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Stimulating the ears and tongue may reduce severity of tinnitus

 

A treatment for tinnitus includes an electrode that delivers stimulation to the tongue while headphones play white noise

Neuromod Devices Limited

A device that stimulates the ears and tongue could help reduce the severity of tinnitus, a hearing disorder where people perceive phantom noises such as ringing in their ears.

The device, developed by Irish firm Neuromod Devices Limited, includes headphones which play a sequence of tones and white noise into the wearer’s ears, as well as a small mouthpiece that simultaneously provides electrical stimulation to the tongue.

“We need more treatment options for tinnitus that can be conveniently …