No cochlear dead regions detected in non-pulsatile tinnitus patients: an assessment with the threshold equalizing noise (sound pressure level) test.

@article{Gilles2013NoCD,
  title={No cochlear dead regions detected in non-pulsatile tinnitus patients: an assessment with the threshold equalizing noise (sound pressure level) test.},
  author={Annick Gilles and Dirk de Ridder and Paul Van de Heyning},
  journal={Noise & health},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 63},
  pages={129-33}
}
One of the hypotheses on the etiology of non-pulsatile tinnitus in normal or hearing impaired patients is the existence of sharp edged cochlear dead regions (DR) flanking normal functioning hair cells. The lack of inhibition of DR on the neighboring neurons may lead to hyperactivity. Currently the Threshold Equalizing Noise test (TEN test) is the reference… CONTINUE READING