Rachel L Humphriss

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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)
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)
. 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 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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the change in dizziness handicap after translabyrinthine vestibular schwannoma excision. STUDY DESIGN Prospective administration of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory preoperatively and at 3 and 12 months postoperatively; retrospective review of case notes. SETTING A tertiary referral neuro-otology clinic. PATIENTS A total of 100(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the change in hearing handicap after translabyrinthine vestibular schwannoma excision. STUDY DESIGN Prospective administration of the Hearing Handicap Inventory preoperatively and at 3 and 12 months postoperatively. SETTING A tertiary referral neurootology clinic. PATIENTS A total of 119 consecutive patients who had vestibular(More)
The aim of this study was to calculate the sensitivity of the head-shake test for peripheral and central vestibular dysfunction associated with unilateral sporadic vestibular schwannoma and to discuss the feasibility of using the head-shake test as a screening test. The study group consisted of 102 patients with unilateral sporadic vestibular schwannomas,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether mental alerting (MA) makes a significant difference to nystagmus recorded during gaze testing using electronystagmography (ENG). DESIGN A prospective study, blinded interpretation of test results, alternate order of testing sequence. SETTING Vestibular assessment clinic in a tertiary referral centre. PARTICIPANTS A(More)
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