Monday, 21 March 2011

Good inside article on the sounds heard by a Cochlear Implant wearing DJ


There's a really interesting comment in there, which basically states that unless the DJ has heard the tune before, he cannot discern it now through the CI. That raises a few questions about both the resolution of the output and the temporal function of the electrodes. Previous reading has led me to understand that you cannot hope to produce fantastic resolution with a 20 point scale: I wasn't aware that the 'rise and fall' aspect was so critical though.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Ototoxicity Article

Good Article on Ototoxicity here:

.......Of all ototoxic drugs, the aminoglycosides are the most vestibulotoxic, although they vary greatly in their differential effects on the vestibular and cochlear systems.2 Kanamycin, amikacin, neomycin, and dihydrostreptomycin are preferentially cochleotoxic. Gentamicin affects both cochlear and vestibular systems......

And a Tinnitus based one here:

Personally I wasn't aware of the effects of so many diuretics which seem in common usage. The Aminoglycocides, NSAIDs and general toxicity of the metals used in Chemotherapy were well covered on our dispensing course, but not the others.

The slightly disturbing/ironic issue with some of the known Tinnitus causes is that they seem also to be used as Tinnitus inhibitors........