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International Tinnitus Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336138/psycho-acoustical-measures-in-individuals-with-congenital-visual-impairment
#1
Kaushlendra Kumar, Teenu Thomas, Jayashree S Bhat, Rajesh Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: In congenital visual impaired individuals one modality is impaired (visual modality) this impairment is compensated by other sensory modalities. There is evidence that visual impaired performed better in different auditory task like localization, auditory memory, verbal memory, auditory attention, and other behavioural tasks when compare to normal sighted individuals. OBJECTIVE: The current study was aimed to compare the temporal resolution, frequency resolution and speech perception in noise ability in individuals with congenital visual impaired and normal sighted...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336137/-in-vitro-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-hair-cells-using-growth-factors
#2
Mohammad-Reza Mahmoudian-Sani, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Mohammad-Saeid Jami, Massoud Saidijam
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we attempted to differentiated human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) to auditory hair cells using growth factors. METHODS: Retinoic acid (RA), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF) were added to hBMSCs cell culture medium. The cells were evaluated morphologically and the expression of SOX2, POU4F3, MYO7A, and Calretinin at mRNA level and ATOH1 mRNA and protein expression. RESULTS: After treatment with the growth factors, the morphology of the cells did not change, but evaluation of gene expression at the mRNA level increased the expression of the ATOH1, SOX2, and POU4F3 markers...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336136/international-clinical-protocol-on-vestibular-disorders-dizziness
#3
Kostiantyn Trinus, Claus-Frenz Claussen
26-28 May at 43 Congress of Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society (Budapest, Hungary) International Clinical Protocol on Vestibular Disorders (Dizziness) being discussed and accepted as Consensus Document. Cochrane reports estimates that dizziness has prevalence of 22.9% in the last 12 months and an incidence of 3.1%. Only 1.8% of adults consulted a physician in the last 12 months. Cochrane reviews suggest that the evidence base for dizziness evaluation is weak, thus necessitates the creation of evidence-based document...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336135/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-parallel-groups-study-evaluating-the-performance-and-safety-of-a-steady-state-coherent-biomodulator-patch-in-the-treatment-of-subjective-tinnitus
#4
Peter Ahnblad, Anders Nordkvist
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the performance and safety of an innovative passive light photon driven microscopic biomodulator patch as an alternative medical device for tinnitus relief. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two (82) patients were randomized to receive either an active (biomodulator) patch or a placebo patch, for a 3-week treatment period. Patch performance (evaluated with questionnaires related to tinnitus and quality-of-life) and safety were assessed after 3 weeks of treatment (Week 3) and at a follow-up visit 4-weeks after end of treatment (Week 7)...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336134/treatment-of-tinnitus-a-scoping-review
#5
Sujoy Kumar Makar, Geetha Mukundan, Geeta Gore
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is a perception of an auditory sensation without the presence of an external sound. It has devastating impact on the quality of life and psychosocial aspect of the sufferer. Mechanisms of tinnitus not clear; however, its management include counselling, hearing aids, tinnitus masking, relaxation therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and tinnitus retraining therapy. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a scoping review to explore the role of counselling, hearing aids, tinnitus masking, relaxation therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy and tinnitus retraining therapy in India...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336133/effects-of-tinnitus-retraining-therapy-with-different-colours-of-sound
#6
Stefania Barozzi, Umberto Ambrosetti, Susanna Løve Callaway, Thomas Behrens, Silvia Passoni, Luca Del Bo
BACKGROUND: In Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) sound stimulation is conventionally performed with low-level broadband sound generators; since the patient has to receive it for many hours in a day, it is important that the sound is tolerable and agreeable to the patient. A clinical trial was undertaken to evaluate the effect of different colour sound generators on tinnitus. The colour of a sound refers to the power spectrum of the signal. The sound generators used in this study provide the option to choose the preferred or most acceptable sound among white, red and pink noise...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336132/auditory-system-synchronization-and-cochlear-function-in-patients-with-normal-hearing-with-tinnitus-comparison-of-multiple-feature-with-longer-duration-and-single-feature-with-shorter-duration-tinnitus
#7
Sujoy Kumar Makar, Geetha Mukundan, Geeta Gore
