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Chapter 18. Tinnitus

Which of the following is true with regard to tinnitus matching?

A. Tinnitus frequency is correlated with patients’ aggravation with symptoms.

B. Tinnitus intensity is correlated with patients’ aggravation with symptoms.

C. Tinnitus frequency is correlated with likelihood of resolution.

D. Tinnitus intensity is correlated with likelihood of resolution.

E. None of the above.

A 40-year-old man presents with 4-month history of bilateral tinnitus. He is curious about the prognosis. You tell him approximate ____ of patients will either have resolution or improvement in symptoms.

A. 75%

B. 50%

C. 25%

D. <1%

Which of the following best describes tinnitus retraining therapy?

A. Continuous sound stimulus to eliminate perception of tinnitus

B. Use of an amplification device to amplify previous hearing loss frequencies

C. Broadband sound exposure for portions of the day to habituate patient to tinnitus

D. Use of various physiological triggers to help focus attention away from tinnitus

Which of the following is not a potential cause of objective pulsatile tinnitus?

A. Dural AV fistula

B. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

C. Carotid dissection

D. Persistent stapedial artery

What is the primary treatment for stapedius muscle spasm?

A. Surgical sectioning

B. Beta-blockers

C. Botox

D. Muscle relaxants

A patient presents with persistent rapid clicking in the right ear. On examination you also notice palatal spasm. The next appropriate action would be to

A. Botox

B. CT-scan temporal bone with contrast

C. MRI head with and without contrast

D. Muscle relaxants

E. Lyme disease titers

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