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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537137/adaptation-of-the-tinnitus-handicap-inventory-into-polish-and-its-testing-on-a-clinical-population-of-tinnitus-sufferers
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Piotr H Skarzynski, Danuta Raj-Koziak, Joanna J Rajchel, Adam Pilka, Andrzej W Wlodarczyk, Henryk Skarzynski
OBJECTIVE: To describe how the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was translated into Polish (THI-POL) and to present psychometric data on how well it performed in a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers. DESIGN: The original version of THI was adapted into Polish. The reliability of THI-POL was investigated using test-retest, Cronbach's alpha, endorsement rate and item-total correlation. Construct validity and convergent validity were also assessed based on confirmatory factor analysis, inter-item correlation and Pearson product-moment correlations using subscale A (Tinnitus) of the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (THS-POL); divergent validity was checked using subscale B (Hearing) of THS-POL...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535812/current-insights-in-noise-induced-hearing-loss-a-literature-review-of-the-underlying-mechanism-pathophysiology-asymmetry-and-management-options
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REVIEW
Trung N Le, Louise V Straatman, Jane Lea, Brian Westerberg
BACKGROUND: Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of sensorineural hearing loss, is a major health problem, is largely preventable and is probably more widespread than revealed by conventional pure tone threshold testing. Noise-induced damage to the cochlea is traditionally considered to be associated with symmetrical mild to moderate hearing loss with associated tinnitus; however, there is a significant number of patients with asymmetrical thresholds and, depending on the exposure, severe to profound hearing loss as well...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535268/evaluation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-as-a-biomarker-of-treatment-response-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
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Cristhian A Urzua, Julia Guerrero, Hector Gatica, Victor Velasquez, Annelise Goecke
Purpose: This study is aimed to investigate the role of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) isoforms in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) as biomarkers of glucocorticoid (GC) resistance and to validate a set of clinical predictive factors in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study that included a total of 21 patients with VKH. A complete ophthalmologic evaluation was carried out at baseline that recorded the presence of any clinical predictive factors (visual acuity ≤ 20/200, tinnitus, chronic disease, and fundus depigmentation)...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534734/the-impact-of-single-sided-deafness-upon-music-appreciation
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Sarah Meehan, Elizabeth A Hough, Gemma Crundwell, Rachel Knappett, Mark Smith, David M Baguley
BACKGROUND: Many of the world's population have hearing loss in one ear; current statistics indicate that up to 10% of the population may be affected. Although the detrimental impact of bilateral hearing loss, hearing aids, and cochlear implants upon music appreciation is well recognized, studies on the influence of single-sided deafness (SSD) are sparse. PURPOSE: We sought to investigate whether a single-sided hearing loss can cause problems with music appreciation, despite normal hearing in the other ear...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534733/acute-acoustic-trauma-among-soldiers-during-an-intense-combat
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Noam Yehudai, Nir Fink, Manor Shpriz, Tal Marom
BACKGROUND: During military actions, soldiers are constantly exposed to various forms of potentially harmful noises. Acute acoustic trauma (AAT) results from an impact, unexpected intense noise ≥140 dB, which generates a high-energy sound wave that can damage the auditory system. PURPOSE: We sought to characterize AAT injuries among military personnel during operation "Protective Edge," to analyze the effectiveness of hearing protection devices (HPDs), and to evaluate the benefit of steroid treatment in early-diagnosed AAT injury...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533738/genetics-of-tinnitus-still-in-its-infancy
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REVIEW
Barbara Vona, Indrajit Nanda, Wafaa Shehata-Dieler, Thomas Haaf
Tinnitus is the perception of a phantom sound that affects between 10 and 15% of the general population. Despite this considerable prevalence, treatments for tinnitus are presently lacking. Tinnitus exhibits a diverse array of recognized risk factors and extreme clinical heterogeneity. Furthermore, it can involve an unknown number of auditory and non-auditory networks and molecular pathways. This complex combination has hampered advancements in the field. The identification of specific genetic factors has been at the forefront of several research investigations in the past decade...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532971/clinical-and-audiological-characteristics-of-1000hz-audiometric-notch-patients
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Hyun-Min Lee, Seok-Hyun Kim, Jae-Hwan Jung, Se-Joon Oh, Soo-Keun Kong, Il-Woo Lee
PURPOSE: Among the hearing loss patients, we can confirm that the hearing loss of the specific frequency decreases, such as the 2000Hz notch in otosclerosis and the 4000Hz notch (c5-dip) in noise-induced hearing loss. The 1000Hz notch (c3-dip), however, is rarely studied. We fortuitously encountered a group of patients with a 1kHz hearing loss and report it with a review of the literature. METHODS: Otological history, audiogram, diagnosis, occupation, and history of noise exposure were reviewed from charts and telephone interview, and compared between c3-dip and c5-dip patients (n=98)...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531896/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas-and-quality-of-life-evaluation
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Oren Berkowitz, Yueh-Ying Han, Evelyn O Talbott, Aditya K Iyer, Hideyuki Kano, Douglas Kondziolka, Mason A Brown, L Dade Lunsford
BACKGROUND: Further investigation is needed to look at the impact of vestibular schwannoma (VS) on the health-related quality of life (QOL) of participants who undergo Gamma Knife® radiosurgery (GKRS). OBJECTIVES: Investigators compared the QOL for VS participants to reported US population norms in order to evaluate disease burden and long-term QOL several years after GKRS. METHODS: This cross-sectional study surveyed participants to assess hearing status, tinnitus, imbalance, vertigo, as well as the Short-Form 36-item Health Questionnaire (SF-36)...
