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The supression of palatal (or intra-tympanic) myclonus by tinnitus masking devices: A preliminary report

  • C. A. East (a1) and J. W. P. Hazell (a1)


Twelve cases of well established palatal myoclonus with objective clicking tinnitus were treated with tinnitus masking techniques. After a few months, three patients became completely symptom free, one for five years now. A further four patients continued to get periods of relief from their clicking sounds with continuous masking, and four patients found the distracting effects of the white noise helped them. The mechanism of palatal myoclonus is discussed with reference to the part played by masking therapy in this condition.


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Royal Ear Hospital, Huntley Street, London WC1E 6AU.


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