Nerding out: Cytokines lead to tinnitus.

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As we have previously established, SB help to prevent NIHL. This is , of course, very important, but it is just the beginning. NIHL causes chronic inflammation in the primary auditory cortex by inducing changes in microglia leading to increased cytokines such as TNF a, IL 1B, and IL 18. These cytokines, which are part of the normal healing process from acute inflammation, can, when over produced, form a positive feedback loop allowing for the formation of inflammasomes and the dysregulation of

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