Tinnitus discovery could lead to new ways to stop the ringing: retaining the brain could reanimate areas that have lost input from the ear.
Subject: Tinnitus (Methods)
Pub Date: 03/22/2012
Publication: Name: Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association Publisher: American Psychotherapy Association Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Psychology and mental health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 American Psychotherapy Association ISSN: 1535-4075
Issue: Date: Spring, 2012 Source Volume: 15 Source Issue: 1
Organization: Organization: University of California
Accession Number: 282741105
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Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are offering hope to the 10 percent of the population who suffer from tinnitus--a constant, often high-pitched ringing or buzzing in the ears that can be annoying, and even maddening, and has no cure.

Their new findings, published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest several new approaches to treatment, including retraining the brain, and new avenues for developing drugs to suppress the ringing.

University of California--Berkeley (2011, September 12). Tinnitus discovery could lead to new ways to stop the ringing: Retraining the brain could reanimate areas that have lost input from the ear. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110912144247.htm
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