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Use of a Smartphone App for Cochlear Implant Patients With Tinnitus.

Am J Audiol 2021 Jul 27:1-12. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Purpose Smartphone apps for tinnitus relief are now emerging; however, research supporting their use and effectiveness is lacking. Research has shown that Tinnitus Therapy sounds intended for individuals with acoustic hearing provide relief to some patients using cochlear implants (CIs) with tinnitus. Here, we evaluated the use and acceptability of a smartphone app to help CI patients with tinnitus. Read More

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The reversible tinnitus and cochleopathy followed first-dose AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination.

QJM 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Prospect Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology & Neurology, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

The current case was the first report demonstrating a single case presenting with sudden-onset tinnitus and cochleopathy after his first dosage of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Audiometry revealed an abnormally high short increment sensitivity index. His tinnitus/cochleopathy was reversible and recoverable under conservative steroid management. Read More

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Outcomes of transtympanic dexamethasone perfusion using the MicroWick in patients with Ménière's disease: A cross-sectional study.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 Jun 19;42(5):103138. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Ear Research Foundation, 1901 Floyd Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239, United States; First Physicians Group Silverstein Institute, 1901 Floyd Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239, United States. Electronic address:

Purpose: To assess the efficacy of a 4-week transtympanic dexamethasone perfusion using the Silverstein MicroWick in patients with Ménière's disease.

Materials And Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was designed and sent to patients who underwent transtympanic dexamethasone perfusion using the Silverstein MicroWick from January 2017 to December 2020. A retrospective chart review was conducted to gather demographic and audiological data of those who responded. Read More

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Acellular dermis (SureDerm) use for managing pulsatile tinnitus: a long-term follow-up of a novel surgical technique.

GMS Interdiscip Plast Reconstr Surg DGPW 2021 9;10:Doc06. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

Pulsatile tinnitus (PT) can be very distressing for the patient. An identifiable abnormality is rarely detected. Dural AV malformation is responsible for arterial PT. Read More

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Current Perspectives on Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension without Papilloedema.

Life (Basel) 2021 May 24;11(6). Epub 2021 May 24.

Metabolic Neurology, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT, UK.

The pseudotumor cerebri syndrome embraces disorders characterised by raised intracranial pressure, where the commonest symptom is headache (90%). Idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilloedema (IIHWOP) is increasingly recognised as a source of refractory headache symptoms and resultant neurological disability. Although the majority of patients with IIHWOP are phenotypically similar to those with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), it remains uncertain as to whether IIHWOP is nosologically distinct from IIH. Read More

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Intervention Planning for the Tinnitus E-Programme 2.0, an Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tinnitus.

Am J Audiol 2021 Jun 26;30(2):241-254. Epub 2021 May 26.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Hearing Sciences group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Purpose The purpose of this study is to comprehensively describe the intervention planning process for the Tinnitus E-Programme 2.0, an Internet-based cognitive behavioral intervention for tinnitus. Method Theory-, evidence-, and person-based approaches to intervention development were used. Read More

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Coping With Tinnitus During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Am J Audiol 2021 Jun 12;30(2):385-393. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted normal operations of health care services, broad sectors of the economy, and the ability to socialize freely. For those with tinnitus, such changes can be factors in exacerbating tinnitus. The purpose of this study was to determine tinnitus help-seeking behavior, which resources individuals utilized to cope during the pandemic, and what additional support is desired. Read More

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Sudden hearing loss and coronavirus disease 2019: the role of corticosteroid intra-tympanic injection in hearing improvement.

J Laryngol Otol 2021 May 29;135(5):464-466. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 was first seen in December 2019. Due to the insidious and complex nature of the disease, the list of symptoms is rapidly expanding. So far, few studies have reported sudden sensorineural hearing loss as a possible symptom of coronavirus disease 2019. Read More

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Natural history of tinnitus in adults: a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis.

BMJ Open 2020 12 10;10(12):e041290. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Hearing Sciences, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Universityof Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Objective: To assess incidence and changes in tinnitus and bothersome tinnitus as well as associated risk factors in a large sample of UK adults.

Design: Prospective cohort study.

Setting: UK. Read More

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December 2020

Overview of laws and regulations aimed at protecting the hearing of patrons within entertainment venues.

Eur J Public Health 2021 02;31(1):227-233

The HEARing CRC, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Recreational noise-specifically loud music experienced at music venues-has been recognized as a hazard for hearing damage and associated pathologies such as tinnitus. In Europe and other countries around the world, there is a range of regulatory and legislative approaches to managing the sound levels and minimizing the risk of hearing damage for those attending music venues. It is important to have an understanding of these different approaches to inform the development of future regulations and legislation. Read More

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February 2021

How can sound generating devices support coping with tinnitus?

Int J Audiol 2021 Apr 1;60(4):312-318. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

Audiology department, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

Objectives: To understand how individuals with tinnitus perceive their sound generating devices help them in managing their tinnitus.

