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Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can make life miserable, but a brain implant may help, preliminary research suggests.

In a phase 1 trial of five patients whose severe tinnitus did not respond to other treatments, deep brain stimulation (DBS) diminished the ringing in four. The fifth patient received no relief, the researchers reported.

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