Exploring deep brain stimulation as a treatment for tinnitus

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Abstract

Roughly 10-15% of people suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Many patients experience various symptoms associated with the continuous ringing sound. Unfortunately, no treatment is currently available for tinnitus. Recent studies have shown that tinnitus is caused by disrupted brain signals. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) sends electrical impulses to the brain to correct these disruptions. Several studies carried out as part of this dissertation found DBS to be a suitable treatment option for tinnitus. However, further research is necessary before this treatment can be applied in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Stokroos, R.J., Supervisor
  • Temel, Yasin, Supervisor
  • Jahanshahianvar, Ali, Advisor
Award date21 Sep 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789493014299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • tinnitus
  • ringing in the ears
  • hearing
  • brain
  • deep brain stimulation

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