Research ArticleTINNITUS

Bimodal neuromodulation combining sound and tongue stimulation reduces tinnitus symptoms in a large randomized clinical study

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Science Translational Medicine  07 Oct 2020:
Vol. 12, Issue 564, eabb2830
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abb2830

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Relief from ringing

There is no universally effective treatment for tinnitus, phantom perceived sound, or ringing in the ears. Conlon et al. studied the effects of bimodal neuromodulation using a device that delivers electrical stimulation to the tongue and sound to the ears. Participants reported reduced symptom severity at the end of 12 weeks of treatment, which persisted for 12 months. Results support the safety and potential utility of bimodal neuromodulation for tinnitus.

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