OBJECTIVE: To observe cochlear and brainstem function in normal hearing ears with tinnitus using DPOAE and ABR audiometry. DESIGN: Case-control study. SAMPLE SIZE: Included 60 normal hearing male patients with age less than 45 years; control group consisted of 30 patients without tinnitus and the study group consisted of those with unilateral tinnitus of at least 6 month duration. Pure tone audiometry, tinnitus matching (pitch & loudness), DPOAE (SNR & Amplitude) and ABR results of absolute latency of wave I, III and V, with IPL difference of I-III, III-V & I-V, and ILD-V were investigated...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336131/vestibular-schwannoma-and-ipsilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops-an-unusual-association
#8
Massimo Ralli, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Altissimi, Rosaria Turchetta, Lucia Longo, Vittorio D'Aguanno, Mario Tombolini, Giancarlo Cianfrone, Marco de Vincentiis
Vestibular schwannoma and endolymphatic hydrops are two conditions that may present with similar audio-vestibular symptoms. The association of the two in the same patient represents an unusual finding that may lead clinicians to errors and delays in diagnosis and clinical management of affected subjects. We discuss the case of a patient with an intrameatal vestibular schwannoma reporting symptoms suggestive for ipsilateral endolymphatic hydrops. The patient presented with fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and acute rotatory vertigo episodes, and underwent a full audiological evaluation and imaging of the brain with contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336130/comparison-of-three-types-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-bone-marrow-adipose-tissue-and-umbilical-cord-derived-as-potential-sources-for-inner-ear-regeneration
#9
REVIEW
Mohammad-Reza Mahmoudian-Sani, Ameneh Mehri-Ghahfarrokhi, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Masoud Saidijam, Mohammad-Saeid Jami
In this review, we compared the potential of mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow, adipose tissue and umbilical cord as suitable sources for regeneration of inner ear hair cells and auditory neurons. Our intensive literature search indicates that stem cells in some of adult mammalian tissues, such as bone marrow, can generate new cells under physiological and pathological conditions. Among various types of stem cells, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are one of the most promising candidates for cell replacement therapy...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336129/somatic-tinnitus
#10
REVIEW
Massimo Ralli, Antonio Greco, Fabrizio Cialente, Arianna Di Stadio, Armando de Virgilio, Lucia Longo, Andrea Ciofalo, Rosaria Turchetta, Giancarlo Cianfrone, Marco de Vincentiis
Modulation of tinnitus characteristics such as pitch and loudness has been extensively described following movements of the head, neck and limbs, vertical or horizontal eye gaze, pressure on myofascial trigger points, cutaneous stimulation of the hands, electrical stimulation of the median nerve, and transcranial direct current stimulation. Modulation of tinnitus follows complex interactions between auditory and somatosensory afferents and can be favored by underlying somatic disorders. When tinnitus appears to be preceded or strictly linked to a somatic disorder, and therefore related to problems of the musculoskeletal system rather than of the ear, it is defined somatic tinnitus...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336128/the-effect-of-prp-enriched-gelfoam-on-chronic-tympanic-membrane-perforation-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Masoumeh Saeedi, Mohammad Ajalloueian, Esmaeil Zare, Abolfazl Taheri, Jaleh Yousefi, Seyyed Mohammad Javad Mirlohi, Nasrin Mohammadi Aref, Mohammad Javid Saeedi, Mohammad Hossein Khosravi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of PRP-enriched gelfoam on the healing of chronic TM perforation in comparison with gelfoam alone. METHODS: In this double-blind randomized clinical trial Patients with chronic tympanic membrane were randomly allocated to two groups; intervention group underwent tympanoplasty with platelet rich plasma (PRP)- enriched gel foams and control group underwent operation with conventional gel foams alone. Patients information was recorded 4 and 12 months after surgery...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336127/popularity-and-harms-of-aural-foreign-bodies-a-descriptive-study-of-patients-in-baqiyatallah-university-hospital-tehran-iran
#12
Abolfazl Taheri, Sina Navaei Mehmandari, Mojtaba Shahidi, Hamidreza Mehdizadeh, Seyyed Mohammad Javad Mirlohi, Nasrin Mohammadi Aref, Mahsa Alborzi Avanaki, Mohammad Hossein Khosravi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of external ear complications among Iranian aural foreign body users attending to otolaryngology clinic of our hospital. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study patients attending to Otolaryngology clinics of Baqiyatallah hospital were enrolled regardless of their age, gender and reason of attending. Patients between 15 and 60 years of age were included in the present study. Those with positive history of chronic ear diseases, ear surgery, congenital ear disorders, trauma to ear or head and neck region or shock wave trauma were excluded from the study...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336126/effects-of-smoking-on-eustachian-tube-and-hearing
#13
Matteo Pezzoli, Denise Lofaro, Alessandro Oliva, Monica Orione, Daniela Cupi, Andrea Albera, Guido Bongioannini, Roberto Albera
