London: Scientists may have come up with a cure for tinnitus - persistent ringing in the ears.
The technique, which 'reboots' the brain, has been successfully tested on rats. Clinical trials on humans are due to start in the next few months.
Tinnitus can affect one or both ears and can also sound like whines, rattling, low beeps or a rushing sound, the journal Nature reports.
Loud noise often triggers tinnitus, which destroys cells in the inner ear that transmit sound signals to the brain, according to the Daily Mail....more
02:58 PM, Jan 13, 2011