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Association of Tinnitus and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Hints for a Shared Pathophysiology?

Tinnitus is a frequent condition with high morbidity and impairment in quality of life. The pathophysiology is still incompletely understood. Electromagnetic fields are discussed to be involved in the multi-factorial pathogenesis of tinnitus, but data proofing this relationship are very limited. Potential health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been under discussion for long. Especially, individuals claiming themselves to be electromagnetic hypersensitive suffer from a variety of unspecific symptoms, which they attribute to EMF-exposure. The aim of the study was to elucidate the relationship between EMF-exposure, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus using a case-control design.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-12-21 14:41:17
Description Tinnitus is a frequent condition with high morbidity and impairment in quality of life. The pathophysiology is still incompletely understood. Electromagnetic fields are discussed to be involved in the multi-factorial pathogenesis of tinnitus, but data proofing this relationship are very limited. Potential health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been under discussion for long. Especially, individuals claiming themselves to be electromagnetic hypersensitive suffer from a variety of unspecific symptoms, which they attribute to EMF-exposure. The aim of the study was to elucidate the relationship between EMF-exposure, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus using a case-control design.
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Source Association of Tinnitus and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
Keyword Health, Magnetic fields, Electric fields, Electromagnetic fields, Sensitivity, Electrohypersensitivity
Date Of Record Creation 2009-12-21 14:32:43
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Date Last Modified 2010-11-11 16:26:27
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-12-21 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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