Design: A qualitative interview based study employing grounded theory methodology to establish a theory as to the mechanisms that sound therapies contribute to coping with tinnitus. Ten National Health Service patient participants (who had been issued with sound generating devices from an Audiology department in England) participated in in depth interviews. Read More

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Otolaryngological symptoms in COVID-19.

Authors:
Elif Elibol

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Apr 1;278(4):1233-1236. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Ankara YıldırımBeyazıt University Yenimahalle Government Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of various otolaryngological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 with regard to age, gender and pneumonia-related thorax CT characteristics.

Methods: This is a retrospective study conducted between March 25, 2020 and April 25, 2020. The anamnesis and medical files of 155 patients who applied to our outpatient COVID-19 clinic were evaluated. Read More

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Treatment fidelity in the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial.

Trials 2020 Jul 23;21(1):670. Epub 2020 Jul 23.

Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.

Background: Treatment fidelity, defined as ensuring that the recipient receives the intended intervention, is a critical component for accurate estimation of treatment efficacy. Ensuring fidelity and protocol adherence in behavioral trials requires careful planning during the design phase and implementation during the trial. The Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial (TRTT) randomized individuals with severe tinnitus to tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT, comprised of tinnitus-specific educational counseling (TC) and sound therapy (ST) using conventional sound generators (SGs)); Partial TRT (TC and placebo SGs); or standard of care (SOC), using a patient-centered care approach. Read More

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Antidiabetics and antihypertensive medications use in Morocco: A pharmacoepidemiological descriptive study.

Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med 2020 Jun 15;12(1):e1-e6. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Laboratory of Genetics and Biometry, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra.

 Background: In Morocco, and many other African countries, there is a paucity of antihypertensive and antidiabetics use amongst the general population.

Aim: To investigate the epidemiological profile of antihypertensive and antidiabetics use and analysis their adverse reactions.

Setting: This study was conducted in the prefecture of Figuig, Morocco. Read More

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Hyperacusis in children: a scoping review.

BMC Pediatr 2020 06 29;20(1):319. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham, Ropewalk House, 113 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU, UK.

Background: Hyperacusis is a chronic condition commonly defined as a lowered tolerance or increased sensitivity to everyday environmental sounds. It has been viewed as a paediatric disorder which can cause significant impairment to a child's normal functioning. Although clinical guidance highlights the importance of identifying whether the child has intolerance to loud sounds and managing this appropriately, there are currently no assessment or treatment methods that have been designed and tested for use with children with hyperacusis. Read More

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Role of the neurotologist in posterior fossa meningioma surgery.

Handb Clin Neurol 2020 ;170:115-131

Department of Neuro-otology, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA, United States.

Posterior fossa meningiomas that impinge on structures of the temporal bone or clivus may be difficult to access for optimal resection that maximizes tumor control and minimizes short- and long-term morbidities. To address this challenge, the contemporary neurosurgery-neurotology team works collaboratively by managing patients jointly at every stage of care: preoperative evaluation, intraoperative intervention, and postoperative treatment. The neurotologist is important at all stages of posterior fossa meningioma surgery. Read More

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Tinnitus Does Not Interfere with Auditory and Speech Perception.

J Neurosci 2020 07 17;40(31):6007-6017. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Center for Hearing Research, Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Sciences, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California 92697.

Tinnitus is a sound heard by 15% of the general population in the absence of any external sound. Because external sounds can sometimes mask tinnitus, tinnitus is assumed to affect the perception of external sounds, leading to hypotheses such as "tinnitus filling in the temporal gap" in animal models and "tinnitus inducing hearing difficulty" in human subjects. Here we compared performance in temporal, spectral, intensive, masking and speech-in-noise perception tasks between 45 human listeners with chronic tinnitus (18 females and 27 males with a range of ages and degrees of hearing loss) and 27 young, normal-hearing listeners without tinnitus (11 females and 16 males). Read More

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Intratympanic Injection of Steroid for Treatment of Tinnitus.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Nov 30;71(Suppl 2):1123-1125. Epub 2017 Sep 30.

ENT Department, Patna Medical College, Patna, 800004 India.

Tinnitus has become one of the most challenging tasks faced by the medical field. It has a moderately negative impact on patient's quality of life. Different methods had been developed in medical science for managing tinnitus but none of these offered a permanent cure. Read More

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November 2019

Peter Plus Syndrome: A Neurosurgeon's Perspective.

J Pediatr Neurosci 2019 Jul-Sep;14(3):148-153. Epub 2019 Sep 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Peter plus syndrome (PPS) is a rare, hereditary (autosomal recessive) disorder characterized by a mutation in the beta-1,3-galactosyltransferase-like gene (chromosome 13q12), which causes impaired glycosylation of several structural and functional proteins throughout the body. Clinical signs and symptoms of PPS are highly variable and include structural malformations affecting multiple organ systems including central nervous system. We aim to discuss a neurosurgeon's perspective to PPS in this report. Read More

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September 2019

Auditory and Vestibular Side Effects of FDA-Approved Drugs for Diabetes.

Semin Hear 2019 Nov 9;40(4):315-326. Epub 2019 Oct 9.

