Magnetic Therapy and Tinnitus; a pulsed electro magnetic field therapy (PEMF) & repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS/TMS) research review


Research in field of PEMF and rTMS as therapy for Tinnitus is expanding in areas outside of the United States where BigPharma exerts less controls on the practice of medicine and research $$$. The research can be found below the list of bibliographies below.

Based upon client feedback and these studies, use of pulsed magnetic fields is about the only reliable method of reducing or eliminating tinnitus.

Several hundred pulsed electromagnetic field therapy citations contained in our research bibliographies are linked directly to
PubMed a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. These studies are offered for your education only and are not intended as promotional material for EarthPulse Sleep on Command™.

Frequency Specific Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Research Bibliographies:

Several hundred pulsed electromagnetic field therapy citations contained in our research bibliographies are linked directly to PubMed a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. These studies are offered for your education only and are not intended as promotional material.

See also; Sandyk R, Anninos PA , Jacobson JI; three pioneers of electromagnetic field therapy to treat Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and epilepsy.

PEMF Background:

introduction to electromedicine

brain wave entrainment

brain wave entrainment II

Dr. Oz on PEMF therapy for pain (16 November '11 episode video)

Electromagnetism & Life; by Andrew Marino & R.O. Becker (due to file size this pdf takes up to minutes to load)


PEMF Research By Effect:

Alzheimer's and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic fields

anti-aging and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

arthritis and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

athletic performance enhancement (ergogenic effect) and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

bone / connective tissue regeneration and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

depression and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

EMF protection - electropollution research (your brain and your wireless technologies)

epilepsy and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

fibromyalgia and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

insomnia and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

migraine headache and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

multiple sclerosis and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

nerve regeneration / spinal cord injury and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

neuropathy and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

osteoporosis and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

pain and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

Parkinson's disease and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

sleep and radio frequency microwave telecommunications fields

SleepEasy® (new) & Sleep on Command™ pulsed magnetic sleep-machine

stroke and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

thyroid and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

tinnitus and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research

transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS / TMS) research

wound healing and frequency specific pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research


EarthPulse research:

video evidence

client feedback forms

chronic lower back pain/sleep study

magnetic fields in the news



Tinnitus and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy (all clinical research uses rTMS / repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation)

Audiol Neurootol. 2012;17(2):112-20. Epub 2011 Mar 11.
Effectiveness of theta-burst repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treating chronic tinnitus.
Chung HK, Tsai CH, Lin YC, Chen JM, Tsou YA, Wang CY, Lin CD, Jeng FC, Chung JG, Tsai MH.
Source
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan, ROC.

J Neurol. 2011 Nov;258(11):1940-8. Epub 2011 Apr 21.
Short- and long-lasting tinnitus relief induced by transcranial direct current stimulation.
Garin P, Gilain C, Van Damme JP, de Fays K, Jamart J, Ossemann M, Vandermeeren Y.
Source
Centre Universitaire d'Audiophonologie, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, CHU Mont-Godinne, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Avenue Dr G. Therasse, 5530, Yvoir, Belgium.

Brain Stimul. 2011 Oct;4(4):222-7. Epub 2010 Dec 28.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus: 4-year follow-up in treatment responders-a retrospective analysis.
Burger J, Frank E, Kreuzer P, Kleinjung T, Vielsmeier V, Landgrebe M, Hajak G, Langguth B.
Source
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Sep;113(7):556-8. Epub 2011 Apr 20.
Short duration repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus treatment: a prospective Asian study.
Ting SK, Chan YM, Cheong PW, Wong M, Fook-Chong S, Lo YL.
Source
Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608, Singapore.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Oct 5;(10):CD007946.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus.
Meng Z, Liu S, Zheng Y, Phillips JS.
Source
Department of ENT, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610041.

Auris Nasus Larynx. 2011 Jun;38(3):301-6. Epub 2010 Oct 23.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for treatment of chronic tinnitus.
Minami SB, Shinden S, Okamoto Y, Watada Y, Watabe T, Oishi N, Kanzaki S, Saito H, Inoue Y, Ogawa K.

Laryngoscope. 2011 Apr;121(4):815-22. doi: 10.1002/lary.21425. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
Variable changes in PET activity before and after rTMS treatment for tinnitus.
Mennemeier M, Chelette KC, Allen S, Bartel TB, Triggs W, Kimbrell T, Crew J, Munn T, Brown GJ, Dornhoffer J.
Source
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA.

