Modulation of auditory percepts by transcutaneous electrical stimulation.
Abstract Transcutaneous, electrical stimulation with electrodes placed on the mastoid processes represents a specific way to elicit vestibular reflexes in humans without active or passive subject movements, for which the term galvanic vestibular stimulation was coined. It has been suggested that galvanic vestibular stimulation mainly affects the vestibular periphery, but whether vestibular hair cells, vestibular afferents, or a combination of both are excited, is still a matter of debate. Galvanic vestibular stimulation has been in use since the late 18(th) century, but despite the long-known and well-documented e...
Source: Hearing Research - March 17, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Ueberfuhr MA, Braun A, Wiegrebe L, Grothe B, Drexl M Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Improvements in Gait With Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants
Conclusions: Bilateral hearing augmentation may promote clinically significant improvements in gait, although the effects are not uniform among patients. Hearing aids or cochlear implants may be important interventions for improving stability during walking in some people with hearing loss. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - March 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Combined Intratympanic and Systemic Use of Steroids as a First-Line Treatment for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials
Conclusion: CT seems to confer a certain degree of benefit as a primary treatment of SSNHL as compared with SST. Further validation based on high quality studies is required. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - March 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

A rare but morbid neurosurgical target: petrous aneurysms and their endovascular management in the stent/flow diverter era
Conclusions Endovascular treatment of large or symptomatic petrous ICA aneurysms, in the era of flow diversion, is associated with excellent angiographic and clinical outcomes. (Source: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery)
Source: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery - March 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Gross, B. A., Moon, K., Ducruet, A. F., Albuquerque, F. C. Tags: Hemorrhagic stroke Source Type: research

Broadened population-level frequency tuning in the auditory cortex of tinnitus patients
Tinnitus is a phantom auditory perception without an external sound source and is one of the most common public health concerns that impair the quality of life of many individuals. However, its neural mechanisms remain unclear. We herein examined population-level frequency tuning in the auditory cortex of unilateral tinnitus patients with similar hearing levels in both ears using magnetoencephalography. We compared auditory-evoked neural activities elicited by a stimulation to the tinnitus and nontinnitus ears. Objective magnetoencephalographic data suggested that population-level frequency tuning corresponding to the tinn...
Source: Journal of Neurophysiology - March 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Sekiya, K., Takahashi, M., Murakami, S., Kakigi, R., Okamoto, H. Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Subjective Tinnitus Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery)
Source: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery - March 13, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

Vestibulotoxicity with systemic Gentamicin in different dosing regimens: our experience in 46 patients
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - March 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mohammed Iqbal Syed, Jerome A. Leis, Ophir Ilan, Wayne L. Gold, David D Pothier, John A Rutka Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Heiserkeit bei rechtsseitiger H örminderung,Tinnitus und inkompletter Fazialisparese.
Heiserkeit bei rechtsseitiger Hörminderung,Tinnitus und inkompletter Fazialisparese. HNO. 2003 Mar;51(3):232-233 Authors: Schade G, Giese A, Hess M PMID: 28271242 [PubMed] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - March 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

[How is tinnitus influenced by cochlear implantation?]
CONCLUSION: CI significantly reduces the subjectively perceived impairment, although the reduction in the subjectively perceived loudness of the tinnitus is not significant. PMID: 28271241 [PubMed] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - March 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

[Myoclonus of the middle ear : A rare, differential diagnose for objective tinnitus].
CONCLUSION: Both intracerebral changes and systemic disorders have been described in some adult patients with palatal myoclonus. Whereas these cases are unlikely to respond to therapy, there is the chance that in some patients with objective tinnitus middle ear myoclonus may be the cause. This should be excluded by appropriate otoneurological investigations. PMID: 28271135 [PubMed] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - March 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors control baseline activity and Hebbian stimulus timing-dependent plasticity in fusiform cells of the dorsal cochlear nucleus
This study is the first to use a novel method of atropine infusion directly into the fusiform cell layer of the dorsal cochlear nucleus coupled with simultaneous recordings of neural activity to clarify the contribution of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) to in vivo fusiform cell baseline activity and auditory-somatosensory plasticity. We have determined that blocking the mAChRs increases the synchronization of spiking activity across the fusiform cell population and induces a dominant pattern of inversion in their stimulus timing-dependent plasticity. These modifications are consistent with similar changes esta...
Source: Journal of Neurophysiology - March 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Stefanescu, R. A., Shore, S. E. Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

