Associate Editor


Massimo Ralli, MD, PhD

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Biography

EDUCATION


• Dr. Ralli is an otolaryngologist working with a research position at the Sapienza University of Rome. Holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome.
• Postgraduate specialization on hearing implantable devices at the Sapienza University in 2015, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Hearing and Deafness, State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY, USA (between 2008 and 2014). Dr. Ralli is currently a reviewer for the following international ENT journals: Annals of Clinical Otolaryngology, Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders and Acta Otorhinolaringologica Italica.

Research Interest

Main areas of interest include audiology, hearing loss, tinnitus, inner ear disorders, vestibular disorders.

Scientific Activities

• Winner of the Politzer Prize for Scientific Research in Otolaryngology in 2009 in London, UK
• Member of the following national and international organizations: Italian Society of Otolaryngology, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Italian Academy of Rhinology
• Secretary of the President of the Italian Collegium of Full Professors in Otolaryngology and Audiology

Publications

1. Passali GC, Ralli M, Calo L, Galli J, Paludetti G. How relevant is the impairment of smell for the quality of life in allergic rhinitis? Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008; 8(3): 238-242. doi: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e3282ffd6bb
2. Ralli M, Lobarinas E, Stolzberg D, Paludetti G, Salvi R. The monitoring role of otoacoustic emissions and oxidative stress markers in the protective effects of Assessment of salicylate and noise-induced tinnitus in rats using a novel Behavioral paradigm International Symposium in Audiological Medicine for the International Association of Physicians in Audiology; Ferrara; 2008
3. Fetoni AR, Ralli M, Sergi B, Parrilla C, Paludetti G, Troiani D. Protective properties of antioxidant drugs in noise-induced hearing loss in the guinea pig. Audiological Medicine. 2008; 6(4): 271-277. doi: 10.1080/16513860802510589
4. Fetoni AR, Ralli M, Troiani D, Paludetti G. Protection against noise-induced hearing loss by the administration of ferulic acid in the guinea pig. Inner Ear Biology; Ferrara; 2008.
5. Ralli M, Lobarinas E, Paludetti G, Salvi R. Development and time course of unilateral tinnitus in rats using short duration noise exposure Inner Ear Biology; Ferrara; 2008
6. Parrilla C, Marchese MR, Ralli M, Galli J. La stapedotomia laser: una tecnica sicura? 37° incontro di aggiornamento Gruppo Romano Laziale di Otorinolaringoiatria; Roma; 2008.
7. Ralli M, Fetoni AR, Paludetti G, Troiani D. Protective effects of ferulic acid against noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the animal model Society for Neuroscience International Meeting; Washington USA; 2008.
8. Fetoni AR, Picciotti P, Ralli M, Paludetti G, Troiani D. Effects of noise on the vestibular labyrinth: functional and immunohistochemical analyses in the experimental model. International Symposium in Audiological Medicine for the International Association of Physicians in Audiology; Ferrara; 2008.
9. Ralli M, Fetoni AR, Eramo SLM, Troiani D, Paludetti G. Properties of ferulic acid against noise induced hearing loss: an animal study Società Italiana di Otorinolaringoiatria e Chirurgia Cervico Facciale; Rimini; 2009.
10. Ralli M, Fetoni AR, Lobarinas E, Eramo SLM, Salvi R, Paludetti G. Studio dell’acufene indotto da salicilato e trauma acustico nell’animale utilizzando un nuovo modello sperimentale Società Italiana di Otorinolaringoiatria e Chirurgia Cervico Facciale; Rimini; 2009.
11. Ralli M, Lobarinas E, Fetoni AR, Stolzberg D, Paludetti G, Salvi R. Salicylate and noise induced tinnitus findings in rats using the acoustic startle reflex Association for Research in Otolaryngology; Baltimore USA; 2009.
12. Ralli M, Fetoni AR, Piacentini R, Troiani D, Paludetti G. Protection against noise induced hearing loss by the administration of Ferulic Acid in the guinea pig. Association for Research in Otolaryngology; Baltimore USA; 2009.
13. Ralli M, Lobarinas E, Fetoni AR, Paludetti G, Salvi R. Comparison of salicylate, quinine and noise-induced tinnitus development and time course in rats and evaluation of audiological correlates Politzer Society International Meeting; London; 2009.
14. Ralli M, Fetoni AR, Lobarinas E, Eramo SLM, Stolzberg D, Salvi R, Paludetti G, Troiani D. Salicylate and quinine induced tinnitus in rats: similarities and differences Society for Neuroscience International Meeting; Chicago USA; 2009.
15. Ralli M, Fetoni AR, Eramo SLM, Lobarinas E, Troiani D, Salvi R, Paludetti G. Comparison of salicylate and quinine-induced tinnitus development and time course in rats using the acoustic startle reflex Tinnitus Research Initiative, World Meeting; Stresa; 2009.
16. Fetoni AR, Ralli M, Sergi B, Parrilla C, Troiani D, Paludetti G. The protective effects of N-acetylcysteine on noise induced hearing loss in guinea pigs. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2009; 29(2): 70-75. Web site. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2808688/. Accessed
