Tune Into ATA's Brand New Podcast with Dr. Susan Shore

If you love listening to podcasts, tune into the ATA's latest episode featuring Dr. Susan Shore, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Michigan, who has devoted her career to studying the mechanisms underlying tinnitus generation. This 25-minute episode discusses her groundbreaking research using bimodal stimulation to treat a specific type of tinnitus.

Manage Your Tinnitus

Discover the proven tools and therapies that can minimize the burden of your tinnitus and improve your quality of life.

Episode 7: Breakthrough Using Multisensory Stimulation to Reduce Tinnitus

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Susan Shore, PhD

After 20 years of painstaking research, Dr. Shore made national headlines this year with groundbreaking research results that showed positive effects in tinnitus treatment using bimodal stimulation. She heads the team of researchers at the University of Michigan, where it was discovered that “touch”-sensitive (somatosensory) neurons in the auditory region of the brain become hyperactive and synchronized with each other in guinea pigs and humans with tinnitus. The team’s preliminary studies found that bimodal stimulation, which calms neurons using specially-timed multisensory stimulation, reduces tinnitus distress and loudness. In the fall, her team will begin the next phase of research, with the goal of replicating earlier results and gaining Food and Drug Administration approval for commercialization of the technique.

Listen to the Podcast on ATA's website here: https://www.ata.org/podcasts/episode-7-breakthrough-using-multisensory-stimulation-reduce-tinnitus

Or subscribe to Conversations in Tinnitus Podcasts via podcatcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/tinnitus-podcast

Patient Stories

There are as many experiences of tinnitus as there are people. Learn about the various ways people manage their condition and take back their lives.

Tinnitus Research

ATA is one of the only organizations worldwide funding tinnitus research. Learn about ATA's innovative Roadmap to a Cure, and recently-funded studies.

Treatment Options

Treatment Options

You have choices when it comes to tinnitus treatment. Learn about your options, including general wellness, sound therapy, behavioral therapies and more.