Tinnitus with a normal audiogram: Role of high-frequency sensitivity and reanalysis of brainstem-response measures to avoid audiometric over-matching.

Tinnitus with a normal audiogram: Role of high-frequency sensitivity and reanalysis of brainstem-response measures to avoid audiometric over-matching. Hear Res. 2017 Oct 14;: Authors: Guest H, Munro KJ, Plack CJ PMID: 29056432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

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Objective: Evaluate the relationship between objective audiometric and vestibular tests and patient symptoms in superior canal dehiscence (SCD) syndrome. Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Setting: Tertiary care center. Patients: Ninety-eight patients with SCD, preoperative threshold audiograms, cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) thresholds, and computed tomography (CT) imaging were included. Clinical reports were reviewed for self-reported SCD symptoms. Twenty-five patients completed the Hearing Handicap Inventory (HHI), Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), Autophony Index (AI), and the...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research
ConclusionComprehensive neurotological workup results in diagnoses that would go unrecognized otherwise, allowing patients to receive prompt treatment for medically important conditions, some of which may be causally related to their neurotologic complaints. However, the value of each study for routine testing of patients with neurotologic complaints remains controversial; and the evidence presented herein should help practitioners determine what studies should be included in his/her patient assessment.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The studies have shown hearing loss in higher frequencies, but in our study, we have observed hearing loss at speech frequency in 22.2% of patients receiving cisplatin, who also had low serum albumin levels. Periodic audiometric monitoring and serum albumin level may be helpful to provide timely intervention to prevent further hearing loss and deterioration in the quality of life.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe present study concluded that the audiological intervention with any level of sound stimulus is enough to obtain a positive prognosis in the medium term. Data that specifies that the verification of sound generator was effective at the real ear measurements are important in the evaluation and intervention of the complaint. In addition, it points out that the greater the tinnitus perception, the greater its severity, and the greater the nuisance, the higher the psychoacoustics thresholds of frequency and the minimum threshold of masking.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido está presente em grande part...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The underestimation of hearing loss in the majority of older adults in this study poses a potential barrier to hearing loss intervention. PMID: 30139270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is defined as a hearing loss of 30 dBHL or more in three consecutive frequency ranges within 72  hours as measured by pure tone audiometry [1,2]. The prevalence of SSNHL varies by region with an estimated worldwide prevalence of 5~20 cases/100,000 people [3]. Unilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, aural fullness, and vertigo are the most common symptoms of SSNHL [4]. SSNHL with these symptoms ca n have a devastating effect on quality of life and social functions, which suggests that a multidisciplinary (psychological, social, and medical) approach should be undertaken for these patients [5].
Source: Patient Education and Counseling - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Azithromycin short-term use was not associated with an increased risk of SNHL in comparison to amoxicillin ± clavulanate.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sens Orineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research
Objectives: To investigate the risk of stroke in SSNHL patients. Study Design: A longitudinal follow-up cohort study. Setting: The Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort from 2002 to 2013. Patients: The 4,944 SSNHL participants were matched with 19,776 controls for age, sex, income, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. The SSNHL subjects were diagnosed (International Classification of Disease [ICD]-10: H91.2), underwent an audiometry examination, and were treated with steroids. The history of hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipide...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sens Orineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research
Publication date: March–April 2018Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Volume 84, Issue 2Author(s): Hong Chan Kim, Chul Ho Jang, Young Yoon Kim, Jong Yuap Seong, Sung Hoon Kang, Yong Beom ChoAbstractIntroductionPrevious reports indicated that middle ear surgery might partially improve tinnitus after surgery. However, until now, no influencing factor has been determined for tinnitus outcome after middle ear surgery.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to investigate the association between preoperative air-bone gap and tinnitus outcome after tympanoplasty type I.MethodsSeventy-five patients with tinnitu...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionThere was a significant correlation between the values measured by the tinnitus handicap inventory, visual analogical scale (annoyance) and loudness matching in the evaluation of tinnitus. The selection of any one of the three evaluative methods for tinnitus investigation provides different dimensions of the tinnitus and complements the others.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido é um sintoma auditivo de natureza subjetivo, normalmente associado a um som, mesmo na ausência de fontes sonoras externas. Apresenta diagnóstico complexo, uma das formas de mensuração é a utili...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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