Pulsatile versus non-pulsatile tinnitus in idiopathic intracranial hypertension
ConclusionsNPT and PT were equally as common in our group of IIH patients. DVSS appears to be an effective management option for IIH patients with a clear history of pulsatile tinnitus. However, non-pulsatile tinnitus was more persistent and did not respond well to either DVSS or CSF diversion. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - September 11, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Changes in the regional shape and volume of subcortical nuclei in patients with tinnitus comorbid with mild hearing loss
ConclusionRegional atrophy of the amygdala may indicate self-modulation of emotional response regulation to diminish tinnitus-related emotional distress. Thalamic regional expansion may signify dysfunctional auditory gating in the thalamus, where inhibition of the tinnitus signal at the thalamus level is disrupted due to abnormal changes in the limbic system, ultimately leading to the tinnitus percept. (Source: Neuroradiology)
Source: Neuroradiology - September 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Tinnitus as a comorbidity to temporomandibular disorders —A systematic review
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - September 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Caroline Skog , Jesper Fjellner , EwaCarin Ekberg , Birgitta H äggman‐Henrikson Source Type: research

Aural Blast Injury/Acoustic Trauma and Hearing Loss.
Authors: Esquivel CR, Parker M, Curtis K, Merkley A, Littlefield P, Conley G, Wise S, Feldt B, Henselman L, Stockinger Z Abstract Hearing is a critical sense to military performance. The ability to detect, identify, and localize sounds, the ability to maintain spatial awareness on the battlefield and the awareness to control one's own noise production can be vital to troop's stealth, survivability, and lethality. Hazardous noise is an environmental public health threat encountered in training at war, and in many off-duty activities. The risk to hearing and the resultant damage from any of these hazardous exposures ...
Source: Military Medicine - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research

Auditory function and quality of life in patients receiving cisplatin chemotherapy in head and neck cancer: A case series follow-up study
Conclusion: The studies have shown hearing loss in higher frequencies, but in our study, we have observed hearing loss at speech frequency in 22.2% of patients receiving cisplatin, who also had low serum albumin levels. Periodic audiometric monitoring and serum albumin level may be helpful to provide timely intervention to prevent further hearing loss and deterioration in the quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics)
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - September 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Balamurali Kalyanam N Sarala SM Azeem Mohiyuddin Ravi Diwakar Source Type: research

Clear Cell Variant Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Temporal Bone: Case Report and Literature Review
ConclusionThis case showed a very destructive and bizarre clinical presentation but more report of cases is needed to have a better characterization of the clinical presentation and prognosis of this variant of SCC of temporal bone. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - September 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of V3 segment vertebro-vertebral arteriovenous fistula with Willis covered stent: Case report and literature review.
Authors: Geng J, Hu P, Ma Y, Zhang P, Zhang H Abstract A 46-year-old male presented to our hospital suffering from right mastoid pulsatile tinnitus secondary to traffic trauma. Digital subtraction angiography was remarkable for a vertebro-vertebral arteriovenous fistula fed by the right vertebral artery at the C1 level. Dual platelet therapy was administrated before and after the operation, then a Willis covered stent was deployed at the orifice of the fistula. Post-operative angiography showed proper stent localization but some contrast agent leaking from the fistula. Angiography performed 6 months post-operativel...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research

Synergistic transcriptional changes in AMPA and GABAA receptor genes support compensatory plasticity following unilateral hearing loss
Publication date: Available online 1 September 2018Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): P. Balaram, T.A. Hackett, D.B. PolleyAbstractDebilitating perceptual disorders including tinnitus, hyperacusis, phantom limb pain and visual release hallucinations may reflect aberrant patterns of neural activity in central sensory pathways following a loss of peripheral sensory input. Here, we explore short- and long-term changes in gene expression that may contribute to hyperexcitability following a sudden, profound loss of auditory input to one ear. We used fluorescence in situ hybridization to quantify mRNA levels for genes encoding AMPA ...
Source: Neuroscience - September 1, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

A delayed-onset intracranial chronic subdural hematoma following a lumbar spinal subdural hematoma: A case report
We describe a 77-year-old man with spontaneous concurrent spinal and cranial SDHs, in whom the spinal SDH was identified 30 days before the intracranial chronic SDH. Diagnosis: Magnetic resonance imaging showed a spinal SDH at L4/L5. There was no paralysis, and the patient was managed conservatively. About 30 days after the onset of back pain, he experienced tinnitus and visual hallucination. Brain computed tomography showed a chronic SDH and midline shift. Interventions: Burr-hole evacuation was performed, and the patient's condition improved. Outcomes: At 5 months of follow-up, there was no recurrence of the spi...
Source: Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

