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Simultaneous cochlear implantation as a therapeutic option in vestibular schwannoma surgery: case report.
Abstract Hearing loss is the most common symptom of vestibular schwannomas (VSs). The management of these lesions includes observation, radiosurgery, and microsurgical resection. Hearing preservation and rehabilitation are the major challenges after the tumor treatment. A 43-year-old man with previous left-sided profound hearing loss and tinnitus presented with a 2-mm left-sided intracanalicular VS. The decision was made to perform a simultaneous cochlear implantation (CI) and microsurgical resection of the tumor. The patient did well postoperatively, with significant improvement of tinnitus, sound localization, a...
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - March 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dos Santos Neto PH, Zamponi JO, Hamerschmidt R, Wiemes GRM, Rassi MS, Borba LAB Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research

Tinnitus and temporary hearing loss result in differential noise-induced spatial reorganization of brain activity.
Abstract Loud noise frequently results in hyperacusis or hearing loss (i.e., increased or decreased sensitivity to sound). These conditions are often accompanied by tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and changes in spontaneous neuronal activity (SNA). The ability to differentiate the contributions of hyperacusis and hearing loss to neural correlates of tinnitus has yet to be achieved. Towards this purpose, we used a combination of behavior, electrophysiology, and imaging tools to investigate two models of noise-induced tinnitus (either with temporary hearing loss or with permanent hearing loss). Manganese (Mn2+) uptak...
Source: Brain Structure and Function - February 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Muca A, Standafer E, Apawu AK, Ahmad F, Ghoddoussi F, Hali M, Warila J, Berkowitz BA, Holt AG Tags: Brain Struct Funct Source Type: research

Rapidly progressive cognitive impairment caused by intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs): a case report
AbstractIntracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs), constituting approximately 10 to15% of intracranial vascular malformations, are anomalous direct connections between dural arteries and venous sinuses, meningeal veins, or cortical veins; the arterial feeders are various, usually fed by branches of internal carotid, external carotid, or vertebral artery (Santillan et al. CNN 115(3):241 –251,2013; Holoekamp et al. JN 124(6):1752 –65,2016; Terada T et al. JN 80(5):884 –9,1994). Spectrums of clinical presentations are widespread, arranging from pulsatile tinnitus to intracranial hemorrhage. Such DAVF...
Source: Neurological Sciences - February 26, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

