University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Scientists Find Mechanism That Causes Noise-Induced Tinnitus and Drug That Can Prevent It

Published: May 28, 2013

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An epilepsy drug shows promise in an animal model at preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, reported this week in the early online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal for the first time the reason the chronic and sometimes debilitating condition occurs.

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