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Prof. Dr. Claus F. Claussen, Neurootological Research Institute of the Research Society for Smell, Taste, Hearing and Equilibrium Disorders at Bad Kissingen (4-G-F). Bad Kissingen, Germany.
Dr. med. Julia M. Bergmann,
Dr. med. Guillermo O. Bertora,
Otoneuroophthalmological Neurophysiology,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Dr. med. Guillermo O. Bertora,
Otoneuroophthalmological Neurophysiology,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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ASN - Volume 1 - 2003

Experiencing tinnitus: which factors are important for perceived severity of the symptom?

This study attempted to determine those factors important for predicting the experienced severity of tinnitus. For this purpose, we examined affected patients’ perception of tinnitus as an illness, comorbidity, scores on locus of control, length of time since onset of tinnitus, pitch and loudness of tinnitus sounds, and depression. One hundred and forty-nine patients (72 […]

Relationship of tinnitus questionnaires to depressive symptoms, quality of well-being, and internal focus

Twenty percent of people endure tinnitus to a degree that their quality of well-being and productivity in life are impaired, and up to 60% report depression. Four measures are widely used to assess tinnitus-related distress, yet the relationship among all four measures or their relationship to relevant psychiatric variables has yet to be studied. This […]

Relation of hyperacusis in sensorineural tinnitus patients with normal audiological assessment

Hyperacusis is mainly a consequence of the noise level in the twenty-first century, owing to dramatic changes in people’s lifestyles. Of every 100 people with otological complaints (e.g., tinnitus and hyperacusis), 20 are affected by hyperacusis. Because of its high incidence, this symptom has long been the subject of investigation.Nine patients (eight female, one male) […]

Ultrasonic hearing in humans: applications for tinnitus treatment

Masking of tinnitus is possible using high audio frequencies and low-frequency ultrasound. The mechanisms involved in reception and perception of both audio frequencies and ultrasound are identical, with the exception that ultrasound interacts with an intermediary site, the brain. We proposed brain ultrasonic demodulation as the means of place-mapping ultrasound on the first few millimeters […]

Bilateral tinnitus due to middle-ear myoclonus

Tinnitus is a common otological symptom. Usually it is subjective (perceived only by the patient); very rarely is it objective (heard by both the patient and the examiner). Objective tinnitus due to middle-ear myoclonus is extremely rare, with only a few case reports published in the literature. We present three cases of objective tinnitus caused […]

Palatal and middle-ear myoclonus: a cause for objective tinnitus

The cause of objective tinnitus provoked by palatal and middle-ear myoclonus may be identified by magnetic resonance imaging of the central nervous system in the Guilliain-Mollaret triangle or it may be idiopathic. The idiopathic cases are rare. From the literature, one can perceive the following unanswered questions: (1) Are palatal and middle-ear myoclonus different entities […]

Use of high-frequency and muscle vibration in the treatment of tinnitus

Although tinnitus is defined as an internal auditory sensation, external auditory stimuli can mask tinnitus under some circumstances. High-frequency vibration delivered as bone conduction stimulation is effective in masking high-pitched tinnitus. In this preliminary report, somatosensory stimulation in the form of low-frequency muscle vibration can also mask high-frequency tinnitus. Somatosensory stimulation provides fast, immediate relief, […]

Gene-based diagnostic and treatment methods for tinnitus

The etiology of tinnitus combines hereditary and environmental factors. To help develop optimal therapies for tinnitus, it is necessary to characterize the genetic contributors to the pathophysiology and to design treatments at the level of the gene. Inner ear gene therapy involves delivery of genes into the vestibular or auditory portions of the inner ear […]

Frequenzmodulierte mikroströme niedriger intensität sind erfolgreich in der behandlung des morbus sudeck

The authors report on the clinically successful therapy of 49 Morbus Sudeck patients, stage II and III after accident and/or operation with low-intensity frequency modulated alternating currents. Following the recently published highly effective therapy of Psoriasis (Philipp et al. 2000), where a modulated alternating current (Interferential Current) was used and applied at low amperage, treatment […]

Carcinoma verrugoso de conducto auditivo externo

In this work we describe the Verrucous Carcinoma characteristics in the external auditory conduct. It is an infrequent tumor in that area, with an apparently innocuous cytology but locally an invader. In describing the clinic of this pathology, the necessary complementary studies to reach a sure diagnosis, the deferential diagnosis that must be taken into […]



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