The Neuroscience of Tinnitus

Hardcover | July 19, 2012

byJos J. Eggermont

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Tinnitus - the perception of sound in the ear, in the absence of external sound - affects around 250 million people worldwide. It occurs in adults as well as in children, in war veterans and factory workers, in classical musicians, rockstars, and disc jockeys. Consequently, a history ofrecreational, occupational, and firearm noise exposure may all be associated with an increased likelihood of acquiring tinnitus.Being a subjective phenomenon, tinnitus is difficult to measure, though, in the past decade, it has become the subject of intensive scientific research. Research in neuroscience has revealed how tinnitus is generated by the brain when hearing loss occurs, and this research has played a part inhelping us understand the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder. The Neuroscience of Tinnitus reviews our current knowledge of the neural substrates of tinnitus. It draws heavily on the author's own extensive work in this field, and is divided into two parts, the first focusing on human models, the second on animal models. The book describes the search for theneural mechanisms that underlie the amplification process resulting in tinnitus, and ways to manage its maladaptive side effects. Based on over 1000 references and the author's own experience, both of tinnitus and the research into its mechanisms, this book is the most comprehensive single-authorbook on the market. It is a valuable reference source for auditory neuroscientists, and also to those in the fields of audiology, psychology, neurology, and otolaryngology.

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Tinnitus - the perception of sound in the ear, in the absence of external sound - affects around 250 million people worldwide. It occurs in adults as well as in children, in war veterans and factory workers, in classical musicians, rockstars, and disc jockeys. Consequently, a history ofrecreational, occupational, and firearm noise expo...

Jos Eggermont received his M.Sc. in Experimental Physics (1967) and a Ph.D. in Physics (1972, cum laude) from the University of Leyden, The Netherlands. From 1972-1978 he was a Research Associate, ENT Department, Leyden University Hospital, interrupted for a sabbatical leave at the Ear Research Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:July 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. What is tinnitus?2. Epidemiology and Etiology3. Listening to tinnitus4. Objective tinnitus measurements5. Do animals have tinnitus?6. The salicylate model of tinnitus7. The sensorineural hearing loss model of tinnitus.8. The somatic tinnitus model9. The neural synchrony model of tinnitus10. Tinnitus and aging11. Hyperactivity and hypersynchrony in neural networks as substrates for tinnitus?12. Management of tinnitus13. Future directions14. References

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Review from other book by this author: "This book is an abundance of useful and intriguing information." --Doody's Notes