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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arabic Validation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and the Mini ‐Tinnitus Questionnaire on 100 Adult Patients
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marc El Beaino, Elie Eter Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

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

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

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

Metal-on-Metal Hip Joint Prostheses: a Retrospective Case Series Investigating the Association of Systemic Toxicity with Serum Cobalt and Chromium Concentrations.
CONCLUSION: Two (6.5%) of 31 individuals referred for assessment of MoM-HP were diagnosed with systemic cobalt toxicity. However, despite a high prevalence of reported symptoms, neither symptoms nor investigation results correlated with serum cobalt or chromium concentrations. PMID: 28900863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology)
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology - September 12, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Ho JH, Leikin JB, Dargan PI, Archer JRH, Wood DM, Brent J Tags: J Med Toxicol Source Type: research

Audiometric Testing With Pulsed, Steady, and Warble Tones in Listeners With Tinnitus and Hearing Loss.
Conclusions: Pulsed tones provide advantages over steady and warble tones for patients regardless of hearing or tinnitus status. Although listeners preferred pulsed and warble tones to steady tones, pulsed tones are not susceptible to the effects of off-frequency listening, a consideration when testing listeners with sloping audiograms. PMID: 28892822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 11, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Lentz JJ, Walker MA, Short CE, Skinner KG Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Comparison of Melatonin and Sertraline Therapies on Tinnitus: A Randomized Clinical Trial
In this study, we aimed to compare the effcacy of melatonin and sertraline in treating tinnitus for the frst time.Methods:In this clinical trial, 70 patients with tinnitus according to inclusion and exclusion criteria were included and randomly divided into twogroups: melatonin group, taking melatonin 3 mg once daily and sertraline group taking sertraline 50 mg once daily, all treating for 3 months. Before and after treatments, every patient received Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) questionnaire and severity of tinnitus was assessed, and dataanalysis was performed.Results:Before treatments, the mean of THI score for mela...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The relationship between tinnitus pitch and parameters of audiometry and distortion product otoacoustic emissions.
CONCLUSION: The current study seems to confirm the relationship between tinnitus pitch and the frequency range of hearing loss, thus supporting the homeostatic plasticity model. PMID: 28874221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

A histopathological connection between a fatal endolymphatic sac tumour and von Hippel-Lindau disease from 1960.
CONCLUSION: Endolymphatic sac tumours are rare neoplasms of the temporal bone that can occur sporadically or as part of von Hippel-Lindau disease. The connection between endolymphatic sac tumour and von Hippel-Lindau disease was first proposed in 1988 and formalised in 1997. We believe that this case represents the first documented connection between endolymphatic sac tumour and von Hippel-Lindau disease. PMID: 28874214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 14, Pages 1035: Work-Related Noise Exposure in a Cohort of Patients with Chronic Tinnitus: Analysis of Demographic and Audiological Characteristics
Giancarlo Cianfrone Work-related noise exposure is one of the major factors contributing to the development of adult-onset hearing loss and tinnitus. The aim of this study was to analyze, in patients with chronic tinnitus and long-term occupational noise exposure, (A) characteristics of hearing loss, tinnitus, comorbidities, demographic characteristics and a history of work-related noise exposure and (B) differences among individuals employed in occupations with high and low risk of developing work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). One hundred thirty six patients with chronic tinnitus and at least a 10 year-lo...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Massimo Ralli Maria Paola Balla Antonio Greco Giancarlo Altissimi Pasquale Ricci Rosaria Turchetta Armando de Virgilio Marco de Vincentiis Serafino Ricci Giancarlo Cianfrone Tags: Article Source Type: research

Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum, Dehiscence, and Venous Sinus Stenosis: Potential Causes of Pulsatile Tinnitus in Patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? [HEAD & NECK]
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pulsatile tinnitus is experienced by most patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The pathophysiology remains uncertain; however, transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence have been proposed as potential etiologies. We aimed to determine whether the prevalence of transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence was increased in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and pulsatile tinnitus relative to those without pulsatile tinnitus and a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT vascular studies of patients with idiopathic intracr...
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - September 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Lansley, J. A., Tucker, W., Eriksen, M. R., Riordan-Eva, P., Connor, S. E. J. Tags: HEAD & amp; NECK Source Type: research

