Tinnitus New Treatments Are Available

Tinnitus new treatments are constantly being developed.Tinnitus 911 Review Tinnitus is a very stressful condition in which the sufferer hears ringing, buzzing or humming in the ear, but not from an outside source. There is no one cause that has been identified, and no one treatment. One treatment may work for one and not another.

One tinnitus new treatment is a hearing aid that plays relaxing music. This is usually used for sufferers who are hearing impaired and already wearing a hearing aid. The hearing aid is programmed for soothing music when the hearing aid is not needed for hearing speaking and background sounds. However, hearing aids have been developed for the non-hearing impaired as exclusively one of the tinnitus new treatments.

Another of the tinnitus new treatments that has been developed recently is vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). Several tests are being conducted to determine if this is effective in treating tinnitus. The vagus nerve is stimulated and at the same time certain tones are introduced. This seems to turn off the nerve impulse that stimulates ringing in the ears. VNS has been used to treat other conditions such as epilepsy and depression. Research is being done to determine the frequency, tone and tempo to see what works best on tinnitus.

A similar treatment to VNS involves transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Magnetic fields are beamed at certain areas of the brain to slow down what appears to be overactive areas. It is believed that these overactive areas cause ringing in the ears. A more invasive procedure is to surgically implant electrodes into the brain. Another method to slow down these overactive portions of the brain is to use an anesthetic to slow down the activity. One popular anesthetic being tested is lidocaine.


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