This case report introduces a novel surgical procedure to occlude the lateral semicircular canal through the external auditory canal. The patient was a 64-year-old male with Ménière’s disease who had […]» Read more
Prevalence, Surgical Management, and Audiologic Impact of Sigmoid Sinus Dehiscence Causing Pulsatile Tinnitus.
To evaluate the prevalence, surgical management, and audiologic impact of pulsatile tinnitus caused by sigmoid sinus dehiscence.Retrospective chart review at a tertiary care hospital.Adults with unilateral pulsatile tinnitus attributable to […]» Read more
A Three-arm, Single-blind, Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Effects of Notched Music Therapy, Conventional Music Therapy, and Counseling on Tinnitus.
To compare the efficacy of three common interventions for tinnitus patients: notched music therapy, conventional music therapy, and counseling.Randomized, single-blinded, controlled, three-arm trial.This study was conducted from January 2018 to […]» Read more
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, brings with it a plethora of health concerns. Although most people have […]» Read more
The Acceptability and Influencing Factors of an Internet-Based Tinnitus Multivariate Integrated Sound Therapy for Patients With Tinnitus.
To explore the acceptability and influencing factors of an Internet-based Tinnitus Multivariate Integrated Sound Therapy (iT-MIST). The individually tailored sound therapy used narrowband noise centered on the patient’s tinnitus frequency […]» Read more
Treatment choice in single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss. A prospective, multi-center cohort study on 155 patients.
To describe the treatment choice in a cohort of subjects with single-sided deafness (SSD) and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL). To assess the reliability of the treatment trials.In this national, multi-centre, […]» Read more
Tinnitus Is Associated With Extended High-Frequency Hearing Loss and Hidden High-Frequency Damage in Young Patients.
To analyze the results of extended high-frequency (EHF) and high-frequency hearing tests in young patients with tinnitus who show normal response in conventional pure-tone audiometry (PTA), and to explore the […]» Read more
Within-Subject Comparisons of the Auditory Brainstem Response and Uncomfortable Loudness Levels in Ears With and Without Tinnitus in Unilateral Tinnitus Subjects With Normal Audiograms.
To evaluate whether cochlear synaptopathy is a common pathophysiologic cause of tinnitus in individuals with normal audiograms.Prospective study.Tertiary referral center.We enrolled 27 subjects with unilateral tinnitus and normal symmetric hearing […]» Read more
Tinnitus loudness is a subjective measure, and it does not directly reflect either tinnitus severity or the impact on daily life. Nevertheless, loud tinnitus may be the most frequent clinical […]» Read more
To describe surgical management for transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) in two patients with aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the middle ear.A young girl who complained of pulsatile tinnitus […]» Read more
Congenital deformities of the labyrinth of the inner ear may be associated with an increased risk of infection and varying degrees of otologic and vestibular dysfunction. Lateral semicircular canal abnormalities […]» Read more
Stapediovestibular dislocation is a rare disorder as a result of traumatic injury to the structures in the middle ear. We described a case of a 60-year-old female with stapediovestibular dislocation […]» Read more
Development of a model to predict vestibular schwannoma growth: an opportunity to introduce new wait and scan strategies.
To develop a prediction model to predict vestibular schwannoma (VS) growth for patients in a wait and scan (W&S) strategy.A cohort of patients with unilateral VS, entering a W&S strategy […]» Read more
This paper discusses the concept of acoustic shock based on a literature review and the results of our own research into cases seen in both clinical and medicolegal practice. With […]» Read more
Bilateral Hearing Loss and Unilateral Cochlear Ossification in a Patient With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.
Bilateral sensorineural deafness and unilateral cochlear ossification have rarely been described in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). A 21-year-old man presented to a hospital with right-sided sudden hearing loss […]» Read more
Patients with chronic, subjective tinnitus are often administered a battery of audiometric tests to characterize their tinnitus percept. Even a comprehensive battery, if applied just once, cannot capture fluctuations in […]» Read more
The Role of Anti-Endothelial Cell Autoantibodies and Immune Response in Acute Low-Tone Hearing Loss.
Immunity is associated with acute low tone hearing loss. However, the exact pathophysiology of immunity-mediated acute low tone hearing loss remains unknown. In this study, we evaluated the presence, therapeutic […]» Read more
The aim of this study was to assess change in temperature, audiometric outcomes and post-operative complications following exposure to different light sources during endoscopic ear surgery.A total of 64 patients […]» Read more
Cerebral Venous Stenting for Pulsatile Tinnitus After Unsuccessful Jugular Ligation: Case Report and Literature Review.
Pulsatile tinnitus constitutes up to 10% of all tinnitus cases. Cerebral venous stenosis is a known etiology of pulsatile tinnitus. Treatment of pulsatile tinnitus secondary to venous stenosis with venous […]» Read more
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is the third most challenging disability in older adults. Noise is a known modifiable risk factor of ARHL, which can drive adverse health effects. Few large-scale […]» Read more
Intraoperative electrocochleography (ECochG) has provided insight regarding inner ear pathophysiology during neurotologic procedures. In this study, intraoperative ECochG findings are reported in patients who presented with episodic aural and vestibular […]» Read more
New findings in a retrospective study on the efficacy of precision sound therapy of 156 tinnitus: “Drift” of tinnitus sites.
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of the newly emerging concept that involves “shifting” the tinnitus pitch and loudness in relation to the efficacy of precision […]» Read more
Endoscopic stapes surgery is a technically demanding procedure that is increasing in popularity. Surgical outcomes and complication rates have been demonstrated to be comparable to traditional microscopic techniques. The surgical […]» Read more
Menière’s disease (MD) is characterized by episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, and sensorineural hearing loss. In the setting of bilateral deafness due to MD alone or contralateral pathology, cochlear implantation (CI) […]» Read more
Intraparotid Superficial Temporal Artery Arteriovenous Malformation Causing Persistent Pulsatile Tinnitus.
This article discusses the diagnosis, imaging workup, and management of a rare cause of pulsatile tinnitus: intraparotid arteriovenous malformation.A single patient with a superficial temporal arteriovenous malformation diagnosed by carotid […]» Read more
Otosclerosis is a disease process that usually starts around the oval window, causing fixation of the stapes, resulting in conductive hearing loss. Treatment of the conductive hearing loss caused by […]» Read more
: To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great classical composer, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), we point out how his hearing loss affected him and how the […]» Read more
What Clinicians Should Consider to Determine a More Beneficial Treatment Strategy for Small to Medium Sized Vestibular Schwannoma With Serviceable Hearing: A Single Surgeon’s Long-term Outcome of Microsurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
The number of small to medium sized vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients presenting with serviceable hearing has steadily increased. There are various treatment strategies for small to medium sized VS, including […]» Read more
Cochlear Implantation for Treatment of Tinnitus in Single-sided Deafness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Quantify the benefit of cochlear implantation (CI) for tinnitus relief among individuals with single-sided deafness (SSD).PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane databases were searched through July 10, 2019. Search strategies used a […]» Read more
To predict postoperative cochlear implant performance with heterogeneous text and numerical variables using supervised machine learning techniques.A supervised machine learning approach comprising neural networks and decision tree-based ensemble algorithms were […]» Read more