Research Exposures More Data on Mystery of Tinnitus

April 25, 2015 5:50 AM

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Tinnitus is the clinical name given to “ringing in the ears,” a ringing sound that is not actually there. It affects approximately one in five people, to varying degrees. While it is believed to be a symptom of a larger condition, though, doctors and health experts have been hard-pressed to figure out why it is so difficult treat. Understanding what may bring it about, coupled with new research, though, they believe they finally be closer to reaching that knowledge.

Researchers at the University of Iowa have employed a technique for monitoring the brain during periods of tinnitus. Using this technique, then, they have compared stronger and weaker signals in the condition as well as measured the notes against brain patterns observed in volunteers exposed to a so...

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