The impact of deep brain stimulation on tinnitus

Jasper Smit, M.L. Janssen, M. Engelhard, R.M. de Bie, P. R. Schuurman, M.F. Contarino, A. Mosch, Yasin Temel, Robert Stokroos

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Abstract

Tinnitus is a disorder of the nervous system that cannot be adequately treated with current therapies. The effect of neuromodulation induced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) on tinnitus has not been studied well. This study investigated the effect of DBS on tinnitus by use of a multicenter questionnaire study.Tinnitus was retrospectively assessed prior to DBS and at the current situation (with DBS). From the 685 questionnaires, 443 were returned. A control group was one-to-one matched to DBS patients who had tinnitus before DBS (n = 61). Tinnitus was assessed by the tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) and visual analog scales (VAS) of loudness and burden.The THI decreased significantly during DBS compared to the situation prior to surgery (from 18.9 to 15.1, P effective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S848-S854
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume7
Issue numberSuppl 35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Smit, J., Janssen, M. L., Engelhard, M., de Bie, R. M., Schuurman, P. R., Contarino, M. F., Mosch, A., Temel, Y., & Stokroos, R. (2016). The impact of deep brain stimulation on tinnitus. Surgical Neurology International, 7(Suppl 35), S848-S854. https://doi.org/10.4103/2152-7806.194156