Article source: The Brighter Side
After two decades of searching for a cure for tinnitus, researchers at the University of Auckland have announced promising results from a clinical trial of a new mobile-phone-based therapy. The study randomized 61 patients to either the prototype of the new ‘digital polytherapeutic’ or a popular self-help app producing white noise.
According to the study published in Frontiers in Neurology, the group with the polytherapeutic treatment (31 people) showed clinically significant improvements at 12 weeks, while the other group (30 people) did not. These encouraging results have excited researchers who believe that this breakthrough could have a direct impact on the future treatment of tinnitus.