May 23, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529479/in-patients-undergoing-cochlear-implantation-psychological-burden-affects-tinnitus-and-the-overall-outcome-of-auditory-rehabilitation
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Petra Brüggemann, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Katharina Klee, Stefan Gräbel, Birgit Mazurek, Heidi Olze
Cochlear implantation (CI) is increasingly being used in the auditory rehabilitation of deaf patients. Here, we investigated whether the auditory rehabilitation can be influenced by the psychological burden caused by mental conditions. Our sample included 47 patients who underwent implantation. All patients were monitored before and 6 months after CI. Auditory performance was assessed using the Oldenburg Inventory (OI) and Freiburg monosyllable (FB MS) speech discrimination test. The health-related quality of life was measured with Nijmegen Cochlear implantation Questionnaire (NCIQ) whereas tinnitus-related distress was measured with the German version of Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527079/endolymphatic-hydrops-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-prevalence-and-clinical-outcome-after-lumbar-puncture-preliminary-data
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Angelo Ranieri, Michele Cavaliere, Stefania Sicignano, Pietro Falco, Federico Cautiero, Roberto De Simone
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is characterized by raised intracranial pressure (ICP) without any underlying pathology, presenting with (IIH) or without papilledema (IIHWOP). Headache, often on daily basis, is the most frequent symptom. Among audiovestibular symptoms, tinnitus and dizziness are commonly reported, while vertigo and hearing impairment are infrequent reports. Endolymphatic hydrops (ELH) is the typical histopathologic feature of Ménière disease, a condition featured by episodes of vertigo, dizziness, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and aural fullness...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521355/minimally-invasive-middle-fossa-keyhole-craniectomy-for-repair-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
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Trieu Vanessa, Panayiotis E Pelargos, Marko Spasic, Lawrance K Chung, Brittany Voth, Nolan Ung, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) presents with varying degrees of auditory and vestibular dysfunction. The condition is confirmed on high-resolution computed tomography (CT) imaging, and symptoms are often improved by surgical repair. Although a classic middle fossa craniotomy has been used with good results, recent advances in technique have allowed for modification of the traditional approach into a smaller skin incision and a minimally invasive middle fossa keyhole craniectomy roughly 1...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515957/a-psychologically-informed-audiologist-delivered-manualised-intervention-for-tinnitus-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial-tin-man-study
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John A Taylor, Deborah A Hall, Dawn-Marie Walker, Mary McMurran, Amanda Casey, David Stockdale, Debbie Featherstone, Dean M Thompson, Carol MacDonald, Derek J Hoare
BACKGROUND: Chronic tinnitus is a common incurable condition often associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia and reduced quality of life. Within National Health Service (NHS) audiology in the United Kingdom (UK), no standard protocol currently exists for the treatment of tinnitus. Counselling is only available in less than half of audiology departments, and there is no agreed standard for what constitutes tinnitus counselling. There is substantial evidence from systematic reviews for the clinical benefit of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for tinnitus delivered by clinical psychologists or psychiatrists, but no studies have sufficiently evidenced the NHS model of tinnitus care where management is increasingly being delivered by audiology professionals...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514799/-rare-differential-diagnosis-of-tinnitus-and-hearing-impairment
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Karolin Weigel, Daniela Ivansic-Blau, Katharina Kaiser, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511373/prevalence-of-nutritional-deficiency-anaemia-and-its-impact-on-scholastic-performance-among-undergraduate-medical-students
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Ningappa Asha Rani, Rajeshwari Arasegowda, Pramit Mukherjee, Shilpashree Yeliyur Dhananjay
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional deficiency anaemia can lead to development of headache, fatigue, lethargy, apathy, exertional dyspnoea, palpitations and tinnitus and thereby decrease the quality of everyday life to a great extent. Such symptoms may pose a hindrance for students in their academic life and have a negative impact on their career. AIM: To determine prevalence of nutritional deficiency anaemia and its correlation with academic performance among medical students...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503275/an-elderly-man-with-an-air-fluid-level-in-the-middle-ear
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S Mohamad, I Mohamad
A 68-year-old Malay man who is a rubber tapper, presented with a large painful right-sided neck swelling for 6 months, which was gradually increasing in size and associated with odynophagia, dysphagia, hoarseness and significant weight loss. He did not complain of any ear symptoms, but on further questioning, he admitted having a 3-week history of occasional tinnitus and reduced hearing on the right ear. Other ear symptoms were negative.
