Elon Musk’s Neuralink Looking to Treat Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Jack Straw, Jul 17, 2019.

    1. FGG
      No Mood

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      It is a breakthrough in some ways. Absolutely. I feel like it will be extremely useful for research and diagnostically for certain conditions. It has potential for treating certain conditions.

      My skepticism is only in sound quality because brainstem implants (given to people who have had their cochlea removed), transmit sound directly to the brainstem have abysmal sound quality because they lack the tuning functions of the cochlea. Maybe the right programs could circumvent this but this is something that hasn't, thus far, been fully worked out with otoacoustic research in general and in Neuralink's own animal studies, you can't get a head start on the programming because you can't ask the pig.

      I would feel better about the potential for Neuralink's hearing functions if they would address the otoacoustic challenges and how they plan to solve this because I feel otherwise that this tech is much further away for at least that use than presented and can't really even begin to be sorted out until human studies start.
       
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    2. frpp

      frpp Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tmj, Nihl, ototoxic drugs, nerve/ vascular issues
      Still waiting for this, I 10000% will still ablate nerves, veins and entire ears if this thing works.
       
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    3. john paul
      English

      john paul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Something tells me Elon has been smoking a bit too much and this treatment will be available sometime around man's colonisation of Mars. Not for a while...
       
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    4. tommyd87

      tommyd87 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      tmj music
      Not to mention the fact that real medicine is looking literally like it is going to be ready earlier and is probably more effective too.
       
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    5. frpp

      frpp Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tmj, Nihl, ototoxic drugs, nerve/ vascular issues
      Hopefully this will allow nerves to be bypassed. First one getting cut out is lucky number 5, no more spasms and pain.
       
    6. asey20
      Curious

      asey20 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toronto
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 13, 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure.
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    7. Jrblovsky

      Jrblovsky Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Christmas 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NOISE/Menieres Who knows
      Tinnitus can be fatal as well. When it drives you to suicide. If Neuralink was proven to work, I'd do it tomorrow.
       
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    8. frpp

      frpp Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tmj, Nihl, ototoxic drugs, nerve/ vascular issues
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