The Man Who Donated a Million Dollars to Tinnitus Research

Tinnitus Talk

May 22 2022 • 59 mins

Meet Brian Fargo, a successful video game developer who – when he developed tinnitus – tried every imaginable treatment to get rid of it, to no avail. Frustrated at the lack of effective treatment options, he decided to put his money where his mouth is.

He funded the research of Dr. Hamid Djalilian from UC Irvine, who is testing electrical stimulation of the inner ear to alleviate tinnitus. His results so far seem very promising, with some patients even getting rid of their tinnitus completely.

This episode is all about one man’s journey to come to terms with his tinnitus and help others by providing much needed research funding.

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