objective tinnitus

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objective tinnitus

a noise produced in the ear that can be heard by another person, particularly someone using a stethoscope. See also tinnitus.


a noise in the ears, as ringing, buzzing or roaring.

objective tinnitus
one heard by others than the patient; reported in dogs and horses.
subjective tinnitus
one heard only by the patient; difficult to determine in animals.
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Objective tinnitus resulting from internal carotid artery stenosis.
The causes of both subjective and objective tinnitus are detailed in TABLE 1.
The former may occur as a result of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, vascular bruits, swallowing, and other sources of physiologic sounds that are heard by affected individuals; objective tinnitus can be heard by others and measured.

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