Chronic tinnitus will be cured with electronic music (2 photos)

A huge number of people experience unpleasanttinnitus, which doctors call tinnitus, a disease that has not yet responded to effective treatment. However, the developments of the Irish company Neuromod Devices show quite good results at the preliminary testing stage in curing phantom sounds or ringing in the ears. A special Lenire device using electronic music was created on the basis of theoretical and practical research of scientists from Germany, USA, Great Britain. At the first stage, the Lenire device was tested on 270 volunteers, who showed significant improvements - phantom sounds began to subside.

According to scientists, tinnitus disease occurswhen there is a violation in the neural chain of the transmission of acoustic signals to the brain. Phantom sounds appear in the form of noise and currently disturb 10 to 15% of the world's population. The human brain is unable to correctly identify fake sounds and therefore begins to transform them into noise or ringing.

The main technique for curing tinnitus isfull load of the brain with understandable acoustic signals. At the same time, the brain loaded with work does not react to false sounds. As a result of being ignored, phantom signals begin to fade out and eventually disappear.

As a "distracting" sound background to the brainbimodal neuromodulation is used. The patient receives simultaneously acoustic signals through headphones and coordinated with the sounds of stimulation of the receptors of the tongue, by means of electrical stimulation using a special paddle with an electrode. An individual combination of electrical and acoustic signals is selected for each patient.

Lenire's flexible configuration system allowsin the future, use it for continuous prevention of tinnitus at home. The longest trial in history of tinnitus treatment is now successfully completing and has been followed up for 12 months. Positive test results allow developers to start creating a commercial version of the device.

Source: sciencemag