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10.9) other tinnitus treatments: surgically severing the auditory nerves




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This article is from the Tinnitus FAQ, by markb@cccd.edu (Mark Bixby) with numerous contributions by others.

10.9) other tinnitus treatments: surgically severing the auditory nerves

An Eighth Nerve section is the treatment of last resort. You will be
totally deaf. But beware - if your tinnitus originates somewhere
inside the brain, you will be totally deaf AND still have tinnitus. A
prominent American tinnitus specialist says this surgery should never
be done for tinnitus, since he knows of patients whose tinnitus
INCREASED to suicidal levels afterward.

 

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