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Re: AUDITORY Digest - 6 Oct 2009 to 7 Oct 2009 (#2009-230)

A review of tinnitus by Byung In Han, et al,  is given in free full text format at

(J Clin Neurol. 2009 March; 5(1): 11–19.
Published online 2009 March 31. doi: 10.3988/jcn.2009.5.1.11.)

He points out that there are several types of tinnitus.  He discusses
characteristics, causes, mechanisms, and treatments

Robert Folmer of OHSU's Tinnitus Clinic compares tinnitus, and the treatment, to phantom pain after limb loss.
(  Also, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 124, Issue 4, Pages 394-400)


On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Didier Depireux <depireux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You say: "if Tinnitus were typically generated in the cochlea (there
is lots of evidence for this), then there would be a place in the
brain that would hear this. Then some people come along and see the
signal in the brain, and conclude, that tinnitus is generated in the
brain. I hope there's more to it than this".

If I can paraphrase, you think tinnitus is generated in the cochlea.
So Arnaud and I pointed out that most people with a disconnected
cochlea have tinnitus. In my mind, that might quite possibly indicate
that tinnitus is not always generated in the cochlea.

You reply: "This is a meaningless indicator. If you drive a truck over
someone's head and crush their skull, they will become blind. Does it
follow that you see with your skull?"

I don't get it.


Didier A Depireux                depireux@xxxxxxxxx
Inst. for Systems Research    http://theearlab.org
School of Engineering           Ph: 410-925-6546
U Md College Park MD 20742 USA
Adjunct, BioEngineering

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Jont Allen <jontalle@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Three comments below. You will need to search for them. I get the digest
> version, so its all mixed together.