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Old 15th January 2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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NIH-funded researchers were able to eliminate tinnitus in a group of rats by stimulating a nerve in the neck while simultaneously playing a variety of sound tones over an extended period of time, says a study published today in the advance online publication of the journal Nature. Future tests will start on human.

University of Texas at Dallas (2011, January 13). Tinnitus treatment: Rebooting the brain helps stop the ring of tinnitus in rats.

Rebooting the brain helps stop the ring of tinnitus in rats [NIDCD]

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Old 15th January 2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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How do the rats tell the NIH investigators that they have tinnitus, or that it is gone?
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How do the rats tell the NIH investigators that they have tinnitus, or that it is gone?
Probably through a brain activity scan.
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Think they can scan a rat's brain & detect 27 dB of tinnitus at 3kHz...maybe but seems pretty challenging from a signal to noise ratio perspective.
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They have a rat whisperer on staff.
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Hmmmmm......... I suspect that some of those rats are busy writing reviews for ..... errr .... I better not mention any names of publications or suspects.

What's the deal with the "pacemaker"? Guess I should go and read the article. Seeing how I was raised in Northern Texas (where we kept guard on the "northern" border from Oklahoma (after all - Texas is it's own county - juz ask any gooood Texun) I suspect that there is a need for this technology due to shooting off Colt 45's at the local ho-down after the rodeo.
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How do the rats tell the NIH investigators that they have tinnitus, or that it is gone?
It's in the article. They looked at neuron activity.
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Gaetan - how do you find this stuff????? Read the article - thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 16th January 2011, 12:55 AM   #10
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Hello

I've eard it in the tv news, so to know more about it, I've done a Google search, VNS (vagus nerve stimulation) was allready used for epileptic and depression treatment.

I have myself a tinnitus, so that news was quite interesting for me, but it can take some times before they use this tinnitus treatment on humans.

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