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Brain Can Generate Unexplained Noise In Ears

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December 26, 2002
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Unexplained and severe tinnitus--a ringing or buzzing in the ears--can be temporarily reduced in some patients by "jamming" the brain's electrical activity with focused magnetic stimulation, according to a preliminary study in the Annals of Neurology. The results confirm that some phantom sounds are generated by abnormal activity in the brain itself.

Unexplained and severe tinnitus--a ringing or buzzing in the ears--can be temporarily reduced in some patients by "jamming" the brain's electrical activity with focused magnetic stimulation, according to a preliminary study in the Annals of Neurology. The results confirm that some phantom sounds are generated by abnormal activity in the brain itself.


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