Pill to cure tinnitus may be nearer after US scientists make major breakthrough – The Sun

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Pill to cure tinnitus may be nearer after US scientists make major breakthrough – The Sun



A PILL to cure tinnitus may be nearer after a breakthrough by scientists.
They were able to stop the debilitating condition by blocking a protein that fuels brain inflammation.
2 A pill to cure tinnitus may be nearer after a breakthrough by scientistsCredit: Getty – Contributor
One in ten Brits suffer from tinnitus, which can cause stress, sleep difficulties, anxiety and hearing loss.
The condition is often linked with Meniere’s disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and depression, but it is not known how it develops.
But experts in Arizona, US, were able to halt the condition in mice by blocking the molecule.
The team, lead by study co-author Professor Shaowen Bao, say they must investigate side-effects before any human trials.
The most common cause of tinnitus is damage and loss of the tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear.
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This tends to happen as people age, and it can also result from prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise.
Hearing loss may coincide with tinnitus. There is no cure, but there are ways of managing it.
Most people with chronic tinnitus adjust to the ringing over time, but one in five will find it disturbing or debilitating.
2 The most common cause of tinnitus is damage and loss of the tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner earCredit: Alamy
Teenager Cindy Redmond who suffers from hearing disorder hyperacusis discusses the condition on Megan Kelly Today

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