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

Determination of the relationship between internal auditory canal nerves and tinnitus based on the findings of brain magnetic resonance imaging
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 40 Author(s): Burhan Ergen, Murat Baykara, Cahit Polat This experimental study aimed to investigate a relationship between tinnitus and thicknesses of internal auditory canal and nerves in it. It was performed on brain magnetic resonance images of patients who consulted the ear, nose, and throat clinic with tinnitus complaint. Statistical hypothesis tests and classification experiments were performed on these data to find out structural differences in internal auditory channel components in patients with tinnitus after obtaining cross-...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - October 12, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research

Comparison of acoustic therapies for tinnitus suppression: a preliminary trial
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - October 12, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Maggie L. Schad Garnett P. McMillan Emily J. Thielman Katherine Groon Charlotte Morse-Fortier Jennifer L. Martin James A. Henry Source Type: research

Severe cerebellar hemorrhage following transverse sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
We report a severe adverse event occurring in the course of a cohort study (ISRCTN13784335) aimed at measuring the efficacy and safety of venous stenting in the treatment of patients with medically refractory idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). The patient was a 41-year-old woman who was not overweight, who presented with severe headache, grade 1 bilateral papilledema and transient tinnitus, refractory to medical treatment. Right transverse sinus stenting was successfully performed. Following surgery, the patient's state of consciousness decreased acutely with rapid and progressive loss of brainstem reflex. CT scan...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - October 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research

Identifying eustachian tube dysfunction prior to hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Who is at risk for intolerance?
Conclusions A thorough otolaryngological evaluation can potentially predict and identify patients at risk for HBOT intolerance and tympanotomy tube placement. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Process evaluation of Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with tinnitus in the context of a randomised control trial
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - October 9, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Eldr é W. Beukes Vinaya Manchaiah David M. Baguley Peter M. Allen Gerhard Andersson Source Type: research

Tinnitus Risk After Medial Temporal Lobe Surgery
This study compares the prevalence of tinnitus among patients who underwent medial temporal lobe resection, matched controls, and individuals with self-reported epilepsy to determine whether medial temporal lobe removal is associated with tinnitus. (Source: JAMA Neurology)
Source: JAMA Neurology - October 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Process evaluation of Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with tinnitus in the context of a randomised control trial
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - October 9, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Eldr é W. Beukes Vinaya Manchaiah David M. Baguley Peter M. Allen Gerhard Andersson Source Type: research

Positive experiences related to living with tinnitus: A cross ‐sectional survey
Clinical Otolaryngology,Volume 43, Issue 2, Page 489-495, April 2018. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Transcranial brain stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus: Positive lessons from a negative trial
Tinnitus impairs many people's quality of life. The treatment of these patients is often a major challenge for general physicians, otolaryngologists, and psychiatrists particularly since reliably effective therapeutic tools are virtually not available. This not the least because the knowledge about its pathophysiology is still fragmentary. In search of the origins of tinnitus, early functional imaging studies have expanded the focus of tinnitus research to the brain. They supported the notion that this auditory phantom perception is associated with hyperactivity in primary and higher-order auditory processing areas. (Sourc...
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - October 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Christian Plewnia Source Type: research

Cervicogenic Somatic Tinnitus Significantly Reduced by Physical Therapy.
Authors: King HH PMID: 28973185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Development of progressive hearing loss and tinnitus in a patient with myasthenia gravis: an overlooked comorbidity?
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Source: Hearing, Balance and Communication - October 3, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Massimo Ralli Arianna di Stadio Antonio Greco Giancarlo Altissimi Filippo Mazzei Rosaria Turchetta Marco de Vincentiis Giancarlo Cianfrone Source Type: research

Positive experiences related to living with tinnitus: A cross ‐sectional survey
ConclusionsThis study has identified that personal development and a positive outlook is possible despite experiencing tinnitus. Ways to facilitate positive experiences related to tinnitus should be promoted, as these may reduce the negative consequences associated with tinnitus.The most prevalent positive theme was the ability to cope with tinnitus. Positive experiences were also drawn from having clinical and other support networks. This highlights the importance of providing tinnitus interventions that can assist people in coping with tinnitus, particularly to those less likely to relate tinnitus to any positive experie...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Eldr é W. Beukes, Vinaya Manchaiah, Taylor E. Valien, David M. Baguley, Peter M. Allen, Gerhard Andersson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

