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Clinical application of long-term intensity and pitch matches in fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss.

Brännström, Jonas LU and Grenner, Jan LU (2008) In International Journal of Audiology 47(7). p.412-419
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to measure changes in intensity and pitch matches to better assess disease activity in fluctuating hearing loss. Long-term suprathreshold audiometry was carried out at home on a subject with a unilateral fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss during a period when the subject demonstrated no symptoms and a period when the subject reported hearing loss, aural pressure, and tinnitus. Daily measurements of binaural intensity and pitch matches were made. Day-to-day fluctuations were clearly accentuated during the period when the subject experienced symptoms. Specifically, deviations from the reference tone were only observed for binaural pitch matches at 1 kHz during the period without symptoms; however, highly... (More)
The purpose of this study was to measure changes in intensity and pitch matches to better assess disease activity in fluctuating hearing loss. Long-term suprathreshold audiometry was carried out at home on a subject with a unilateral fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss during a period when the subject demonstrated no symptoms and a period when the subject reported hearing loss, aural pressure, and tinnitus. Daily measurements of binaural intensity and pitch matches were made. Day-to-day fluctuations were clearly accentuated during the period when the subject experienced symptoms. Specifically, deviations from the reference tone were only observed for binaural pitch matches at 1 kHz during the period without symptoms; however, highly fluctuating binaural intensity and pitch matches were observed at 0.25 kHz during the period with symptoms. These fluctuations were not observed in a normal-hearing group. The results suggest that long-term measurements of binaural intensity and pitch matches can be used to monitor disease activity in fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss. (Less)
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International Journal of Audiology
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412 - 419
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10.1080/14992020801991729
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to measure changes in intensity and pitch matches to better assess disease activity in fluctuating hearing loss. Long-term suprathreshold audiometry was carried out at home on a subject with a unilateral fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss during a period when the subject demonstrated no symptoms and a period when the subject reported hearing loss, aural pressure, and tinnitus. Daily measurements of binaural intensity and pitch matches were made. Day-to-day fluctuations were clearly accentuated during the period when the subject experienced symptoms. Specifically, deviations from the reference tone were only observed for binaural pitch matches at 1 kHz during the period without symptoms; however, highly fluctuating binaural intensity and pitch matches were observed at 0.25 kHz during the period with symptoms. These fluctuations were not observed in a normal-hearing group. The results suggest that long-term measurements of binaural intensity and pitch matches can be used to monitor disease activity in fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss.},
  author       = {Brännström, Jonas and Grenner, Jan},
  issn         = {1708-8186},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {412--419},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Audiology},
  title        = {Clinical application of long-term intensity and pitch matches in fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992020801991729},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2008},
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