Tinnitus drug trials

Tinnitus is overwhelmingly connected to some level of hearing loss. Augmenting the reception and perception of external noise can often provide relief from the internal sound of tinnitus. There is currently no scientifically proven cure for most cases of chronic tinnitus— in particular the vast majority of cases caused by sensorineural hearing loss. The search for a definitive cure is ongoing and real progress is being made, but there is currently no clinically proven way to fully eliminate the perception of tinnitus. The search for new tinnitus treatments and potential cures in ongoing. Here are some of the cutting-edge therapies currently in development, but which have not yet been fully validated for effective clinical use. The primary objective for all currently-available tinnitus treatment options is to lower the perceived burden of tinnitus, allowing the patient to live a more comfortable, unencumbered, and content life. Use ATA's Health Professional Directory to find a local doctor with experience in tinnitus management and support. Support research and programs that benefit the entire tinnitus community. Below is a list of currently available treatment options, organized into general categories. Join ATA for a one-year subsciption to Tinnitus Today and other exclusive benefits. The perceived intensity of tinnitus can fluctuate depending on many factors, including the patient's overall well-being. There are simple (and often free!) things patients can do that may alleviate some of the burden. There are as many experiences of tinnitus as there are people. Learn about the various ways people manage their condition and take back their lives. There are currently no FDA-approved drugs specifically for tinnitus. However, there are pharmacological options to address the stress, anxiety, and depression that are caused by (and can sometimes exacerbate) tinnitus. You have choices when it comes to tinnitus treatment. Learn about your options, including general wellness, sound therapy, behavioral therapies and more. There are several well-established therapies for patients struggling with severe, chronic tinnitus. ATA encourages patients to embrace these tools, which can minimize the impact and burden of tinnitus. ATA never sells, shares, or rents personal data. ATA is one of the only organizations worldwide funding tinnitus research. Learn about ATA's innovative Roadmap to a Cure, and recently-funded studies. Some patients question the value of treatments that fall short of an absolute cure. ATA believes patients should do everything possible to lessen the burden of tinnitus until a definitive cure is found. An appropriate analogy may be the use of ibuprofen for a headache. Ibuprofen itself does not cure the underlying cause of most headaches, but it does reduce the pain that makes headaches feel so awful. Likewise, the most effective tinnitus treatment tools address the aspects of tinnitus that so often make the condition feel burdensome: anxiety, stress, social isolation, sound sensitivity, hearing difficulties, and perceived volume. ATA never sells, shares, or rents personal data. In some cases, tinnitus is caused by physiological functions or disorders within the body. In these less-common situations, addressing the baseline physical cause may eliminate or drastically reduce tinnitus symptoms. Tinnitus can generate strong, negative emotions like anxiety, depression, and anger. Patients can learn to control their emotional reactions and thereby disassociate tinnitus from painful negative behavioral responses. No two patients and no two tinnitus cases are alike. As such, the "best" treatment option is often contingent on an array of factors unique to each patient. Moreover, successful management of tinnitus may require overlapping layers of treatment. ATA recommends that patients work with their healthcare provider(s) to identify and implement the treatment strategy that is best suited to their particular needs. Tinnitus Today is the world's premier tinnitus news magazine. Join ATA and receive a one-year subscription to Tinnitus Today. Get inspiring patient stories, management tips, news and updates on research delivered to your home, three times a year. Advertise. About the Editors. Tinnitus is a non-auditory internal sound. But patients can use real external noise to counteract their perception and reaction to tinnitus. Sound masking can cover the sound of tinnitus, while more advanced therapies may provide more robust relief. Join ATA, the nation's largest nonprofit organization for tinnitus patients. Get valuable benefits and support our mission to silence tinnitus.