Patients with POAG at a Higher Risk for Tinnitus

Tinnitus was significantly associated with pre-existing primary open-angle glaucoma, researchers reported in the Journal of Glaucoma. “The underlying mechanism relating glaucoma and tinnitus is not exactly clear,” Tung-Mei Kuang, MD, PhD, of the department of ophthalmology at Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues wrote. “Vascular dysregulation is one possible common pathway. Although POAG [primary open-angle glaucoma] is multifactorial, […]

New Study Investigates Auditory Conditions Linked to Vestibular Migraines

For patients with vestibular migraine (VM), the mean age of headache and vertigo onset is 25 and 39 years, respectively, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. Neşe Çelebisoy, M.D., Ph.D., from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, and colleagues examined demographic and clinical features of VM in 415 patients using […]

New Research Makes it Possible to Measure Sounds of Tinnitus

Some experiences in life are hard to describe, but that doesn’t make them any less real. Around the world, up to 20 percent of people experience a chronic phantom ringing or buzzing in their ears, known as tinnitus. The sounds – often high-pitched – are not connected to any known acoustic stimuli, and today, diagnosis […]