Specifically, rather than being a ringing inside your ears, it's a ringing across your brain. Most people have perfectly healthy ears, yet their buzzing is worsening each day. Tinnitus comes from the part of the brain that processes sounds" called, in medical terms, the "auditory cortex". When this technology was first discovered they believed that if the auditory cortex is damaged, then your brain can't process the sounds you hear correctly, mixes the signals up and "produces" a buzzing noise, just like a broken tape. Even though it sounded like a plausible explanation to those studding it, a question arose: "Why do deaf people still get tinnitus?" Tune in Wednesday May 10, at 7PM for The Rest Of The Story
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