Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) (cont.)

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What's being done in research on tinnitus treatments?

Tinnitus remains a symptom that affects the lives of millions of people. Research is directed not only at its treatment, but also at understanding why it occurs. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may hold some hope. Research has shown some short-term relief, but long-term benefit is yet unproven. Ongoing research funded in part by the American Tinnitus Association continues to explore the potential benefits of this therapy.

REFERENCES:

Lehner A. et al. rTMS for the Treatment for Chronic Tinnitus: Optimization by Stimulation of the Cortical Tinnitus Network. Tinnitus Today, Summer 2012.

Meng Z, et al. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011 Oct 5;(10).

Park J, White AR, Ernst E. Efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for tinnitus: a systematic review. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000 Apr; 126 (4):489-92.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/22/2013

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