Brain stimulation promising for refractory tinnitus: meta-analysis

The findings support treating the condition at the level of the brain rather than the ear, expert says

Central non-invasive brain stimulation might be of value in managing tinnitus, a study shows.

middle aged woman holding ear and looking unhappy - tinnitus

Taiwanese-led researchers conducted a network meta-analysis of 32 randomised controlled trials comparing central non-invasive brain stimulation with sham, waiting list, or active controls.

The trials included data from 1458 participants (mean age 50 years, 34% female) and covered a range of central non-invasive brain stimulation techniques including repetitive