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White-Nose Therapy May Have Adverse Brain Effects For Tinnitus

White-noise therapy for tinnitus may have long-term adverse effects on the central auditory pathway and the brain in general. For all conditions in which white noise is recommended, we hope physicians will be motivated to become familiar with, and inform their patients about, the potential side effects.

Exposure to traumatic noise can permanently elevate peripheral tone thresholds and cause central auditory dysfunction associated with tinnitus, the team notes. The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Mapping CT Scan Improves Patient Dose Monitoring

A new algorithm can automatically map CT scan locations of patients on computational human phantoms may trump manual mapping techniques for patient dose monitoring, clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, detailed in a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.