J. Ben-David

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The subject of tinnitus in the population extremes-children and the elderly-is ignored by the literature, probably because children do not complain of tinnitus spontaneously, whereas it is only one challenge among other major health problems in the elderly. A short review of the literature on this subject is presented. Presby tinnitus, defined as tinnitus(More)
The association between middle ear effusion (MEE) and vestibular pathology is controversial. To investigate this point, 50 children with MEE scheduled for myringotomy and grommet, and 20 normal hearing children without MEE scheduled for adenotonsillectomy, underwent vestibular investigations by craniocorpography and rotatory chair, preoperatively and(More)
The investigation of stability under bilateral acoustic stimulation was undertaken in an attempt to mimic the real-life conditions of noisy environment (e.g., industry, aviation). The Tullio phenomenon evaluated by computed dynamic posturography (CDP) under acoustic stimulation is reflected in postural unsteadiness, rather than in the classic nystagmus.(More)
The early embryo of the milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, appears as a single cell layer - the embryonic blastoderm - covering the entire egg. It is at this blastoderm stage that morphological domains are first determined, long before the appearance of overt segmentation. Central to the process of patterning the blastoderm into distinct domains are a(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS The neural mismatch theory emphasizes the role of conflicting multimodal sensory interactions in producing both motion sickness and the rearrangement process that finally leads to habituation to the adverse motion conditions. If this theory is, indeed, correct, the patterns of the response to the integrated signal from simultaneous(More)
Twenty-five Parkinson's disease (PD) patients were studied by brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) with increased stimulus rate (ISR) and compared to a control age and hearing matched group. A second comparison was made between L-dopa-treated and untreated PD patients. The results of the study suggest that there is subclinical involvement of the(More)
Owing to its subjective nature, behavioral pure-tone audiometry often is an unreliable testing method in uncooperative subjects, and assessing the true hearing threshold becomes difficult. In such cases, objective tests are used for hearing-threshold determination (i.e., auditory brainstem evoked potentials [ABEP] and frequency-specific auditory evoked(More)
Histological and functional derangements of the vestibular system have been reported in laboratory animals exposed to high levels of noise. However, clinical series describe contradictory results with regard to vestibular disturbances in industrial workers and military personnel suffering from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). The purpose of the present(More)
Two clinical groups of patients - 25 with Parkinson's disease and 17 with migraine - were evaluated using brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) to regular (10/s) and increased (55/s) stimulus rates. Each group of patients had an age-matched control group. The BAEP data were statistically evaluated, comparing the data of migraine patients during and(More)
Myxozoa is a speciose group of endoparasitic cnidarians that can cause severe ecological and economic effects. Although highly reduced compared to free-living cnidarians, myxozoans have retained the phylum-defining stinging organelles, known as cnidae or polar capsules, which are essential to initiating host infection. To explore the adaptations of myxozoan(More)