alexa Abstract | Use of High-Frequency and Muscle Vibration in the Treatment of Tinnitus

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Although tinnitus is defined as an internal auditory sensation, external auditory stimuli can mask tinnitus under some circumstances. High-frequency vibration delivered as bone conduction stimulation is effective in masking high-pitched tinnitus. In this preliminary report, somatosensory stimulation in the form of low-frequency muscle vibration can also mask high-frequency tinnitus. Somatosensory stimulation provides fast, immediate relief, whereas high-frequency vibration provides longer-lasting benefit. Either modality can stand alone or can be used in conjunction for tinnitus treatment. A clinically feasible technique has been identified for more wide-scale evaluation.

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Author(s): Martin L LenhardtBarbara A GoldsteinAbraham Shulman and Robert Guinta


hallucinations, high-frequency vibration, somatosensory, tinnitus, tinnitus model

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