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Tinnitus treatment a step closer: Leicester researchers

14 May 2012 Last updated at 16:12 BST

University of Leicester medical researchers think they have made a breakthrough that will help people suffering from tinnitus.

The condition leaves people with a constant loud ringing in their ears, which is actually a phantom sound.

The Leicester scientists hope their research could lead to a drug treatment for tinnitus.

BBC East Midlands Today's Sarah Teale talked to the research team and a former DJ who has the condition.