Rebooting the brain helps stop the ring of tinnitus in rats – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have stopped the ring of tinnitus in the lab. Dr. Roger Miller at that National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explains, stimulating a nerve in the neck while playing tones works like pressing a reset button in the brain.
Miller: Well the nice thing about this approach is takes a type of nerve stimulation that’s already been developed, it’s already been approved for one use, and if we could just slide that over laterally and start using it for tinnitus, it could go forward in a relatively straight forward and fast manner.
Narrator: For more information on tinnitus, or tinnitus, a symptom of hearing loss, visit 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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