Study To Help People Who Experience Ringing in Their Ears (Tinnitus)
Protocol: STUDY00003973
Full Title
EEG Measurement of Tinnitus before and after Sound Treatment
This study enrolls people who experience tinnitus (ringing in their ears) and people who do not have tinnitus. Tinnitus is not able to be measured, and the purpose of this study is to try to measure brain activity signals to detect the signs of tinnitus which may help lead to better future treatments.

This study will last for 1-2 months and includes 3 visits lasting about 1-2 hours each. The first visit consists of a brief interview about your medical history. The following visits will include routine hearing tests and an electroencephalogram (EEG) which is a cap that measures your brain waves. Both of these tests are noninvasive and nonpainful. This study takes place at The University at Buffalo Center for Hearing and Deafness in Buffalo NY.

Technical Description

To determine the neurologic signs of tinnitus and if neurologic signs of tinnitus, adults with and without tinnitus are tested using EEG before and after the use of hearing amplification. The study can be also evaluate the use of hearing aid on tinnitus treatment.
Compensation: No
Adults ages 18-70 who experience tinnitus
Adults ages 18-70 who do not experience tinnitus
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: WEI SUN
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