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Bilateral objective tinnitus secondary to congenital middle-ear myoclonus

  • G D Howsam (a1), A Sharma (a1), S P Lambden (a1), J Fitzgerald (a1) and P R Prinsley (a1)...


Subjective tinnitus (heard only by the patient) is a common otological complaint. Objective tinnitus (heard by the examiner as well as the patient) is extremely rare. There are only a few cases of objective tinnitus, secondary to middle-ear myoclonus, described in the literature.

We present the case of a child with bilateral, congenital, objective tinnitus, secondary to middle-ear myoclonus, with otherwise normal hearing thresholds (250Hz-8kHz), and with no evidence of intra-cerebral or systemic disorders. No similar case has been reported in the world literature.


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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-laryngology-and-otology
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