Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tinnitus is All In Your Head!

Tinnitus TreatmentImage by gurucrusher via FlickrThat's right, Tinnitus is all in your head. 

According to the researchers at  the Universities of Calgary, Southern Illinois, Michigan, the Cleveland Clinic and Harvard University the constant high-pitched ringing or hissing noise is made by neurons firing in the brain, not in the ear. McMaster University neuroscientist Larry Roberts, the lead researcher, said tinnitus is triggered by changes in the brain when a person’s auditory sense is lost.
The basis of the group’s conclusion is the discovery that the condition does not stop even if the auditory nerve of a tinnitus patient is severed.


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