Treating Tinnitus: UT spinout MicroTransponder developing vagus nerve stimulator
Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health are launching a clinical trial to test a device that uses nervous system stimuli to rewire parts of the brain, in hopes of significantly reducing or removing tinnitus, a persistent buzzing or ringing sound in the ears in the absence of any real sound. The small clinical trial, which is recruiting volunteers, is being conducted at four centers through a cooperative agreement with MicroTransponder, Inc., a medical device company based in Dallas. Source: NIH Press Release
New medical breakthroughs are helping people suffering from hearing and vision problems. ... Tinnitus could be helped with a sound-therapy system.
This study is a randomised controlled trial with a delayed treatment design. Patients with a TMD (TMD pain screener ≥ 3 points) or oral parafunctions (such as clenching and bruxism), who are suffering from moderate to severe subjective tinnitus (Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) between 25 and 90 points), will be recruited from the tertiary tinnitus clinic of the University Hospital of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium.Patients will be excluded in case of clear otological or neurological causes of the tinnitus, progressive middle ear pathology, intracranial pathology, traumatic cervical spine or temporomandibular injury in ...
Conclusion Based on the results of the current study, we can conclude that the participants improved both the auditory perception and the tinnitus handicap. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | open access Full text
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) is at least as effective as standard face-to-face clinical care for reducing distress due to tinnitus, new research shows.Reuters Health Information
Conditions: Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Tinnitus Intervention: Behavioral: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Sponsor: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Not yet recruiting
Condition: Tinnitus Intervention: Device: TMS for tinnitus Sponsor: Aaron Boes Not yet recruiting