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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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2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Sertaç Yetiser, Meltem Hale Alpsan Gokmen
INTRODUCTION: Whether clinical features in patients with BPPV and migraine differ from patients with BPPV without migraine is unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare clinical aspects of patients with or without migraine. MATERIALS AND METHOD: 263 patients with BPPV were enrolled. Patients were investigated in terms of age, gender, symptoms, affected side, type of BPPV and the cure rate. Data were compared in patients with and without migraine...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Angela Ribas, Ana Cristina Guarinello, Marta Braga, Jociani Cribari, Orlando Borges, Sandra Maria Schefer Cardoso, Jackeline Martins
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of complaints of hearing loss and tinnitus in a group of seniors and their access to hearing health services in the city of Curitiba. METHOD: 578 elderly, attending general practice clinic of two public hospitals in the city. Three questionnaires were applied: for user identification, to check for hearing loss/tinnitus and on access to hearing health services. RESULTS: Of the 578 subjects, 187 (31%) had hearing complaints and 112 (20%) had tinnitus; of these, 72% have never had an audiological evaluation, 12% received treatment for tinnitus without success, 16% reported having hearing aids, 14% had hearing aid devices managed by SUS; 76% of the sample showed the desire to carry out an assessment and be awarded hearing aids; 37% did not know where to seek help...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Lucieny Silva Martins Serra, Ronaldo Campos Granjeiro, Silvia Cristina Lima Braga, Carlos Augusto Costa Pires de Oliveira, Andre Luiz Lopes Sampaio
OBJECTIVE: To correlate the annoyance of tinnitus assessed by the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and on a visual analogue scale with the evoked otoacoustic emission test result in tinnitus patients with normal hearing. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Public tertiary hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The sample was initially based on a population of 80 subjects with tinnitus; 20 of them had normal hearing and normal evoked otoacoustic emission test results and comprised the study group...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Daniele Manfredini, Marco Olivo, Giuseppe Ferronato, Rosario Marchese, Alessandro Martini, Luca Guarda-Nardini
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of tinnitus in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients affected by either jaw muscle pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangements, or TMJ arthrosis. METHODS: The presence of self-reported tinnitus was assessed in 250 consecutive TMD patients and correlation analysis was performed with clinical TMD signs and symptoms. RESULTS: Tinnitus prevalence in the TMD population was 30.4%. Any significant patterns of correlation were shown for the overall study group, despite a higher tinnitus prevalence in patients with (32...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Fernanda Gentil, Susana Meireles, Thuane Roza, Carla Santos, Marco Parente, Eurico Almeida, Renato Natal
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is an auditory sensation whose source comes from external stimulus to the body. All studies that can help people with this disorder are very imperative. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the cochlear function in patients with tinnitus, using Distortion Products Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ears where the subjects referred to feel the tinnitus were considered for the study group while other ears without this sensation of tinnitus acted as a control group...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Kumaran Thirunavukkarasu, Chinnaraj Geetha
INTRODUCTION: The present study was conducted to find one year prevalence and risk factors of tinnitus in the children (below 18 years) who reported with the ear or hearing related complaint to All India Institute of Speech and hearing, Mysore. METHODS: A retrospective case analysis was carried out by reviewing the case files of those who visited the institute during the above period. RESULTS: The results shown that the tinnitus prevalence was 5...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Adeyi A Adoga, Daniel D Kokong, Tonga L Nimkur, Emoche T Okwori
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is a distressing ailment with limited options for therapy and affecting the quality of life of sufferers. This study aims to investigate the impact of tinnitus on the health related quality of life, the psychological and emotional wellbeing of patients in our environment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with tinnitus presenting to the Otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinic of the Jos University Teaching Hospital and The Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, Jos were assessed and administered the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the RAND-36 item health survey 1...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
Virgínia Braz da Silva, Marceli Agostinho Sousa, Isabel Cristiane Kuniyoshi, Fernanda Soares Aurélio, André Luiz Lopes Sampaio, Carlos Augusto Costa Pires de Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: The antimalarial drugs can cause irreversible sensorineural hearing loss, and chloroquine phosphate use can be ototoxic to the fetus. OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of hearing screening in newborns of mothers treated for malaria in pregnancy with the results of newborns of mothers untreated and check for increased risk of hearing alterations in the group exposed to treatment. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study which involved 284 infants, 30 in the exposed group to malaria treatment and 254 in the unexposed group, matched for gestational age, birth weight and risk indicators for hearing...
2015: International Tinnitus Journal
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