Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Using Music to Cure Tinnitus


Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, is a relatively common problem. I suffer from it occasionally - not often, and thankfully, not for very long, but tinnitus has that unique ability to be extremely annoying no matter the severity. Yesterday RedOrbit posted an interesting article about a German scientific experiment in reducing tinnitus using music.

According to the article, the researchers took music that the patients like and "stripp[ed] out the sound frequencies that matched the individual's tinnitus frequency." The patients then listened to this music for a year, and "reported a distinct decrease in the loudness of the ringing."

Wikipedia has an interesting list of the causes of subjective tinnitus. I can see this being a pretty neat new therapy for people who suffer from the problem.

1 comment:

  1. hi,can u paste my link to your blog.. my link is http://tinnituscares.blogspot.com

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