2017: Malaysian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503164/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-lessons-from-the-first-20-years
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REVIEW
Bryan K Ward, John P Carey, Lloyd B Minor
Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome was first reported by Lloyd Minor and colleagues in 1998. Patients with a dehiscence in the bone overlying the superior semicircular canal experience symptoms of pressure or sound-induced vertigo, bone conduction hyperacusis, and pulsatile tinnitus. The initial series of patients were diagnosed based on common symptoms, a physical examination finding of eye movements in the plane of the superior semicircular canal when ear canal pressure or loud tones were applied to the ear, and high-resolution computed tomography imaging demonstrating a dehiscence in the bone over the superior semicircular canal...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503129/pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-somatosensory-tinnitus-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Haúla F Haider, Derek J Hoare, Raquel F P Costa, Iskra Potgieter, Dimitris Kikidis, Alec Lapira, Christos Nikitas, Helena Caria, Nuno T Cunha, João C Paço
Somatosensory tinnitus is a generally agreed subtype of tinnitus that is associated with activation of the somatosensory, somatomotor, and visual-motor systems. A key characteristic of somatosensory tinnitus is that is modulated by physical contact or movement. Although it seems common, its pathophysiology, assessment and treatment are not well defined. We present a scoping review on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of somatosensory tinnitus, and identify priority directions for further research...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502274/superior-petrosal-sinus-causing-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
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S M D Schneiders, J W Rainsbury, E F Hensen, R M Irving
OBJECTIVE: To determine signs and symptoms for superior canal dehiscence syndrome caused by the superior petrosal sinus. METHODS: A review of the English-language literature on PubMed and Embase databases was conducted, in addition to a multi-centre case series report. RESULTS: The most common symptoms of 17 patients with superior petrosal sinus related superior canal dehiscence syndrome were: hearing loss (53 per cent), aural fullness (47 per cent), pulsatile tinnitus (41 per cent) and pressure-induced vertigo (41 per cent)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499904/completely-thrombosed-distal-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-mimicking-a-cavernous-angioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sokol Trungu, Placido Bruzzaniti, Stefano Forcato, Marco Cimatti, Antonino Raco
BACKGROUND: Distal middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms originate from branches of MCA distal to its main bifurcation or the peripheral branches. Distal MCA aneurysms are uncommon compared to saccular aneurysms developing along the proximal trunks of MCA. However, thrombotic aneurysms, characterized by organized intraluminal thrombus and solid mass, are frequently in the large and giant size range, while complete thrombosis of non-giant MCA aneurysms is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the clinical case of a 53 years-old woman with a completely thrombosed medium distal MCA aneurysm which mimics a cavernous angioma...
May 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499301/-validation-of-the-german-version-of-tinnitus-functional-index-tfi
#20
Petra Brüggemann, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Tobias Kleinjung, Michael Ojo, Birgit Mazurek
Tinnitus belongs to seriously debilitating auditory conditions and is often complicated by comorbidities such as insomnia, difficulties with concentration, depression, frustration and irritability. To facilitate the grading of symptoms and the effects of therapeutic strategies, we validated a German-version Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) in 229 subjects suffering from chronic tinnitus. Outcome validity was assessed using the Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ, German adaptation by Goebel u. Hiller [1998]). Construct validity was assessed using the "Hamburger Allgemeine Depressionsskala" (HADS)...
May 12, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
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