musical tinnitus

musical tinnitus
   A term used to denote a type of * tinnitus (i.e. 'ringing in the ears') characterized by songs, tunes, melodies, harmonics, rhythms, and/or timbres. Phenomenologically, musical tinnitus is indistinguishable from the *musical hallucination. However, it tends to co-occur with - or develop out of - other types of tinnitus. It is not unthinkable that the pathophysiological substratum of musical tinnitus and musical hallucinations is similar or even identical.
   Vernon, J.A., Sanders, B.T. (2001). Tinnitus. Questions and answers. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

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