Tinnitus: Pathophysiology and Treatment, Volume 166

1st Edition

Editors: Aage Moller Berthold Langguth Goran Hajak Tobias Kleinjung Anthony Cacace
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531674
eBook ISBN: 9780080554464
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 31st October 2007
Page Count: 568
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Table of Contents

Foreword General introduction Tinnitus: Presence and future Consensus statements: SECTION I PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 1. Genetics of chronic tinnitus 2. The role of neural plasticity in tinnitus 3. Pathophysiology of tinnitus 4. Applications of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to tinnitus research: 5. Abnormal FMRI activation in the auditory midbrain of people with tinnitus 6. Functional imaging of chronic tinnitus: the use of positron emission tomography 7. The sound of silence - decrypting the neural code of tinnitus 8. Tinnitus and Pain ? similarities and differences SECTION II ANIMAL MODELS 1. The role of the dorsal cochlear nucleus 2. Neural mechanisms underlying somatic tinnitus 3. Behavioral tests for the detection of tinnitus in animals 4. Role of cochlear NMDA receptors in salicylate induced tinnitus SECTION III EPIDEMIOLOGY 1. Tinnitus, hyperacusis, sound annoyance and loudness hypersensitivity in children 2. Classification and epidemiology of tinnitus SECTION IV DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION OF TINNITUS 1.Clinical diagnosis of tinnitus 2. Evoked potentials in diagnosis of tinnitus. 3. Myofascial trigger points: another way of modulating tinnitus 4. Can somatic testing identify subjects whose tinnitus can be suppressed by specific treatments? 5. Assessment of temporomandibular joint disorders and cervical muscular dysbalance in tinnitus patients 6. Tinnitus severity, depression and personality 7. Insomnia in Tinnitus patients SECTION V TREATMENT Tinnitus treatment - State of the Art A. Drug treatment of tin


Understanding tinnitus and treating patients with tinnitus must involve many disciplines of basic science and clinical practice. The book provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics related to tinnitus including its pathophysiology, etiology and treatment. The chapters are written by researchers and clinicians who are active in the areas of basic science such as neurophysiology and neuroanatomy and in clinical specialties of psychology, psychiatry, audiology and otolaryngology.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of the pathology and cause of tinnitus including genetics
  • Hyperacusis, phonophobia and other abnormalities in perception of sounds
  • The role of neural plasticity in tinnitus


Otolaryngologists audiologists neurologists psychiatrists neurosurgeons neuro-otologists neuroscientists basic and clinical researches in medical fields


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About the Editors

Aage Moller Editor

Dr. Møller is currently the M.F. Jonsson Professor of Hearing, University of Texas at Dallas, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. He was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for 19 years, where he held positions as Research Professor of Otolaryngology and later of Neurological Surgery. From 1988 to 1997 he held the position of Professor of Neurological Surgery. He received his medical education at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also held faculty positions for more than 10 years. Dr. Møller is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Hearing Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, TX, USA

Berthold Langguth Editor

Goran Hajak Editor

Tobias Kleinjung Editor

Anthony Cacace Editor