Friday, November 08, 2013

HEALTH - Tinnitus, Constant Ringing in the Ear

"Americans afflicted with 'phantom noise' seek relief from ringing in their ears" PBS Newshour 11/6/2013


GWEN IFILL (Newshour):  Now: the burden of living with a never-ending noise, a condition tone as tinnitus, also pronounced tinnitus, and what science is trying to do to make it easier to live with.

We have a report from the NewsHour's science correspondent, Miles O'Brien.

A warning for viewers with tinnitus:  There are a couple of moments in this story where listening to it may cause or worsen ringing in your ears.

JAROM VAHAI, suffers from tinnitus:  We're going to Bauer's IT.  They're a green bus transportation company.

MILES O’BRIEN:  Like any Marine sergeant worth his stripes, Jarom Vahai is always looking out for his brothers in arms.

JAROM VAHAI:  And I have been bringing veterans to them with their resumes and setting them up on interviews.

MILES O’BRIEN:  These days, he is on patrol near his home in San Francisco, his objective, jobs for unemployed veterans.

JAROM VAHAI:  I treated it just like it was a mission, just like it was something that I was targeting, and I attacked.


MILES O’BRIEN:  But Jarom has found one hill he cannot conquer: the incessant ringing in his ears.  It's called tinnitus -- or tinnitus.

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