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July 8, 2014

Tinnitus, Affects Emotional Processing

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People with tinnitus process emotions differently from their peers, researchers report
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140625184901.htm
Date: June 25, 2014
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Using fMRI scans, researchers found that when they played pleasant and unpleasant sounds, that a brain region associated with processing emotions, had less activity in the tinnitus and hearing-loss patients than in people with normal hearing.

“About 90 percent of people with tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss of varying degrees, whereas about 50 percent of people with hearing loss suffer from tinnitus,” Fatima Husain, a professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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