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Eleven patients suffering from chronic disabling tinnitus underwent an FDG-PET study (positron emission tomography with [18F]deoxyglucose). Nine tinnitus patients revealed a significantly increased metabolic activity in the left, 1 in the right primary auditory cortex (PAC, Brodmann area 41). These results were statistically significant when compared to 14(More)
Ototoxicity of salicylate is accompanied by a temporary hearing loss and tinnitus and has therefore been used to study tinnitus in animal models. Salicylate induced elevated central auditory activity has been interpreted as a correlate of tinnitus. Whether this elevated activity in the central auditory system is due to an increased activity in the auditory(More)
The suppression tuning properties of the 2 f1-f2 distortion-product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) were measured in 16 ears of normally hearing human subjects. DPOAE were elicited by fixed, low-level primary tones in four frequency regions with the second primary tone frequency f2 at 1, 2, 4, and 6 kHz. For various suppressor frequencies, suppression of the(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this in-vitro-study was to assess the remineralization potential of a tooth cleaning tablet with different fluoride content. METHODS Twenty three caries free impacted third molars were examined, enamel surfaces were wax coated leaving two 3 x 4 mm windows for exposure to demineralization/remineralization cycles. The teeth were randomly(More)
Distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) growth functions reflect the active nonlinear cochlear sound processing when using a primary-tone setting which accounts for the different compressions of the two primaries at the DPOAE generation site and hence provide a measure for objectively assessing cochlear sensitivity and compression. DPOAE thresholds(More)
The subcellular distribution of the Ca(2+)-release channel/ryanodine receptor in adult rat papillary myofibers has been determined by immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopical studies using affinity purified antibodies against the ryanodine receptor. The receptor is confined to the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) where it is localized to interior and(More)
Speech coding might have an impact on music perception of cochlear implant users. This questionnaire study compares the musical activities and perception of postlingually deafened cochlear implant users with three different coding strategies (CIS, ACE, SPEAK) using the Munich Music Questionnaire. Overall, the self-reported perception of music of CIS, SPEAK,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in bone conduction thresholds before, during and after total stapedectomy. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. METHODS In 27 ears of 26 patients undergoing stapedectomy under local anesthesia, bone conduction was measured before surgery, during surgery under open oval window conditions, and(More)
BACKGROUND In subjects with remaining low frequency hearing, combined electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) of the auditory system is a new therapeutic perspective. Intracochlear introduction of a cochlear implant electrode, however, may alter the biomechanical properties of the inner ear and thus affect perception of acoustic stimuli. STUDY DESIGN Based on(More)
A study was conducted to compare the new MED-EL TEMPO+ ear-level speech processor with the CIS PRO+ body-worn processor in the COMBI 40/COMBI 40+ implant system. Speech tests were performed in 46 experienced subjects in two test sessions approximately 4 weeks apart. Subjects were switched over from the CIS PRO+ to the TEMPO+ in the first session and used(More)