"Live" tinnitus.
"Live" tinnitus. Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Oct-Nov;96(10-11):E53 Authors: Liu CC, Lin MY PMID: 29121386 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Liu CC, Lin MY Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Intratympanic Injection of Steroid for Treatment of Tinnitus
AbstractTinnitus has become one of the most challenging tasks faced by the medical field. It has a moderately negative impact on patient ’s quality of life. Different methods had been developed in medical science for managing tinnitus but none of these offered a permanent cure. In our study we used a simple procedure of intratympanic injection of dexamethasone in managing our tinnitus patients. Total number of patients involved in this study were 40, 26 females and 14 males with age spanned from 15 to 65 years. Out of 40 patients, 22 of them complained of tinnitus only while the other 18 of them complained of ti...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - September 30, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Factors that contribute to the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus treatment
Publication date: Available online 28 September 2017 Source:Brain Stimulation Author(s): Robert L. Folmer (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Negative influence of preoperative tinnitus on hearing preservation in vestibular schwannoma surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Microsurgery represents the first therapeutic option for small growing VS with SUH. Our data confirm that key-hole RS removal of VS with intraoperative LS-CE-Chirp ABR monitoring allows good rate of SUH preservation, especially maximum diameter does not exceed 2cm. Preoperative tinnitus seems to indicate a lower hearing reserve and predicts a lower likelihood of HP. PMID: 28945052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 27, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 14, Pages 1139: WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region: A Systematic Review on Environmental Noise and Permanent Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Conclusions: While using very strict inclusion criteria, there is low quality GRADE evidence that prolonged listening to loud music through PLDs increases the risk of hearing loss and results in worsening standard frequency audiometric thresholds. However, specific threshold analyses focused on stratifying risk according to clearly defined levels of exposure are missing. Future studies are needed to provide actionable guidance for PLDs users. No studies fulfilling the inclusion criteria related to other isolated or combined exposures to environmental noise were identified. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Re...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska Kamil Zaborowski Tags: Review Source Type: research

Factors that contribute to the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus treatment
The recent article by Landgrebe et al. [1] was of interest to me because my research team used similar protocols in our clinical trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus treatment [2]. Landgrebe et al. reported that 10 sessions of real rTMS were not superior to 10 comparable sessions of sham rTMS in their multi-site trial involving 146 patients with chronic tinnitus. By contrast, our results [2] indicated that 10 sessions of real rTMS were significantly superior to sham rTMS for reducing tinnitus severity in a population of 64 participants. (Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, ...
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - September 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Robert L. Folmer Source Type: research

Reply to the letter of Robert L. Folmer: Does treatment response depend on the type of stimulation device?
In his letter to the editor, Robert L. Folmer commented on our recently published article, in which we presented the results of a large multicenter study testing 1 Hz rTMS in the treatment of chronic tinnitus [1]. Very recently Dr. Folmer performed a similar study in patients with tinnitus [2]. While both studies have been conducted according to highest methodological standards and involved comparable study populations and similar stimulation protocols, the results were conflicting. While Dr Folmer's study demonstrated an efficacy of rTMS in his population of tinnitus patients, our study could not show any beneficial thera...
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Michael Landgrebe, Martin Schecklmann, Berthold Langguth Source Type: research

Tinnitus Treatment with Oxytocin: A Pilot Study
Andreia Aparecida Azevedo, Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo, Ana Belen Elgoyhen, Berthold Langguth, Norma De Oliveira Penido, Winfried Schlee (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - September 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Management of tinnitus in children: Review of literature and effect of counseling
Tinnitus in children has not been studied sufficiently to date. And, there is no consensus regarding the management of tinnitus in children. Tinnitus counseling can be considered as the most basic tool among therapeutic options of tinnitus in children. In this article, the importance of management in children with tinnitus is highlighted through the review of the literature. Also, we present survey results regarding usefulness and necessity of tinnitus counseling provided from parents of children with tinnitus. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Doh Young Lee, Ji Young Lee, Young Ho Kim Source Type: research