[Selected otorhinolaryngological symptoms in functional disorders of the upper cervical spine and temporomandibular joints].
Authors: Hölzl M, Behrmann R, Biesinger E, von Heymann W, Hülse R, Arens C Abstract This paper discusses otorhinolaryngological symptoms associated with functional disorders of the upper cervical spine. Hints aimed to avoid misdiagnoses of cross-organ otorhinolaryngological symptoms as phobic or psychogenic disorders are presented. Clinically relevant neuroanatomical convergence of the upper cervical spine (occiput to C3) is fundamental for the interpretation of functional otorhinolaryngological symptoms. Based thereon, evidence for the most common cervical differential diagnoses of dizziness, tinnitus, d...
Source: HNO - February 24, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Microsurgical decompression of the cochlear nerve to treat disabling tinnitus via an endoscope-assisted retro-sigmoid approach: the Padua experience.
This study aimed at investigating the safety and validity of microsurgical decompression via an endoscope-assisted retrosigmoid approach to treat tinnitus in patients with neurovascular compression of the cochlear nerve. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - February 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Arianna Di Stadio, Roberta Colangeli, Laura Dipietro, Alessandro Martini A, Daniela Parrino, Ennio Nardello, Domenico D ’ Avella, Elisabetta Zanoletti Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Speech-in-noise testing as a marker for noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
Authors: Van Eynde C, Denys S, Desloovere C, Wouters J, Verhaert N Abstract Speech-in-noise testing as a marker for noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. Noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus are auditory complaints that often co-occur. Often, there is no immediate indication of changes in the pure tone audiogram. Patients can still have clinically normal hearing thresholds while clearly experiencing reduced speech comprehension. This might be explained by the process of neurodegeneration of the innervated dendrites of the auditory nerve fibres and secondary degeneration of spiral ganglion neurons. Subsequent ...
Source: B-ENT - February 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: B-ENT Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of pulsatile tinnitus by sigmoid sinus aneurysm: technical note and review of literature
Pulse-synchronous tinnitus is rare, and it almost always points towards a vascular pathology. We encountered a 56 year old patient presenting with 3 month history of right side tinnitus and was found to have a sigmoid sinus aneurysm after initial imaging. The patient was successfully managed using dual endovascular access and stent placement across the aneurysm, with a subsequent complete symptomatic relief. Description on endovascular management of sigmoid sinus aneurysm is not infrequent in the literature. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - February 23, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Hugo Cuellar, Tanmoy Maiti, Devi Prasad Patra, Amey Savardekar, Hai Sun, Anil Nanda Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Tinnitus: Evaluation of Benefits in a Large Sample of Patients Attending a Tinnitus Clinic
Conclusions: MBCT was associated with significant and reliable improvements in patients with chronic, distressing tinnitus. Changes were associated with increases in tinnitus acceptance and dispositional mindfulness. This study doubles the combined sample size of all previously published studies. Randomized controlled trials of standardized MBCT protocols are now required to test whether MBCT might offer a new and effective treatment for chronic tinnitus. (Source: Ear and Hearing)
Source: Ear and Hearing - February 22, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Patients’ and Clinicians’ Views of the Psychological Components of Tinnitus Treatment That Could Inform Audiologists’ Usual Care: A Delphi Survey
Conclusions: The results of this Delphi survey provide a tool to develop audiologists’ usual tinnitus care using components that both patients and clinicians agree are important and appropriate to be delivered by an audiologist for adults with tinnitus-related distress. Research is now necessary to test the added effects of these components when delivered by audiologists. (Source: Ear and Hearing)
Source: Ear and Hearing - February 22, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Spinal primary central nervous system lymphoma: Case report and literature review
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Journal of Clinical Neuroscience Author(s): Li Feng, Dingbang Chen, Hongyan Zhou, Cunzhou Shen, Haiyan Wang, Xunsha Sun, Xiulin Liang, Ling Chen Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a very rare tumor of increasing incidence. It is often misdiagnosed due to the unspecific presentation or unavailable biopsy, and results in poor prognosis. PCNSL involved the spinal cord is extremely sparse. Here we report a gentleman presented with one-year history of progressive tremor in the left limbs and slight dysarthria as well as three-month history of paraparesi...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - February 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

MRI Verification of a 10-20 Targeting Protocol Used During Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Sessions for Tinnitus.
Abstract Langguth et al. (2006) described a method for targeting primary auditory cortex (PAC) during transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) using the 10-20 electroencephalography system. Study aims were to measure the degree of accuracy in placing the TMS coil on the scalp overlying PAC using the 10-20 method and determine the extent to which accuracy depends on the hemisphere of the coil placement. Twelve participants underwent anatomical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of their head in a 3T scanner. Before imaging, a fiducial marker was placed on their scalp corresponding to the TMS coil position. MRI scans w...
Source: Brain Topography - February 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Theodoroff SM, Stevens AA, McMillan G, Pettersson DR, Woodward W, Folmer RL Tags: Brain Topogr Source Type: research

Corrigendum: A Quantitative Electroencephalography Study on Cochlear Implant-Induced Cortical Changes in Single-Sided Deafness with Tinnitus
Jae-Jin Song, Kyungsoo Kim, Woongsang Sunwoo, Griet Mertens, Paul Van de Heyning, Dirk De Ridder, Sven Vanneste, Sang-Youp Lee, Kyung-Joon Park, Hongsoo Choi, Ji-Woong Choi (Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - February 20, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Comment on Hall et al. (2017), "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".
Conclusion: Diagnostic accuracy (validity) and diagnostic precision (reliability or agreement) are two completely different methodological issues. Depending on the type of the variable (qualitative or quantitative), well-known statistical tests can be applied to assess validity. PMID: 29466561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - February 20, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Sabour S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Author Response to Sabour (2018), "Comment on Hall et al. (2017), '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'".
Conclusion: It is important to distinguish between tests that evaluate the validity of measuring treatment-related change over time and tests that quantify the accuracy of diagnosing tinnitus as a case and non-case. PMID: 29466545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - February 20, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Hall DA, Mehta RL, Fackrell K Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Enhancement of endocannabinoid-dependent depolarization-induced suppression of excitation in glycinergic neurons by prolonged exposure to high doses of salicylate
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2018 Source:Neuroscience Author(s): João Zugaib, Ricardo M. Leão The Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus (DCN) is a region which has been traditionally linked to the genesis of tinnitus, the constant perception of a phantom sound. Sodium salicylate, a COX-2 inhibitor, can induce tinnitus in high doses. Hyperactivity of DCN neurons is observed in several animal models of tinnitus, including salicylate-induced tinnitus. The DCN presents several forms of endocannabinoid (EC) dependent synaptic plasticity and COX-2 can also participate in the oxidative degradation of ECs. We re...
Source: Neuroscience - February 18, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