A Computational Model of Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia in People With Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a problem that affects a diverse range of people. One common trait amongst people with tinnitus is the presence of hearing loss, which is apparent in over 90% of the cohort. It is postulated that the remainder of people with tinnitus have hidden hearing loss in the form of cochlear synaptopathy. The loss of hearing sensation is thought to cause a reduction in the bottom-up excitatory signals of the auditory pathway leading to a change in the frequency of thalamocortical oscillations known as thalamocortical dysrhythmia (TCD). The downward shift in oscillatory behavior, characteristic of TCD, has been recorded e...
Source: IEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering - September 1, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Improving the Diagnostic Criteria for Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease
Uveitis refers to a collection of more than 30 diseases characterized by intraocular inflammation. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) is among the most common uveitic diseases in Asia. In the United States, it most often occurs among individuals with Hispanic or Native American ancestry. Although sometimes described as quadriphasic (with prodromal, acute uveitic, convalescent, and recurrent or chronic phases), VKH typically occurs in 2 distinct phases: early and late. Early VKH is characterized by exudative retinal detachments, with or without anterior chamber and vitreous inflammation, combined with neurologic symptoms an...
Source: JAMA Ophthalmology - September 1, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

Errors in Figure 2 and Figure 3
This article was corrected online. (Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - September 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Reduced sound-evoked and resting-state BOLD fMRI connectivity in tinnitus
Publication date: Available online 31 August 2018Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Benedikt Hofmeier, Stephan Wolpert, Ebrahim Saad Aldamer, Moritz Walter, John Thiericke, Christoph Braun, Dennis Zelle, Lukas Rüttiger, Uwe Klose, Marlies KnipperAbstractThe exact neurophysiological basis of chronic tinnitus, which affects 10–15% of the population, remains unknown and is controversial at many levels. It is an open question whether phantom sound perception results from increased central neural gain or not, a crucial question for any future therapeutic intervention strategies for tinnitus.We performed a compreh...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - August 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Stimulation Strategies for Tinnitus Suppression in a Neuron Model.
Authors: Paffi A, Camera F, Carocci C, Apollonio F, Liberti M Abstract Tinnitus is a debilitating perception of sound in the absence of external auditory stimuli. It may have either a central or a peripheral origin in the cochlea. Experimental studies evidenced that an electrical stimulation of peripheral auditory fibers may alleviate symptoms but the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. In this work, a stochastic neuron model is used, that mimics an auditory fiber affected by tinnitus, to check the effects, in terms of firing reduction, of different kinds of electric stimulations, i.e., continuous wave signals...
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - August 31, 2018 Category: Statistics Tags: Comput Math Methods Med Source Type: research

