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

Ginkgo biloba: Local Experiences

Author(s): Ales Hahn and Kristina Stolbova

Ginkgo biloba (BOb 761) as a phytotherapeutic agent used in otoneurology, psychiatry, and ophthalmology. We studied the efficacy of therapy with BOb 761 in 72 patients (44 male and 28 female) with chronic cochleovestibular disorders. We used pure-tone audiology, measuring pure-tone average, speech reception threshold, and speech discrimination score. Then we used craniocorpography to measure lateral body sway and angular deviation. Finally, we used nystagmography (central nystagmic frequency). Also, we assessed subjectively the variation in patients' comfort. We concluded that EOb 761 has a very good effect on both postural and oculovestibular reflexes. Also, hearing was improved, and patients ' comfort was considered to be heightened by the therapy.

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