The quest for quiet: people's experience of tinnitus in Ireland: a research study for the Irish Tinnitus Association

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/223616
Title:
The quest for quiet: people's experience of tinnitus in Ireland: a research study for the Irish Tinnitus Association
Authors:
Naughton, Pat
Issue Date:
Jan-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/223616
Language:
en
Description:
Tmnltus is a common condtion whereby the affected person hears sounds in the ears or head that do not have an external cause. Research studies suggest that about one per cent of the populallon Is seriously affected by the condition. Severe tinnitus can be disabling on the person with enxiety, insomnia, and depression among lis effects. The incidence of tinnitus increases with advancing age, but affects many in early middle age, and even children. Attribuled causes include impairment due to noise damage: the natural decline in hearing that occurs with ageing: head and neck injury: infections: and the use of certain medications. While the precise mechanism involved in tinnitus generation is not yet fully understood, It is believed to involve the brain's processing of impaired auditory signals from the cochlea There is no medical or pharmacological cure, and oonsequently, therapy aims at successful management of the condition. Worldwide research into possible treatments is ongoing, but currently, the most effective approaches largely consist of psychological interventions, utilising forms of counselling therapies, sometimes combined with sound enrichment techniques
Keywords:
TINNITUS; DISABILITY
Sponsors:
Funded by the National Disability Authority

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNaughton, Paten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T15:38:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-14T15:38:09Z-
dc.date.issued2004-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/223616-
dc.descriptionTmnltus is a common condtion whereby the affected person hears sounds in the ears or head that do not have an external cause. Research studies suggest that about one per cent of the populallon Is seriously affected by the condition. Severe tinnitus can be disabling on the person with enxiety, insomnia, and depression among lis effects. The incidence of tinnitus increases with advancing age, but affects many in early middle age, and even children. Attribuled causes include impairment due to noise damage: the natural decline in hearing that occurs with ageing: head and neck injury: infections: and the use of certain medications. While the precise mechanism involved in tinnitus generation is not yet fully understood, It is believed to involve the brain's processing of impaired auditory signals from the cochlea There is no medical or pharmacological cure, and oonsequently, therapy aims at successful management of the condition. Worldwide research into possible treatments is ongoing, but currently, the most effective approaches largely consist of psychological interventions, utilising forms of counselling therapies, sometimes combined with sound enrichment techniquesen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by the National Disability Authorityen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectTINNITUSen_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITYen_GB
dc.titleThe quest for quiet: people's experience of tinnitus in Ireland: a research study for the Irish Tinnitus Associationen_GB
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