Unintended Consequences of White Noise Therapy for Tinnitus
This narrative review argues that white noise exposure therapy for tinnitus induces maladaptive neuroplastic changes in the brain and discusses alternative therapeutics that drive positive, adaptive plastic changes. (Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - August 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Disrupted local neural activity and functional connectivity in subjective tinnitus patients: evidence from resting-state fMRI study
ConclusionThe present study revealed that ST patients had altered regional neural activity and inter-regional connectivity in partial auditory and non-auditory brain regions, mainly involving the default mode network and audio-visual network, which could further improve our understanding of the neuroimaging mechanism in ST. (Source: Neuroradiology)
Source: Neuroradiology - August 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Correction to: Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 ® versus pentoxifylline in chronic tinnitus: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial
The article Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® versus pentoxifylline in chronic tinnitus: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial, written by Kl ára Procházková, Ivan Šejna, Jan Skutil and Aleš Hahn, was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal (currently SpringerLink). (Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - August 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Tinnitus and Auditory Perception After a History of Noise Exposure: Relationship to Auditory Brainstem Response Measures
Conclusions: Reduced ABR wave I amplitude was associated with an increased risk of tinnitus, even after adjusting for DPOAEs and sex. In contrast, wave III and V amplitudes had little effect on tinnitus risk. This suggests that changes in peripheral input at the level of the inner hair cell or auditory nerve may lead to increases in central gain that give rise to the perception of tinnitus. Although the extent of synaptopathy in the study participants cannot be measured directly, these findings are consistent with the prediction that tinnitus may be a perceptual consequence of cochlear synaptopathy. (Source: Ear and Hearing)
Source: Ear and Hearing - August 24, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure of a New Scale to Measure Hyperacusis: Introducing the Inventory of Hyperacusis Symptoms
Conclusions: These initial results demonstrated sound statistical properties of the IHS and usefulness as a hyperacusis measurement tool in research and clinical practice. Factor structure and scale dimensions allow for differentiation between subtypes of loudness, annoyance, fear, and pain based on responses to clusters of specific items within the dimensional factor structure of the scale, and may thus prove useful in clinical practice and research. (Source: Ear and Hearing)
Source: Ear and Hearing - August 24, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Scalp Cirsoid Aneurysm: An Updated Systematic Literature Review And An Illustrative Case Report
Cirsoid aneurysm is an arteriovenous fistula of the scalp, which is unconnected by intracranial or cerebral vessels. Variceal dilatation of draining veins can produce cosmetic concerns, masses, local pain, palpable thrills and audible bruits, headache, tinnitus and hemorrhage. Its etiopathogenesis is not well understood. The treatment includes surgery (since fistula repair by simple surgical ligation until gross total resection), embolization (whether percutaneous or endovascular) or a combination of the two. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - August 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Luis Henrique Albuquerque Sousa, Luana Antunes Maranha Gatto, Zeferino Dermatini Junior, Gelson Luis Koppe Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Applicability of the real ear measurement for audiological intervention of tinnitus
ConclusionThe present study concluded that the audiological intervention with any level of sound stimulus is enough to obtain a positive prognosis in the medium term. Data that specifies that the verification of sound generator was effective at the real ear measurements are important in the evaluation and intervention of the complaint. In addition, it points out that the greater the tinnitus perception, the greater its severity, and the greater the nuisance, the higher the psychoacoustics thresholds of frequency and the minimum threshold of masking.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido está presente em grande part...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - August 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Tinnitus and neuropathic pain share a common neural substrate in the form of specific brain connectivity and microstate profiles
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Sven Vanneste, Wing Ting To, Dirk De RidderAbstractTinnitus and neuropathic pain share similar pathophysiological, clinical, and treatment characteristics. In this EEG study, a group of tinnitus (n = 100) and neuropathic pain (n = 100) patients are compared to each other and to a healthy control group (n = 100). Spectral analysis demonstrates gamma band activity within the primary auditory and somatosensory cortices in patients with tinnitus and neuropathic pain, respectively. A conj...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - August 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cognitive behavior therapy for tinnitus in integrated primary care: A case example.
Conclusions: Brief CBT treatment for tinnitus can be delivered in an IPC setting, consistent with a population-health approach. Such treatment may result in improved quality of life for patients, and the brief approach has the potential to reduce overall cost of care. This case encourages increased identification and treatment of tinnitus within IPC settings, in order to increase access of care for patients with this burdensome condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Health Psychology)
Source: Health Psychology - August 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Self-Perceived Hearing Loss, Hearing-Help Seeking and Hearing Aid Adoption Among Older Adults in Malaysia.
CONCLUSION: The underestimation of hearing loss in the majority of older adults in this study poses a potential barrier to hearing loss intervention. PMID: 30139270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mukari SZMS, Wan Hashim WF Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Prefrontal and auditory tRNS in sequence for treating chronic tinnitus: a modified multisite protocol
Publication date: September–October 2018Source: Brain Stimulation, Volume 11, Issue 5Author(s): Samer Mohsen, Saeid Mahmoudian, Saeed Talebian, Akram Pourbakht (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - August 21, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Workers of the hospital maintenance sector: protection, hearing symptoms and noise exposure
Conclusion: the hearing protector was worn by 59.7% of the workers, the plug model was the most used (47.4%) and 75.8% reported that occupational noise decreased with the use of hearing protectors. Most workers use hearing protection and have no hearing symptoms. However, the presence of symptoms such as otalgia (8.8%), otorrhea (5.3%), dizziness (14.0%), tinnitus (17.5%) and difficulty in speech comprehension (7, 0%) should be pointed out. Noise assessment showed high levels from some maintenance machinery, representing a risk for hearing. The sectors of the woodwork and metalwork were the noisiest.RESUMO Objetivo: invest...
Source: Revista CEFAC - August 20, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Tinnitus as a comorbidity to temporomandibular disorders − a systematic review
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - August 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Caroline Skog , Jesper Fjellner , EwaCarin Ekberg , Birgitta H äggman‐Henrikson Source Type: research

Is there a higher prevalence of tinnitus in patients with temporomandibular disorders? A systematic review and meta ‐analysis
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - August 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ariyan Mottaghi , Iv án Menéndez‐Díaz , Juan L. Cobo , José González‐Serrano , Teresa Cobo Source Type: research

