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Tinnitus: Why It’s Still Such A Mystery To Science

Despite the many groundbreaking medical advances of the last century, there are still some conditions that continue to perplex scientists. One such symptom is tinnitus, which people have reported experiencing as far back as the 1600 BC. Tinnitus is characterised by hearing unwanted sounds, such as a ringing, buzzing or humming noise in your ears […]

Transcriptional Catalog Of Cochlear Neuron Types Established

Four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science, have been identified by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The analysis of these cells could lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age-related hearing loss. When sound reaches the inner ear, […]

Bimodal Stimulation May Hold Promise As Chronic Tinnitus Treatment

An experimental device could help suppress tinnitus by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain, a team from the University of Michigan reports. Based on years of scientific research into the root causes of the condition, the device uses precisely timed sounds and weak electrical pulses that activate touch-sensitive nerves, both aimed at steering damaged […]

Bilateral Tinnitus Is Linked To Genetic Factors

Tinnitus in both ears, known as bilateral tinnitus, depends on genetic factors, a twin study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet together with colleagues from the European research network TINNET has found. Tinnitus prevalence increases with age and is thought to be related to a number of environmental factors but little research has been done […]