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Textbook of Tinnitus

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Introduction

  • Aage R. MøllerAffiliated withSchool of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas Email author 

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Abstract

Tinnitus can affect the entire life of an individual, can prevent intellectual work, and impair the quality of life in general; in some instances, tinnitus can cause suicide. Severe tinnitus is often accompanied by hyperacusis and affective disorders such as phonophobia and depression.

Keywords

Tinnitus Objective tinnitus Subjective tinnitus Impact of tinnitus Treatment Neural ­plasticity Hyperacusis Phonophobia