This was in a National Daily UK paper a couple of days ago. Any opinions?
ADHD drug can tackle tinnitus
A drug used to treat hyperactivity and sleep disorders is being prescribed to people with tinnitus. Patients with the condition are being given a two-week course of daily Modafinil as part of a clinical trial at Arkansas University, in the U.S.
Researchers believe that brain activity associated with tinnitus (buzzing, whistling, ringing or hissing in the ear) can be reduced by the therapy. It may also help with associated insomnia and depression.
Modafinil is already being used to treat narcolepsy, an extreme form of daytime sleepiness, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.
How it works on tinnitus is not yet clear, but in narcolepsy it changes the amount of chemicals in the area of the brain that controls sleep and wakefulness.