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Semin Hear 2018; 39: 123-134 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641739Persons with clinically significant tinnitus also may have mild sensorineural hearing loss (MSNHL). The purpose of this study was to describe patients with tinnitus and MSNHL and factors predicting hearing-aid uptake (HAU). We conducted a retrospective chart review with regression modeling of patients presenting to a specialty tinnitus clinic over a 2.5-year period. Stepwise logistic regression on data from patient charts was conducted. Of 133 patients seen, two-thirds had MSNHL (95% confidence interval [CI]: 58.9–75.0; mean age = 53.4 years; stand...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Semin Hear 2018; 39: 172-209 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641743Standard audiometric evaluations are not sensitive enough to identify hidden hearing loss (HHL) and/or cochlear synaptopathy (CS). Patients with either of these conditions frequently present with difficulty understanding speech in noise or other complaints such as tinnitus. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify articles in peer-reviewed journals that assessed the sensitivity of audiologic measures for detecting HHL and/or CS, and which showed potential for use in a clinical test battery for these disorders. A reference librarian submitted specific boole...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Semin Hear 2018; 39: 210-220 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641744Young musicians may be at risk for developing cochlear synaptopathy (CS), or hidden hearing loss (HHL), that could lead to permanent music-induced hearing loss (MIHL). Patients with CS often complain of tinnitus and/or difficulty understanding speech in noisy situations, even though traditional audiometric testing indicates normal hearing. The aim of this article was to determine the effects of including information about HHL on an Adopt-A-Band program involving college band members' concern about and self-efficacy toward the prevention of MIHL. We conducted a single-...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
This article presents an overview of clinically relevant neurologic complications for CRT, basic pathophysiology of radiation injury, and risk factors for neurologic complications.
Source: Neurologic Clinics - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Neurophysiological and neuroimaging data suggest that the brains of not only children but also adults are reorganized based on sensory inputs and behaviors. Plastic changes in the brain are generally beneficial; however, maladaptive cortical reorganization in the auditory cortex may lead to hearing disorders such as tinnitus and hyperacusis. Recent studies attempted to noninvasively visualize pathological neural activity in the living human brain and reverse maladaptive cortical reorganization by the suitable manipulation of auditory inputs in order to alleviate detrimental auditory symptoms. The effects ...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Interventions in Aging - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clinical Interventions in Aging Source Type: research
Conclusions: The prevalence and incidence of tinnitus in this study for entire nation were lower than previously reported studies. These results have limitation because the study only covered patient using the medical service for tinnitus and missed tinnitus sufferers not seeking medical service. However, this study is meaningful in that it was targeting entire nation, reflected the characteristics of clinically significant tinnitus patient enough to visit medical service
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Audiology Source Type: research
Hypothesis: Patients with subjective nonpulsatile tinnitus and a normal conventional audiogram have more objective audiologic evidence of hidden hearing loss and deafferentation-related pathology than patients without tinnitus. Background: The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiologic characteristics and audiologic profiles, including auditory brainstem response (ABR), distortion product otoacoustic emission, and threshold-equalizing noise test results, in patients with tinnitus and a normal audiogram. Methods: The test results for 20 patients complaining of nonpulsatile chronic tinnitus were compared with ...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Audiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Tinnitus Intervention:   Behavioral: Yoga Sponsor:   Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Tinnitus;   Subjective Tinnitus;   Chronic Tinnitus Interventions:   Behavioral: alpha/delta neurofeedback;   Behavioral: beta/theta neurofeedback;   Other: Diary completion Sponsors:   Philipps University Marburg Medical Center;   Eriksholm Research Centre;   Linkoeping University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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