Explore the latest in otology, including recent advances in the procedural management of otitis, cholesteastoma, and hearing loss.
A woman in her 30s with a 1-year history of left ear fullness presented with left-sided hearing that improved temporarily with autoinsufflation. What is your diagnosis?
This case report describes a woman in her 40s who presented with spontaneous intracranial hypotension associated with cerebrospinal fluid leakage.
This cohort study evaluates the association between image-based place-pitch mapping using flat-panel computed tomography with speech and pitch perception in individuals with cochlear implants.
This retrospective, propensity-matched cohort study assesses the association between hearing loss and medical comorbidities.
This narrative review describes the various aspects of common cavity deformity and examines cochlear implant, the first-line option for achieving hearing function in patients with common cavity deformity.
This cohort study assesses whether untreated hearing loss is associated with increased health care costs and utilization.
This cohort study describes the rates of major surgical site infection for patients undergoing cochlear implantation who receive prolonged antibiotic treatment compared with those who receive a single perioperative dose of antibiotic prophylaxis.
This randomized noninferiority clinical trial compares the effectiveness of guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy vs face-to-face clinical care among patients receiving medical treatment for tinnitus.
This Medical Letter review summarizes clinical studies, adverse effects, dosage, and administration for a 6% otic suspension formulation of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin (Otiprio), approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2018 for single-dose treatment of acute otitis externa.
This cohort study investigates the link between age-related hearing impairment and cognitive decline and explores untreated hearing loss and social isolation as potential explanations in a cohort of individuals 50 years or older from the United Kingdom.
This case series study assesses a statistical prediction algorithm with the aim of efficiently diagnosing and treating patients with dizziness.
This narrative review argues that white noise exposure therapy for tinnitus induces maladaptive neuroplastic changes in the brain and discusses alternative therapeutics that drive positive, adaptive plastic changes.
This systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 studies evaluates the benefit of the addition of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
This case series assessed individual test-retest reliability of the 2-alternative forced-choice and tinnitus likeness rating approaches in patients undergoing evaluation for tinnitus.
This Surgical Pearl describes a technique for performing an incisionless otoplasty to reduce ear prominence.
This pilot study investigates the ototoxic effects of dornase alfa in a chinchilla model and its efficacy vs ofloxacin in a randomized clinical trial of children with clogged tympanostomy tubes.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen vs inhaled nitrogen and oxygen can reduce bothersome tinnitus among adults with subjective, idiopathic, nonpulsatile tinnitus of 6 months’ duration or longer.
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