A drug to quieten your tinnitus, that’s what Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD, is working on. The drug targets potassium ion channels in the brain. These channels – or so the theory goes – are compromised in tinnitus patients, thus triggering the neural hyperactivity perceived as tinnitus. In spite of trials and tribulations in getting the drug ready for clinical trials, Thanos is optimistic about his chances for success.
Tinnitus Talk spoke with Dr. Rauschecker, one of the most eminent researchers on tinnitus. We’re excited to launch our podcast series with this highly engaging interview, a must for anyone who wants to understand how tinnitus works in the brain and how we can get to a cure!