Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2015 Feb;58(2):73-78. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2015.58.2.73.

Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Tinnitus

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. otorhino512@naver.com

Abstract

Tinnitus is a phantom sensation of sound in the absence of external stimulation. Since the mechanism of tinnitus is not clearly discovered, no currently available treatments are ideal. There have been many published studies which report that electrical stimulation has a suppressive effect on tinnitus. Although there is no consensus stimulation method and regimen, electrical stimulation has emerged as an interesting and promising modality for tinnitus relief. In this review, authors collected and analyzed articles on electrical stimulation and outlined various methods of noninvasive and invasive stimulation.

Keyword

Therapeutic electrical stimulation; Tinnitus
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