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International Tinnitus Journal

Panayiota Mavrogeni, Angelos Kanakopoulos, Stephanie Maihoub, Magdolna Krasznai, Agnes Szirmai
INTRODUCTION: Platelets are known for their key role in hemostasis and controlling the bleeding after injury. The fact that platelets secrete growth factors and active metabolites means that their applied use can have a positive influence in clinical situations requiring rapid healing and tissue regeneration. OBJECTIVES: Platelet Rich Plasma has been described as a promising but unproven therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole blood was undergoing one stage of centrifugation...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
Giuseppe Maria Antonio Algieri, Alessandra Leonardi, Paolo Arangio, Valentino Vellone, Carlo Di Paolo, Piero Cascone
The most significant otologic symptoms, consisting of ear pain, tinnitus, dizziness, hearing loss and auricolar "fullness", generally arise within the auditory system, often are associated with extra auricolar disorders, particularly disorder of the temporo-mandibular joint. In our study we examined a sample of 200 consecutive patients who had experienced severe disabling symptom. The patiens came to maxillofacial specialist assessment for temporomandibular disorder. Each patient was assessed by a detailed anamnestic and clinical temporomandibular joint examination and they are divided into five main groups according classification criteria established by Wilkes; tinnitus and subjective indicators of pain are evaluated...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
Anna Rita Fetoni, Daniela Lucidi, Eugenio De Corso, Antonella Fiorita, Guido Conti, Gaetano Paludetti
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus patients have higher risk of developing anxiety-depressive disorders and decreased quality of life. The reasons why selected patients are able to cope with chronic tinnitus, whereas it represents a disabling symptom for others remain under discussion. OBJECTIVES: the objective of the study was to determine the tinnitus-related degree of distress along with the prevalence of anxiety-depression disorders in a sample of eighty patients referring for chronic tinnitus at the Department of Otolaryngology of Catholic University of Rome from March to September 2015...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
Mümtaz Taner Torun, Yusuf Yalçın, Özalkan Özkan
OBJECTIVES: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the main causes of vertigo. More than 90% of cases of positional vertigo and nystagmus can be associated with BPPV. There is no known specific laboratory test for BPPV. Because of the possible muscle activity in BPPV (especially result of nause, vomiting and increasing heart rate) we thought the CK-MB levels may change in this situation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between serum CK-MB levels and BPPV and attacks...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
Ana Paula Berberian, Angela Ribas, Danielle Imlau, Ana Cristina Guarinello, Giselle Massi, Rita Tonocchi, Renato Riesemberg, Jackeline Martins, Marine Raquel Diniz Rosa
INTRODUCTION: One of the treatments currently available for the remission of tinnitus, when associated with hearing loss is the use of hearing aids with sound generator. Such treatment is based on the capability that the human brain has to get used to a new sound over another. OBJECTIVE: To describe the results found in a group of people who have undergone treatment with sound generators. Method: Audiologic follow-up protocols of 25 adult subjects with hearing loss and complaint of tinnitus were analyzed...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
Barbara B Goldstein, Abraham Shulman
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April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
João Henrique Faryniuk, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Vinicius Ribas Fo, Paulo Breno Noronha Liberalesso, Jair Mendes Marques
INTRODUCTION: Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by the presence of progressive cerebellar ataxia. OBJECTIVE: Identify vestibular disorders and demonstrate the importance of labyrinthine examination in the prognosis and therapy for balance in patients with SCAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study had a retrospective cross-sectional design and evaluated 57 patients, mean age of 41...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
Marlene Escher Boger, André Luiz Lopes Sampaio, Carlos Augusto Costa Pires de Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Noise is one of the harmful agents to health that is present in the various branches of economic activity. Hearing loss and tinnitus are among the most frequently reported complaints by workers exposed to occupational noise. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the hearing and tinnitus in normal-hearing workers exposed to occupational noise. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analytical trial in metallurgical industries, in which we evaluated normal-hearing workers through anamnesis, audiometry and otoacoustic emissions...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
Franz Günter Frosch
INTRODUCTION: "The Hum" and "Taos Hum" are the common terms used for an annoying low-frequency sound of unknown and seemingly mysterious external causes. The Hum is a phenomenon occurring worldwide that affects approximately 2% of the population, called hearers or hummers. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the different manifestations of the Hum based on questionnaires tailor-made for hearers, with the aim to demystify this phenomenon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires completed by 162 hearers were evaluated, with a focus on three often-reported features: whether their Hum forms beats with external sounds, whether head rotations remove their Hum, and if air travel produces a time lag until the Hum reappears...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Jamile Cabral, Rita Tonocchi, Ângela Ribas, Gleide Almeida, Marine Rosa, Giselle Massi, Ana Paula Berberian
