Tinnitus: Epidemiology, Causes and Emerging Therapeutic Treatments


Joël Watson (Editor)

Series: Otolaryngology Research Advances
BISAC: MED066000

Tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom or condition characterized by a conscious perception of an unreal sound in the absence of external auditory stimulus. This ontological condition can modify everyday life in different ways: causing distress and annoyance, sleep disruption, anxiety and depression. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes tinnitus as a symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, grinding, hissing, roaring or other noises in the ear.

This book provides current research on the epidemiology, causes and emerging treatments for tinnitus. The chapters include topics on the etiology of tinnitus; the role of temporomandibular disorders in the genesis of tinnitus; the hyperacusis, stapedial reflex and recruitment phenomenon; tinnitus pathophysiology; pharmacological treatments; and transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
The Role of Temporomandibular Disorders in the Genesis of Tinnitus
(Federico Sireci, Pietro Salvago, Giuseppe Messina, Fulvio Plescia, and Francesco Martines, University of Palermo, Bio.Ne.C. Department, ENT Section Palermo, Palermo, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2
Tinnitus and Audiological Findings: Hyperacusis, Stapedial Reflex and Recruitment Phenomenon
(Fernando Laffitte Fernandes, Vanessa Brito Campoy Rocha, Alexandre Caixeta Guimarães, Guita Stoler, Reinaldo Jordão Gusmão, Otorhinolaryngologist, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3
Pharmacological Treatment of Tinnitus
(Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo, Andréia Aparecida de Azevedo and Norma de Oliveira Penido, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4
Emerging Pharmacological Treatments of Tinnitus
(Fulvio Plescia, Carla Cannizzaro, Anna Brancato, Federico Sireci, Pietro Salvago, and Francesco Martines, University of Palermo, Palermo, Department of Sciences for Health Promotion and Mother and Child Care “Giuseppe D’Alessandro”, Palermo, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5
Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Tinnitus, Past, Present and Future
(A. J. Iwata, C. W. Swegal and S. F. Ahsan, Department of Otolaryngology, Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA)

Chapter 6
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Tinnitus Therapy
(Pawlak-Osińska Katarzyna, Kaźmierczak Henryk, Sielski Lukasz, Osinski Stanislaw, Dpt. of Hearing and Balance Disorders, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus Univeristy, Bydgoszcz, Poland, and others)

Chapter 7
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus Treatment
(Patricia Ciminelli, Otorrhinolaryngologist, Lagoa Federal Hospital, Brazilian Ministry of Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


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