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Tinnitus Promising Treatment

Written by AudioNotch Team on February 19, 2015

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Tens of millions of Americans have suffered for years with a hearing condition called Tinnitus. For those of you who know the symptoms, but do not know the name; Tinnitus is the medical name for that noise you are hearing when there is no logical reason to be hearing a noise. Prior studies of this condition have proven that while people are hearing different types of noises, such as sounds of rustling, clicking, crackling, static vibration, ringing, buzzing, humming, etc., those noises are mostly due to other medical conditions.

Contributing medical conditions can be neck, spine, head and facial problems or injuries; working in a noisy environment such as an airport or with construction equipment; and living with a lot of stress that can manifest into headaches, heart conditions, and clinching your teeth and jaw for hours at a time. Tinnitus is a common complaint from senior citizens who spent many youthful years listening to loud music, who attended live concerts without any ear protection, or who are experiencing some level of hearing loss associated with older age. Many members of the military develop Tinnitus after spending months, or years, in a combat zone.

At the present time, there is no known cure for moderate to severe Tinnitus. During the past decade Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctors, national health organizations and medical universities have been studying the relationships between contributing medical situations and Tinnitus. Each study is aimed at the causes of Tinnitus and each study is seeking a Tinnitus promising treatment. The subjects in most studies have been animals, while some studies have involved human volunteers.

One Tinnitus promising treatment is a clinical test being conducted by the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. The study hopes to determine the effectiveness of using a pocket-sized object that will use sound simulation to help correct faulty signals in the brain to potentially rid people of their Tinnitus disorder.

Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, is researching another Tinnitus promising treatment, using a financial grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The basis of the research is the development of a thin film based cochlear implant that will prove more beneficial in suppressing noises associated with Tinnitus. Another NIH grant is being used in a clinical trial by the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. This trial will implant a new device that will use nerve stimuli to reconfigure parts of the brain with the goal to significantly lessen or eliminate Tinnitus.

It is important to remember that there are many types of Tinnitus and what will work for one patient may not work for another. Any Tinnitus promising treatment will be individually designed for each patient based on his or her personal situation. It is also important to know that the medical world is hard at work to come up with new treatments to help alleviate your suffering.