Good news for those who suffer from tinnitus (a common side effect of hearing damage), as well as for music lovers who depend on their ears for their livelihood and anyone else who asks a lot of their auditory system: very early tests out of the Tinnitus Clinic in London indicate that researchers may have found a cure for the condition, which has long been considered incurable. What’s even more remarkable is that the therapy doesn’t involve surgery or drugs or anything more invasive than wearing headphones playing a “series of tones tuned according to the characteristic frequency of the patient’s tinnitus,” which “‘reset’ auditory nerve cells in the brain to stop them misfiring,” according to the Independent. And unlike past treatments, this one seems to actually remove the constant ringing that tinnitus sufferers hear, rather than teaching them to ignore it. So far it’s only been tested on 63 subjects—though 2,000 or so have had this “Acoustic CR Neuromodulation” in Germany—but it’s worked on 75 percent of them, and the results look to be long-lasting.