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Promising Early Results for Vagal Nerve Therapy for Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 05, 2013

Categories: Tinnitus Research

Encouraging results have been reported in a small trial of vagal nerve therapy for tinnitus:
UT Dallas researchers have demonstrated that treating tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, using vagus nerve stimulation-tone therapy is safe and brought significant improvement to some of the participants in a small clinical trial.

Drs. Sven Vanneste and Michael Kilgard of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences used a new method pairing vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with auditory tones to alleviate the symptoms of chronic tinnitus. Their results were published on Nov.  20 in the journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface.

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New Vagal Nerve Therapy for Tinnitus Study Approved

Written by AudioNotch Team on April 23, 2013

Categories: Announcement Tinnitus

Interesting news on new tinnitus therapy research: a study has been approved in Texas to test the efficacy of vagal nerve therapy (which we’ve written about before) with respect to tinnitus treatment.
The therapeutic approach developed at UT Dallas pairs audible tones with brief pulses of electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve. Preclinical tests demonstrated that this approach “rewires” damaged brain circuitry associated with tinnitus, potentially yielding long-term reversal of symptoms. No device-related adverse events were seen in the initial human safety study conducted in Belgium, and the initial results were encouraging.*
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