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of tobacco use on the Eustachian tube and inner ear function. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS: Thirty-one nonsmoking volunteers and 34 smoking subjects recruited in an University Hospital, submitted to an audiological evaluation including pure tone audiometry, basal tympanogram, stapedial reflexes analysis, and nine-step eustachian tube (ET) function test...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336125/association-of-chronic-subjective-tinnitus-with-neuro-cognitive-performance
#14
Sunita Gudwani, Sanjay K Munjal, Naresh K Panda, Adarsh Kohli
INTRODUCTION: Chronic subjective tinnitus is associated with cognitive disruptions affecting perception, thinking, language, reasoning, problem solving, memory, visual tasks (reading) and attention. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate existence of any association between tinnitus parameters and neuropsychological performance to explain cognitive processing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study design was prospective, consisting 25 patients with idiopathic chronic subjective tinnitus and gave informed consent before planning their treatment...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336124/masking-treatment-and-its-effect-on-tinnitus-parameters
#15
Ismail Aytac, Elif Baysal, Secaattin Gulsen, Koray Tumuklu, Cengiz Durucu, Lütfi Semih Mumbuc, MUzaffer Kanlikama
OBJECTIVE: Tinnitus is described as the perception of sound without any external acoustic stimulation. Any pathology of auditory pathways or any system of the human body may result with tinnitus. The pathophysiology of tinnitus accompanying the disorders of auditory system is not fully understood and there is not any particular effective treatment method has been specified. Tinnitus masking therapy has been reported as an effective treatment modality in the treatment of tinnitus. In this study, the results of tinnitus masking treatment on the parameters were evaluated prospectively...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336123/balance-assessment-in-deaf-children-and-teenagers-prior-to-and-post-capoeira-practice-through-the-berg-balance-scale
#16
Rubianne Lima
INTRODUCTION: Hearing loss changes the functionality and body structure a disability that limits activity and restricts the participation of the individual in situations of daily life. It is believed that capoeira can help people with visual disabilities to minimize these deficits. BSE is a low specificity scale that evaluates objectively and functionally aspects of balance and risk of falls in the elderly and children, including the effect of environment on balance function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the research is to analyze deaf children and adolescents prior to and post-practice of capoeira using the Berg Balance Scale (BBS)...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336122/letter-to-editor
#17
LETTER
Carlos A Oliveira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723606/visual-snow-syndrome-and-its-relationship-to-tinnitus
#18
Matthew Renze
Visual snow is a symptom described as the continuous perception of tiny flickering dots in the entire field of vision, similar to static of an analog television. Visual snow syndrome is a cluster of symptoms found highly prevalent in patients that present with visual snow. While most of these symptoms appear to be visual in nature, approximately 63% of patients studied also report continuous bilateral tinnitus. The high correlation of visual-snow-syndrome patients presenting with tinnitus suggests that they may share a common underlying pathophysiology...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723605/tinnitus-patients-suffering-from-anxiety-and-depression-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Kasra Ziai, Omid Moshtaghi, Hossein Mahboubi, Hamid R Djalilian
OBJECTIVES: To review literature on the link between depression and anxiety in patients suffering from tinnitus. METHOD: A systematic review of published English-language literature was performed using PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane databases. RESULTS: Of the 56 eligible abstracts 15 were chosen to be included in the review. All articles showed an association of depression and anxiety in tinnitus patients. CONCLUSIONS: Because of the strong association between tinnitus, depression, and anxiety- all tinnitus patients should be screened for psychiatric disorders...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723604/possible-joint-involvement-of-the-cochlea-and-semicircular-canals-in-the-perception-of-low-frequency-tinnitus-also-called-the-hum-or-taos-hum
#20
Franz Gunter Frosch
INTRODUCTION: "The hum" or "Taos hum" are common terms of a tinnitus with three remarkable features. OBJECTIVE: A possible common background is reevaluated for the three features of the hum: being sensitive on sound, head rotation, and long-distance air travel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires that were originally developed by Frosch were recalculated concerning the question of hum interactions with sounds. The question was split into the two affirmative answers a) "masking", which corresponds to the overrule of the hum by a sound, and b) "beats", which correspond to a nonlinear interaction with the hum as a Van der Pol-like oscillator...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
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