[Strategies for a  regenerative therapy of hearing loss. German version].
[Strategies for a regenerative therapy of hearing loss. German version]. HNO. 2018 Feb 15;: Authors: Diensthuber M, Stöver T Abstract Despite impressive technical progress in the field of conventional hearing aids and implantable hearing systems, the hopes for the treatment of inner ear diseases such as hearing loss and tinnitus have become increasingly directed toward regenerative therapeutic approaches. This review discusses the currently most promising strategies for hair cell regeneration in the inner ear to treat hearing loss, including stem cell-based, gene transfer-based, and pharmacol...
Source: HNO - February 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Effect of distress on transient network dynamics and topological equilibrium in phantom sound perception
Publication date: 8 June 2018 Source:Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Volume 84, Part A Author(s): Anusha Mohan, Sandra Jovanovic Alexandra, Cliff V. Johnson, Dirk De Ridder, Sven Vanneste Distress is a domain-general behavioral symptom whose neural correlates have been under investigation for a long time now. Although some studies suggest that distress is encoded by changes in alpha activity and functional connectivity between specific brain regions, no study that we know has delved into the whole brain temporal dynamics of the distress component. In the current study, we compare the change...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - February 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pantoprazole, an Inhibitor of the Organic Cation Transporter 2, Does Not Ameliorate Cisplatin-Related Ototoxicity or Nephrotoxicity in Children and Adolescents with Newly Diagnosed Osteosarcoma Treated with Methotrexate, Doxorubicin, and Cisplatin.
CONCLUSION: Pantoprazole did not ameliorate cisplatin ototoxicity or nephrotoxicity. The decrease in GFRcysC and increase in N-acetyl-ß-glucosaminidase (NAG) and creatinine demonstrate that these biomarkers can quantify cisplatin glomerular and proximal tubular toxicity. OCT2 inhibition by pantoprazole did not appear to alter antitumor response or survival. PMID: 29445029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Oncologist)
Source: The Oncologist - February 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fox E, Levin K, Zhu Y, Segers B, Balamuth N, Womer R, Bagatell R, Balis F Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research

Relationship Between Diet and Tinnitus: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
This study aimed to analyze the association between nutritional intake and tinnitus prevalence by evaluating a large cross-sectional cohort. Methods: Data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed. The study population consisted of 7,621 individuals aged 40 to 80 years with complete tinnitus-related data. Individuals with inadequate responses to tinnitus history, noise exposure in the work place, or subjective hearing loss were excluded. Prevalence of tinnitus and tinnitus-related annoyance, and nutrition intake were measured using this questionnaire, ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - February 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research

Tinnitus services in the United Kingdom: a survey of patient experiences
Tinnitus service provision in the United Kingdom has been investigated from the healthcare provider ’s perspective demonstrating considerable regional variation particularly regarding availability of psychologi... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - February 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Don McFerran, Derek J. Hoare, Simon Carr, Jaydip Ray and David Stockdale Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Erratum to: Long-term changes in multimodal intensive tinnitus therapy. A  5-year follow-up.
Erratum to: Long-term changes in multimodal intensive tinnitus therapy. A 5-year follow-up. HNO. 2018 Feb 09;: Authors: Brüggemann P, Otto J, Lorenz N, Schorsch S, Szczepek AJ, Böcking B, Mazurek B Abstract Erratum to:HNO 2018 66 (Suppl):S34-S38 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00106-017-0463-4 Figure 1 was published incorrectly in the online version of this paper. The correct Figure is reproduced below. PMID: 29426995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - February 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

