1.Historical Reflections on Current Issues in Tinnitus.- 2. Behavioral Tests for Tinnitus in Animals.- 3.Molecular Mechanism of Tinnitus.- 4.The Cochlea and the Auditory Nerve as a Primary Source of Tinnitus.- 5.Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus: Somatosensory-Auditory Interactions in Tinnitus.- 6.The Inferior Colliculus: Involvement in Hyperactivity and Tinnitus.- 7.Cortex: Way Station or Locus of the Tinnitus Percept?.- 8.Human Brain Imaging of Tinnitus.- 9. The Psychophysics of Tinnitus.- 10. Stimulating the Auditory System to Treat Tinnitus: From Alleviating the Symptoms to Addressing the Causes.- 11.Treatment: Pharmacological, Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Epidural Stimulation, and Deep Brain Stimulation
Tinnitus is a prevalent hearing disease, affecting 15% of the population, particularly hearing impaired, veterans and even young people who grow up with mp3 players and iPods. The mechanisms underlying tinnitus remain controversial. At present there is no cure for tinnitus, and treatment options are limited.
Different from previous tinnitus books, including A. R. Moller's book [in press at Springer], which typically have a strong clinical flavor, the present volume focuses on neural mechanisms of tinnitus and its behavioral consequences. The proposed book starts with a general summary of the field and a short introduction on the selection and content of the remaining chapters. Chapter 2 overviews tinnitus prevalence and etiologies to set the tone for significance and complexity of this neurological disorder spectrum. Chapters 3-8 cover neuroscience of tinnitus in animal models from molecular mechanisms to cortical manifestation. Chapters 9-12 cover human brain responses to tinnitus and it clinical management.
Focuses on neural mechanisms of tinnitus and its behavioral consequences Covers research and potential therapies in humans Discusses animal research that has led to increases in our understanding of the disease and its underlying mechanisms