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

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Surgical Method for Implanted Tinnitus Suppressor

Author(s): J. Matsushima, N. Sakai, N. Takeichi, Y. Kobayashi, S. Miyoshi, M. Sakajiri, T. Ifukube

A surgical method of fully internal tinnitus suppressor is presented. The surgical approach for the placement of the electrode is very simple and causes less injury to the cochlea. This surgical approach is quite similar to the exploratory tympanotomy. The unit is located at the seat which is drilled in the mastoid bone just behind the external ear canal. The stimulating electrode is introduced to the middle ear beneath the skin of the ear canal on the posterior bony wall. The tip of the electrode located on the promontory is secured by the fascia. The primary coil is contained in the Behind-the-Ear case.