Comparison of auditory electrophysiological responses in normal-hearing patients with and without tinnitus
Conclusion: The pathogenesis and optimum management of tinnitus are still unclear. It often occurs with primary ear disease, usually associated with hearing loss, but may occur in patients with normal hearing. Observed changes in auditory brainstem and middle latency responses indicate central auditory alterations. Tinnitus involves both peripheral and central activity, and complete audiological and neurophysiological investigation is required. Management should be based on both audiological and neurophysiological findings.
from the Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Posted on June 22, 2011, in Research and tagged audiometry, auditory, brainstem, evoked potentials, pure-tone audiometry, spontaneous otoacoustic emissions, tinnitus. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.