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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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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/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/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/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/28503164/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-lessons-from-the-first-20-years
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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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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/28499294/h%C3%A3-rger%C3%A3-te-indikationen-technologie-anpassung-und-qualit%C3%A3-tskontrolle
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Ulrich Hoppe, Gerhard Hesse
Hearing loss can be caused by a number of different pathological conditions. Some of them can be successfully treated, mainly by surgery, depending on the individual's disease process. However, the treatment of chronic sensorineural hearing loss with damaged cochlear structures usually needs hearing rehabilitation by means of technical amplification. During the last 2 decades tremendous improvements in hearing aid technology led to a higher quality in the hearing rehabilitation process. For example, due to sophisticated signal processing the acoustic feedback path could be reduced and hence open fitting options are available for even more subjects...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484405/management-of-chronic-tinnitus-and-insomnia-with-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-a-combined-approach
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Kneginja Richter, Jens Acker, Lence Miloseva, Lukas Peter, Günter Niklewski
It has been estimated that up to 80% of people will experience symptoms of tinnitus over the courses of their lives, with rates of comorbid sleeping problems ranging from 50 to 77%. Because of a potential connection between tinnitus and sleep disorders as well as high rates of comorbid psychiatric disorders, interdisciplinary approaches to treatment seem to be the most efficient option. In this study, we present the case of a 53-year-old male patient, who started to experience symptoms of tinnitus at the age of 49, most likely caused by work-related stress...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476163/tinnitus-functional-index-validation-of-the-german-version-for-switzerland
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Nicole Peter, Tobias Kleinjung, Raphael Jeker, Martin Meyer, Richard Klaghofer, Steffi Weidt
BACKGROUND: Different standardized questionnaires are used to assess tinnitus severity, making comparisons across studies difficult. These questionnaires are also used to measure treatment-related changes in tinnitus although they were not designed for this purpose. To solve these problems, a new questionnaire - the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) - has been established. The TFI is highly responsive to treatment-related change and promises to be the new gold standard in tinnitus evaluation...
May 5, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471721/comparison-of-treatment-outcomes-between-10-and-20-eeg-electrode-location-system-guided-and-neuronavigation-guided-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-chronic-tinnitus-patients-and-target-localization-in-the-asian-brain
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Tae-Soo Noh, Yoon-Chan Rah, Jeong Sug Kyong, June Sic Kim, Moo Kyun Park, Jun Ho Lee, Seung Ha Oh, Chun Kee Chung, Myung-Whan Suh
OBJECTIVE: rTMS is a non-invasive method that applies a brief magnetic pulse to the cortex and is regarded as a possible therapeutic method for tinnitus control. However, it remains unclear whether the rTMS treatment effect would be the same in tinnitus patients receiving the 10-20 EEG-based target localization as in those receiving imaging-based neuronavigation target localization. METHODS: We compared the treatment outcome of the 10-20 EEG-guided rTMS (Group 1) with that of the neuronavigation-guided rTMS (Group 2)...
May 4, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465850/technical-feasibility-of-acoustic-coordinated-reset-therapy-for-tinnitus-delivered-via-hearing-aids-a-case-study
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Christian Hauptmann, Mark Williams, Federica Vinciati, Markus Haller
Primary tinnitus has a severe negative influence on the quality of life of a substantial portion of the general population. When acoustic coordinated reset (CR) neuromodulation stimuli are delivered for several hours per day over several weeks a clinically significant symptom reduction in patients with primary tonal tinnitus has been reported by several clinical sites. Here, we reported the first case where CR neuromodulation was delivered through a hearing aid. A 52-year-old man with chronic primary tonal tinnitus was previously considered untreatable with sound therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464905/the-korean-herbal-formulation-yukmijihwangtang-stimulates-longitudinal-bone-growth-in-animal-models
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Sung-Min Cho, Sun Haeng Lee, Donghun Lee, Ji Hong Lee, Gyu Tae Chang, Hocheol Kim, Jin Yong Lee
BACKGROUND: Yukmijihwangtang (YJT) is a traditional Korean medicine that has been used to treat kidney-yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness and tinnitus. In addition, because it is also thought to nourish kidney-yin, it has been used to treat short stature from congenital deficiency. This study evaluated the effects of YJT on longitudinal bone growth in rats. METHODS: Female adolescent rats were randomly assigned to groups that received distilled water (per os [p...