The Effect of Tinnitus on Listening Effort in Normal-Hearing Young Adults: A Preliminary Study.
Conclusions: This study is a first exploration of listening effort in normal-hearing participants with chronic tinnitus showing that listening effort is increased as compared with a control group. There is a need to further investigate the cognitive functions important for speech understanding and their possible relation with the presence of tinnitus and listening effort. PMID: 28282482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR)
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - March 9, 2017 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Degeest S, Keppler H, Corthals P Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research

Usefulness of self-report questionnaires for psychological assessment of patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis and patients ’ views of the questionnaires
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Source: International Journal of Audiology - March 9, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Hashir Aazh Brian C. J. Moore Source Type: research

Considerations in the Development of a Sound Tolerance Interview and Questionnaire Instrument
We describe a 36-item tool, the Sound Tolerance Questionnaire (STQ), consisting of six sections, including experience with hearing aids, sound sensitivity/intolerance, medical and noise exposure histories, coexisting tinnitus problems, and a final question to differentiate the primary and secondary problems related to sound intolerance, tinnitus, and hearing loss. In its current format as a research tool, the STQ was sensitive in pinpointing vague sound tolerance complaints not reported by the study participants in eligibility screening by Formby et al. A refined version of the STQ, the Sound Tolerance Interview and Questi...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - March 8, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Sherlock, LaGuinn P. Formby, Craig Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Speech intelligibility and subjective benefit in single-sided deaf adults after cochlear implantation.
, Illg A Abstract Treatment with cochlear implants (CIs) in single-sided deaf individuals started less than a decade ago. CIs can successfully reduce incapacitating tinnitus on the deaf ear and allow, so some extent, the restoration of binaural hearing. Until now, systematic evaluations of subjective CI benefit in post-lingually single-sided deaf individuals and analyses of speech intelligibility outcome for the CI in isolation have been lacking. For the prospective part of this study, the Bern Benefit in Single-Sided Deafness Questionnaire (BBSS) was administered to 48 single-sided deaf CI users to evaluate the s...
Source: Hearing Research - March 8, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Finke M, Strauß-Schier A, Kludt E, Büchner A, Illg A Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Unilateral Cochlear Implantation Reduces Tinnitus Loudness in Bimodal Hearing: A Prospective Study
J érôme J. Servais, Karl Hörmann, Elisabeth Wallhäusser-Franke (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - March 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Prognostic indicators for decrease in tinnitus severity after cervical physical therapy in patients with cervicogenic somatic tinnitus
Tinnitus can be related to many different aetiologies such as hearing loss or a noise trauma, but it can also be related to the somatosensory system of the cervical spine, called cervicogenic somatic tinnitus(CST). Recently, a positive effect of multi-modal cervical physical therapy on tinnitus severity in patients with CST was demonstrated. To date however, the outcome of the intervention cannot be predicted. (Source: Manual Therapy)
Source: Manual Therapy - March 4, 2017 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: S. Michiels, P. Van de Heyning, S. Truijen, A. Hallemans, W. De Hertogh Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to enlarged Virchow-Robin spaces: A rare cause of pulsatile tinnitus
Obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to enlarged VRS is a rare entity, with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. Presenting symptoms varies widely from headaches, through to dizziness. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - March 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Christopher Donaldson, Gurkirat Chatha, Ronil V. Chandra, Tony Goldschlager Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Universal Expositions, physics-chemistry and new occupational diseases: the case of Marie Sklodowska Curie and radium girls.
CONCLUSIONS: Unheard of knowledge, conflict of interest, scientific delay, incompetence and no prevention were yesterday, as they are today, the cause of many preventable women deaths. PMID: 28240735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - March 1, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Steroid intracochlear distribution differs by administration method: Systemic versus intratympanic injection
ConclusionWe thus describe differences in cochlear steroid distributions after systemic and IT injections. This finding could help our understanding of the pharmacokinetics of steroids in the cochlea. Level of EvidenceNA. Laryngoscope, 2017 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - February 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jong Joo Lee, Jeong Hun Jang, Oak ‐Sung Choo, Hye Jin Lim, Yun‐Hoon Choung Tags: Otology/Neurotology Source Type: research

