Early data on stimulation of Heschl’s gyrus are promising, but more research is needed
Explore this issue:May 2006
Direct electrical stimulation of the auditory cortex to relieve symptoms of severe tinnitus has been successfully demonstrated in two patients by Michael Seidman, MD, Director, of Otologic/Neurotologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Henry Ford Health System in West Bloomfield, Mich.
Currently there is no cure for tinnitus, which affects nearly 50 million Americans. Of these, about 3% to 4% are severely debilitated, with none of the conventional and alternative types of therapy able to relieve the aberrant noise and sounds characteristic of the condition.