The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

The Treatment of Annoying Tinnitus with Electrical Stimulation

Author(s): Ronald L. Steenerson and Gaye Cronin

I would like to discuss our experience with transcutaneous electrical stimulation as a treatment of tinnitus. I'd like to acknowledge my coauthor Gaye Cronin, who treated many of the patients in this study. Usually, the treatment of tinnitus is not easy. Electrical stimulation has been used to treat a number of disorders, including pain, tissue injury, circulation impairment, and the like. A number of authors have reported a decrease in tinnitus with electrical stimulation. This usually has been noticed in the treatment of profound hearing loss, using direct stimulation of the cochlea and, of course, this is not practical with the usual tinnitus patient.

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