Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Temporally Interfering Electric Fields

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Champ, Jun 2, 2017.

    1. Champ
      Woot

      Champ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma from headphones
      http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(17)30584-6

      Interesting research.

       
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    2. BraveNewWorld

      BraveNewWorld Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress.
      Deep Brain Stimulation always scared the crap out of me because they cut open your skull and put something on your brain. Even if it proved able to cure tinnitus, i would probably be hesitant to try it. I remember Professor Rauschecker's TEDx Talk where he said he thought DBS could cure tinnitus
      Tinnitus: Ringing in the Brain | Josef...


      If DBS can be non-invasive then i would be 100% willing to try it.
       
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    3. Rasmus
      Cool

      Rasmus Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      around 02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure maybe to much noise
      I aslo thing this can cure it, i have heard it can cure people with VERY bad OCD, but lets wait 3-7 years there is most likely other ways to cure T or they will be very close
       
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    4. NatureHiker
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      I think doctors and researchers will be more inclined to test and utilize DBS as a treatment method for Tinnitus and other conditions if it can become a non-invasive procedure.

      With surgery and implants there's just so much room for complications and problems. Not to already state that surgery is a long and complicated process.
       
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    5. Mic
      Buzzed

      Mic Member

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      -
      There are all ready evidence based locations in the brain that are been identified by neuroscientists. One of the most interesting of them (stimulation of area-LC on the caudate nucleus) is discovered way back in 2010:

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23082889

      ... and in California they are all ready conducting experimental trials with invasive DBS which will last till 2019:

      https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01988688

      ... but as @BraveNewWorld expressed very clearly the willingness-to-accept an invasive DBS cure by patients is very low due to the fact many of us don't want chopsticks in our brain.

      With respect to this the same people who are trailing the method I described above have researched the willingnes to undertake gamma-knife surgery (non-invasive but destructive) under firefighters in San Francisco:

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24662638

      So... if this Temporally Interfering Electric Fields method is viable as a non-invasive DBS method it could open up many new opportunities.

      These are exciting times folks...
       
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    6. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      Doesn't tell us how bad their tinnitus was, 30% improvement would be enough for me to go under the knife if it was guaranteed to improve T...

      Thanks for posting.
       
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    7. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
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    8. sharonr

      sharonr Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise
      It's nice to read the posts and hear some good news.
      Thanks for finding this research.
       
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    9. Marlino
      Cowboy

      Marlino Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      This is an very interesting approach. Maybe is useful to try around a little. Like rTMS.
      It's a lottery ticket, but won't bring you the million.
       

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