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Exposure to hazardous noise is one of the most common occupational risks, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Repeated overexposure to noise at or above 85 dBA can cause permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, and difficulty understanding speech in noise. It is also...
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Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Zheng-Cai LouAbstractIntroductionSigmoid sinus diverticulum has been considered the most common cause of pulsatile tinnitus; the mechanism underlying sigmoid sinus diverticulum formation is unclear. To the best of our knowledge, no previous studies have assessed whether the formation of sigmoid sinus diverticulum is related to compression of the internal jugular vein by the styloid process.ObjectiveTo discuss the relationship between the styloid process and the formation of sigmoid sinus diverticulum.MethodsThe medi...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusions Recurrences of SSNHL are rare events that can involve ipsilateral or contralateral ear. Further studies are necessary to identify predictors of recurrence. PMID: 31940212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research
Conclusion Refractory skull base chordomas present a challenging treatment dilemma. Repeat surgical resection or SRS seems to provide adequate salvage therapy that is well-tolerated when treated at a tertiary center offering multimodality care. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Ototoxic Hearing Loss;   Ototoxic Hearing Loss, Bilateral;   Ototoxicity;   Tinnitus Intervention:   Drug: N-acetyl cysteine Sponsor:   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Saint Pierre Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
kcay M, Terzi O Abstract Background: Increasing arterial stiffness is associated with atherosclerosis and there is an association between atherosclerosis and tinnitus may occur.Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and tinnitus using the central pulse-wave analysis method.Methods: This prospective, single center study included 98 participants, comprising 49 patients diagnosed with subjective idiopathic tinnitus (Group 1) and a control group of 49 healthy subjects (Group 2). The Mobil-O-Graph 24 h Pulse wave analysis (PWA) Monitor (I.E.M. GmbH, Stolb...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2020Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Eva Berlot, Remo Arts, Jasper Smit, Erwin George, Omer Faruk Gulban, Michelle Moerel, Robert Stokroos, Elia Formisano, Federico De MartinoAbstractTinnitus is a clinical condition defined by hearing a sound in the absence of an objective source. Early experiments in animal models have suggested that tinnitus stems from an alteration of processing in the auditory system. However, translating these results to humans has proven challenging. One limiting factor has been the insufficient spatial resolution of non-invasive measurement techniq...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Results are consistent with previously published guidelines indicating that CBT is an effective therapy for tinnitus. While guided self-administered forms of CBT had larger effect sizes (SMD: 3.44; 95% CI: −0.022, 7.09; I2: 99%) on tinnitus HRQOL, only face-to-face CBT was shown to make statistically significant improvements (SMD: 0.75; 95% CI: 0.53, 0.97; I2: 0%). Guided self-administered CBT had the highest likelihood of being ranked first in improving tinnitus HRQOL (75%), depression (83%), and anxiety (87%), though statistically insignificant. This NMA is the first of its kind in this therapeutic a...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusion: APV, PNV, and RF changes take place in SSWA patients, which may be associated with the occurrence of PT and have the potential value to improve accurate etiological diagnosis and predict treatment success.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: AUDIOLOGY Source Type: research
Conclusion: Variation in the prevalence of pathogenic GJB2 variants by country likely reflect the heterogeneous nature of ethnic ancestral contributions to the Latino population. Additional research utilizing next generation sequencing might aid in the development of assays for high throughput diagnosis of inherited hearing loss in the multitude of ethnic sub-groups that comprise this and other traditionally marginalized populations.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Conclusions: Worse residual hearing and higher baseline hearing and tinnitus handicap are associated with higher odds of tinnitus improvement. Expectations of patients seeking reduced tinnitus burden following cochlear implantation should be managed by counselling regarding odds of tinnitus improvement compared to those with similar residual hearing and tinnitus burden.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research
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