Special Issue "Novel Treatments and Diagnosis for Chronic Tinnitus"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Otolaryngology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 2005

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jose A. Lopez-Escamez
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Guest Editor
Otology & Neurotology Group CTS495, Department of Genomic Medicine, GENYO—Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research—Pfizer/University of Granada/Junta de Andalucía, PTS, 18016 Granada, Spain
Interests: hearing loss; tinnitus; vertigo; Meniere disease; vestibular migraine; vestibular disorders; genomics; exome sequencing; sensorineural hearing loss; genetics of vestibular disorders
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on "Novel Treatments and Diagnosis for Chronic Tinnitus".

Tinnitus is the perception of a phantom sound, including the patient’s reaction to it. It can occur at all ages, as well as in various frequencies and intensity and duration scales, whereas the annoyance experienced by the patients varies from totally absent to tinnitus-related suicidal tendency. To date, there is no standard treatment that reliably cures tinnitus. Among the most important reasons is the large variety among tinnitus patients, their temporal variation of symptoms and the heterogeneous responses to clinical interventions. Hearing loss seems to be one of the largest risk factors for tinnitus, but not all patients with hearing loss develop tinnitus, and not all patients with tinnitus exhibit measurable hearing loss. In recent years, genetic risk factors as well as the impact of somatosensory disorders have been revealed. In addition to this, some rare forms of tinnitus have a clearly identifiable neuroanatomical origin, such as arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm or acoustic neuroma.

The challenge is to improve the diagnostic procedures of tinnitus and assign the appropriate treatment or combination of treatments to the individual tinnitus patient. With this Special Issue, we want to concentrate on innovative diagnostic procedures and novel treatment strategies that aim to improve the patient journey from diagnosis to the best-suited therapeutic approach for the individual patient. In this respect, research papers on individualized treatment decisions and decision support systems are also strongly encouraged. Original research papers and systematic reviews of high quality are welcome.

Dr. Winfried Schlee
Dr. Jose A. Lopez-Escamez
Guest Editors

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  • chronic tinnitus
  • novel treatment approaches
  • novel diagnostic measures
  • big data
  • personalized medicine
  • hearing loss

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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