The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Bilateral Tinnitus due to Middle-Ear Myoclonus

Author(s): Avishay Golz, Milo Fradis, Aviram Netzer, Gerd J. Ridder, S. Thomas Westerman, and Henry Z. Joachimsl

Tinnitus is a common otological symptom. Usually it is subjective (perceived only by the patient); very rarely is it objective (heard by both the patient and the examiner). Objective tinnitus due to middle-ear myoclonus is extremely rare, with only a few case reports published in the literature. We present three cases of objective tinnitus caused by middle-ear myoclonus. All patients were cured by tympanotomy with stapedial and tensor tympani tendon section.

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