Personalization of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Subjective Tinnitus

Source: Brain Sciences. 12(2) (no pagination), 2022. Article Number: 203.

Date of Publication: February 2022.

Authors: Schoisswohl S.; Langguth B.; Hebel T.; Vielsmeier V.; Abdelnaim M.A.;
Schecklmann M.

Abstract: Background: Personalization of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus might be capable to overcome the heterogeneity of treatment responses. The assessment of loudness changes after short rTMS protocols in test sessions has been proposed as a strategy to identify the best protocol for the daily treatment application. However, the therapeutic advantages of this approach are currently not clear. The present study was designed to further investigate the feasibility and clinical efficacy of personalized rTMS as compared to
a standardized rTMS protocol used for tinnitus.