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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541783/cyclosporine-causes-no-hearing-defect-in-paediatric-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Belde Kasap-Demir, Derya Özmen, Günay Kırkım, Ersoy Doğan, Alper Soylu, Bülent Şerbetçioğlu, Salih Kavukçu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the ototoxicity of cyclosporine A (CsA) in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS). DESIGN: Data of paediatric patients with NS followed in paediatric nephrology department were evaluated retrospectively, and hearing functions were evaluated by pure tone audiometry (PTA) and transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). Age, gender, type of NS, duration and cumulative doses of immunosuppressives were noted. STUDY SAMPLE: The patients who had received CsA (n: 16) and immunosuppressives other than CsA (n: 13) for at least 6 months formed two patient groups and healthy cases formed a control group (n: 20)...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541763/fall-risk-screening-protocol-for-older-hearing-clinic-patients
#2
Robin E Criter, Julie A Honaker
OBJECTIVE: The primary purposes of this study were (1) to describe measures that may contrast audiology patients who fall from those who do not fall and (2) to evaluate the clinical performance of measures that could be easily used for fall risk screening in a mainstream audiology hearing clinic. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study Study sample: Thirty-six community-dwelling audiology patient participants and 27 community-dwelling non-audiology patients over 60 years of age...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537138/development-and-evaluation-of-the-british-english-coordinate-response-measure-speech-in-noise-test-as-an-occupational-hearing-assessment-tool
#3
Hannah D Semeraro, Daniel Rowan, Rachel M van Besouw, Adrian A Allsopp
OBJECTIVE: The studies described in this article outline the design and development of a British English version of the coordinate response measure (CRM) speech-in-noise (SiN) test. Our interest in the CRM is as a SiN test with high face validity for occupational auditory fitness for duty (AFFD) assessment. DESIGN: Study 1 used the method of constant stimuli to measure and adjust the psychometric functions of each target word, producing a speech corpus with equal intelligibility...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537137/adaptation-of-the-tinnitus-handicap-inventory-into-polish-and-its-testing-on-a-clinical-population-of-tinnitus-sufferers
#4
Piotr H Skarzynski, Danuta Raj-Koziak, Joanna J Rajchel, Adam Pilka, Andrzej W Wlodarczyk, Henryk Skarzynski
OBJECTIVE: To describe how the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was translated into Polish (THI-POL) and to present psychometric data on how well it performed in a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers. DESIGN: The original version of THI was adapted into Polish. The reliability of THI-POL was investigated using test-retest, Cronbach's alpha, endorsement rate and item-total correlation. Construct validity and convergent validity were also assessed based on confirmatory factor analysis, inter-item correlation and Pearson product-moment correlations using subscale A (Tinnitus) of the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (THS-POL); divergent validity was checked using subscale B (Hearing) of THS-POL...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532206/the-clinical-use-of-arthur-boothroyd-ab-word-lists-in-australia-exploring-evidence-based-practice
#5
Andrew James Myles
OBJECTIVE: Limited empirical investigation exists validating the use of Arthur Boothroyd (AB) word recognition materials within the Australian clinical context. The current research was undertaken to examine the evidence base and clinical implementation/interpretation of AB words in Australia. DESIGN: An on-line 22-question survey was e-mailed to members of the peak audiology professional body in Australia. STUDY SAMPLE: Three hundred and twelve responses were recorded between April and June 2015 from audiologists of a range of ages, working in various clinical settings...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532185/tone-perception-in-mandarin-speaking-children-with-cochlear-implants
#6
Gang Li, Sigfrid D Soli, Yun Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of implant age and duration of implantation on development of Mandarin tone perception in paediatric cochlear implant recipients. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional evaluation of tone perception, as assessed with the Mandarin Early Speech Perception test at 3, 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48 months after activation. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 143 subjects, 60 girls and 83 boys unilaterally implanted at 1-4 years of age comprised the sample...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509597/use-of-technological-aids-and-interpretation-services-among-children-and-adults-with-hearing-loss
#7
Jesper Dammeyer, Christine Lehane, Marc Marschark
