Susan Shore Tinnitus Device Review | 2021 Michigan Tinnitus Research Update

is a research group out of the university of michigan in the united states that have been developing a bimodal neural stimulation device for tinnitus the device that's being developed is going to be stimulating the face the neck and the ears all around the same time so the research so far has uh suggested that this is going to be beneficial and help manage the symptom of tinnitus there's a researcher named susan shore who is a phd and her group is studying bimodal stimulation for tinnitus to try to create a device that can be released and sold and of benefit to those who have tinnitus so let's get into this but before we do welcome this is pure tinnitus hey my name is dr ben thompson i'm an audiologist and founder of if you're new here make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel so that you stay up to date with everything we want to know about susan shore's tinnitus device and the group out of university of michigan as well as many other relevant topics for tinnitus if you've been here before if you've been following me for a while give me a thumbs up so i know that you're with me now let's get into this device from susan shore and her research group at university of michigan let's get an update on this project and see where they're at this is the university of website and we're looking at the michigan tinnitus device the author here is phd researcher susan shore this potential device is being developed to improve treatment for patients with tinnitus dr susan shore has developed the michigan tinnitus device which is a novel technology that alleviates tinnitus through a sequence of auditory and somatosensory stimuli to the face or neck the treatment utilizes a stimulus protocol consisting of precisely timed sounds alternated with weak electrical impulses that activate touch sensitive nerves this is aimed to steer damaged nerve cells back to normal activity this approach is called targeted bimodal auditory somatosensory stimulation and it has shown promise in a clinical trial so far although that data is not available right now only early results are available in pre-clinical models so very early nothing's fully released as of now talks about the competitive advantage of the michigan tinnitus device compared to other current treatments touches on the long-term plasticity in the brain and how relevant that is here and then this specific project is looking at commercialization of this michigan tinnitus device uh submitting for pre for fta approval pretty early on here but we have some milestones they're going to develop prototype designs look at the cost the susan shore lab will develop the software system for treatment management and data collection in collaboration with a local medical device developer then the device will undergo validation and verification testing so the technology aims to remodel neural pathways that cause ringing in the ears again this is stimulating the ears as well as the face and the neck via some some auditory some stimulation of the somatosensory which is the physical touch sense pdf that we're looking at talks about different solution the michigan tinnitus device the technology and it's describing how it's going to present sound through the ears and then stimuli electrical stimuli to the face or the neck i wanted to show this to you guys i know there's been some talk about these different kinds of bimodal stimulation devices out there and which one's going to come to be the best certainly university of michigan is a well-respected institution and susan shore is a phd researcher well it seems like this project is in development still and i'm going to be monitoring it closely so that when it is released or when those signs come i'll be explaining it here on this youtube channel personally i feel like a device like this is going to be interesting to compare to neuromods linear device as well as one or two other bimodal stimulation devices for tinnitus essentially what we're do what we're doing here is we're going to be playing sound through the ears and we're going to be in involving another sense of our physical body so the nerves on the face the nerves on the neck is what the university of michigan seems to be using to stimulate for to create this bimodal device whereas the linear device neuromods linear device which i made another video on neuromod's linear device is focused on the tongue the trigeminal nerve and the auditory system there are going to be some other devices that are focused on areas like around the wrist to provide some meta-sensory input so learning how this all shakes out it seems like we're going to have some competitors in this space of bimodal tinnitus stimulation so that's good because we'll be able to figure out the pros and the cons of each different device and we're gonna there may be different inclusion criteria where based on your history you may be a better suited candidate for one bimodal device compared to another i'm going to be making some of those kind of comparison videos as we move on here but i definitely wanted to give an update on susan shore's group out of the university of michigan i've never been to michigan for it's a lovely place definitely the university is well known for its football team but certainly also its academics it's a type of institution that when a university like that is creating a device for tinnitus definitely has our attention it seems like they're being slow with the process and i'm sure that's just the nature of these kinds of things so whenever i have new news i'll be updating it here how would this device be used to help with your tinnitus i personally feel like it would complement existing treatments and therapies like hearing aids sound therapy counseling and of course the overall holistic approach of getting your mind and body feeling healthy as possible and how that can have beneficial effects on living with tinnitus but then to have some sort of technology like bimodal stimulation something that you can use as needed or on a regular basis that's another tool in the tool kit and potentially get down to the neurological level of tinnitus i'll be following that closely thank you for watching this video give this video a thumbs up that way youtube recommends it in the youtube algorithm to other people watching the video and leave a comment on this next video we're going to be talking about some similar devices let's get into the neural mod linear device on this next video thank you guys

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