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Tinitus triggered by sound

Beowulf1 beowulf1 at aol.com
Thu Jul 27 05:05:49 EST 1995

Objective tinnitus is a clinical reality and still very much in use.  It
can, and is, heard by others even at a distance.  One of the most
fascinating cases was presented around 1980-82 at the annual
otolaryngology meeting.  A young female (as I recall about 10 or 11) had a
pronounced clicking sound clearly audible to herself and others within a 3
foot area.  The cause was believed to be contractions of a muscle in or
near the opening of eustachian tube.

Pulsitile tinnitus arising from vascular problems is common and could
indicate glomous jugularis tumor.  

Anyway, objective tinnitus is a real clinical entity and one which every
audiologist must keep in mind.

JC Campbell

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