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Objective Tinnitus From Middle Ear Myoclonus

Pedro Costa de Araujo, MD; Julian Savage, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Cert Med Ed
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(4):421. doi:10.1001/archoto.2012.72.
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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.

Correspondence: Pedro Costa de Araujo, MD, Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, University of Sherbrooke, 580 rue Bowen S, Sherbrooke, QC J1G2E8, Canada (peu_3@hotmail.com).

Submitted for Publication: December 7, 2011; accepted January 5, 2012.

Author Contributions: Drs Costa de Araujo and Savage had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Both authors accept full responsibility for the conduct of these images and video and controlled the decision to publish. Study concept and design: Costa de Araujo. Analysis and interpretation of data: Costa de Araujo and Savage. Drafting of the manuscript: Costa de Araujo. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Costa de Araujo and Savage. Obtained funding: Costa de Araujo. Administrative, technical, and material support: Costa de Araujo and Savage. Study supervision: Savage.

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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