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In this study, short latency vestibular evoked potentials (VsEPs) were recorded in five guinea pigs in response to alternating linear acceleration pulses with and without acoustic masking. A steel bolt was implanted in the skull and coupled to a shaker. Linear acceleration pulses (n = 400) in upward, downward or alternating directions were given, with a(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluating the effect of anxiety and depression on clinical measures of general health, tinnitus-specific quality of life, and coping abilities. DESIGN Two hundred sixty-five chronic, subjective tinnitus sufferers were divided into four psychological symptom groups according to cut-off scores on anxiety and depression subscales of the Hospital(More)
A double-blind randomized trial was conducted among 36 laryngectomees to assess the influence of a buccal bioadhesive slow-release tablet containing miconazole nitrate on the lifetime of the Provox voice prosthesis. All patients colonized with Candida spp and treated with miconazole showed a significant decrease of colonization at the end of the study.(More)
During injection of artificial endolymph into scala media of the guinea pig, fluid pressure was simultaneously measured in endolymph and perilymph with micropipettes. Pressure differences in the order of 10 Pa could reproducibly be measured upon injection of 2-4 microl of artificial endolymph with a rate of 50 nl/s. Injection of larger volumes damaged the(More)
During and after microinjection of artificial endolymph into scala media of the guinea pig, the 2f1- f2 -DPOAE at 4.5 kHz generated by low-level primaries was recorded. Reproducible changes were measured when 1.1 microl of artificial endolymph was injected at a rate of 1.65 nl/s (1.53-1.83). This volume corresponds with an acute endolymphatic hydrops of(More)
The inner ear fluid pressure was measured in scala media of the guinea pig through one barrel of a double-barreled micropipette after a sudden volume increase or decrease, caused by injection or withdrawal of artificial endolymph through the other barrel. During injection or withdrawal, the inner ear pressure changed in the order of 1-10 cm water, but it(More)
Inner ear fluid pressure was measured during 6.25 mHz square wave middle ear pressure manipulation, with a perforated tympanic membrane. After a negative-going middle ear pressure change the calculated flow resistance of the inner ear pressure release routes (mainly the cochlear aqueduct) was approximately constant, with a value of 12 Pa s/nl (averaged over(More)
The aim of this study was to reinvestigate many of the claims in the literature about hearing loss in patients with Menière's disease. We carried this out on a well-defined group of patients under well-controlled circumstances. Thus, we were able to find support for some claims and none for many others. As part of a diagnostic protocol, pure-tone and speech(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine a relation between acute inner ear pressure changes and cochlear function as measured by low-level 2f(1)-f(2) distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). MATERIAL AND METHODS During and after a change in inner ear pressure induced by injection or aspiration of perilymph, the 2f(1)-f(2) DPOAE at 4.5 kHz generated by low-level(More)
Although gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-MRI) has been used to indicate the presence of a subclinical labyrinthitis in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL), its sensitivity in daily clinical practice is unknown. We describe Gd-MRI findings in 27 ISSHL patients taking part in a prospective multicenter clinical(More)