Effects of severe bothersome tinnitus on cognitive function measured with standardized tests

Katherine J. Pierce, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jay F. Piccirillo, Keith S. Garcia, Joyce E. Nicklaus, Harold Burton

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Abstract

Neurocognitive tests compared abilities in people with bothersome tinnitus against an age-, gender-, and education-matched normative population. Participants between 18 and 60 years had subjective, unilateral or bilateral, nonpulsatile tinnitus for >6 months and a Tinnitus Handicap Inventory score of 38. Results from a first testing session showed deficits in learning, learning rates, immediate recall of heard words, and use of a serial order encoding strategy. Initial reliance on serial order encoding and, later, increased intrusion of incorrect words towards normal levels might indicate a less demanding strategy to compensate for weakness in associative memory for semantic categories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-134
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Standardized tests
  • Tinnitus

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