acquired centralized tinnitus
(ACT)
   A term used to denote a type of *tinnitus (i.e. 'ringing in the ears') that is not congenital and for the mediation of which peripheral and central mechanisms are held responsible. ACT is conceptualized as a condition that is mediated and sustained by central neural networks, even though it may originally have been triggered by a peripheral condition such as an ear lesion.
   References
   Henry, J.A., Dennis, K.C., Schechter, M.A. (2005). General review of tinnitus: Prevalence, mechanisms, effects, and management. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48, 1204-1235.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • tinnitus —    Also known as tinnitus aurium and syrigmus. The term tinnitus comes from the Latin verb tinnire, which means to ring. The person credited with its introduction is the Roman natural philosopher Gaius Plinius Secundus, better known as Pliny the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • ACT —    see acquired centralized tinnitus …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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