17. Fetoni R, Garzaro M, Ralli M, et al. The monitoring role of otoacoustic emissions and oxidative stress markers in the protective effects of antioxidant administration in noise-exposed subjects: a pilot study. Med Sci Monit. 2009; 15(11): PR1-PR8. Web site. http://www.medscimonit.com/download/index/idArt/878222. Accessed
18. Chen GD, Kermany MH, D’Elia A, et al. Too much of a good thing: Long-term treatment with salicylate may strengthen outer hair cell function but damage auditory sensitivity. Hear Res. 2010; 265(1-2): 63-69. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2010.02.010
19. Fetoni AR, Mancuso C, Eramo SLM, et al. In vivo protective effect of ferulic acid against noise-induced hearing loss in the guinea-pig. Neuroscience. 2010; 169(4): 1575-1588. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.06.022
20. Ralli M, Lobarinas E, Fetoni AR, Stolzberg D, Paludetti G, Salvi R. Comparison of salicylate and quinine induced tinnitus in rats; development, time course and evaluation of audiological correlates. Otol Neurotol. 2010; 31(5): 823-831. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e3181de4662 21
21. Chen GD, Kermany M, D’Elia A, et al. Too Much of a Good Thing: Long-Term Treatment with Salicylate May Strengthen Outer Hair Cell Function But Damage Auditory Sensitivity Henderson Association for Research in Otolaryngology; Anaheim, CA USA; 2010.
22. Paludetti G, Fetoni AR, Eramo S, Ralli M, Troiani D. Ferulic Acid therapeutic window against Noise induced hearing loss in the guinea pig Collegium Otorhinolaryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum Meeting, Budapest; 2010.
23. Fetoni AR, Eramo S, Ralli M, Troiani D, Paludetti G. Preventive use of coQ10 and coenzyme Q10 related compounds in the model of noise induced hearing loss International Symposium in Audiological Medicine for the International Association of Physicians in Audiology 2010; Krakow - Poland.
24. Ralli M, Lobarinas E, Chen GD, Fetoni AR, Troiani D, Paludetti G. The effect of the NMDA channel blocker memantine on salicylate-induced tinnitus Fifth International TRI Tinnitus Conference: The Neuroscience of Tinnitus; Buffalo, NY – USA; 2011.
25. Ralli M, Lobarinas E, Chen GD, Fetoni AR, Troiani D, G Paludetti, R Salvi. Modulation of salycilate induced tinnitus by the NMDA antagonist memantine Association for Research in Otolaryngology; Baltimore, MD USA; 2011.
26. Ralli M, Salvi R, Paciello F, Troiani D, Paludetti G, Fetoni AR. The effect of the NMDA channel blocker memantine on salicylate-induced tinnitus in rats. Inner Ear Biology, Alcalà de Hernanes, Spain; 2013.
Ralli M. New perspectives on music and telephone (re)habilitation in cochlear implant users Around the labyrinth: 2nd International Symposium, Perugia; 2013.
28. M Ralli. Assistenza Integrata Ospedale e Territorio LUISS Business School, 2013.
29. Ralli M, Troiani D, Paciello F, Eramo SLM, Salvi R, Paludetti G, Fetoni AR. The effect of the NMDA channel blocker memantine on salicylate-induced tinnitus in rats. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2014; 34(3): 198-204. Web site. http://www.actaitalica.it/issues/2014/3-2014/07-ralli-abstract.html. Accessed
30. Sheppard, Hayes S, Chen GD, Ralli M, Salvi R. Review of Salicylate-Induced Hearing Loss, Neurotoxicity, Tinnitus, and Neuropathophysiology. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2014; 34(2): 79-93. Web site. http://www.actaitalica.it/issues/2014/2-2014/01-ralli-abstract.html. Accessed
31. Ralli M, Eramo S, Paciello F, Fetoni AR, Troiani D, Paludetti G. The protective effects of Curcumin in cisplatin-induced ototoxicity: a functional and morphological experimental study 29th Politzer Society Meeting, Antalya; 2014.
32. Ralli M, Hayes SH, Chen GD, Salvi R, Sheppard A. Gli effetti del salicilato sulla funzione uditiva: neurotossicità ed acufene Otoneurologia. 2015; 47: 7-18 Web site. http://www.massimoralli.it/allegati/61/Impaginato%20articolo%20Ralli.pdf. Accessed
33. Ralli M. Attualità e prospettive in audiologia: dal laboratorio alla clinica First Winter Course Appennino Centro Meridionale ORL, Roccaraso; 2015.
34. Cianfrone G, Altissimi G, Mazzei F, Ralli M, Salviati M, Testugini V. Strategia diagnostico-terapeutica negli acufeni 41° Congresso Conventus Societas ORL Latina, Torino; 2016.
35. Ralli M. Gli acufeni somatosensoriali: inquadramento clinico e diagnostic 53° Gruppo Romano Laziale di Otorinolaringoiatria, 2016.
36. Ralli M. Attualità e prospettive negli acufeni Second Winter Course Appennino Centro Meridionale ORL, Roccaraso 2016.
37. Ralli G, Milella C, Ralli M. Book Chapter: Test vestibolo-spinali bedside Quaderno Monografico AOOI: Diagnosi bedside della vertigine acuta, 2016.
38. Ralli G, Milella C, Ralli M, Fusconi M, La Torre G. Quality of life measure for patients with chronic suppurative otitis media: Italian adaptation of chronic ear survey. Acta Otolaryngologica Italica. 2016.
39. Ralli M, Altissimi G, Turchetta R, Cianfrone G. Somatic modulation of tinnitus: A review and some open questions. Otolaryngol Open J. 2016; 2(4): 111-114. doi: 10.17140/OTLOJ-2-125
40. Ralli M, Turchetta R, Cianfrone G. Hearing disorders in Turner’s syndrome. Otolaryngol Open J. 2016; 2(4): 115-119. doi: 10.17140/OTLOJ-2-126