OBJECTIVES: The technological development of communication aids for people with hearing loss has progressed rapidly over the last decades. Quality has improved and the number of different types of aids has increased. However, few studies have examined the prevalence of technology use and interpreting services use among people with hearing loss as they relate to demographic characteristics of this population. DESIGN: This study reports from national surveys of children and adults with hearing loss...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485679/effectiveness-of-low-cut-modified-amplification-strategy-and-channel-free-hearing-aid-in-individuals-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder
#8
Prashanth Prabhu, Animesh Barman
OBJECTIVE: The present study attempted to compare the aided benefit using low-cut modified amplification and channel-free hearing aids in individuals with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). It was also attempted to determine these effects in good and poor performers with ANSD. DESIGN: Cross-sectional within group pretest, post-test design. STUDY SAMPLE: Twenty-five individuals with acquired ANSD were selected for the study. The study sample included 11 males and 14 females between the age ranges of 17-40 years (mean age of 24...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485673/the-accuracy-and-reliability-of-an-app-based-audiometer-using-consumer-headphones-pure-tone-audiometry-in-a-normal-hearing-group
#9
Megan Corry, Michael Sanders, Grant D Searchfield
OBJECTIVE: To undertake a preliminary evaluation of the test-retest reliability, and accuracy of an iPad audiometer app using commercial earphones as a low-cost alternative to a clinical audiometer in a restricted sample of normal hearing participants. DESIGN: Twenty participants self-reporting normal hearing undertook four pure-tone audiometry tests in a single session. Two tests were performed with a 2-channel Type 1 audiometer (GSI-61) using EAR insert earphones and two tests with an iPad based app (Audiogram Mobile) using Apple earbud headphones...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485649/loudness-and-annoyance-of-disturbing-sounds-perception-by-normal-hearing-subjects
#10
Åsa Skagerstrand, Susanne Köbler, Stefan Stenfelt
OBJECTIVE: Sounds in the daily environment may cause loudness and annoyance. The present study investigated the perception of loudness and annoyance for eight different sounds present in a daily sound environment and at nine different levels varying by ±20 dB around the recorded level. The outcomes were related to tests of participants' auditory and cognitive abilities. DESIGN: The participants undertook auditory and working memory (WM) tests prior to ratings of everyday sounds previously shown to be disturbing for persons with hearing impairment (hearing aid users)...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485635/bimodal-benefits-in-mandarin-speaking-cochlear-implant-users-with-contralateral-residual-acoustic-hearing
#11
Hsin-I Yang, Fan-Gang Zeng
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to measure bimodal benefits and probe their underlying mechanisms in Mandarin-speaking cochlear implant (CI) subjects who had contralateral residual acoustic hearing. DESIGN: The subjects recognised words or phonemes from the Mandarin Lexical Neighborhood Test in noise at a 10-dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with acoustic stimulation, electric stimulation or the combined bimodal stimulation. STUDY SAMPLE: Thirteen Mandarin-speaking subjects wore a CI in one ear and had residual acoustic hearing in the contralateral ear...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471285/transient-evoked-otoacoustic-emissions-in-rock-musicians
#12
Erik Harry Høydal, Carl Christian Lein Størmer, Einar Laukli, Niels Christian Stenklev
OBJECTIVE: Our focus in this study was the assessment of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) in a large group of rock musicians. A further objective was to analyse tinnitus among rock musicians as related to TEOAEs. DESIGN: The study was a cross-sectional survey of rock musicians selected at random. A control group was included at random for comparison. STUDY SAMPLE: We recruited 111 musicians and a control group of 40 non-musicians...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449597/assessment-of-hearing-aid-algorithms-using-a-master-hearing-aid-the-influence-of-hearing-aid-experience-on-the-relationship-between-speech-recognition-and-cognitive-capacity
#13
Sebastian Rählmann, Markus Meis, Michael Schulte, Jürgen Kießling, Martin Walger, Hartmut Meister
OBJECTIVES: Model-based hearing aid development considers the assessment of speech recognition using a master hearing aid (MHA). It is known that aided speech recognition in noise is related to cognitive factors such as working memory capacity (WMC). This relationship might be mediated by hearing aid experience (HAE). The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of WMC and speech recognition with a MHA for listeners with different HAE. DESIGN: Using the MHA, unaided and aided 80% speech recognition thresholds in noise were determined...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434272/wideband-acoustic-immittance-in-children-with-down-syndrome-prediction-of-middle-ear-dysfunction-conductive-hearing-loss-and-patent-pe-tubes
#14
Lisa L Hunter, Douglas H Keefe, M Patrick Feeney, David K Brown, Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Alaaeldin M Elsayed, Julia M Amann, Vairavan Manickam, Denis Fitzpatrick, Sally R Shott
