is there no cure for tinnitus? So it’s not surprising this free open access study on the topic has been shared more than 40,000 times as of April 28, 2020. The authors, including Dr. Baguley of the British Tinnitus Association, point out a key reason. Researchers must do […]

Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Severity Forms

I put together this pdf of commonly used evidence-based tinnitus and hyperacusis severity or distress surveys. They are free to print or share for educational purposes (not for resale). It includes: Tinnitus-Decreased Sound Tolerance Distress Scale (from my book Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook) Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (10 questions including question on decreased sound tolerance) […]

Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Awareness Facts

When people make comments about your tinnitus or hyperacusis, these are some suggestions for raising awareness about hyperactive hearing. I have that too. I hear a noise in my ears every now and then. Sound made my ears sore once. Don’t punch them in the nose. Don’t punch them in the nose. Don’t punch them […]

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Wellness Apps

Many people with tinnitus or decreased sound tolerance (hyperacusis) are told nothing can be done. Or they wait months for appointments without being given any coping strategies to use until they see a professional about treatment options. Tinnitus wellness apps are a self-help approach that can lower stress or distress and improve quality of life. […]