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For research into tinnitus to be robust and credible, the use of well-validated instruments of self-perceived tinnitus handicap as outcome measures is essential. The tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) and the tinnitus questionnaire (TQ) are two such instruments which are in widespread use. Both questionnaires were administered by mail to 100 consecutive new(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the symptoms, signs, and clinical findings in a large series of patients diagnosed with unilateral sporadic vestibular schwannoma (VS) to describe the clinical characteristics of tinnitus in this population. Further, to ascertain which of the proposed mechanisms of tinnitus generation in VS was supported. DESIGN Retrospective case(More)
. Acquired unilateral sensorineural hearing loss reduces the ability to localize sounds and to discriminate in background noise. . Four controlled trials attempt to determine the benefit of contralateral bone anchored hearing aids over contralateral routing of signal (CROS) hearing aids and over the unaided condition. All found no significant improvement in(More)
OBJECTIVE Current data about the prevalence and characteristics of dizziness in the paediatric population is very limited and the generalisability of extant studies to the UK population has not been explored. Our study aims to provide a robust estimate of the prevalence of dizziness in 10 year old children in the UK, to describe the characteristics of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the change in tinnitus handicap after translabyrinthine vestibular schwannoma excision. STUDY DESIGN Prospective administration of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) preoperatively and at 3 and 12 months postoperatively. SETTING : A tertiary referral neuro-otology clinic. PATIENTS A total of 149 patients from a series of 170(More)
Diagnostic imaging techniques, symptom awareness and education of local sources of referral in vestibular schwannomas, including general practitioners, have all improved in the last 10 years. The referral patterns in vestibular schwannomas in Cambridgeshire in the period 1981-1993 has been reported.(1) A direct comparison was made with regard to referral(More)
The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of hyperventilation syndrome in patients seen for vestibular assessment and to assess the clinical utility of the Nijmegen Questionnaire in this group. The Nijmegen Questionnaire and Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) were administered prospectively to a consecutive series of 100 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and timing of onset of gaze-modulated tinnitus and increased sensitivity to noise in patients who had undergone translabyrinthine excision of a vestibular schwannoma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective questionnaire study. SETTING University hospital departments of audiology and neurotology. PATIENTS A cohort of 359(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of prenatal alcohol exposure with balance in10-year-old children. DESIGN Population-based prospective longitudinal study. SETTING Former Avon region of UK (Southwest England). PARTICIPANTS 6915 children from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children who had a balance assessment at age 10 and had data(More)
Balance problems in childhood have known adverse psychosocial associations such as poorer quality of life and lower educational achievement. Previous longitudinal studies have documented an adverse effect of prenatal alcohol exposure on a variety of neurodevelopmental outcomes and so an effect on balance would seem plausible. This is supported by a previous(More)