Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom that can result from a wide range of underlying causes: abnormally loud sounds in the ear canal for even the briefest period (but usually with some duration), ear infections, foreign objects in the ear, nasal allergies that prevent (or induce) fluid drain, or wax build-up. Withdrawal from a benzodiazepine addiction may cause tinnitus as well. In-ear headphones, whose sound enters directly into the ear canal without any opportunity to be deflected or absorbed elsewhere, is a common cause of tinnitus when volume is set beyond moderate levels.
Tinnitus can also be caused by natural hearing impairment (as is often seen in aging), as a side effect of some medications, and as a side effect of genetic (congenital) hearing loss. However, the most common cause isnoise-induced hearing loss.
As tinnitus is usually a false subjective phenomenon, it is difficult to measure using objective tests, such as by comparison with noise of known frequency and intensity, as in an audiometric test. The condition is often rated clinically on a simple scale from “slight” to “catastrophic” according to the practical difficulties it imposes, such as interference with sleep, quiet activities, and normal daily activities.
Tinnitus is common; about 20% of people between 55 and 65 years old report symptoms on a general health questionnaire, and 11.8% on more detailed tinnitus-specific questionnaires.
H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz and Larry Murphy attend “Bob’s Burgers” Press Line during Comic-Con International 2016 at Hilton Bayfront on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California
Bob’s Burgers’ executive producers Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive and the cast were present for this year’s panel. Thanks to the show’s Twitter page we were given some insight on what was announced as well as some pics from the panel.
News About the Show
The upcoming 8th season will include an episode inspired by the 1986 film Aliens.
Addressing potential love interests for Louise, Kristen Schaal commented that “There’s been speculation that Louise could be into Logan.”
A coloring book consisting of their script cover illustrations
“Code Of A Bounty Hunter” is a typography homage and inspiration to the Metroid series by Josh Mirman. All the words are handwritten to form a typography reminiscent of Samus, using words to describe her, the series she’s from, and feelings associated to the games.
I heard some of you wanted more shows?
StarTalk All-Stars is our new spin-off space and science podcast and radio show airing Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET beginning on July 26th, 2016.
It’s hosted by a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators led by Bill Nye the Science Guy and including Dr. Helen Fisher, Dr. David Grinspoon, Dr. Janna Levin, Dr. Charles Liu, Dr. Amy Mainzer, Dr. Mike Massimino, Dr. Carolyn Porco, Dr. Emily L. Rice, Dr. Seth Shostak, and Dr. Natalie Starkey. They’re backed up by regular StarTalk comic co-hosts including Maeve Higgins, Leighann Lord, Eugene Mirman, and Chuck Nice.
YIKES THIS IS A LOT let alone ranking but I’ll name things
1. When I saw Screaming Females, Mitski, and Romp at Asbury Lanes last April. I went by myself and was kind of nervous standing around before the show started but the whole thing felt like this sudden shift where things (in relation to the last year and a half of my life) were getting better. Walking out to my car I just felt so stinking content. 2. When I saw Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, and John Hodgman in DC in like late 2013 (a lot of my happiest moments are probably related to shows) with my friend Alex. I had just come off of leaving film school in the first week and was in one of many not great places but that was one of the hardest times I’ve ever laughed and I still have a poster from that someplace. 3. When I played guitar in my 7th grade talent show and honest to god the whole school erupted cheering. I had only been playing for a year and there is a video of it somewhere on youtube (it is not good at all) but fuck I remember feeling so accepted for a moment there. Like the second I ended everyone went nuts and that’s not to blow smoke up my own ass but that felt like a significant shift in a way. 4. That TCGS Season 1 Premiere Party felt like a good sort of wrap up to my time spent being so invested in the show. I still watch it and go in the chat room but it definitely felt like a signifier that that was sort of “it” for me. But I remember leaving that feeling incredible. 5. This one night in 10th grade when I smoked weed for the first time and always attributed the night to it just being a good night but in reality I had just smoked weed and the people I was with are all garbage people. 6. My cousin’s 8th or 9th birthday party was this poker tournament in the basement of our church and I participated in it not knowing anything about poker (because I was 7) but my Dad half helped me as I played. I remember hearing the phrase “all in” at one point so I said that and then I won and I remember the sensation of my Dad picking me up into the air and a level of cheering that transcends what it actually was. But I look back on that and see it as some moment where I felt loved and happy with myself. 7. I think also when I was 7 I participated in my school’s talent show and did a “dance routine” to a song by the christian pop group Jump5. I had no routine and was essentially flailing around in front of a crowd of parents but was so committed to it that I bought this like red shirt and shorts combo and was convinced they gave me some sort of magical powers. I haven’t watched the video in a while but I think of that as a high point.
so that’s not 10 but I’m tired and can’t think of anymore
We are currently talking to Turner Broadcasting to make some official stuff for these guys. I am also talking directly with one of the co-creators of this show to make sure they are happy with what we’re producing.