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Show 808: New Approaches to Treating Tinnitus (Archive)

Treating the brain and changing its perceptions may offer a new way of treating tinnitus.
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New Approaches to Treating Tinnitus (Archive)

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Tinnitus, often referred to as ringing in the ears, can be a terrible problem. The sufferer hears a sound that no one else perceives, whether it is hissing, booming, buzzing, chirping or clicking. Treating tinnitus effectively is very difficult. People are rarely able to get the sound to stop and some victims find it is so intrusive it is difficult to function.

Treating Tinnitus:

Over the last several years, research has begun to point to the brain as the source of tinnitus. Is there a way to tame the brain? A new approach, using a programmable device called Neuromonics, has had positive results.

This Week’s Guests:

Paul Davis, PhD, is the inventor of the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment and was, for a number of years, the company’s Chief Scientific Officer. He teaches audiology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Rebecca J. Price, AuD, CCC-A, is a Clinical Specialist in Audiology in the Division of Speech Pathology & Audiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

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The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. Podcasts can be downloaded for free.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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