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15) What online resources are available?


This article is from the Tinnitus FAQ, by markb@cccd.edu (Mark Bixby) with numerous contributions by others.

15) What online resources are available?

On the Internet, the Usenet newsgroup alt.support.tinnitus is the primary
discussion forum. Several other peripheral newsgroups exist where people at
risk for tinnitus may be found, as well as for various health disciplines
relevant to the treatment of tinnitus. See the Newsgroups: header of this
FAQ for details. (Be advised that this newsgroup has had obscene posting
and you may be quite repulsed by them! Please! Do not respond to them!)

People without direct access to Usenet newsgroups can still post messages
by e-mailing them to one of the many post-only e-mail->Usenet gateways such
as alt-support-tinnitus@cs.utexas.edu. When asking questions via this
method, make sure your message text asks people to respond via e-mail,
since these gateways will not allow you to read replies that are posted
back to Usenet.

Some additional resources:

A German language Web page about tinnitus.
A University of Texas paper on the causes and treatments of tinnitus.
The Center for Hearing and Balance at Johns Hopkins University. The
Center includes researchers, teachers, clinicians, and others in the
Hopkins medical community. The goal of the Center is to perform basic
and clinical research, train young basic and clinical investigators,
and disseminate research results and relevant information to the
medical community and the general public. Research is centered on
auditory (hearing) and vestibular (balance) function in normal
subjects and in patients with hearing and balance disorders, and on
This is a link to the Boys Town National Research Hospital's page on
Tinnitus (despite the spelling in the URL). [It's not incredibly
informative, but the page above it has lots of good hearing
The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) is a nonprofit
organization that exists to provide information and support to people
with inner ear disorders such as labyrinthitis, BPPV, and Meniere's
The Oregon Hearing Research Center web server is a truly must-see
server, with plenty of local OHRC information as well as pointers to
other online information.
The Association for Research in Otolaryngology has hardcore research
abstracts on many things, including cochlear hair cell regeneration.
Learn about the basic research being done at NIDCD on cochlear hair
More basic research being done at the Cochlear Fluids Research
Laboratory. A good intro to inner ear anatomy is available.
A clinically orientated web page for patients with Meniere's disease
HEARNET: Rock&Rollers advice to Rock&Rollers et. al. about the harmful
effects of loud music.
About a book called: TINNITUS - NEW HOPE FOR A CURE by Paul Van
The Hyperacusis Site: An online page that has information about
hyperacusis and what can be done to relieve and/or cope with it.
Includes a series of 20 articles on the study of hearing protection
http://www.dejanews.com/ Archives
of alt.support.tinnitus since 01/01/96. Also does word searches in
a.s.t and other newsgroups.
Information about Tinnitus and the treatment of Tinnitus by Hypnosis.
Home Page Site for the "American Tinnitus Association".
"Tinnitus Retraining Therapy"- ..."tinnitus management in our clinics
is a result of retraining and relearning....
Oregon Tinnitus Data Archive- A reference source for those desiring
quantitative information about clinically-significant tinnitus.
NIOSH- Occupational Noise and Hearing Conservation page. Provides a
basis for a recommended standard to reduce permanent noise damage.
Hearing Exchange Online. Web pointers to just about everything you
wanted to know about hearing.


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