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Tinnitus Treatment 2012 – Here Are The Latest Options

[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On November 22, 2012 Under Tinnitus

 Tinnitus Treatment Options in 2012

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Despite the best efforts of medical researchers and scientists we still seem to be no nearer to an orally taken tinnitus medication in 2012 than we were forty years ago.
The main problem is that tinnitus is an inner ear disorder and it is not possible to direct the medication at the place where damage has occurred in the inner ear.
For this reason many researchers are experimenting with tinnitus retraining systems whereby the tinnitus patient wears headphones and somehow retrains his brain using different frequencies etc.
To date not many of these methodologies have been that successful but it seems there is at last some encouraging news on that front.
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Acoustic CR Neuromodulation Trial
A clinical trial led by Professor Peter Tass at Jülich Research Center in Germany reports that a non-invasive technique known as Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation benefited 75% of patients. The results were published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

Acoustic Coordinated Reset (CR) Neuromodulation provided the trial’s patients with a “significant and clinically relevant decrease” in tinnitus loudness and annoyance within 12 weeks, compared to patients who received a placebo, according to the authors….

Read More at Tinnitus Treatment « Hear Gear

New Link in Tinnitus Treatment Research

Perth, Australia -  Researchers at The University of Western Australia have shown changes in a part of the brain previously not known to be involved in tinnitus generation.

The nerve cell types and the chemistry of the neural circuitry in this part of the brain differ subtly from those other parts of the brain previously thought to be involved.  This means the results published in The Journal of Neuroscience could be potentially important for the future development of drug treatments for tinnitus….

More at Tinnitus Treatments: Getting Closer to New Drug Therapies

“By and large there aren’t that many good ways to treat tinnitus,” says Lloyd Minor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University. Draper’s work “is potentially a novel way of delivering drugs to treat tinnitus. In general, we don’t have the types of drug-delivery systems that we would like to get medication into the inner ear.”

NeuroSystec Corp. is developing a neuro-active agent designed to calm the hyperactive nerves responsible for cochlear tinnitus. The Valencia, Calif., biotech start-up has licensed an osmotic pump from Durect Corp. in Cupertino, Calif., a company working on a number of drug delivery mechanisms for various parts of the body, including the inner ear.

Other advanced approaches of addressing tinnitus have been in the works for years, but most are still not ready for the market. Otonomy, Inc., in San Diego is testing a sustained release dexamethasone (a type of steroid) gel that would be injected into the middle ear, where it would stay in place, dissolving slowly and delivering treatments for hearing and balance disorders. MicroTransponder, a medical device company spun out from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2007, is looking to broaden the use of its implanted wired neuro-stimulation system for treating epilepsy to likewise help tinnitus patients….

You can read the full article at Self-Dissolving Tinnitus Treatment 
 These advanced treatments for tinnitus as discused in the previous paragraph are still many years away, but at least there is hope!

Your Best Tinnitus Treatment Options in 2012

 In depth research on the internet is showing that the best treatments for tinnitus still are the natural ones such as homeopathic tinnitus treatment supplemented with what are known as tinnitus treatment vitamins, magnesium, vitamin B and Vitamin C.

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