Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Still Waters

'Brain retuning' cure for tinnitus

Recommended Posts

Still Waters
The condition, which affects one in 10 of the elderly, is caused when the brain overreacts to hearing damage and produces constant "phantom" sounds.

Hundreds of thousands of Britons suffering from tinnitus which causes incessant ringing in the ears could be cured by "retuning" part of the brain, scientists have discovered.

At present there is no cure but scientists believe it could be eliminated by tricking the brain into switching off the imaginary ringing.

By electrically stimulating the vagus nerve – a large nerve running from the head and neck to the abdomen – at the same time as playing sounds tuned to specific frequencies, they banished tinnitus – at least in rats.

arrow3.gif

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Star of the Sea

Thanks for that 'Sill Waters' I suffer with tinnitus and it's awful!

Edited by Star of the Sea

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.