According to a study, people who suffer from tinnitus have a new hope now as a personalized tinnitus treatment that involves listening to sounds through headphones is here to help.
Auditory nerve cells in the brain will be reset by the therapy and they will be unable to misfire.
In patients who faced trials, tinnitus symptoms were reduced in three-quarters and it is Known as Acoustic Co-ordinated Reset (CR) Neuromodulation, it reduced tinnitus symptoms in three-quarters of trial patients.
Only private patients at the moment can access the £4,500 treatment but it could soon be available to others on the NHS following the trial result.
Tinnitus affects about 10 per cent of the UK population and in this people can hear sounds like buzzing, ringing, roaring among other sounds.
Since 2010, people in Germany have been using acoustic CR Neuromodulation and about 2000 people have been treated with this.
Mark Williams, an audiologist at the Tinnitus Clinic in London, which uses the treatment, said, “As the first treatment for tinnitus to remove rather than mask symptoms, clinical evidence will hopefully open this treatment to a wider range of patients.”