Somatic tinnitus: clinical and neurophysiological features


Objectives – to identify variations in the intensity of tinnitus during the certain motor maneuvers, to evaluate the clinical and neurophysiological features of modulation in patients with tinnitus.

Material and methods. Vertebro-neurological, otorhinolaryngological examinations, audiological and neurophysiological (trigeminal evoked potentials) examinations were carried out in 100 patients with complaints of tinnitus.

Results. In 55% of patients the change in the intensity of tinnitus during various motor maneuvers was registered. The examination of these patients revealed a tendency towards the expression of myofascial disorders, a high burden with ear noise, the low values of compliance according to tympanometry, and the lengthening of the latent periods of peak trigeminal evoked potentials. 

Conclusion. The results obtained may indicate the participation of the somatosensory system in the pathogenesis of tinnitus.

Conflict of Interest: nothing to disclose.

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Для цитирования

Gilaeva AR, Mosikhin SB, Safiullina GI. Somatic tinnitus: clinical and neurophysiological features. Science & Innovations in Medicine. 2020;5(1): 12-15. doi: 10.35693/2500-1388-2019-4-12-15


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