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.

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Episode 7: Breakthrough Using Multisensory Stimulation to Reduce Tinnitus


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

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