Lead Poisoning at an Indoor Firing Range.
This report represents the first occupational case of lead poisoning in firing ranges in Korea, and this necessitates institutional management to prevent the recurrence of poisoning through this route. Workplace environmental monitoring should be implemented for indoor firing ranges, and the workers should undergo regularly scheduled special health examinations. In clinical practice, it is essential to question the patient about his occupational history. PMID: 28875619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Italian survey on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Authors: Messina A, Casani AP, Manfrin M, Guidetti G Abstract Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of peripheral vertigo. BPPV often relapses after the first episode, with a recurrence rate between 15% and 50%. To date both the aetiopathogenetic processes that lead to otoconia detachment and the factors that make BPPV a relapsing disease are still unclear, but recent epidemiological studies have shown a possible association with cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the present study (Sesto Senso Survey) was to evaluate in the Italian population through an observational survey, the ...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - September 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Genetic susceptibility to bilateral tinnitus in a Swedish twin cohort
pher R. Cederroth (Source: Genetics in Medicine)
Source: Genetics in Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Iris Lianne Maas Petra Br üggemann Teresa Requena Jan Bulla Niklas K. Edvall Jacob v.B. Hjelmborg Agnieszka J. Szczepek Barbara Canlon Birgit Mazurek Jose A. Lopez-Escamez Christopher R. Cederroth Tags: concordance gender heritability tinnitus twins Source Type: research

Progressive Tinnitus Management Level 3 Skills Education: A 5-Year Clinical Retrospective.
Conclusion: The self-management skills taught in the progressive tinnitus management Level 3 workshops are sustained over time even when limited resources prevent the full complement of workshops or the involvement of mental health services. The workshops can also be successfully implemented through remote delivery via videoconferencing (telehealth). Supplemental Materials: https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.5370883. PMID: 28880980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 6, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Edmonds CM, Ribbe C, Thielman EJ, Henry JA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Genetics of Tinnitus: Time to Biobank Phantom Sounds
Christopher R. Cederroth, Anna K. K ähler, Patrick F. Sullivan, Jose A. Lopez-Escamez (Source: Frontiers in Genetics)
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - September 4, 2017 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Advancing Tinnitus Awareness Through Animation
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - September 1, 2017 Category: Audiology Tags: NAL News Source Type: research

An operant-based detection method for inferring tinnitus in mice
Conclusion This work establishes a new behavioral method for detecting tinnitus in mice. The detection outcome is consistent with functional validation. One key advantage of mouse models is they provide researchers the opportunity to utilize an extensive array of genetic tools. This new method could lead to a deeper understanding of the molecular pathways underlying tinnitus pathology. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - September 1, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The Sound —and the Curing: When it comes to tinnitus treatment, research has pointed to benefits of cognitive-behavioral treatment.
(Source: The ASHA Leader Online)
Source: The ASHA Leader Online - September 1, 2017 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

An animal model of deep brain stimulation for treating tinnitus: A proof of concept study
ConclusionsDeep brain stimulation of the caudate nucleus can modulate tinnitus in a rat model of tinnitus. Level of EvidenceNA. Laryngoscope, 2017 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Syed F. Ahsan, Hao Luo, Jinsheng Zhang, Eric Kim, Yong Xu Tags: Otology/Neurotology Source Type: research

Reduce noise: Improve the nation's health
Although noise as a cause of hearing loss and tinnitus among civilian (Hearing health care for adults: Priorities for improving access and affordability, 2016) and military populations (Noise and military service: Implications for hearing loss and tinnitus, 2006) is well known, studies conducted in the past 15 years document that noise exposures negatively affect health by contributing to many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, obesity, developmental delays, mental illness, and reduced job and academic performance (Basner et  al., 2015; Lusk, Gillespie, Hagerty,& Ziemba, 2004; M ünzel, Gori, Babisch...
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Sally Lechlitner Lusk, Marjorie McCullagh, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Jiayun Xu Tags: Article Source Type: research

A case of relapsing polychondritis mimicking lung cancer.
atcı E Abstract Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune disease, characterized by episodic inflammatory attacks on cartilaginous tissue. Elastic cartilage of the ears and nose, hyaline cartilage of the peripheral joints, vertebral fibrocartilage, tracheobronchial cartilage, and tissues rich in proteoglycan such as those in the eyes, heart, blood vessels, and inner ear are more likely to be affected. A 35-year-old male presented with complaints of hoarseness, tinnitus and dyspnea for 19 years, with a history of several diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for laryngeal and respiratory tract. He was ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Canbay F, Yılmaz A, Öztürk A, Aktaş Z, Tatcı E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Web-Based Mindfulness Interventions for People With Physical Health Conditions: Systematic Review
Conclusions: Preliminary evidence suggests that Web-based MBIs may be helpful in alleviating symptom burden that those with physical health conditions can experience, particularly when interventions are tailored for specific symptoms. There was no evidence of differences between synchronous versus asynchronous or facilitated versus self-directed Web-based MBIs. Future investigations of Web-based MBIs should evaluate the effects of program adherence, effects on mindfulness levels, and whether synchronous or asynchronous, or facilitated or self-directed interventions elicit greater improvements. (Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research)
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - August 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kirsti I Toivonen Kristin Zernicke Linda E Carlson Source Type: research