Psychological Therapy for People with Tinnitus: A Scoping Review of Treatment Components
Conclusions: Scoping review methodology does not attempt to appraise the quality of evidence or synthesize the included records. Further research should therefore determine the relative importance of these different components of psychological therapies from the perspective of the patient and the clinician. (Source: Ear and Hearing)
Source: Ear and Hearing - February 23, 2017 Category: Audiology Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

Evaluating the Precision of Auditory Sensory Memory as an Index of Intrusion in Tinnitus
Conclusions: Changes in the variability of auditory short-term memory may provide a novel means of quantifying the level of intrusion associated with the tinnitus percept during listening. (Source: Ear and Hearing)
Source: Ear and Hearing - February 23, 2017 Category: Audiology Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

The role of questioning environment, personality traits, depressive and anxiety symptoms in tinnitus severity perception
This study investigated to what extent traits (personality), states (depressive and anxiety symptoms), sociodemographic factors and questioning environment influence tinnitus severity perception and how they interplay. Data were obtained from 212 subjects in a survey that was undertaken in 2016 at Vilnius University hospital and via internet. Measures included the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Big Five Personality Dimensions Scale and sociodemographic questions. A series of stepwise forward and multiple regression analyses were undertaken to di...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - February 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Clinical effect of intratympanic dexamethasone injection in acute unilateral tinnitus: A prospective, placebo ‐controlled, multicenter study
ConclusionThe results indicate that ITDI might not be more effective than ITNI for the treatment of acute unilateral tinnitus. Therefore, ITDI should not be considered as the main treatment for patients presenting with acute tinnitus as the primary symptom. Level of Evidence1b. Laryngoscope, 2017 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - February 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hyun ‐Jin Lee, Min‐Beom Kim, Shin‐Young Yoo, Shi Nae Park, Eui‐Cheol Nam, In Seok Moon, Ho‐Ki Lee Tags: Otology/Neurotology Source Type: research

Clinical Validation of a New Tinnitus Assessment Technology
Sylvie H ébert, Philippe Fournier (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - February 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Different Patterns of Hearing Loss among Tinnitus Patients: A Latent Class Analysis of a Large Sample
Berthold Langguth, Michael Landgrebe, Winfried Schlee, Martin Schecklmann, Veronika Vielsmeier, Thomas Steffens, Susanne Staudinger, Hannah Frick, Ulrich Frick (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - February 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Hearing-Related Health Among Adult American Indians From a Pacific Northwest Tribe
Conclusions Increasing age and significant noise exposure were associated with hearing loss in this tribe. Tinnitus was associated with significant noise exposure and history of otitis media, even after age adjustment. Public health efforts are needed to improve hearing-related health in this tribe through messages about noise exposure and use of hearing protection. (Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Program Sustainability: Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Prevention in American Indian Communities
Conclusions Critical factors that led to self-sustaining programs included approval of community leaders and engagement of community members in the design, administration, and evaluation of the effort; use of a well-developed, evidence-based intervention; and high-level training of local participants who could confidently and effectively continue delivering the program following a gradual transition to independence. (Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Epidural cortical stimulation for the treatment of chronic resistant tinnitus
Introduction: Tinnitus is a distressing symptom affecting 15% of the adult population for whom no satisfactory treatment exists. It is associated with pathological neural activity in the central auditory system, possibly resulting from suboptimal or maladaptive response to a peripheral lesion. Although the underlying mechanisms are not completely understood, it can be considered as an auditory phantom phenomenon similar to deafferentation pain for the somatosensory system. For this reason, a few studies evaluated the role of epidural cortical stimulation (ECS) in the treatment of tinnitus, with mixed results. (Source: BRAI...
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - February 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: A. Balossier, R. Carron, J. R égis Source Type: research

Saturation of long-term potentiation in the dorsal cochlear nucleus and its pharmacological reversal in an experimental model of tinnitus.
Abstract Animal models have demonstrated that tinnitus is a pathology of dysfunctional excitability in the central auditory system, in particular in the dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) of the brainstem. We used a murine model and studied whether acoustic over-exposure leading to hearing loss and tinnitus, affects long-term potentiation (LTP) at DCN multisensory synapses. Whole cell and field potential recordings were used to study the effects on release probability and synaptic plasticity, respectively in brainstem slices. Shifts in hearing threshold were quantified by auditory brainstem recordings, and gap-induced ...
Source: Experimental Neurology - February 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Tagoe T, Deeping D, Hamann M Tags: Exp Neurol Source Type: research