INTRODUCTION: The use of hearing aids has been one of the strategies to reduce tinnitus perception and improve sufferers' quality of life when this symptom is associated to hearing impairment. OBJECTIVE: To assess the remission of emotional and auditory tinnitus impacts on users of hearing aids. METHODS: It is an experimental, descriptive study carried out with 17 users of unilateral or bilateral hearing aids, reporting tinnitus, submitted to otorhinolaryngological screening, tonal audiometry, logoaudiometry and acoustic imittance testing, who also answered the Iowa Tinnitus Activities Questionnaire, as well as the Iowa Tinnitus Handicap Questionnaire...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Débora Lüders, Cláudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonçalves, Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda, Luciana Santos Gerosino da Silva, Jair Mendes Marques, Valana Nicole Sperotto
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is one of the most reported auditory symptoms among musicians and can negatively influence their ability to work, sometimes even more severely than hearing loss. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the occurrence of tinnitus and other auditory symptoms in musicians who play different instruments. METHODS: One hundred musicians participated by answering a questionnaire on instrument played, practice time with the instrument, occurrence of tinnitus, hearing difficulties, and intolerance to loud sounds...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Sarah Herrera, Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda, Débora Lürdes, Fernanda Rocha, Patricia Arruda Alcaràs, Lúcia Helena Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the habits and behavior of adolescents exposed to amplified music with headphones and its implications on their hearing health. METHODS: One hundred thirty-one high school students, aged 15 to 18 years were given a questionnaire containing closed questions regarding their habits and behavior related to personal stereos use. It is a descriptive cross-sectional study and used the Chi-square test. RESULTS: It was shown that 79% of young people make use of portable music devices, 61...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Jociane Cribari, Angela Ribas, Vinicius Ribas Fonseca, Claudia Maoski Moretti, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Jackeline Martins, Marine Raquel Diniz da Rosa
INTRODUCTION: Evaluating quality of life for tinnitus patients has been an interest of several specialties that have seen the negative impact that the disorder has on people. OBJECTIVE: To assess and qualify tinnitus in a group of elderly hearing aid wearers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study involving 53 elderly patients with tinnitus without remission after wearing hearing aids. All subjects were submitted to: a medical evaluation, an audiological evaluation, acuphenometry, an investigation of tinnitus annoyance level and quality of life...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Giselle Massi, Dayane Roberta de França, Rosane Sampaio Santos, Angela Ribas, Vinícios Duarte Fonseca, Ana Cristina Guarinello, Nadine de Biagi Ziesemer
BACKGROUND: Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) is a rare disorder with different levels of severity due to congenital head and face abnormalities which affect language, orofacial musculature, voice and breadth, suction, chewing and swallowing functions. AIMS: This paper objectifies to report a Treacher Collins syndrome patient, describing phonoaudiological changes that can be found in individuals suffering from this syndrome. METHODS & PROCEDURES: The study was carried out with a male child at a teaching Speech Language Pathology clinic in Southern Brazil...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda, Caroline Facco, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Killian Cristoff, José Stechman, Vinícius Ribas Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: The most common otological symptoms in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are ear fullness, tinnitus and ear pain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of tinnitus on the quality of life for patients with TMD. METHOD: This is a quantitative, cross-sectional retrospective study. The sample consisted of 19 individuals with TMD, 17 (89.47%) females and 2 (10.53%) male, mean age 53.5 years. Data collection consisted of: anamnesis, pure tone audiometry, acuphenometry and application of the Portuguese version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (Brazilian THI)...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Paulo Francisco Arant Martins, José Stechman, Jair Mendes Marques, Soriane Kieski Martins, Killian Evandro Cristoff, Rosane Santos Sampaio, Giselle Massi, Wagner Hummig
INTRODUCTION: The high prevalence of temporomandibular disorders and tinnitus along with the negative effects on the quality of life of affected individuals makes this association a matter of public health. OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge of primary health care professionals about the interrelationship between temporomandibular disorders and tinnitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a quantitative cross-sectional study, using a structured, self-administered questionnaire for a group of 54 dental surgeons...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Olav Victor Gerald Wagenaar, Marjan Wieringa, Lia Mantingh, Sophia E Kramer, Rob Kok
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is a potentially aggravating symptom without curative treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proved effective. It aims to learn to cope with tinnitus by reducing fearfull appraisal of tinnitus. Education is an important part of that therapy. Neuropsychological education alone in an early stage of the symptom might reduce the need for extensive therapy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate change of tinnitus related handicaps after neuropsychological education...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Angela Ribas, Ana Paula Kochen
OBJECTIVE: To present the protocol called the Brazilian Scale of Hearing and Language Development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a protocol developed in order to assess and record the development of hearing and language skills in young children who have undergone cochlear implantation during the first two years of hearing age. It was applied to the parents of 41 children over a period of 12 months at the cochlear implant clinic in the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital in Curitiba, Brazil...
2016: International Tinnitus Journal
Abraham Shulman
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2016: International Tinnitus Journal
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