Audiol Neurootol. 2011 Mar 11;17(2):112-120. [Epub ahead of print]
Effectiveness of Theta-Burst Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treating Chronic Tinnitus.
Chung HK, Tsai CH, Lin YC, Chen JM, Tsou YA, Wang CY, Lin CD, Jeng FC, Chung JG, Tsai MH.
Source
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan, ROC.

Front Syst Neurosci. 2011;5:88. Epub 2011 Nov 4.
Can Temporal Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation be Enhanced by Targeting Affective Components of Tinnitus with Frontal rTMS? A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.
Kreuzer PM, Landgrebe M, Schecklmann M, Poeppl TB, Vielsmeier V, Hajak G, Kleinjung T, Langguth B.
Source
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg , Regensburg, Germany.

Neurochirurgie. 2010 Aug;56(4):303-8. Epub 2010 Apr 27.
[Feasibility of auditory cortical stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus. Three case reports].
Litré CF, Giersky F, Theret E, Leveque M, Peruzzi P, Rousseaux P.
Unité de neurochirurgie fonctionnelle, service de neurochirurgie, hôpital Maison-Blanche, 45, rue Cognacq-Jay, 51092 Reims cedex, France.

Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2010;31(2):238-49.
Efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of refractory chronic tinnitus: a randomized, placebo controlled study.
Anders M, Dvorakova J, Rathova L, Havrankova P, Pelcova P, Vaneckova M, Jech R, Holcat M, Seidl Z, Raboch J.
Department of Psychiatry, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague and General Teaching Hospital, Czech Republic

Eur J Neurol. 2010 Jul;17(7):976-83. Epub 2010 Mar 4.
Contralateral versus ipsilateral rTMS of temporoparietal cortex for the treatment of chronic unilateral tinnitus: comparative study.
Khedr EM, Abo-Elfetoh N, Rothwell JC, El-Atar A, Sayed E, Khalifa H.
Department of NeuroPsychiatry, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt

Eur J Neurol. 2010 Jul;17(7):951-6. Epub 2010 Feb 10.
Left temporal low-frequency rTMS for the treatment of tinnitus: clinical predictors of treatment outcome--a retrospective study.
Frank G, Kleinjung T, Landgrebe M, Vielsmeier V, Steffenhagen C, Burger J, Frank E, Vollberg G, Hajak G, Langguth B.
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

Eur J Neurol. 2010 Jan;17(1):38-44. Epub 2009 Jul 9.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improve tinnitus in normal hearing patients: a double-blind controlled, clinical and neuroimaging outcome study.
Marcondes RA, Sanchez TG, Kii MA, Ono CR, Buchpiguel CA, Langguth B, Marcolin MA.
Department of Otolaryngology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil.

Int Tinnitus J. 2009;15(2):154-60.
Strategies for enhancement of transcranial magnetic stimulation effects in tinnitus patients.
Kleinjung T, Langguth B.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Center, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

Otol Neurotol. 2009 Sep;30(6):697-703.
Influence of tonic and burst transcranial magnetic stimulation characteristics on acute inhibition of subjective tinnitus.
Meeus O, Blaivie C, Ost J, De Ridder D, Van de Heyning P.
Source
University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

CNS Spectr. 2009 Apr;14(4):208-11.
Theta burst stimulation in the treatment of incapacitating tinnitus accompanied by severe depression.
Soekadar SR, Arfeller C, Rilk A, Plontke SK, Plewnia C.
Source
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.

Eur J Neurol. 2009 Mar;16(3):404-8.
One-year follow up of patients with chronic tinnitus treated with left temporoparietal rTMS.
Khedr EM, Rothwell JC, El-Atar A.
Department of Neurology, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.

Laryngoscope. 2008 Jul;118(7):1228-32.
Maintenance repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation can inhibit the return of tinnitus.
Mennemeier M, Chelette KC, Myhill J, Taylor-Cooke P, Bartel T, Triggs W, Kimbrell T, Dornhoffer J.
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Science, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Apr;138(4):497-501.
Combined temporal and prefrontal transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus treatment: a pilot study.
Kleinjung T, Eichhammer P, Landgrebe M, Sand P, Hajak G, Steffens T, Strutz J, Langguth B.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Feb;79(2):212-5.
Effect of daily repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of tinnitus: comparison of different stimulus frequencies.
Khedr EM, Rothwell JC, Ahmed MA, El-Atar A.
Department of Neurology, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut 71511,

