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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of electrical stimulations of the hearing organ in tinnitus treatment adapting the frequency of stimulation according to tinnitus frequency, to assess the influence of cervical spine kinesitherapy on tinnitus, as well as to evaluate hearing after electrical stimulations alone and together with(More)
The authors describe a 46-year-old male patient. Inflammatory state of tonsils and peritonsillar abscess caused a serious complication which came to parapharyngeal phlegmon and superficial soft tissue phlegmon face and neck. A wide application of antibiotic gives a rare complication, but mortality reaches a few percent. A basic method is a surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE Almost 10-15% of the population suffer from chronic tinnitus. There are clinical indications that a 'pathological sound' may be induced by any level of the auditory pathways. Theraupeutical difficulties and many hypotheses about tinnitus and places from which they originate might indicate various methods of treatment. Electrostimulation tinnitus(More)
Clicks and a set of tone bursts covering the same frequency band were applied as a stimuli evoking otoacoustic emissions (OAE). Recorded otoacoustic emissions were decomposed into the basic waveforms by means of high-resolution adaptive time-frequency approximation method based on the matching pursuit algorithm. The method allows for description of the(More)
Transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE) were measured from 124 ears from two subject groups: healthy subjects (62 ears), and workers (62 ears) exposed to noise of jet engines. The recordings were analyzed using the method of adaptive approximations based on a matching pursuit (MP) algorithm. The method allows for description of the signal(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the effects of exposure to impulse noise on TEOAE, as compared to PTA. The study comprised 92 soldiers, subjected to impulse noise during military service. The control group consisted of secondary school students, not exposed to noise. Extended high frequency PTA, and TEOAE were recorded before and after one year of(More)
INTRODUCTION Noise produced by weapons may be harmful to soldiers during military service. Exposure to impulse noise during compulsory military service depends on the number of shots, explosion impulses, distance of injured ear from causal firearm as well as on the use of hearing protectors. Weapons produce impulse noises, which are characterized by peak(More)
BACKGROUND Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are currently widely used in newborn hearing screening programs. OAEs evoked by transients (TEOAEs) in newborns are usually characterized by large response levels at higher frequencies but lower frequencies are affected by physiological noise. The purpose of the present study was to acquire responses at lower(More)
INTRODUCTION Firearms are a common source of impulse noise that may be very harmful to the auditory organ. Impulse noise from weapons and explosions continually produces hearing damage among military personnel. The discovery of otoacoustic emission (OAE) has given a new possibility of early diagnosis of noise induced hearing loss. The transiently evoked(More)