A rare case of a vertebrojugular arteriovenous fistula: A case report and review of literature
Fanor Saavedra-Pozo, Juan Vicenty-Padilla, Rafael Rodriguez-MercadoJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2017 8(3):268-270Vertebrojugular fistulas have been described in the literature associated with blunt or penetrating injury and iatrogenic or spontaneous development. Its presentation may be broad and may include symptoms of radiculopathy, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, tinnitus, and bruit. However, so far, no direct cardiac complications had been reported. Here, we describe a case of an 86-year-old female who suffered a C5 vertebral fracture secondary to a ground-level fall that was initially treated conservati...
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - September 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fanor Saavedra-Pozo Juan Vicenty-Padilla Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado Source Type: research

An animal model of deep brain stimulation for treating tinnitus: A proof of concept study
The Laryngoscope, EarlyView. (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - September 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Chinese tinnitus functional index
. (Source: International Journal of Audiology)
Source: International Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Anna Chi Shan Kam Eric Kwok Shun Leung Patrick Yiu Bong Chan Michael Chi Fai Tong Source Type: research

Incidence of Discomfort During Pure-Tone Audiometry and Measurement of Uncomfortable Loudness Levels Among People Seeking Help for Tinnitus and/or Hyperacusis
Conclusion The starting presentation levels used for pure-tone audiometry and measurement of ULLs should be lower than those recommended by the BSA for people with tinnitus and hyperacusis. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Progressive Tinnitus Management Level 3 Skills Education: A 5-Year Clinical Retrospective
Conclusion The self-management skills taught in the progressive tinnitus management Level 3 workshops are sustained over time even when limited resources prevent the full complement of workshops or the involvement of mental health services. The workshops can also be successfully implemented through remote delivery via videoconferencing (telehealth).Supplemental Materialshttps://doi.org/10.23641/asha.5370883 (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study
Conclusion We conclude that the progressive approach of treatment demonstrated here should be of benefit to most individuals with tinnitus and that the Widex Zen sound therapy is a worthwhile treatment for many tinnitus sufferers. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Audiometric Testing With Pulsed, Steady, and Warble Tones in Listeners With Tinnitus and Hearing Loss
Conclusions Pulsed tones provide advantages over steady and warble tones for patients regardless of hearing or tinnitus status. Although listeners preferred pulsed and warble tones to steady tones, pulsed tones are not susceptible to the effects of off-frequency listening, a consideration when testing listeners with sloping audiograms. (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

How to Choose Between Measures of Tinnitus Loudness for Clinical Research? A Report on the Reliability and Validity of an Investigator-Administered Test and a Patient-Reported Measure Using Baseline Data Collected in a Phase IIa Drug Trial
Conclusions The tinnitus loudness rating performed better against acceptability criteria for reliability and validity than did the tinnitus loudness matching test administered by an audiologist. But the rating question is still limited because it is a single-item instrument and is probably able to detect only large changes (at least 3.5 points). (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Chinese tinnitus functional index
. (Source: International Journal of Audiology)
Source: International Journal of Audiology - September 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Anna Chi Shan Kam Eric Kwok Shun Leung Patrick Yiu Bong Chan Michael Chi Fai Tong Source Type: research

Venous Diverticula Causing Pulsatile Tinnitus Treated With Coil Embolization and Stent Placement With Resolution of Symptoms: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature
Conclusions: Venous sinus diverticula causing pulsatile tinnitus can be successfully treated with stent-assisted coil embolization with complete resolution of clinical symptoms. This is in concordance with 13 case reports in the literature involving 14 patients with venous sinus diverticula treated using endovascular techniques. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Evaluation of Maximal Speech Intelligibility With Vibrant Soundbridge in Patients With Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Conclusion: Speech intelligibility can be significantly improved by VSB implantation, especially in patients with a down-sloping hearing loss. This finding can help select patients who will benefit most from VSB implantation. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Jacobson's Nerve Schwannoma Presenting as a Middle Ear Mass Causing Pulsatile Tinnitus: A Case Report
No abstract available (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Imaging Case of the Month Source Type: research

