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OBJECTIVE Tinnitus is known to have an association with depression and other psychiatric disorders. As part of a larger epidemiological survey, we evaluated the associations among tinnitus, depression and alexithymia in a group of elderly people. METHODS A survey of hearing loss, audiological rehabilitation and associated morbidity in a senior population(More)
CONCLUSION Plasticity of auditory pitch discrimination driven by cochlear implant (CI) use uring a 2.5-year follow-up was indicated by an enhancement of the amplitude of mismatch negativity (MMN) event-related brain potential (ERP) to pure tone frequency changes. OBJECTIVES To follow up changes in MMN elicited to frequency and duration changes in tones(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm and low-birth-weight infants have an increased risk of sensorineural hearing loss. Brainstem auditory-evoked potentials (BAEP) are an effective method to detect subtle deficits in impulse conduction in the auditory pathway. Abnormalities on diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have been shown to be associated with perinatal white-matter injury(More)
AIMS Although the perpetuation of several supraventricular arrhythmias is critically dependent upon intra-atrial conduction, the literature lacks detailed information on normal values of conduction velocity and degree of anisotropy. In order to explore these factors further, we have measured conduction velocities at the right atrial free wall during sinus(More)
Forty-one patients with unilateral acoustic neuroma (AN) were diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between 1992 and 1997. All cases were analyzed with respect to tumor location and the results of audiometric examinations, auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, and electronystagmography (ENG). Tumor location was determined by MRI and cases were(More)
The demetylation of imipramine and clomipramine was studied after administration by different routes of single doses of clomipramine hydrochloride and multiple doses of clomipramine as well as imipramine hydrochloride. Five healthy volunteers received 1 mg of clomipramine hydrochloride/kg body weight as single oral and intramuscular doses on different(More)
Speech-discrimination performance and the mismatch negativity (MMN) response elicited by vowel changes were used to track vowel-perception improvement of 5 adult cochlear-implant (CI) recipients. The MMN was recorded several times during the first 3 years after CI activation. Artefacts, presumably caused by CI, contaminated most of the brain responses until(More)
The use of electrocochleography (EcoG) is considered to be of clinical value in otological diagnosis. Non-invasive ear canal (EC) and tympanic membrane (TM) EcoG recording techniques, and invasive transtympanic (TT) technique are the methods used for objective assessment of cochlear function. In this study, eight adults (16 ears) with suspected Meniere's(More)
The relationship between plasma prolactin (PRL) and drug levels in patients receiving neuroleptic drugs is of special interest in view of evidence that the PRL elevation induced by these drugs reaches its maximum at sub-therapeutic doses. Plasma PRL and fluphenazine (FPZ) levels were measured by radioimmunoassay (RIA) in each of 11 chronic schizophrenics(More)