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Study Suggests Tinnitus Significantly Disrupts Sleeping

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 20, 2013

Categories: Tinnitus Research

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that tinnitus causes increased sleep latency and insomnia. What’s surprising to me is this recent study, which seems to suggest that tinnitus patients may suffer from disruption of multiple  sleep stages, including a significant reduction in REM sleep:
All tinnitus patients had a statistically significant alteration in sleep stages. Average percentage of stage 1 + stage 2 was 85.4% ± 6.3, whereas, in the control group, the average percentage of stage 1 + stage 2 was 54.9 ± 11.2 (p < 0.001). Stages 3 and 4 and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep was lacking in … Continue Reading

Company Researching Vagal Nerve Therapy for Tinnitus Acquires

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 17, 2013

Categories: Tinnitus Research

Some individuals are fairly excited about the new research being done on Vagal Nerve Therapy. My current understanding is that this involves playing paired auditory tones with vagal nerve stimulation, in an effort to reverse the neuroplastic changes that occur from tinnitus. This firm has released a press release indicating that they are continuing to acquire successful funding to acquire clinical trials.
The Serenity® System is a neurostimulation based system with a small implanted battery and wires that internally connect to the vagus nerve in the neck. As part of the therapy, the patient … Continue Reading