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ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Tinnitus
Publication date: November 2017 Source:Journal of the American College of Radiology, Volume 14, Issue 11, Supplement Author(s): Marcus M. Kessler, Marwan Moussa, Julie Bykowski, Claudia F.E. Kirsch, Joseph M. Aulino, Kevin L. Berger, Asim F. Choudhri, Terry D. Fife, Isabelle M. Germano, A. Tuba Kendi, Jeffrey H. Kim, Michael D. Luttrull, Diego Nunez, Lubdha M. Shah, Aseem Sharma, Vilaas S. Shetty, Sophia C. Symko, Rebecca S. Cornelius Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. It is a common symptom that can be related to hearing loss and other benign causes. However, tinnitus may be disabli...
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - November 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Chronic Tinnitus May Mean Less Rest for the Brain
(Source: The ASHA Leader Online)
Source: The ASHA Leader Online - November 1, 2017 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Introduction of an ENT Nurse Led Clinic: A Joint Community & Secondary Care Project
Aim: In Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services many patients requiring ENT treatments such as removal of wax, care of Mastoid cavities, tinnitus management and recurrent tonsillitis or ear infections wait for appointments in routine ENT consultant clinics for a considerable period of time. The aim was to establish a Clinical Nurse practitioner(CNP)-led ENT clinic in a joint Community and Secondary care setting to provide ENT management which is safe, of high quality and sustainable. (Source: International Journal of Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Surgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: K. Stewart, E. Evans, V. Singh Source Type: research

Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Patients With Tinnitus: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that the pooled results demonstrated a greater reduction in distress for groups treated with tDCS as compared with those administered a sham treatment. PMID: 29192507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang TC, Tyler RS, Chang TY, Chen JC, Lin CD, Chung HK, Tsou YA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Clinical Features, Familial History, and Migraine Precursors in Patients With Definite Vestibular Migraine: The VM ‐Phenotypes Projects
ConclusionsOur results may indicate that vestibular symptoms in pediatric patients may act as a predisposing factor to develop vestibular migraine at an earlier age in adulthood. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Roberto Teggi, Bruno Colombo, Roberto Albera, Giacinto Asprella Libonati, Cristiano Balzanelli, Angel Batuecas Caletrio, Augusto Casani, Juan Manuel Espinoza ‐Sanchez, Paolo Gamba, Jose A. Lopez‐Escamez, Sergio Lucisano, Marco Mandalà, Giampiero Neri Tags: Research Submissions Source Type: research

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Device for Tinnitus Sound Therapy During Sleep.
Conclusions: This study offers some support for greater average improvement in reactions to tinnitus with TM or NS devices compared to the BSG device. The TM group, compared to the BSG and NS groups, showed a greater reduction in ratings of tinnitus loudness on the NRS on average. Supplemental Material: https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.5545759. PMID: 29090311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 31, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Theodoroff SM, McMillan GP, Zaugg TL, Cheslock M, Roberts C, Henry JA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Effects of the cannabinoid CB1 agonist ACEA on salicylate ototoxicity, hyperacusis and tinnitus in guinea pigs.
Abstract Cannabinoids have been suggested as a therapeutic target for a variety of brain disorders. Despite the presence of their receptors throughout the auditory system, little is known about how cannabinoids affect auditory function. We sought to determine whether administration of arachidonyl-2'-chloroethylamide (ACEA), a highly-selective CB1 agonist, could attenuate a variety of auditory effects caused by prior administration of salicylate, and potentially treat tinnitus. We recorded cortical resting-state activity, auditory-evoked cortical activity and auditory brainstem responses (ABRs), from chronically-im...
Source: Hearing Research - October 31, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Berger JI, Coomber B, Hill S, Alexander SPH, Owen W, Palmer AR, Wallace MN Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Plasticity in the auditory system.
Abstract Over the last 30 years a wide range of manipulations of auditory input and experience have been shown to result in plasticity in auditory cortical and subcortical structures. The time course of plasticity ranges from very rapid stimulus-specific adaptation to longer-term changes associated with, for example, partial hearing loss or perceptual learning. Evidence for plasticity as a consequence of these and a range of other manipulations of auditory input and/or its significance is reviewed, with an emphasis on plasticity in adults and in the auditory cortex. The nature of the changes in auditory cortex ass...
Source: Hearing Research - October 31, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Irvine DRF Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