Endoscopic Management of Middle Ear Paragangliomas: A Case Series
Conclusions: Endoscopic management of middle ear paraganglioma is safe, feasible, and effective. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - February 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Role of preoperative air-bone gap in tinnitus outcome after tympanoplasty for chronic otitis media with tinnitus
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2017 Source:Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Author(s): Hong Chan Kim, Chul Ho Jang, Young Yoon Kim, Jong Yuap Seong, Sung Hoon Kang, Yong Beom Cho Introduction Previous 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. Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between preoperative air-bone gap (ABG) and tinnitus outcome after tympanoplasty type I. Methods Seventy-five patients with tinnitus w...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - February 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

[Vestibular paroxysmia and paroxysmal tinnitus].
g R PMID: 28197658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Urban PP, Brüning R Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

Acoustic Coordinated Reset Neuromodulation: A Systematic Review of a Novel Therapy for Tinnitus
Marie Wegger, Therese Ovesen, Dalia Gustaityte Larsen (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - February 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Tinnitus – Klinik und Therapie
Laryngo-Rhino-Otol 2017; 96: 47-59 DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-119419Tinnitus ist ein Phantomgeräusch, das ein Symptom verschiedener Störungen sein kann, z. B. durch Hörverlust, kardiovaskuläre oder neurologische Erkrankungen, Diabetes oder Tumoren. Bei dekompensiertem Tinnitus leiden die Patienten aufgrund ihrer Unfähigkeit, die auditive Aufmerksamkeit vom Tinnitus-Ton abzulenken, an Schlaflosigkeit, Konzentrationsproblemen und anderen psychologischen Störungen. In extremen Fällen kann es zu Symptomen einer manifesten Depression kommen. Der auditorische Charakter des Tinnitus veranlasst d...
Source: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie - February 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mazurek, Birgit Szczepek, Agnieszka J. Br üggemann, Petra Tags: CME-Fortbildung Source Type: research

Long-term ototoxicity in women after cisplatin treatment for ovarian germ cell cancer.
CONCLUSION: Long-term MOGCT survivors treated with CBCT have small but significant reductions in age-adjusted hearing thresholds at 4, 6 and 8kHz versus Controls. Approximately one in four women experienced subjective hearing loss. To avoid overestimation of clinically relevant cisplatin-induced ototoxicity, absolute hearing thresholds should be age-adjusted and compared to an age-matched control group. PMID: 28202195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gynecologic Oncology)
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - February 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Skalleberg J, Solheim O, Fosså SD, Småstuen MC, Osnes T, Gundersen PO, Bunne M Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research

Categorization of tinnitus in view of history and medical discourse.
Authors: PMID: 28169727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - February 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Learning from tinnitus patients' narratives-A case study in the psychodynamic approach.
Authors: Dauman N, Erlandsson SI Abstract Tinnitus is assumed to be the perception of sound that results exclusively from activity within the nervous system without any external stimulation. Approximately 1-2% of the population regard their tinnitus as a serious threat towards their quality of life. The way the patients describe their suffering varies, sometimes also depending on the interest and insight of the clinician to whom they turn to for help. The lack of insightful narratives of someone who is severely annoyed by the presence of a constant tinnitus sound may lead to limited and biased models of tinnitus su...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - February 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Pre- and post-operative dizziness, tinnitus, and taste disturbances among cochlear implant recipients.
CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of dizziness, tinnitus and taste disturbances reported by cochlear implant recipients necessitates that assessment of symptoms related to inner ear and chorda tympani damage are included when evaluating operative results. PMID: 28173884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus: using the Tinnitus Functional Index to predict benefit in a randomized controlled trial
Identifying characteristics associated with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) benefit would offer insight as to why some individuals experience tinnitus relief following TMS treatment, whereas others do ... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - February 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Sarah M. Theodoroff, Susan E. Griest and Robert L. Folmer Source Type: research

