Tinnitus Treatment 2012 – Here Are The Latest Options[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On November 22, 2012 Under Tinnitus
Tinnitus Treatment Options in 2012
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….
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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….
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….