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  • People with tinnitus process emotions differently from their peers, researchers report

    University of Illinois speech and hearing science professor Fatima Husain and her colleagues found that tinnitus, a condition in which a person hears a ringing sound despite the lack of an actual sound, is associated with emotional processing in a different part of the brain than in those without the condition.

    University of Illinois speech and hearing science professor Fatima Husain and her colleagues found that tinnitus, a condition in which a person hears a ringing sound despite the lack of an actual sound, is associated with emotional processing in a different part of the brain than in those without the condition. 

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  • Editor's note: To reach Fatima Husain, call 217-333-2230; email husainf@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Alterations of the emotional processing system may underlie preserved rapid reaction time in tinnitus,” is available online or from the University of Illinois News Bureau.