R-Tms And Tdcs İn Tinnitus Treatment (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation)
It is one of the newest treatment procedures. This device has been commonly used in respected medical faculties in the world since 2011. Its new versions have been developed in the last two years, and it has consequently taken its final shape. We began to use the new generation r-TMS device and gained successful results in the treatment of tinnitus. With r-TMS devices,we can reach success rates up to 65-70%, depending on the causes of tinnitus. In Turkey, we carry out this treatment with a scientific point of view in the field of tinnitus treatment. Today, there is no treatment that provides a 100% solution in this regard. Successful results achieved with the treatments intended for tinnitus has increased significantly, by means of the new inventions and methods. Even this increase is considered to be a revolution in the treatment of tinnitus. Strong electromagnetic signals are known to reduce impaired neural hyperactivity. Tinnitus is believed to be a function of hyperactivity in the brain's neural cortex. Therefore, many researchers believe that this signal can reduce the sensation and severity of tinnitus.. Recurrent Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation uses a strong, noninvasive magnetic coil located on the skull, for transmitting electromagnetic vibrations to the underlying brain tissue. Treatment protocols including coil location, stimulation frequency, stimulation intensity, and the frequency of patient care are very important for ensuring the clinical efficacy of r-TMS. Therefore, ensuring the procedure to be carried out consciously by units composed of people who have full knowledge of the subject is important for gaining successful results.
• Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation minimizes the neural hyperactivity that underlies the tinnitus. It is another form of non-invasive electromagnetic treatment.
It is applied by means of electrodes that transmit electromagnetic pulses from the patient's scalp to the underlying brain tissue. The magnitude of the electrical stimulation varies depending on the neural stimulation under each electron. Successful results have been obtained from tDCS used in studies for the treatment of tinnitus. Some studies conducted in Texas (the US) and Australia have shown that patients have benefited from the treatment at the rate of up to 40-48%. This method will very soon come into use with other treatments in our clinic.