Combined Central and Peripheral Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Tinnitus: a Pilot Study

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    1. fabien

      fabien Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mp3 device
      Combined central and peripheral stimulation for treatment of chronictinnitus: a randomized pilot study.


      RESULTS:
      We found that combined stimulation was effective in tinnitus treatment. This effect remained for 4 weeks after the end of the treatment. However, each of rTMS and LLLT alone had no significant effect. Repeated-measures ANOVA showed a significant effect of Time and Time × Intervention interaction for THI and VAS scores. The post hoc t test for different time points per intervention revealed a significant difference between baseline and all postintervention measurements of both THI and VAS for the combination intervention.

      CONCLUSION:
      Combined central rTMS and peripheral LLLT is more beneficial as a new method for management of tinnitus rather than these two used separately.


      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25030898
       
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    2. PatrickG

      PatrickG Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punch/kick to the right ear
      This seems promising. I don't recall this type of significant improvement before.
       
    3. earsnothappy

      earsnothappy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2014
      Any update since 2014?
       

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