Thursday, May 05, 2011

Fun with tinnitus

Whoever chose the file photo for this story does not have a clue what tinnitus is. The unknown model in the the photo makes tinnitus look like the latest pop tune, instead of the piercing chrirruping, buzzing or ringing sound that will not stop. Cupping your ears like a Royal Wedding extra does not help. No tinnitus sufferers do this.

On the off-chance that the photo was supposed to offer false hope (the story actually adds greater complexity to the mysteries of tinnitus, far from the Cure Almost Here headline ), the more realistic photo would portray a weary nervous wreck sighing in relief.