Researchers Find Sites In Brain Responsible For Tinnitus; Work Raises Possibility of Treatments, Cure

By Lois Baker

Release Date: January 22, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, using positron emission tomography (PET), have pinpointed for the first time the specific brain regions responsible for tinnitus, a constant and debilitating ringing in the ears experienced by millions of Americans.