Otological findings and other symptoms related to temporomandibular disorders in young people
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): L.F.O. Maciel, F.S. Landim, B.C. VasconcelosAbstractIn a prospective, observational study between April and November 2017 we evaluated the correlation between temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and otological signs and other symptoms in a sample of 251 patients. First, a simplified anamnestic questionnaire was applied for the diagnosis of TMD and the following symptoms were recorded: otalgia, tinnitus, vertigo, pruritus of the ear, feeling of hearing loss, fullness in the ear, headache, pain in the eye, neck ...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

rTMS Effects in Patients with Co-Morbid Somatic Pain and Depressive Mood Disorders
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation treatment that involves the induction of electrical currents in a targeted region of the brain with the ability to impact various functional processes (Chervyakov  et al., 2015). rTMS has shown to provide clinical improvement among a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders and has been FDA-approved for treatment resistant depression (TRD). rTMS continues to undergo trials for other treatment indications including post-traumatic stress disorder (PT SD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), bipolar depression, schizophren...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - August 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Angela L. Phillips, Robert L. Burr, David L. Dunner Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Patient education in sudden sensorineural hearing loss: Knowledge, attitude/belief, and practice findings among otolaryngologists and otologists in China
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is defined as a hearing loss of 30 dBHL or more in three consecutive frequency ranges within 72  hours as measured by pure tone audiometry [1,2]. The prevalence of SSNHL varies by region with an estimated worldwide prevalence of 5~20 cases/100,000 people [3]. Unilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, aural fullness, and vertigo are the most common symptoms of SSNHL [4]. SSNHL with these symptoms ca n have a devastating effect on quality of life and social functions, which suggests that a multidisciplinary (psychological, social, and medical) approach should be undertaken for these ...
Source: Patient Education and Counseling - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dan Lai, Juan Zhong, Tao Lu, Jun-mei Pu Source Type: research

Canadians vulnerable to workplace noise.
DISCUSSION: A large percentage of workers exposed to noisy workplaces were vulnerable because hearing protection was neither required nor routinely used. Further work is required to assess whether this reflects gaps in health and safety legislation or its implementation. PMID: 30110508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Reports)
Source: Health Reports - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Rep Source Type: research

Otological findings and other symptoms related to temporomandibular disorders in young people
In a prospective, observational study between April and November 2017 we evaluated the correlation between temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and otological signs and other symptoms in a sample of 251 patients. First, a simplified anamnestic questionnaire was applied for the diagnosis of TMD and the following symptoms were recorded: otalgia, tinnitus, vertigo, pruritus of the ear, feeling of hearing loss, fullness in the ear, headache, pain in the eye, neck pain, back pain, and dizziness. Some degree of TMD was detected in 177 of the participants (70.5%). (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: L.F.O. Maciel, F.S. Landim, B.C. Vasconcelos Source Type: research

Pain-free and pain-controlled survival after sectioning the nervus intermedius in nervus intermedius neuralgia: a single-institution review.
CONCLUSIONS In this retrospective review, sectioning of the NI produced no major complications, such as permanent facial weakness or deafness, and was effective for patients when performed in addition to other procedures. After sectioning of the NI, patients experienced 4.8 years pain free and experienced 6.2 years of less pain than before surgery. Alone, sectioning of the NI was not effective. The pathophysiology of NIN is not entirely understood. It appears that neurovascular compression plays only a minor role in the syndrome and there is a high degree of overlap with TN. PMID: 30117769 [PubMed - as supplied by pub...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - August 17, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Holste KG, Hardaway FA, Raslan AM, Burchiel KJ Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research

Azithromycin and Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Adults: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Conclusion: Azithromycin short-term use was not associated with an increased risk of SNHL in comparison to amoxicillin ± clavulanate. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - August 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sens Orineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Predicts Ischemic Stroke: a Longitudinal Follow-Up Study
Objectives: To investigate the risk of stroke in SSNHL patients. Study Design: A longitudinal follow-up cohort study. Setting: The Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort from 2002 to 2013. Patients: The 4,944 SSNHL participants were matched with 19,776 controls for age, sex, income, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. The SSNHL subjects were diagnosed (International Classification of Disease [ICD]-10: H91.2), underwent an audiometry examination, and were treated with steroids. The history of hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipide...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - August 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sens Orineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Hearing Loss Asymmetry due to Chronic Occupational Noise Exposure
Conclusion: Findings of this study further indicate that the left ear is more susceptible to noise exposure compared with the right ear. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - August 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sens Orineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Adenomatous Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Middle Ear: A Multi-institutional Investigation of 32 Cases and Development of a Staging System
Conclusions: Patients with MEANTs can present with nonspecific symptomatology that overlaps with more commonly encountered middle ear lesions. MEANT exhibits a proclivity for recurrence according to T-stage and long-term clinical follow up is necessary, particularly for advanced stage tumors. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - August 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research