Improvement of tinnitus with trifluoperazine in a patient with psychosis and ear disease.
Authors: Jain S, Srivastava AS, Madhu, Maggu G, Pandey M PMID: 29080514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The absence of resting-state high-gamma cross-frequency coupling in patients with tinnitus.
Abstract Tinnitus is a psychoacoustic phantom perception of currently unknown neuropathology. Despite a growing number of post-stimulus tinnitus studies, uncertainty still exists regarding the neural signature of tinnitus in the resting-state brain. In the present study, we used high-gamma cross-frequency coupling and a Granger causality analysis to evaluate resting-state electroencephalographic (EEG) data in healthy participants and patients with tinnitus. Patients with tinnitus lacked robust frontal delta-phase/central high-gamma-amplitude coupling that was otherwise clearly observed in healthy participants. Sin...
Source: Hearing Research - October 30, 2017 Category: Audiology Authors: Ahn MH, Hong SK, Min BK Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

[Good practices with tinnitus in adult].
Abstract The interrogation is essential to trace the genesis of the tinnitus and to appreciate its repercussion. Clinical examination should look for a local, vascular or cervical cause. The ENT consultation with audiogram and tinnitus evaluation is essential to know the characteristics of the tinnitus and to consider the treatment. If tinnitus is accompanied by a decrease in hearing, then wearing hearing aids can correct deafness and decrease the tinnitus. The psychological impact of tinnitus must always be taken into account and the use of a multidisciplinary team is an interesting solution. Medical treatments a...
Source: Presse Medicale - October 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Le Pajolec C, Ohresser M, Nevoux J Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research

Hearing impairment accompanied with low ‐tone tinnitus during all trans retinoic acid containing chemotherapy
(Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer)
Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - October 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Toshihiro Fujiki, Ryosei Nishimura, Yasuhiro Ikawa, Kazuhiro Noguchi, Shintaro Mase, Rie Kuroda, Raita Araki, Hideaki Maeba, Akihiro Yachie Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Otoacoustic emissions in young adults exposed to drums noise of a college band
Conclusion: in general, otoacoustic emissions were worse in noise-exposed young people (study group) when compared to the unexposed (control group), indicating that the test may be important in early identification of cochlear changes.RESUMO Objetivo: verificar a ocorr ência de alterações da função coclear e de zumbido em indivíduos expostos a ruído de uma bateria universitária. Métodos: a amostra foi composta 50 sujeitos distribuídos em dois grupos: 25 músicos (grupo estudo) e 25 não músicos (grupo controle). Os procedimentos inclu&i...
Source: Revista CEFAC - October 26, 2017 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Dietary Supplement Comprised of β-Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Magnesium: Failure to Prevent Music-Induced Temporary Threshold Shift
This study examined potential prevention of music-induced temporary threshold shift (TTS) in normal-hearing participants. A dietary supplement composed of β-carotene, vitamins C and E, and magnesium was assessed using a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study design. Dosing began 3 days prior to the music exposure with the final dose consumed approximately 30-min pre-exposure. Post-exposure TTS was measured, with no significant difference as a function of treatment. Distortion product otoacoustic emission amplitudes were suppressed after music exposure in both groups, with no significant difference as a fun...
Source: Audiology and Neurotology Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Probable Association of Hearing Loss, Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly
Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606644 Introduction The aging process causes changes in body structure in a continuous manner, and contributes to clinical disorders. Life expectancy is increasing, especially in developing countries. Objective To assess the prevalence of hearing loss and its possible association with hypertension and diabetes mellitus (DM) in the elderly. Methods A cross-sectional study with 519 elderly individuals aged over 60 years who underwent an audiological evaluation (pure tone audiometry), and answered a comorbidity questionnaire that included questions about a...
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - October 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Meneses-Barriviera, Caroline Luiz Bazoni, J éssica Aparecida Doi, Marcelo Yugi Marchiori, Luciana Lozza de Moraes Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Brain stimulation ‐induced neuroplasticity underlying therapeutic response in phantom sounds
Abstract Noninvasive brain stimulation can modify phantom sounds for longer periods by modulating neural activity and putatively inducing regional neuroplastic changes. However, treatment response is limited and there are no good demographic or clinical predictors for treatment outcome. We used state‐of‐the‐art voxel‐based morphometry (VBM) to investigate whether transcranial magnetic stimulation‐induced neuroplasticity determines therapeutic outcome. Sixty subjects chronically experiencing phantom sounds (i.e., tinnitus) received repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of left dorsolateral prefrontal...
Source: Human Brain Mapping - October 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Timm B. Poeppl, Berthold Langguth, Astrid Lehner, Thomas Frodl, Rainer Rupprecht, Peter M. Kreuzer, Michael Landgrebe, Martin Schecklmann Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Quality of life in patients with unilateral vestibular schwannoma on wait and see - strategy.
CONCLUSION: In our series, QOL is not influenced in patients with unilateral untreated small VS in comparison to Germany's general population. This is helpful information when advising patients during follow-up and finding out the optimal timing of individual treatment. PMID: 29048255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Neurological Research)
Source: Neurological Research - October 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research