Surgical “Fat Patch” improves secondary intracranial hypotension orthostatic headache associated with lumbosacral dural ectasia. Case report
Secondary intracranial hypotension is a clinical syndrome associated with the reduction of the cerebrospinal fluid volume and dural continuity violation. The main symptoms are orthostatic headache associated with nausea, vomiting, diplopia, dizziness and tinnitus. The treatment is usually non-specific. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - August 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Beretta Elena, Franzini Andrea, Cordella Roberto, Nazzi Vittoria, Valentini Laura Grazia, Franzini Angelo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The potential etiologic factors influencing tinnitus intensity in patients with temporomandibular disorders
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Source: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice - August 30, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Nermin Demirkol Mehmet Demirkol Aslihan Usumez Fatih Sari Cihan Akcaboy Source Type: research

Tinnitus Patients with Comorbid Headaches: The Influence of Headache Type and Laterality on Tinnitus Characteristics
Berthold Langguth, Verena Hund, Michael Landgrebe, Martin Schecklmann (Source: Frontiers in Neurology)
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - August 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The auditory and vestibular toxicities induced by antiepileptic drugs.
This article review the evidence that long-term treatment with some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) [e.g. carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproate, lamotrigine, gabapentin, vigabatrin and oxcarbazepine] (even in therapeutic drug doses) may result in tinnitus, phonophobia, sensorineural hearing loss, dizziness, ataxia, disequilibrium, imbalance, nystagmus, abnormalities in saccadic pursuit eye movements and delayed conduction within the cochlea, auditory nerve and brainstem auditory pathways evidenced by abnormalities in Brainstem auditory evoked potentials and nystagmography recordings indicating auditory and central and/or peripher...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - August 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research

How to Choose Between Measures of Tinnitus Loudness for Clinical Research? A Report on the Reliability and Validity of an Investigator-Administered Test and a Patient-Reported Measure Using Baseline Data Collected in a Phase IIa Drug Trial.
Conclusions: The tinnitus loudness rating performed better against acceptability criteria for reliability and validity than did the tinnitus loudness matching test administered by an audiologist. But the rating question is still limited because it is a single-item instrument and is probably able to detect only large changes (at least 3.5 points). PMID: 28841725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 25, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Hall DA, Mehta RL, Fackrell K Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Core Outcome Domains for early phase clinical trials of sound-, psychology-, and pharmacology-based interventions to manage chronic subjective tinnitus in adults: the COMIT ’ID study protocol for using a Delphi process and face-to-face meetings to establish consensus
The reporting of outcomes in clinical trials of subjective tinnitus indicates that many different tinnitus-related complaints are of interest to investigators, from perceptual attributes of the sound (e.g. lou... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kathryn Fackrell, Harriet Smith, Veronica Colley, Brian Thacker, Adele Horobin, Ha úla F. Haider, Alain Londero, Birgit Mazurek and Deborah A. Hall Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

An economic evaluation of the healthcare cost of tinnitus management in the UK
There is no standard treatment pathway for tinnitus patients in the UK. Possible therapies include education and reassurance, cognitive behavioural therapies, modified tinnitus retraining therapy (education an... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - August 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: David Stockdale, Don McFerran, Peter Brazier, Clive Pritchard, Tony Kay, Christopher Dowrick and Derek J Hoare Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oral fluoroquinolones and risk of secondary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome: Nested case-control study
Conclusion: Our study suggests an increase in the risk of PTCS with current users of fluoroquinolones. Although this adverse event is rare, patients who experience symptoms of raised intracranial pressure including headaches, tinnitus, and double vision while taking fluoroquinolones should seek medical attention. (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - August 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Sodhi, M., Sheldon, C. A., Carleton, B., Etminan, M. Tags: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Case control studies ARTICLE Source Type: research

Significance of Endolymphatic Hydrops in Ears With Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Conclusion: MRI showed that a high percentage of ears affected by Menière's disease or delayed endolymphatic hydrops had EH. Further studies should evaluate the implications of EH in ears, especially in those with sudden SNHL, in terms of secondary or pre-existing EH. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - August 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research

Noonan Syndrome: An Underestimated Cause of Severe to Profound Sensorineural Hearing Impairment. Which Clues to Suspect the Diagnosis?
Conclusion: Profound sensorineural hearing impairment can be the main feature of Noonan syndrome. Associated features are highly variable; thus, detailed medical history and careful physical examination are mandatory to consider the diagnosis in case of a sensorineural hearing impairment. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - August 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research