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pressurised wideband acoustic immittance (WAI) tests in children with Down syndrome (DS) and in typically developing children (TD) for prediction of conductive hearing loss (CHL) and patency of pressure equalising tubes (PETs). DESIGN: Audiologic diagnosis was determined by audiometry in combination with distortion-product otoacoustic emissions, 0.226 kHz tympanometry and otoscopy. WAI results were compared for ears within diagnostic categories (Normal, CHL and PET) and between groups (TD and DS)...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420278/audiometric-features-in-young-adults-with-turner-syndrome
#15
Åsa Bonnard, Christina Hederstierna, Rusana Bark, Malou Hultcrantz
OBJECTIVE: Hearing loss (HL) is a known problem in adults with Turner syndrome (TS). The aim of this study was to investigate audiometric features in young adults with TS and the extent of hearing aid provision. DESIGN: Patients were recruited from the Turner centre at Karolinska University Hospital. Analysis of audiograms was made in relation to hearing aid use, a Swedish normal hearing cohort and the need for hearing rehabilitation. STUDY SAMPLE: Sixty-four women with TS aged 25-38 years at the time of their audiological testing...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420277/device-optimised-chirp-stimulus-for-abr-measurements-with-an-active-middle-ear-implant
#16
Mario Cebulla, Ute Geiger, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
OBJECTIVE: Active middle ear implants are widely used to treat adults and children with sensorineural, conductive, or mixed hearing loss. Currently, there is no adequate method to determine the performance of active middle ear implant systems. DESIGN: The proposed method is based on measuring the auditory brainstem response while stimulating the hearing system via the active middle ear implant (Vibrant Soundbridge(TM), VSB; MEDEL, Austria). The acoustic stimulation was achieved via an optimised chirp stimulus (CE-Chirp), implemented in the Eclipse system (Interacoustics, Denmark)...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420270/stages-of-change-in-audiology-comparison-of-three-self-assessment-measures
#17
Elisabeth Ingo, K Jonas Brännström, Gerhard Andersson, Thomas Lunner, Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
OBJECTIVE: In a clinical setting, theories of health behaviour change could help audiologists and other hearing health care professionals understand the barriers that prevent people with hearing problems to seek audiological help. The transtheoretical (stages of change) model of health behaviour change is one of these theories. It describes a person's journey towards health behaviour change (e.g. seeking help or taking up rehabilitation) in separate stages: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and, finally, maintenance...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415901/sloping-abr-baselines-and-the-ecg-myogenic-artefact
#18
Guy Lightfoot
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possibility that a sloping baseline in an ABR recording has its origins in cardiac activity and if so, identify how it is expressed. DESIGN: The effect of ECG removal on the averaged ABR was investigated at two artefact rejection levels. STUDY SAMPLE: Ten 1-minute records of raw EEG containing ABR responses but contaminated with cardiac activity were recorded from babies under 12 weeks of age and re-averaged using two artefact rejection levels...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415897/electric-field-navigated-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-chronic-tinnitus-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#19
Hanna Sahlsten, Juuso Virtanen, Juho Joutsa, Katri Niinivirta-Joutsa, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Reijo Johansson, Janika Paavola, Tero Taiminen, Noora Sjösten, Jaakko Salonen, Anu Holm, Esa Rauhala, Satu K Jääskeläinen
OBJECTIVE: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may alleviate tinnitus. We evaluated effects of electric field (E-field) navigated rTMS targeted according to tinnitus pitch. No controlled studies have investigated anatomically accurate E-field-rTMS for tinnitus. DESIGN: Effects of E-field-rTMS were evaluated in a prospective randomised placebo-controlled 6-month follow-up study on parallel groups. Patients received 10 sessions of 1 Hz rTMS or placebo targeted to the left auditory cortex corresponding to tonotopic representation of tinnitus pitch...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415891/influence-of-two-electrode-montages-on-the-level-specific-ls-ce-chirp-auditory-brainstem-response-abr-at-multiple-intensity-levels
#20
Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain, Siti Hajra Mu'minah Noor Ibrahim, Nur Farah Aida Anuar, Siti Aisyah Abdullah, Tengku Zulaila Hasma Tengku Zam Zam, Sarah Rahmat, Muhammad Amar Mohd Ruzai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of two different electrode montages (ipsilateral: reference to mastoid and vertical: reference to nape of neck) to the ABR results recorded using a level-specific (LS)-CE-Chirp® in normally hearing subjects at multiple intensities levels. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental and repeated measure study designs were applied in this study. Two different stopping criteria were used, (1) a fixed-signal averaging 4000 sweeps and, (2) a minimum quality indicator of Fmp = 3...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
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