Analysis of Audiometric Differences of Patients with and without Tinnitus in a Large Clinical Database
Dominik Gollnast, Konstantin Tziridis, Patrick Krauss, Achim Schilling, Ulrich Hoppe, Holger Schulze (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - February 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Abnormal regional activity and functional connectivity in resting-state brain networks associated with etiology confirmed unilateral pulsatile tinnitus in the early stage of disease.
This study was designed to demonstrate the functional network alterations in the patients with pulsatile tinnitus (PT). In this study, we recruited 45 patients with unilateral PT in the early stage of disease (less than 48 months of disease duration) and 45 normal controls. We used regional homogeneity (ReHo) and seed-based FC computational methods to reveal resting-state brain activity features associated with pulsatile tinnitus. Compared with healthy controls, PT patients showed regional abnormalities mainly in the left middle occipital gyrus (MOG), posterior cingulate gyrus (PCC), precuneus and right anterior insula (AI...
Source: Hearing Research - February 6, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Lv H, Zhao P, Liu Z, Li R, Zhang L, Wang P, Yan F, Liu L, Wang G, Zeng R, Li T, Dong C, Gong S, Wang Z Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Antidiabetic effects of Morus alba fruit polysaccharides on high-fat diet- and streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetes in rats
Conclusions MFP50 and MFP90 have markedly antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects and can clearly relieve diabetes symptoms in the T2DM rat model. The M. alba fruit polysaccharides may potentially be utilized as an effective treatment for T2DM. Further research into the structures of active M. alba fruit polysaccharides and their mechanisms in promoting antidiabetic effects are underway. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - February 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

High-Resolution fMRI of Auditory Cortical Map Changes in Unilateral Hearing Loss and Tinnitus.
Abstract Animal models of hearing loss and tinnitus observe pathological neural activity in the tonotopic frequency maps of the primary auditory cortex. Here, we applied ultra high-field fMRI at 7 T to test whether human patients with unilateral hearing loss and tinnitus also show altered functional activity in the primary auditory cortex. The high spatial resolution afforded by 7 T imaging allowed tonotopic mapping of primary auditory cortex on an individual subject basis. Eleven patients with unilateral hearing loss and tinnitus were compared to normal-hearing controls. Patients showed an over-represen...
Source: Brain Topography - February 5, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ghazaleh N, Zwaag WV, Clarke S, Ville DV, Maire R, Saenz M Tags: Brain Topogr Source Type: research

A 15-Year-Old Girl With Unexplained Intracranial Hypertension
A white, nonobese, 15-year-old girl presented with 1 month of frontal and occipital throbbing headaches, tinnitus, and “whooshing” in the ears. What is your diagnosis? (Source: JAMA Pediatrics)
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - February 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Is CBT for Tinnitus Overemphasized?
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - February 1, 2017 Category: Audiology Tags: Journal Club Source Type: research

A comparative study on the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture, and digital electroacupuncture to treat tinnitus: A randomized, paralleled, open-labeled exploratory trial
This study evaluated and compared the... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bong Hyun Kim, Kyuseok Kim and Hae Jeong Nam Source Type: research

Prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: A Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium study.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus in a cohort of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (IAV) with common post-deployment conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other typical post-concussive conditions such as headaches and vertigo/dizziness. This retrospective observational study used data from the national Veterans Health Administration (VA) data repository from fiscal years 2001-2014. Veteran data was included if there were at least three years of VA care, with one or more years of care in 2007 or after. ...
Source: Hearing Research - January 29, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Swan AA, Nelson JT, Swiger B, Jaramillo CA, Eapen BC, Packer M, Pugh MJ Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Imaging of carotid artery-cochlear dehiscence. A cause of pulsatile tinnitus
This study was conducted on 8 adult patients. The dehiscences ranged between 0.7 and 1.7mm (average 1.04mm). Two male patients showed bilateral dehiscences together with excessive pneumatization of both petrous apices. Six female patients showed only unilateral dehiscences. In the controls, the internal carotid artery to cochlea (ICA/Ch) distance ranged from 0.59mm to 3.1mm and was 1.618mm in average. The dehiscences were more common in female. However when they occur in males, they tend to be bilateral and seems to be predisposed by excessive pneumatization of both petrous apices. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiolog...
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - January 28, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research