Nerve Implant

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dolly, Jul 28, 2014.

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    1. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Does anybody know about the trials in America for nerve implant to retrain the brain re tinnitus, was wondering if there is anywhere in England doing to same and needed volunteers, I would willingly volunteer as I have tinnitus 24/7 that drives me potty.
       
    2. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Don't you mean cochlear implants? Why not try some other less drastic routes before considering implant? Check out the thread about retigabine in the treatment section for instance.
       
    3. II Packy II
      Doubtful

      II Packy II Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2012
      I believe said person is referring to VNS
       
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    4. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Why don't you write to the company and see if they are planning European trials?

      http://www.microtransponder.com/?page_id=107
       
    5. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
    6. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      What is
      What is VNS?
       
    7. II Packy II
      Doubtful

      II Packy II Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2012
      Vagus Nerve Stimulation. It involved implantation of a bio electrode that stimulates the Vagus Nerve, aka the wandering nerve that connects to the brain stem. The belief is just as the brain learns tinnitus through cortical reorganization, that by playing paired tones in bursts, we can train the brain to filter tinnitus out. Whereas habituation is learning to accept tinnitus, VNS seeks to train the brain to literally ignore the perception. It's infantile science but the theory makes sense. MicroTransponder is currently conducting early phase research with such a system.
       
    8. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Thanks for the explanation that's really interesting
       

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