[Smartphone app-supported approaches to tinnitus therapy].
Authors: Hesse G Abstract In recent years, applications (apps) for medical purposes have been developed and introduced, including apps that perform diagnostics and documentation for hearing loss and tinnitus in combination with smartphones. Even therapeutic apps, particularly for chronic tinnitus, have been launched. This review discusses the existing scientific literature for these smartphone applications. For tinnitus, Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy has been developed and evaluated. For tinnitus therapy, introduced apps combine acoustic stimulation and music, or serve acoustic stimulation of cortical...
Source: HNO - February 10, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

[Current aspects of tinnitus and depression].
Authors: Kratzsch V, Goebel G Abstract Health authorities underestimate the negative influence of emotional factors such as depression, anxiety disorders, or somatoform disorders in the development of tinnitus and their contribution to a poor prognosis. This can lead to underestimation of the impairment suffered by tinnitus patients and, consequently, a possibly incorrect treatment approach or belated initiation of therapy. Mental disorders play a large role in the S3AWMF "Tinnitus" guidelines. Thus, the somatic and psychiatric approaches for treatment of chronic tinnitus patients are combi...
Source: HNO - February 10, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

[Tinnitus  - New challenge and therapeutic approaches. German version].
[Tinnitus - New challenge and therapeutic approaches. German version]. HNO. 2018 Feb 07;: Authors: Mazurek B PMID: 29417190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - February 10, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Effects of Anxiety Sensitivity and Hearing Loss on Tinnitus Symptom Severity.
Authors: Moon KR, Park S, Jung Y, Lee A, Lee JH Abstract Objective: The aim of the present study was to examine the relative role of anxiety sensitivity and hearing loss on the tinnitus symptoms severity in a large clinical sample of patients with tinnitus. Methods: A total of 1,705 patients with tinnitus who visited the tinnitus clinic underwent the pure-tone audiometric testing and a battery of self-report questionnaires. Multiple linear regression analyses were performed to identify the relationship of anxiety sensitivity and hearing loss to tinnitus symptoms severity. Results: Both anxiety sensitivity a...
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - February 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research

Comparison of the Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (TEOAEs) and Distortion Products Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAEs) in Normal Hearing Subjects With and Without Tinnitus
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of cochlear outer hair cell function with TEOAE and DPOAE tests in patients with normal hearing and tinnitus. 25 tinnitus patients with normal hearing sensitivity selected as study group. Control group consist of 50 normal hearing subjects without tinnitus. All subjects had thresholds below 25 dBHL at frequencies 250 –8,000 Hz, tympanogram type A and normal acoustic reflex thresholds. TEOAE were recorded with click stimulus at 80 dB SPL at 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 and 4000 Hz. DPOAE were measured at frequencies 1,000–8,000 Hz and inten...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - February 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Up-regulation of Ca2+/CaMKII/CREB signaling in salicylate-induced tinnitus in rats.
Abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the changes of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases II (CaMKII)/cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) signaling pathway in a rat tinnitus model. Eighteen Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal control (NC), normal saline (NS), and tinnitus model (TM) groups. Tinnitus model was induced by intraperitoneal injection of salicylate. The concentration of intracellular calcium level in auditory cortex cells was determined using Fura-2 acetoxymethyl ester (Fura-2 AM) method with fluorospectrophotometer. Expressions of calmodulin (CaM), N...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry - February 9, 2018 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Zhao J, Wang B, Wang X, Shang X Tags: Mol Cell Biochem Source Type: research

CTA/V detection of bilateral sigmoid sinus dehiscence and suspected idiopathic intracranial hypertension in unilateral pulsatile tinnitus
AbstractPurposeThis aimed to evaluate the prevalence and extent of bilateral sigmoid sinus dehiscence (SSD) and to explore the presence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in patients with unilateral pulsatile tinnitus (PT) with CTA/V.MethodsSixty PT patients (52 females; 40.4  ± 11.6 years [20–72]) who underwent CTA/V and 30 non-PT patients (27 females; 38.4 ± 14.7 years [12–62]) were enrolled in this study. The primary outcome measure was the radiographic presence of SSD. The index of transverse sinus stenosis (ITSS) was obtained by multiplying the ste...
Source: Neuroradiology - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Tinnitus, depression, and suicidal ideation in adults: A nationally representative general population sample
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 98 Author(s): Kyu-Man Han, Young-Hoon Ko, Cheolmin Shin, Jae-Hon Lee, June Choi, Do-Young Kwon, Ho-Kyoung Yoon, Changsu Han, Yong-Ku Kim Tinnitus is strongly associated with psychiatric symptoms, including depression and suicidality. We aimed to further investigate the association of tinnitus with depressive mood and/or suicidal ideation, and explore the shared risk factors for these within a representative sample of the adult general population. We also investigated potential mediation pathways among tinnitus, suicidal ideation, depression, share...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

