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Allergies & Tinnitus: An Overview

09/06/12 10:22 am

There are many causes of tinnitus. These include noise exposure, injury to the head and/or neck, blood pressure and circulation problems, side effects of medications and, in some cases, allergies.

However, sometimes tinnitus can be managed by treating the underlying cause or by altering reactions to it. It is important to note that treatment outcomes vary depending on the specific cause of tinnitus, how long a patient has had tinnitus and other competing health factors.

Tinnitus: Is There A Caffeine Connection?

05/26/11 11:04 am


The Prevalence of Tinnitus in the United States and the Self-Reported Efficacy of Various Treatments

11/03/11 12:48 pm

Sergie Kochkin, Ph.D., from The Better Hearing Institute, Richard Tyler, Ph.D., from the University of Iowa, and Jennifer Born, American Tinnitus Association Director of Advocacy & Research, collaborated to determine the prevalence of tinnitus in a nationally representative sample of more than 46,000 households—the largest survey of its kind.

Summary of Findings

PBS Spotlight on Tinnitus

01/06/12 12:01 pm

Featuring ATA this new "Spotlight on Tinnitus" video produced by filmmaker and ATA supporter Jose Cassella, will be played on public television stations throughout the United States beginning at the end of January. Stay tuned! For a preview, click here.

An Overview of the Dangerous Decibels Project

04/18/13 10:25 am

The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children.

Free Tinnitus Today Back Issues Now Available

04/18/13 8:41 am

Back issues of Tinnitus Today magazine and ATA's historic ATA Newsletter are available in a new online archive!

With 38 years (1975 to 2013) of knowledge via Tinnitus Today magazine and the ATA Newsletter, educate yourself about tinnitus, our advocacy and research efforts, plus proven ways to treat the condition now.

Donna Brown Summit for Silence - Mt. Hood Climb

04/18/13 8:30 am

Read Donna’s Story:

Dear ATA Supporter,

You won’t believe it. I’ve done it again... I got another hair brained idea to climb a mountain! And with a cure for tinnitus just over the next peak, I urgently need your help.

Many Who Heard the Bomb Blast at the Boston Marathon Have Tinnitus

04/18/13 8:19 am

Hundreds of people were in close proximity to the deafening bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday, and many have been treated at local hospitals for serious ear injuries. But hearing specialists say an untold number of other people could be suffering from hearing loss or ringing in their ears, called tinnitus, though they did not seek out medical help immediately.

A Salute to Silence: National Tinnitus Awareness Week is May 19-25, 2013

04/17/13 8:43 am

TAW 2013PORTLAND, Ore., April 16, 2013 -- The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) announced today that National Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) will be celebrated May 19 - 25, 2013. This year, ATA is saluting members of the United States military and all our veterans who have selflessly served, because they suffer from tinnitus disproportionately from the rest of the civilian population.

Tips For Managing Tinnitus

10/19/12 1:40 pm

Diagnose & Understand Your Tinnitus