At our clinic, we take a comprehensive approach when evaluating tinnitus. Our primary goal is to determine the underlying cause of this condition. Tinnitus can stem from various factors, including anxiety, medical conditions, or hearing loss, among others.
In order to provide a tailored solution, our process entails thorough interviews and counseling sessions with each patient. Based on these assessments, we then offer personalized recommendations aimed at alleviating the symptoms associated with tinnitus. Our dedicated team is committed to assisting individuals in finding relief from this distressing condition.
Call us today if you or a loved one is suffering from tinnitus.
Current Tinnitus Research
Numerous research centers, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those supported by NIDCD, are investigating tinnitus and developing innovative treatment approaches. Considering its connection to changes in brain neural networks, experts are presently examining the effectiveness of magnetic or electrical brain stimulation as a potential remedy.
- Currently, multiple research initiatives are underway concerning tinnitus management. Scientists are exploring different treatments, such as cochlear implants that can restore functional hearing in individuals with severe to profound hearing loss. Moreover, non-invasive electrical stimulation is being investigated as a means to suppress tinnitus without causing damage to acoustic hearing. Acoustic stimulation combined with electric stimulation to the tongue, head, or neck is also being researched as a long-term relief measure for people with tinnitus.
- Early trials on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) have yielded mixed results. However, researchers are now determining the ideal coil placement and frequency of patient visits for effective treatment. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is also being utilized for individuals with movement disorders or neuropsychiatric conditions that have reported decreased tinnitus symptoms. Though DBS has shown promise, it requires invasive surgery, and further research is necessary to determine whether this method should be routinely used for tinnitus management.
- Furthermore, medications are being developed to treat tinnitus, and second-generation versions of a drug that reduces tinnitus in mice are being explored. Research on genetic associations is underway to predict, prevent, screen, and treat age-related hearing impairment and tinnitus. Additionally, brain imaging technology and smartphone applications are being employed to gain a better understanding of the various types of tinnitus.