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European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 249, Issue 8, pp 441–446 | Cite as

Neural mechanisms of tinnitus

  • T. Lenarz
  • C. Schreiner
  • R. L. Snyder
  • A. Ernst
Clinical Reviews

Summary

The theoretical concepts underlying the neural origin of tinnitus are outlined. Several neurophysiological models are reviewed critically and the impact of the pathological ensemble spontaneous activity of the auditory system for the diagnosis and therapy of tinnitus is described in more detail.

Key words

Central auditory pathway Tinnitus Ensemble spontaneous activity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Lenarz
    • 1
  • C. Schreiner
    • 2
  • R. L. Snyder
    • 2
  • A. Ernst
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity of TübingenTübingenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Coleman and Epstein Laboratories, Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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