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Oct;137(4):589-95. Links
Which tinnitus patients benefit from transcranial magnetic stimulation?
Kleinjung T, Steffens T, Sand P, Murthum T, Hajak G, Strutz J, Langguth B, Eichhammer P.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, Germany

Prog Brain Res. 2007;166:359-67.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treatment of chronic tinnitus: clinical effects.
Kleinjung T, Steffens T, Londero A, Langguth B.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

Int J Med Sci. 2007 Oct 9;4(5):237-41.
Theta, alpha and beta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation: brain modulation in tinnitus.
De Ridder D, van der Loo E, Van der Kelen K, Menovsky T, van de Heyning P, Moller A.
Dept of Neurosurgery, ENT, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium

Hum Brain Mapp. 2007 Mar;28(3):238-46. Links
Dose-dependent attenuation of auditory phantom perception (tinnitus) by PET-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Plewnia C, Reimold M, Najib A, Brehm B, Reischl G, Plontke SK, Gerloff C.
Department of Psychiatry, Neurophysiology Section, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.

Laryngoscope. 2007 Mar;117(3):529-34. Links
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus: a pilot study.
Smith JA, Mennemeier M, Bartel T, Chelette KC, Kimbrell T, Triggs W, Dornhoffer JL.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA.

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2007;97(Pt 2):451-62.Links
Auditory cortex stimulation for tinnitus.
De Ridder D, De Mulder G, Verstraeten E, Seidman M, Elisevich K, Sunaert S, Kovacs S, Van der Kelen K, Van de Heyning P, Moller A.
Department of Neurosurgery and Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium.

Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2006 Dec;(556):96-101.Links
Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on chronic tinnitus.
Folmer RL, Carroll JR, Rahim A, Shi Y, Hal Martin W.
OHSU Tinnitus Clinic, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA

Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2006 Dec;(556):102-5.Links
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and chronic tinnitus.
Langguth B, Hajak G, Kleinjung T, Pridmore S, Sand P, Eichhammer P.
Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Germany.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus: A Case Study.
Laryngoscope. 2006 Oct;116(10):1867-1872.
PMID: 17016213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

      Transient tinnitus suppression induced by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation.
Eur J Neurol. 2006 Sep;13(9):996-1001.
PMID: 16930367 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus: a new coil positioning method and first results.
Brain Topogr. 2006 Summer;18(4):241-7. Epub 2006 Jul 15.
PMID: 16845596 [PubMed - in process]

     [Treatment of chronic tinnitus with neuronavigated repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).]
HNO. 2006 Jun;54(6):439-44. German.
PMID: 16170508 [PubMed - in process]

    Dose-dependent attenuation of auditory phantom perception (tinnitus) by PET-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2006 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 16773635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

    [Magnetic stimulation of the auditory cortex for disabling tinnitus: preliminary results]
Presse Med. 2006 Feb;35(2 Pt 1):200-6. French.
PMID: 16493347 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Temporoparietal transcranial magnetic stimulation for auditory hallucinations: safety, efficacy and moderators in a fifty patient sample.
Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Jul 15;58(2):97-104.
PMID: 15936729 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Long-term effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients with chronic tinnitus.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Apr;132(4):566-9.
PMID: 15806046 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Slow transcranial magnetic stimulation can rapidly reduce resistant auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia.
Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Jan 15;57(2):188-91.
PMID: 15652879 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    [Low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for the treatment of chronic tinnitus--are there long-term effects?]
Psychiatr Prax. 2004 Nov;31 Suppl 1:S52-4. German.
PMID: 15570501 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in posttraumatic stress disorder: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Mar;161(3):515-24.
PMID: 14992978 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Neuronavigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with tinnitus: a short case series.
Biol Psychiatry. 2003 Oct 15;54(8):862-5.
PMID: 14550687 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    Neuronavigated rTMS in a patient with chronic tinnitus. Effects of 4 weeks treatment.
Neuroreport. 2003 May 23;14(7):977-80.
PMID: 12802186 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ann Neurol. 2003 Feb;53(2):263-6.
Transient suppression of tinnitus by transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Plewnia C, Bartels M, Gerloff C.
Source
Department of Psychiatry, Neurophysiology Section, University of Tuebingen, Germany.

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation of left temporoparietal cortex and medication-resistant auditory hallucinations.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Jan;60(1):49-56.
PMID: 12511172 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]