Tinnitus: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Tinnitus: Pathophysiology and Treatment

1st Edition - October 31, 2007

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  • Editors: Aage Moller, Berthold Langguth, Goran Hajak, Tobias Kleinjung, Anthony Cacace
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531674
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554464

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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


basic and clinical researches in medical fields

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    General introduction
    Tinnitus: Presence and future
    Consensus statements:

    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

    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

    1. Tinnitus, hyperacusis, sound annoyance and loudness hypersensitivity in children
    2. Classification and epidemiology 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

    Tinnitus treatment - State of the Art
    A. Drug treatment of tinnitus
    1. Pharmacological treatment of tinnitus
    2. Intratympanic drugs for the treatment of tinnitus
    3. Accamprosate
    4. Zinc
    5. Aprazolam
    6. Gabapentin
    7. Misoprostol
    8. Botox
    9. Antioxidants, metals, vitamins and herbal remedies in tinnitus therapy
    B. Hearing Devices
    1. Hearing aids for the treatment of Tinnitus
    2. Implantable Hearing aids for the treatment of Tinnitus
    3. Cochlea Implants
    C. Electrical and magnetic stimulation
    1. TMS for treatment of chronic tinnitus - clinical effects
    2. TMS for treatment of chronic tinnitus - neurobiological effects
    3. Electrical brain stimulation for tinnitus
    4. TENS for treatment of Tinnitus
    D. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    1. Tinitus Retraining Therapy
    2. Auditory and visual attention process training for tinnitus treatment
    3. An extinction training for tinnitus
    4. Auditory discrimination therapy (adt) for tinnitus management: clinical trial
    5. Neurofeedback for treating tinnitus

    1. Considerations for the design of clinical trials for tinnitus
    2. Randomized, double blind studies
    3. Tinnitus assessment instruments

Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: October 31, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531674
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554464

About the Editors

Aage Moller

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

Berthold Langguth is at University of Regensburg, Germany.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Regensburg, Germany

Goran Hajak

Tobias Kleinjung

Tobias Kleinjung is at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Anthony Cacace

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