May 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462182/evaluation-of-temporomandibular-disorders-before-and-after-orthognathic-surgery-therapeutic-considerations-on-a-sample-of-76-patients
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Carlo di Paolo, Giorgio Pompa, Paolo Arangio, Anna di Nunno, Stefano Di Carlo, Daniele Rosella, Piero Papi, Piero Cascone
OBJECTIVES: Temporomandibular disorders may be associated with dental and facial malformations. The aim of this study is to record the prevalence of TMDs in patients scheduled for orthognathic surgery, reporting the development of TMDs and symptoms during the entire period of the treatment, and demonstrating the benefits of a team effort on this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Assessment of temporomandibular status was performed using the RDC/TMD criteria at T0 (prior to orthodontic therapy), T1 (3 months after the surgery), and T2 post-therapeutic cycle (6 to 12 months postoperatively)...
March 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458811/cochlear-impairment-and-autoimmune-ear-disorder-in-a-patient-with-breast-cancer
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Alessandra Fioretti, Vittoria Di Rubbo, Giorgia Peri, Elisa Vitti, Sara Cisternino, Theodoros Varakliotis, Alberto Eibenstein
The purpose of this study was to consider the possible role of autoimmune diseases and paraneoplastic syndrome in the genesis of tinnitus. The incidence of autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is rare, accounting for <1% of all cases of hearing impairment and dizziness. In presence of auditory and vestibular deficit in oncological patients, a paraneoplastic syndrome with cochleovestibulopathy should be considered. We described a 50-year-old Caucasian woman came to our attention with complaints of severe disabling bilateral tinnitus (Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, THI: 96), ear fullness and headache...
February 1, 2017: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452715/benefit-of-using-the-prosthesis-with-sound-generators-in-individuals-with-tinnitus-associated-with-mild-to-moderately-severe-hearing-loss
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442197/metastases-in-cerebellopontine-angle-from-the-tumors-of-central-nerve-system
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Mingshan Zhang, Zhaoyan Wang, Junping Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Chunyu Gu, Haoran Wang, Chunjiang Yu, Hao Wu
The objective of this study was to analyze the characters of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) metastases from central nerve system (CNS) tumors. Ten patients were reviewed for the period between 2008 and 2015. The clinical and neuroimaging features, and treatment outcomes were analyzed retrospectively. The average period during primary diagnosis through the diagnosis of CPA metastases was 42.4months. Among the 10 cases, the primary tumors and metastases were found simultaneously in 3 cases, the metastases after primary tumor removal were found in 5 cases, and the metastases after stereotaxic radiosurgery were found in 2 cases...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438439/in-ear-medical-devices-for-acoustic-therapies-in-tinnitus-treatments-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
David Ibarra, Francisco Tavira-Sanchez, Manuel Recuero-Lopez, Brian W Anthony
Cochrane reviews indicate there is very limited support for all forms of sound therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy has the strongest support. American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) recently published some guidelines which recommends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for tinnitus intervention, and only indicates that sound therapy should be considered an "option" for intervention. Nevertheless, acoustic therapy could lead to cause changes in the tinnitus perception and has been appreciated by the affected people for years...
April 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434756/evaluation-of-tinnitus-retraining-therapy-for-patients-with-normal-audiograms-versus-patients-with-hearing-loss
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Kana Lee, Kunihiko Makino, Kohei Yamahara
OBJECTIVE: A few chronic tinnitus patients show normal hearing thresholds in the pure tone audiometry from 125Hz to 8000Hz (≤20dB). We report the characteristics of the course of those patients underwent tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) compared with other patients suffering from chronic and severe tinnitus. METHODS: We identified 13 patients with normal hearing thresholds among 242 patients suffering over 3 months, Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) ≥16/100, and follow up period is over 6 months...
April 20, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
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