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Comment & Response
February 2016

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Tinnitus—Still a Noisy Issue

Author Affiliations
  • 1Laboratory of Panic and Respiration, Institute of Psychiatry of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(2):194-195. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2954

To the Editor Regarding the recently published, randomized clinical trial by Folmer et al,1 using 1-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied to the temporal cortex in patients with tinnitus for 10 days compared with placebo, the authors1 reported a significant reduction in tinnitus symptoms, the primary outcome measure. However, rTMS for tinnitus is still not significantly beneficial, so we have some considerations to share:

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