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:
Ciminelli P, Machado S, Nardi AE. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Tinnitus—Still a Noisy Issue. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(2):194–195. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2954
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