H örsturz mit Surditas, Schwindel und Tinnitus - eine 12-jährige Odyssee
Laryngo-Rhino-Otol DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-100517 © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie)
Source: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Plontke, Plontke K Rahne, Torsten K ösling, Sabrina Tags: Der interessante Fall Source Type: research

Effects of AUT00063, a Kv3.1 channel modulator, on noise-induced hyperactivity in the dorsal cochlear nucleus.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to test whether a Kv3 potassium channel modulator, AUT00063, has therapeutic potential for reversing noise-induced increases in spontaneous neural activity, a state that is widely believed to underlie noise-induced tinnitus. Recordings were conducted in noise exposed and control hamsters from dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) fusiform cells before and following intraperitoneal administration of AUT00063 (30 mg/kg). Fusiform cell spontaneous activity was increased in sound-exposed animals, approximating levels that were nearly 50% above those of controls. Administration of AUT00...
Source: Hearing Research - February 7, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Glait L, Fan W, Stillitano G, Sandridge S, Pilati N, Large C, Alvaro G, Kaltenbach JA Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Drug-Induced Ototoxicity: Diagnosis and Monitoring
AbstractOtotoxicity diagnosis and management has historically been approached using a variety of methods. However, in recent years a consensus on useful and practical approaches has been developed through clinical guidelines of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and multiple clinical trials published in peer-reviewed literature. Some of the guidelines and approaches are used to detect and monitor ototoxicity, while others are used to grade adverse events. Some of the audiologic measures are primary, while others are adjunct measures and may be tailored to the specific needs...
Source: Drug Safety - February 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Kv3 K+ currents control spike-timing in dorsal cochlear nucleus principal cells.
In conclusion, modulation of putative Kv3 K+ currents may restore regular spike-timing of DCN fusiform cell firing following noise exposure, and could provide a means to restore deficits in temporal encoding observed during noise-induced tinnitus. PMID: 29421326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Neuropharmacology)
Source: Neuropharmacology - February 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Olsen T, Capurro A, Pilati N, Large C, Hamann M Tags: Neuropharmacology Source Type: research

Hyperacusis: major research questions.
CONCLUSION: This clinical/researcher-led project identified major research questions in hyperacusis. A further development to identify patient-prioritized research will follow. PMID: 29392341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - February 4, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Improving the Quality of Life of Tinnitus Patients
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - February 1, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Journal Club Source Type: research

Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, and the Autonomic Nervous System
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - February 1, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Hearing Matters Source Type: research

The Audiology of Otosclerosis
Diagnostic audiologic procedures for otosclerosis are effective tools in identifying this condition. Audiometric data usually demonstrate a conductive hearing loss at the early stages of otosclerosis. Modern middle ear analysis procedures are becoming more popular in the better diagnosis of otosclerosis. In clinical practice, cochlear otosclerosis can also be observed. Audiologic rehabilitation of otosclerosis includes fitting of hearing aids and implantable hearing devices. Current hearing technology enables patients who do not pursue surgical correction to function well and significantly improve their communication and q...
Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ali A. Danesh, Navid Shahnaz, James W. Hall Source Type: research

The relation between flocculus volume and tinnitus after cerebellopontine angle tumor surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of a relation between flocculus volumes and the presence of tinnitus, combined with the significant correlation between tinnitus severity and flocculus volumes, suggests that the flocculus may not be the primary source of tinnitus, but is likely to mediate tinnitus severity. The reduced ipsi-to-contralateral volume ratio in patients with gaze-modulated tinnitus suggests that atrophy of the flocculus on the surgery side triggers cross-modal interactions leading to modulation of tinnitus. PMID: 29398141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hearing Research)
Source: Hearing Research - January 31, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Mennink LM, Van Dijk JMC, Van Der Laan BFAM, Metzemaekers JDM, Van Laar PJ, Van Dijk P Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Commentary on “Clinical and audiologic characteristics of patients with sensorineural tinnitus and its association with psychological aspects: an analytic retrospective study”
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Hearing loss and tinnitus in survivors with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that compared to survivors with only CIN, survivors with CIN/HL/TIN are at increased risk for the most severe symptom burden, significant problems associated with sensory loss and changes in balance, as well as significant decrements in all aspects of QOL. PMID: 29353626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Smoot B, Abrams G, Kober KM, Cheung S, Henderson-Sabes J, Chesney M, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

