Friday, March 22, 2013

Brain Stents and Tinnitus

Tinnitus is one of the least understood diagnoses in the medical field. I see patients every day who report varying intensities and pitch qualities of the offending sounds. As an audiologist, I implement sound therapies, but treating the condition often requires a multidisciplinary approach.

Sometimes, surgeries intended to manage other conditions may also treat tinnitus.  One of my patients who suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome was told by her physician that associated surgery can often alleviate these debilitating sounds.  The provided link describes a study where patients suffering from pseudotumor cerebri received a stent which in turn helped treat tinnitus and visual difficulties.

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