Those suffering from tinnitus are often desperate for a solution. Hence, the reason why there are so many radio commercials advertising vitamins with lipoflavinoids to help “cure” ringing in the ears. While lipoflavinoids have been shown to stabilize neural membranes, they have not been shown to be the cure for these patients. Enter Microtransponder, a UT Davis spinoff company, researching a potential new treatment, Serenity System.
After an implantable neurostimulator device on the vagus nerve in the neck is performed, the Serenity System software therapy sessions with headphones can “re-train” the brain to essentially ignore the sounds of tinnitus.
Here is a video from Microtransponder’s research partner, UT Dallas, describing VNS for Tinnitus. (NOTE: There are high pitched tones played in this video)
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