[Female patient with pulsatile tinnitus].
Authors: Biber F, Nolte CH, Albers AE PMID: 29350238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Long-term changes in multimodal intensive tinnitus therapy : A 5 ‑year follow-up.
CONCLUSION: The results of the present study support the effectiveness of the 7‑day multimodal intensive therapy for tinnitus. Posttreatment improvements were related to both tinnitus burden as well as stress and depressive symptoms and were maintained at the 5‑year follow-up. PMID: 29350237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)
Source: HNO - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

Prevalence of tinnitus according to temporomandibular joint disorders and dental pain: The Korean National Population ‐based Study
Summary Some studies have reported that temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is related to tinnitus. However, there is no study of the relationship and prevalence of dental pain and tinnitus. We evaluated the associations between the prevalence of tinnitus and TMD and dental pain by analysing the Korean national health survey. We analysed totally 11 745 participants. The presence of tinnitus, TMD symptoms and dental pain was surveyed by self‐assessment questionnaires from all the participants. Multivariable regression analysis was applied to acquire odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). The prevalenc...
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - January 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Y. H. Kim, Y. G. Park, K. D. Han, D. Vu, K. H. Cho, S. Y. Lee Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Degree of tinnitus improvement with stapes surgery – a review
Conclusion We conclude that stapes surgery is effective for the treatment of tinnitus (average improvement is 85.52%), and hearing loss (average improvement is 93%). When deciding about the surgical indication in patients with otosclerosis, the presence and level tinnitus should be considered as well as the level of hearing. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sensory systems: Bimodal cochlear nucleus stimulation alleviates tinnitus
Sensory systems: Bimodal cochlear nucleus stimulation alleviates tinnitus, Published online: 19 January 2018; doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2018.1Sensory systems: Bimodal cochlear nucleus stimulation alleviates tinnitus (Source: Nature Reviews Neurology)
Source: Nature Reviews Neurology - January 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Heather Wood Source Type: research

Alteration of auditory function in type 2 diabetic and pre-diabetic patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes is associated with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, especially at high frequencies. While pre-diabetes is not necessarily associated with significant hearing loss, there may be cochlear malfunction, as indicated by DPOAEs. Thus, patients with pre-diabetes who have tinnitus may benefit from DPOAEs and PTA tests. PMID: 29347860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li J, Zhang Y, Fu X, Bi J, Li Y, Liu B, Zhang L Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hearing Loss and Hearing Care Use Among Asian Americans: A Nationally Representative Sample
Objective: To assess the prevalence of hearing loss and factors affecting hearing care use among Asian Americans, using the first nationally representative sample of Asian Americans. Study Design: National cross-sectional survey. Setting: Ambulatory examination centers. Patients: Three thousand six hundred twelve adults (522 Asian American) aged 20 to 69 in the 2011 to 2012 National Health and Examination Survey with pure-tone audiometry. Main Outcome Measure(s): Percentage with hearing loss, undertaking a hearing test before the study, and hearing aid use. Hearing loss was defined as better hearing ear speec...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Relationship Between the Extent of Endolymphatic Hydrops and the Severity and Fluctuation of Audiovestibular Symptoms in Patients With Menière's Disease and MRI Evidence of Hydrops
Conclusion: The ELH was progressive in the long-term course of the disease in this large population of definite MD patients, but short-term and middle-term fluctuations of the symptom severity did not involve measurable variations of the ELH. Furthermore, the symptom severity did not decrease with increasing disease duration. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Vestibular Disorders Source Type: research

Investigation of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume in patients with tinnitus.
This study aimed to evaluate patients with tinnitus in terms of mean platelet volume and platelet distribution width, and to explore neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, recently reported in the literature as being possible inflammation markers. METHODS: This study comprised 64 tinnitus patients and 64 age-matched healthy controls. Statistical significance level was accepted as p
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - January 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research