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Clinical Note
Apr 2012

Objective Tinnitus From Middle Ear Myoclonus

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(4):421. doi:10.1001/archoto.2012.72

Objective tinnitus is a rare otological symptom heard by both the patient and the examiner. In this brief report, an objective tinnitus from middle ear myoclonus is presented by audible clicking on audio recording. For the first time in medical literature, to our knowledge, objective tinnitus from middle ear myoclonus can be clearly heard.

A healthy 32-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of intermittent clicking in both ears with no other otological or neurological symptoms.