New tinnitus treatment shows promise

May 25, 2012

It is a multiple-layered program that could provide relief even for those who don't do well with standard treatments.

The first stage includes a counseling session, which is then followed by sound therapy that might involve soothing music or noise from rain or ocean waves.

The third step introduces physical relaxation exercises.

This program is detailed in The Lancet medical journal.

Authors say results of this specialized care were especially convincing, no matter how severe the tinnitus was, and it had no adverse side effects.

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