A system and method for treating auditory dysfunction by somatosensory system stimulation. The system and/or method comprises a probe and a device to stimulate the probe. The probe has a stimulation portion subcutaneously implanted in communication with a predetermined spinal cord site. The stimulation portion of the probe may be implanted externally to the spinal cord, or may be implanted epidurally. The stimulation portion may be a laminotomy, paddle, surgical, or multiple electrode lead. The device to stimulate the probe may also be implanted subcutaneously.