Department of Clinical Services, Plaza Pharmacy and Wellness Center, Gainesville, Texas.

As of September 10, 2019, there were 75 medications (oral/injectable/inhalants) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for diabetes management: 1 inhalant, 21 oral combinations, 22 injectable, and 31 oral medications (not in combination with any other diabetes drug). Read More

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November 2019

Understanding User Reactions and Interactions With an Internet-Based Intervention for Tinnitus Self-Management: Mixed-Methods Evaluation.

Am J Audiol 2019 Sep 4;28(3):697-713. Epub 2019 Sep 4.

National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Hearing Sciences Group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Purpose Internet-based interventions have the potential to reduce the disparity in access to psychological therapy that people with tinnitus currently experience. One example is the Tinnitus E-Programme, which, although freely available online, has not yet been formally evaluated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate past, current, and new users' reactions and interactions with the Tinnitus E-Programme. Read More

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September 2019

Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss (Update).

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 08;161(1_suppl):S1-S45

15 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Objective: Sudden hearing loss is a frightening symptom that often prompts an urgent or emergent visit to a health care provider. It is frequently but not universally accompanied by tinnitus and/or vertigo. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss affects 5 to 27 per 100,000 people annually, with about 66,000 new cases per year in the United States. Read More

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Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss (Update) Executive Summary.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 08;161(2):195-210

14 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Objective: Sudden hearing loss is a frightening symptom that often prompts an urgent or emergent visit to a health care provider. It is frequently, but not universally, accompanied by tinnitus and/or vertigo. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss affects 5 to 27 per 100,000 people annually, with about 66,000 new cases per year in the United States. Read More

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A scoping review to catalogue tinnitus problems in children.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jul 11;122:141-151. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Ropewalk House, 113 the Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU, UK; Hearing Sciences, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK. Electronic address:

Background: The reported prevalence of tinnitus in children is similar to that in adults. However, unlike adults, there is relatively little understanding of the tinnitus-related problems children experience. Knowledge of the problems experienced by adults has led to the development of numerous clinical questionnaires used by health professionals in assessment and treatment practices; to date no child-specific questionnaire measure of tinnitus has been developed. Read More

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Occurrence of acute pulmonary embolism induced by recombinant erythropoietin during treatment of pure red cell aplasia associated with thymoma: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Mar;98(10):e14789

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Rationale: Thymoma is a type of rare tumor in the thymus gland, and among patients with thymoma, less than 10% will develop pure red cell aplasia (PRCA), whereas less than 5% of patients with PRCA have a thymoma. The optimal approach for PRCA in thymoma is immunosuppressive therapy, such as steroids, cyclosporine, and human antithymocyte globulin.

Patient Concerns: A sixty-one-year-old male was diagnosed with thymoma with PRCA after he complained fatigue, tinnitus, and weakness for 1 month, he received therapy with recombinant erythropoietin (rhEPO) for 1 month after the tumor was totally resected and readmitted with pulmonary embolism and received anticoagulation therapy with enoxaparin for 3 months. Read More

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A Client Oriented Scale of Improvement in Tinnitus for Therapy Goal Planning and Assessing Outcomes.

J Am Acad Audiol 2019 04 15;30(4):327-337. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Eisdell Moore Centre, Centre for Brain Research and Audiology Section, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: There is a need to develop methods to help clinicians work with clients to select and personalize tinnitus therapies. The use of validated measures to determine treatment success is also essential for research and clinical practice. A goal planning method widely used in audiologic rehabilitation is the client oriented scale of improvement (COSI). Read More

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Findings and Ethical Considerations From a Thematic Analysis of Threads Within Tinnitus Online Support Groups.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):503-512

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Hearing Sciences, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Purpose: Tinnitus is the perception of noise without a corresponding external stimulus. Current management typically aims to moderate associated psychosocial stressors and allow sufferers to retain an adequate quality of life. With the increasing recognition of the Internet as a repository for health advice, information, and support, the online support group has become a popular coping strategy for those living with chronic conditions such as tinnitus. Read More

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November 2018

Clipping of sigmoid sinus diverticulum: how I do it.

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Sep 6;132(9):837-839. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Otology/Neurotology,University Health Network,Toronto,Canada.

Objective: To report two cases of transmastoid clipping of a sigmoid sinus diverticulum.

Methods: Two patients with pulsatile tinnitus resulting from a sigmoid sinus diverticulum underwent clipping at the diverticulum neck using intra-operative Doppler ultrasonography.

Results: At six months' follow up, both patients reported complete resolution of pulsatile tinnitus with no complications. Read More

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September 2018

Health Education for Musicians.

Front Psychol 2018 16;9:1137. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Centre for Music Performance Research, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Many musicians suffer for their art, and health is often compromised during training. The Health Promotion in Schools of Music (HPSM) project has recommended that health education should be included in core curricula, although few such courses have been evaluated to date. The aim of the study was to design, implement and evaluate a compulsory health education course at a UK conservatoire of music. Read More

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