Completed Collaborative Tinnitus Research at Washington University (CTRWU)

The hypothesis of this study is that rTMS can decrease the perception of tinnitus.

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      Collaborative Tinnitus Research at Washington University (CTRWU) (version 1.0) - The hypothesis of this study is that rTMS can decrease the perception of tinnitus.

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      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Study increased the duration of rTMS from 2 to 4 weeks. The increase did not improve the procedure's efficacy. Below is the authors' conclusion:

      Daily low-frequency active rTMS to the left temporoparietal junction area for 4 weeks was no more effective than sham for patients with chronic bothersome tinnitus. Possible explanations for this negative study include the failure of rTMS to stimulate deeper parts of auditory cortex within the sylvian fissure and more widespread cortical network changes not amenable to localized rTMS effects.​

       
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