Rebooting the brain helps stop the ring of tinnitus in rats – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The hallmark of tinnitus, or tinnitus, is often a persistent ringing in the ears. Dr. Roger Miller at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says roughly 23-million people have it.
Miller: And that’s based on the question of has it continued on for five or more minutes.
Narrator: There are around 10-million people who are severely bothered by tinnitus, meaning it doesn’t go away after two hours.
Miller: And that’s the people we really would like to be able to help first.
Narrator: Research in rats shows nerve stimulation in the neck while simultaneously playing a variety of sound tones may help. Learn more at www.nidcd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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