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Auris Nasus Larynx. 1994;21(1):17-24.

A study of electrical promontory stimulation in tinnitus patients.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medical Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.


Electrical promontory stimulation relieved tinnitus in 74 (57.4%) of 129 ears (112 patients). There was no significant difference in etiology of tinnitus, age, average audiogram, or tinnitus frequency between patients who responded to electrical stimulation and those who did not. Most patients who did not respond to the initial stimulation trial did not respond to the subsequent trials, suggesting that the initial response to treatment predicts the subsequent response. Patients who did not respond to repetitive treatment were supposed to be under severe stress.

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