TMS for Tinnitus


Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. Tinnitus affects approximately bout 15 to 20 percent of the population. Tinnitus is not a condition, itself, rather it is a symptom of anseparate underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear trauma, or a circulatory system disorder.

Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn’t a sign of something serious. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment. Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable.

Does TMS therapy work for tinnitus?

A study published in 2016 reported that 47.8% of patients receiving TMS for tinnitus saw improvement with their condition. The most significant suppression of TMS was related to patients who met the following criteria: younger age, male gender, shorter duration of present tinnitus, centrally located tinnitus, normal hearing, and the absence of sleep disturbances. On average, TMS helped those who had tinnitus lasting less than a year by 60.2%.