Hearing Disorders

  • R. Gaini
  • T. Zurlo
  • E. Brenna


To put it plainly, the medical treatment of perceptive deafness (i. e. sudden deafness) and tinnitus has been a disappointment thus far, especially with regard to chronic forms. Neurophysiological studies carried out on the cochlea in animals and confirmed by observations in humans prove that degenerative occurrences are largely ascribable to ischaemic damage with the complicity of a precarious arterial distributive system of the labyrinth that will not allow effective compensation.


Tympanic Membrane Inferior Colliculus Eustachian Tube Basilar Membrane Otitis Externa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Gaini
    • 1
  • T. Zurlo
    • 1
  • E. Brenna
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica IIUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Servizio di OtorinolaringoiatriaHospital L. SaccoMilanItaly

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