Long-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes After Surgery for Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
Conclusions: Respondents demonstrated durable improvements in the symptoms that led them to have surgery. Auditory symptoms had the greatest improvements. Headaches, imbalance, dizziness, and brain fog showed the least improvements. Nearly, all patients would recommend SCDS surgery to others. These results can be used to counsel patients regarding the lasting benefits of surgery for SCDS. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Patulous Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Patient Demographics and Comorbidities
The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. Study Design: Retrospective patient series. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: All outpatient visits (2004–2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears). Main Outcome Measures: Demographics and nasopharyngoscopy/otomicroscopy findings by comorbi...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - September 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Medical Neurotology Source Type: research

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome in a Group of Patients in Two Ophthalmology Referral Centers in Bogot á, Colombia.
CONCLUSION: Patients in Colombia with VKH had clinical features similar to those reported in other Hispanic populations, except for the non-granulomatous uveitis. This disease may be considered as having variation of clinical manifestations across population groups. PMID: 28910557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation)
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - September 15, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research

A Hebrew Adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yahav Oron, Shay Shemesh, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Abraham Goldfarb, Tal Marom, Ofer Gluck, Sagit Shushan Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Auditory Hallucinations or Tinnitus? A Case of Framing Effects and a High Jugular Bulb.
Authors: Einstein EH, González-Arias M, Kamath AS, Channen L, Mirza T PMID: 28906603 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

Functional data analysis of single-trial auditory evoked potentials recorded in the awake rat.
Abstract Evoked potentials (EPs) reflect neural processing and are widely used to study sensory perception. However, methods of analyzing EP have been limited mostly to the conventional ensemble averaging of EP response trials to a repeated stimulus, and less so to single-trials analysis. Here we applied a new approach - functional data analysis (FDA) - to study auditory EP in the rat model of tinnitus, in which overdoses of salicylate (SS) are known to alter sound perception characteristically, as the same way as in humans. Single-trial auditory EPs were analyzed, after being collected on a daily basis from an aw...
Source: Biosystems - September 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pokora O, Kolaicek J, Chiu TW, Qiu W Tags: Biosystems Source Type: research

A Hebrew adaptation of the tinnitus functional index
Clinical Otolaryngology,Volume 43, Issue 2, Page 662-665, April 2018. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Effects of tinnitus treatments on sleep disorders in patients with tinnitus
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - September 14, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Satoko Wakabayashi Hideyuki Saito Naoki Oishi Seiichi Shinden Kaoru Ogawa Source Type: research

Arabic Validation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and the Mini ‐Tinnitus Questionnaire on 100 Adult Patients
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marc El Beaino, Elie Eter Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Tinnitus: still ‘A Ghost in the Machine’ or a Darwinian survival phenomenon?
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Source: International Journal of Neuroscience - September 13, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Sylvester Fernandes Source Type: research

Diseases potentially related to Flammer syndrome
AbstractFlammer syndrome (FS) is a prevalent and mostly benign condition. Subjects with FS seem to have a good life expectancy. Nevertheless, FS subjects are at increased risk for certain diseases, mainly when they are challenged by psychological stress or other stimuli such as coldness. FS is related to ocular diseases, such as normal-tension glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, central serous chorioretinopathy, optic nerve compartment syndrome, Leber ’s hereditary optic neuropathy, arterial or venous occlusions in the retina, and choroid and optic nerve head, despite the absence of classical vascular risk factors. FS is...
Source: EPMA Journal - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Tinnitus: still ‘A Ghost in the Machine’ or a Darwinian survival phenomenon?
. (Source: International Journal of Neuroscience)
Source: International Journal of Neuroscience - September 13, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Sylvester Fernandes Source Type: research