Occurance of Dizziness in patients with Tinnitus Complaint
Volume 2 - Issue 1
Amanda Câmara Miranda1, Thaís Mendonça Maia Wanderley Cruz de Freitas2, Emanuelle Sintya Santos Santana
do Nascimento3, Claúdia Carneiro da Silva1, Karla Cybelle Bezerra Cavalcanti Alcoforado4, Karlin Fabianne
Klagenberg5 and Marine Raquel Diniz da Rosa6
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- 1Master student in Cognitive Neuroscience and Behaviour Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
- 2Master student in Speech Therapy, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
- 3Master in Model and Decisions, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
- 4Lecturer in Centro Universitário de João Pessoa, Brazil
- 5Doctor in Communication Disorders through the Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Brazil
- 6Adjunct Lecturer of the Speech therapy course of the Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Marine Raquel Diniz da Rosa, Adjunct Lecturer of the Speech therapy course of the Universidade Federal da
Received:April 05, 2019; Published: April 18, 2019
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Introduction: Dizziness is a regular complaint, often accompanied by other symptoms, especially tinnitus. Tinnitus is one of
the three major otoneurological manifestations, alongside neurosensorial hearing loss and dizziness, being it, most of the times, the
main complaint among patients. The relationship between the vestibular and cochlear system it’s rather known, many pathologies
can originate from one of both systems.
Objective: Investigate the correlation between the symptoms of tinnitus and dizziness, analyzing the level of disturbance, the
sensation of frequency (pitch) and intensity (loudness) of the tinnitus with dizziness complaint.
Methodology: A descriptive, observational and quantifying field study took place. 126 individuals with tinnitus complaint,
from both sexes, were studied. The anamnesis was performed approaching audiological symptoms, the THI questionnaire was
applied, as well as acuphenometry.
Results: 71 individuals (56,3%) referred to dizziness complaints associated with the tinnitus; women represented a larger
number (41,3%) (p=0,017). In regards of the level of disturbance of the tinnitus, most of the patients 18,3% presented a low level,
as for patients without dizziness 14,3% the quick level was present; the average Pitch is around 4.000 Hz in both groups, Loudness,
on the other hand, was of 22 dBNS for individuals with dizziness and 26 dBNS for individuals without dizziness complaints.
Conclusion: Meaningful results, regarding the relationship between tinnitus and dizziness, were not observed, therefore, it’s
necessary to investigate if the tinnitus is from vestibular origin in order to seek improvements to the dizziness and thereafter, the
Keywords: Dizziness; Tinnitus; Audiology; Speech Therapy
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