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CURE TINNITUS - by 're-booting' the brain

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« on: January 21, 2011, 05:46:25 am »

I suffer mild Tinitus. Went for a 2nd test late last year where they do a response chart of your hearing function and compare it to how it was previously. I felt my hearing was better, but the chart showed some deterioration in high freq response (increased tinitus is the result) but better bottom end. (Actually increased response) over last test in ~2005)!

I have here an NHS 'Tinitus masking earpiece' (now discontinued due to poor overall results, (probably due to lack of proper use or measured comparitive results) that emits ~6Khz hiss (or white noise) into the ear from a hearing-aid like fitting.

The Theory behind this technique of cure is that Neurologists and Audiologists have discovered that the audio part of the brain is an AI machine, that can be trained to respond differently if the brain can be kidded into thinking it's getting a better high-frequency response than it actually is. The masking hiss (~6Khz) trains the brain to think it's getting a lot more mid to high-end response than the aged ear actually is doing. The AI part of the brain then adjusts the neural response accordingly, and it seems as if you hear hi-freq sound louder than before the 'masking' treatment.

As I say, this test in which I took an active part was discontinued. It sounds like it may be about trying to have a more direct effect on the AI learning centre of the audio pathway.

However, I don't wish to become a guinea-pig and end up losing my hearing in a misfortunate accident.
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