Neurological Symptoms in US Government Personnel in Cuba
To the Editor In a report on 21 US diplomatic staff who became unwell in Cuba, the authors rejected the possibility of a functional neurological disorder as the etiology. We disagree. The accompanying Editorial pointed out that functional neurological disorders are genuine and not malingering. Patients with functional disorders typically pass cognitive tests of effort, and there is no epidemiological evidence to suggest that they seek time away from the workplace. Functional disorders are typically persistent and commonly coexist with, or are triggered by, minor pathophysiological or psychophysiological processes. In many ...
Source: JAMA - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Inhibition of Experimental Tinnitus With High Frequency Stimulation of the Rat Medial Geniculate Body
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, EarlyView. (Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface)
Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface - August 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Gusta van Zwieten MD , Marcus L. F. Janssen MD, PhD , Jasper V. Smit MD , A. Miranda L. Janssen MSc , Milaine Roet MD , Ali Jahanshahi PhD , Robert J. Stokroos MD, PhD , Yasin Temel MD, PhD Source Type: research

Tinnitus Suppression in Cochlear Implant Patients Using a Sound Therapy App.
Conclusion: The results suggest that the use of tinnitus therapy sounds delivered through a CI can be acceptable and provides relief for some tinnitus sufferers. PMID: 30105356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 13, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Tyler RS, Owen RL, Bridges J, Gander PE, Perreau A, Mancini PC Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Change of Tinnitus with Xenon Phototherapy of the Stellate Ganglion
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Ahead of Print. (Source: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery)
Source: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery - August 10, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Masako Shimizu Takashi Matsuzuka Fumiaki Matsumi Hiroshi Ogawa Shigeyuki Murono Source Type: research

Effect of Neuronal Excitability in Hippocampal CA1 Area on Auditory Pathway in a Rat Model of Tinnitus.
Conclusions: The study shows that the hippocampus is excited in SA-induced tinnitus, and stimulation of hippocampus could modulate neuronal excitability of the AC. The hippocampus is involved in tinnitus and may also have a regulatory effect on the neural center. PMID: 30082529 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Chinese Medical Journal)
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ding YJ, Song Y, Liu JX, Du YL, Zhu L, Ma FR Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research

Clipping of sigmoid sinus diverticulum: how I do it.
CONCLUSION: Transmastoid clipping of a sigmoid sinus diverticulum can be a safe and effective method of managing pulsatile tinnitus resulting from a sigmoid sinus diverticulum. PMID: 30078382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Sudden hearing loss as an early detector of multiple sclerosis: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: S-SNHL can be an early manifestation of MS and should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of this condition, especially in women. The pathophysiology can be explained by the involvement of microglia attacking the central and/or peripheral auditory pathways as indicated by WMHs. PMID: 30058696 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences)
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - August 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research

Effect of Nitrous Oxide as a Treatment for Subjective, Idiopathic, Nonpulsatile Bothersome Tinnitus
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen vs inhaled nitrogen and oxygen can reduce bothersome tinnitus among adults with subjective, idiopathic, nonpulsatile tinnitus of 6 months ’ duration or longer. (Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - August 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Pattern of tympanic membrane perforation in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria
Conclusion: Tympanic membrane perforation arises mainly from middle ear infections and traumatic causes. At presentation, size and location of perforation vary which depend on duration of infection or the traumatic causes. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: WA Adegbiji GT Olajide OA Olajuyin F Olatoke CC Nwawolo Source Type: research

Functional brain changes in auditory phantom perception evoked by different stimulus frequencies
Publication date: Available online 31 July 2018Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Jeffrey Hullfish, Ian Abenes, Silvia Kovacs, Stefan Sunaert, Dirk De Ridder, Sven VannesteAbstractBayesian models of brain function such as active inference and predictive coding offer a general theoretical framework with which to explain several aspects of normal and disordered brain function. Of particular interest to the present study is the potential for such models to explain the pathology of auditory phantom perception, i.e. tinnitus. To test this framework empirically, we perform an fMRI experiment on a large clinical sample (n&thi...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - August 1, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Tinnitus distress is associated with enhanced resting-state functional connectivity within the default mode network
(Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - August 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research