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Connectomix - Leading TMS therapy in South Africa
Connectomix is a state-of-the-art TMS clinic group founded in 2019 and based in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. It is backed by Netcare, the largest private hospital group in South Africa.
By personalising TMS treatments through sophisticated MRI imaging algorithms, Connectomix has become a hub of excellence for Depression, Anxiety and Neuro-rehabilitation treatments.
Ringing in your ears? Connectomix offers tinnitus treatment.
If you’re plagued by the constant ringing in your ears, our personalized TMS therapy offers a glimmer of hope and lasting relief.
Our specialized approach targets the neural circuits linked to tinnitus, promoting positive changes in brain activity to reduce the intensity and distress caused by the persistent ringing.
With individualized care and evidence-based techniques, our skilled team tailors the treatment to your unique needs, providing comprehensive support to tinnitus sufferers.
Take control of your life and book a consultation today at Connectomix Clinic to discover how our personalized TMS therapy can bring effective relief from the burden of tinnitus, allowing you to regain peace and well-being.
What is chronic tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of any external sound. It is a common condition that can affect people of all ages and can be caused by a variety of factors.
Tinnitus can take the form of a ringing, buzzing, humming, or other continuous or intermittent sounds that may be heard in one or both ears or in the head. The sounds may be constant or intermittent and may vary in pitch, volume, and character.
Tinnitus is not a disease or disorder in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem.
It is a common problem, affecting 5-15% of the population in western societies.*
Can tinnitus be treated?
Can tinnitus be treated?
Below are the broad treatment therapies for tinnitus;
1. Brain targeting
TMS has shown to be a treatment option for patients suffering from tinnitus. TMS targets the areas of the brain responsible for auditory processing.
Some ear drops do assist in symptom reduction.
3. Ear wax removal
Shown to assist in some cases, the removal of ear wax can assist in symptoms of tinnitus.
4. Cognitive therapy
This is a form of therapy that assists the person to modify their reaction to tinnitus.
5. Noise suppression
Assists in helping to live with tinnitus, rather than being a cure. Involves using sounds to mask tinnitus ringing.
TMS as a treatment option for tinnitus
TMS research indicates that it can be used as a treatment therapy for people experiencing tinnitus.
A device that contains a magnetic coil is placed against the scalp. This device passes alternating current to specific areas of the brain known to control mood control, stimulating nerve cells, in order to improve the symptoms of PTSD.
Areas of the brain targeted for tinnitus
Tinnitus is thought to involve the auditory cortex, the part of the brain responsible for sound processing.
This area is believed to be overstimulated, leading to the perception of ringing or noise in the ears. The other part of the brain targeted by Connectomix is the prefrontal cortex.
This area is responsible for filtering out unnecessary information and helping us focus on relevant stimuli.
By targeting both the auditory cortex and the prefrontal cortex, Connectomix aims to enhance the brain’s noise-canceling effect, ultimately leading to a reduction in the noise experienced by tinnitus patients.
What are the causes of tinnitus?
There are numerous factors that contribute to people developing tinnitus. Tinnitus is linked to many different health conditions. Some of the below are factors in tinnitus:
Age: Tinnitus is prevalent is older people
Medications: Many medications can damage ears.
Noise exposure: Either from an isolated incident or from repetitive noisy environments can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus.
Ear damage: From a sudden event or from foreign objects.
Excessive earwax: A common cause of tinnitus
Allergies: Congestion caused by allergies could affect the eustachian tube. This is the part of the ear that connects the back of your nose to your ear. Having this tube blocked can disrupt the sound from reaching your ear.
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