Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 16:35:
Simon Says wrote on Oct 17, 2020, 16:23:What a weird approach, would love to know how they figured this out...:
Intrigued by this first allegedly working tinnitus treatment... I've had tinnitus for more than a decade.
I'd be thrilled to experience silence again for the first time in a long long time.
In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as “ringing in the ears.”
I posted about Lenire here ages ago. I was supposed to go to Europe in the Spring, before the goddamned pandemic hit, to get one in Hannover. You need to be there for 6 weeks - check in once every 2 weeks so they can make adjustments to the device based on your feedback. You use it twice a day for 30 minutes a day.
They figured it out because neuromodulation - electrical stimulation - is done via the vagus nerve - which is the largest in your body - and it actually creates new neuroplasticity in the brain. And the loss of neuroplasticity in the brain is directly tied to tinnitus - as well as a host of other neurological conditions. The lack of neuroplasticity is what causes confusion in the brain over the loss of sound. So as everyone ages and you lose hearing in the upper registers your brain just lets it go - at least that's what it's supposed to do. Tinnitus is your brain not knowing how to let go, so it becomes a self-reinforced negative feedback loop. It's actually the DCN - dorsal cochlear nucleus - which is the hearing CPU in the brain causes noise with misfiring fusiform cells.
The Lenire device uses electrical stimulation to create the new neuroplasticity and sound program cycling through all sorts of noises used to retrain your brain, calm it the fuck down and let go of that missing noise. So far about a dozen or so people I know who have used it, 1 or 2 were cured entirely, most have seen - so far - permanent reductions in their noise in a very meaningful way, and few it didn't do jack for. So it's a crap shoot. And and expensive one at $2000 Euro. But definitely worth the gamble as anyone who has bad T knows.
And if that doesn't work Dr. Susan Shore's signal timing device is on track for next year at some point. This one I'm even more confident about than Lenire. It also uses a neuromodulation approach, but the signal timing delivers a series of low level microshocks every 5ms or so - as I recall - which is, apparently, supposed to force the DCN into resetting, just like a PC. And boom tinnitus is over.
And lastly FX322 is a new drug coming to market - not sure when exactly - that repairs sensorineural hearing loss. That's fucking huge! That's not just another possible cure for tinnitus, it's a cure for hearing loss entirely. Goodbye hearing aid industry. I'm going to look at buying their stock because it if works - and so far it looks on track to be - these guys are going to be swimming in vaults of money. So anyone looking for a potentially good investment check out Frequency Theraputics.
If we can get this goddamned pandemic under control I can my ass over to Europe and try this thing and if it's really all that and a bag of chips. Fingers crossed I can get over there in Spring now. Thing is, if I'm going to be there for 2 months I want to be hitting museums, etc. without having to book times and shit. The delay is good in one thing. When I go I'll definitely be heading to Egypt to check it out. And I've been super amped to check out the new Grand Egyptian Museum. So with the opening pushed back into this coming Spring, hopefully it'll be open by then. Maybe take me a cruise down the Nile, go see Abu Simbel and all that. Sweet. Then swing on over to Israel and get kosher! Oi vey!
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