Tinnitus, the rockstar of auditory annoyances, is a buzzing, ringing, or tone that only you can hear. It's a party trick your brain plays on you. But science now offers a new-age solution: jamming to tones while tickling your tongue. And guess what? It's an FDA-approved medical device.  
Tinnitus (aka ringing in the ears) is a problem that affects tens of millions of Americans. It's a strange affliction in several ways. First, many people have it but don't notice it. When they do, it can become deeply disturbing. Second, the ringing or whistling you hear is coming from your brain. Dr. Craig Kasper, a New York audiologist, tells us about this condition. See if it rings true.
Tinnitus, a humming or ringing sound heard when no sound is actually present, affects roughly 15% of the U.S. population. A new study offers what might be an effective treatment for a disease that currently has few good treatment options.
Ask yourself this: How often do you think about your ability to hear? Or this: How much would you, or your loved ones, be affected if your hearing was diminished, or lost completely? Not a pretty picture, so learn here how to best protect this incredible gift.  
A new device for severe hearing impairment has just been FDA-approved, a cochlear implant for sensorineural hearing loss, a common and often disabling condition.