Iranian Researchers Domestically Produce Device for Tinnitus Treatment, Hearing Tests
10:00 - June 24, 2024

Iranian Researchers Domestically Produce Device for Tinnitus Treatment, Hearing Tests

TEHRAN (ANA)- Researchers at one of the knowledge-based companies in Iran have produced a device to reduce annoying tinnitus sounds and assist in performing hearing tests in people who have applied to receive cochlear implants.
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“Our main activities are defined in the fields of hearing cochlear implant systems, hearing impairment detection systems, electrical and acoustic stimulation systems, and providing engineering consulting services and holding specialized panels in the field of hearing as well as research and training courses,” said Samira Koushkestani, the managing director of the knowledge-based company, in an interview with local Iranian media.

She pointed to the design and construction of aural rehabilitation and hearing systems as one of the achievements of their company, adding, “Electrical stimulation devices are one of our achievements in the field of hearing, and a memorandum of understanding was concluded at the recent AbadIran exhibition [held in Tehran] for the application of this system. This device has rehabilitation applications for patients suffering from tinnitus and imbalances.”

Koushkestani pointed to conducting hearing tests for patients who have applied to receive cochlear implants as another application of the electrical stimulation device, adding, “The device performs a hearing test by creating electrical stimulation pulses at different wavelengths. Moreover, it allows for programming and changing signal features.”

She touched upon tinnitus, explaining is the perception of sound that does not have an external source, so other people cannot hear it. Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing sound, but some people hear other types of sounds, such as roaring or buzzing, she added.

“For reducing the annoying effects of this disease, we have used electronic engineering knowledge in the design of this system,” she further said about tinnitus.

The electrical stimulation device is one of the products that, with the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding during the second edition of AbadIran exhibition, is slated to be used in medical centers in underdeveloped areas.


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