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Tinnitus treatment by transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TNS).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9288279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-six patients were treated with transcutaneous nervous stimulation (TNS) for tinnitus. Except for 3 normal hearing patients, all had cochlear hearing losses. Tinnitus disappeared in none, but diminished in 7 cases against 3 in 24 nontreated controls. In the controls there were no reliefs in low-frequency tinnitus cases. One of these 7, who reported benefit initially, used the TNS system for several months. It seems that TNS is not as good as expected, but probably in cases where the tinnitus frequency is low and it disappears with TNS totally, the patients may use it.
T Rahko; V Kotti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum     Volume:  529     ISSN:  0365-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-23     Completed Date:  1997-10-23     Revised Date:  2008-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370355     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Tampere University Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Disorders / complications
Middle Aged
Tinnitus / complications,  therapy*
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation*

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