One out of every five people experiences tinnitus (a ringing, buzzing, or roaring sound in the ear) ranging from mild to severe impairment. To date, there are no effective therapies available that have been shown to decrease tinnitus loudness. The purpose of this study is to develop a new treatment option for tinnitus using a technique called Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), which will hopefully prove to be an effective means of alleviating or reducing the symptoms of tinnitus.
Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)