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Archive for December 14, 2015

Emotion processing in the brain changes with tinnitus severity

Emotion processing in the brain changes with tinnitus severity

Emotion processing in the brain changes with tinnitus severity

Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over age 65. The condition can develop as part of age-related hearing loss or from a traumatic injury. In either case, the resulting persistent noise causes varying amounts of disruption to everyday life. While some tinnitus patients adapt to the condition, many others are forced to limit daily activities as a direct result of their symptoms. A new study reveals that people who are less bothered by their tinnitus use different brain regions when processing emotional information.

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