Blast-induced hearing loss
AbstractThe incidence of blast injury has increased recently. As the ear is the organ most sensitive to blast overpressure, the most frequent injuries seen after blast exposure are those affecting the ear. Blast overpressure affecting the ear results in sensorineural hearing loss, which is untreatable and often associated with a decline in the quality of life. Here, we review recent cases of blast-induced hearing dysfunction. The tympanic membrane is particularly sensitive to blast pressure waves, since such waves exert forces mainly at air –tissue interfaces within the body. However, treatment of tympanic membrane p...
Source: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B. - October 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research

Behavioral Animal Model of the Emotional Response to Tinnitus and Hearing Loss
AbstractIncreased prevalence of emotional distress is associated with tinnitus and hearing loss. The underlying mechanisms of the negative emotional response to tinnitus and hearing loss remain poorly understood, and it is challenging to disentangle the emotional consequences of hearing loss from those specific to tinnitus in listeners experiencing both. We addressed these questions in laboratory rats using three common rodent anxiety screening assays: elevated plus maze, open field test, and social interaction test. Open arm activity in the elevated plus maze decreased substantially after one trial in controls, indicating...
Source: JARO - Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology - October 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Subfrontal Schwannoma: Case report and review of literature
We present the case of a 46 year old female that presented with right tinnitus, dizziness and bifrontal headache, progressive, starting two years before. Imaging studies reveals an incidentally neoplastic extraaxial homogeneous appearance tumor on the right anterior skull base. She undewernt surgical treatment with total resection of the tumor by a bicoronal approach. The histopathological study reported schwannoma.Although attributte the origin of schwannomas from the the olfactory nerve is near impossible, once they do not have Schwann cells, intracranial supratentorial schwannomas are mainly located in the anterior skul...
Source: World Neurosurgery - October 17, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Vladimir Figueroa- Ángel, Carlos Alberto Rodríguez-Aceves, Willem G. Calderon-Miranda, Nidia Escobar-Hernandez, Andrei F. Joaquim, Neurosurgeon; Luis R Moscote Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pediatric tinnitus: Incidence of imaging anomalies and the impact of hearing loss
Guidelines exist for evaluation and management of tinnitus in adults; however lack of evidence in children limits applicability of these guidelines to pediatric patients. Objective of this study is to determine the incidence of inner ear anomalies detected on imaging studies within the pediatric population with tinnitus and evaluate if presence of hearing loss increases the rate of detection of anomalies in comparison to normal hearing patients. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - October 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rhorie Kerr, Elise Kang, Brandon Hopkins, Samantha Anne Source Type: research

Transcranial brain stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus: Positive lessons from a negative trial
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2017 Source:Brain Stimulation Author(s): Christian Plewnia (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - October 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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