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Subjective tinnitus is an auditory phantom perception that may arise from any aberrant signal within the auditory system. Further processing of this signal and the conscious perception of tinnitus takes place in the cerebral cortex. A few functional brain-imaging studies have been performed to elucidate the underlying cerebral mechanisms of this perception.(More)
Tinnitus is associated with a wide variety of disorders in the auditory system. Whether generated peripherally or centrally, tinnitus is believed to be associated with activity in specific cortical regions. The present study tested the hypothesis that these cortical centers subserve the generation, perception and processing of the tinnitus stimulus and that(More)
Tinnitus is an aversive auditory percept of unknown origin. We tested the speculation that tinnitus may share neuronal processing mechanisms with aversive auditory percepts of known origin. This study revealed the functional neuroanatomy of the perception of aversive auditory stimuli. The stimuli were presented to 12 healthy volunteers so as to mimic the(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of a Danish translation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), a self-report measure of perceived tinnitus handicap. The Danish version of the THI was administered to 50 patients reporting tinnitus as their primary complaint or secondary to hearing loss. Construct validity was(More)
The left inferior prefrontal cortex (LIPC) is involved in speech comprehension by people who hear normally. In contrast, functional brain mapping has not revealed incremental activity in this region when users of cochlear implants comprehend speech without silent repetition. Functional brain maps identify significant changes of activity by comparing an(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to investigate the neural systems involved in the central processing of different auditory stimuli. Noise, pure tone and pure-tone pulses, music and speech were presented monaurally. O-15-water PET scans were obtained in relation to these stimulations presented to five normal hearing and healthy subjects. All(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the low-power laser on the treatment of tinnitus. In a randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, either active or placebo low-power laser irradiation was given through the external acoustic meatus of the affected ear towards the cochlea. The active laser applied 50 mW (cw, 830 nm) over a(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the possible relationship between stereotactic radiation therapy and the development of a meningosarcoma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. PATIENT A 19-year-old woman with bilateral vestibular schwannomas (neurofibromatosis type 2). One large tumor was removed totally by the translabyrinthine approach; the other smaller tumor(More)
We have used positron emission tomography (PET) to test a specific hypothesis of a neural system subserving auditory temporal processing (acoustical stimulus duration discrimination). Maps of the cerebral blood flow distribution during specific stimulations were obtained from five normally-hearing and otherwise healthy subjects. The auditory stimuli(More)
We report a 79-year-old woman with a left sided neck mass that appeared to be a thoracic duct cyst (TDC). A TDC is a rare condition. Generally, it may cause local symptoms, but most likely it presents as an asymptomatic swelling. The pathogenesis of TDC is not known, but different theories on the development, including weakness of the duct wall and(More)