Category: Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (TH)
Hyperacusis and tinnitus are thought to emanate from central hyperactivity. Research suggests that prolonged low-level noise may reverse aberrant hyperactivity, thereby relieving hyperacusis/tinnitus. However, little is known about these physiologically changes or which noise characteristics produce the greatest benefit. This presentation reviews a series of our electrophysiology studies, revealing how differing noise characteristics affect central hyperactivity. These results are translated into the context of clinical application and correlated our studies measuring the integrity of noise generation from modern noise programs.
Adam Sheppard– Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo