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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216778/costs-and-effectiveness-of-hearing-conservation-programs-at-14%C3%A2-us-metal-manufacturing-facilities
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Stephanie K Sayler, Peter M Rabinowitz, Linda F Cantley, Deron Galusha, Richard L Neitzel
OBJECTIVE: This study characterised overall and specific costs associated with hearing conservation programmes (HCPs) at US metal manufacturing sites, and examined the association between these costs and several noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) outcomes. DESIGN: We interviewed personnel and reviewed records at participating facilities. We also measured noise for comparison to the ten-year average of measurements made by each facility. NIHL outcomes assessed included rates of standard threshold shifts (STS) and high-frequency hearing loss, as well as prevalence of hearing impairment, for each participating facility...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192525/caring-for-musicians-ears-insights-from-audiologists-and-manufacturers-reveal-need-for-evidence-based-guidelines
#2
Siobhan McGinnity, Elizabeth Francis Beach, Johannes Mulder, Robert Cowan
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated clinical care delivered to musicians in Australia by audiologists and manufacturers of musicians' hearing protectors (MHP). DESIGN: Audiologists with experience treating musicians were invited to complete a survey on their service delivery. A second survey was administered to manufacturers of MHPs. STUDY SAMPLE: Four manufacturers of MHP and 31 audiologists completed the surveys. Post hoc analyses were performed comparing the responses of audiologists with more versus less clinical experience; and those with and without musical training...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192519/defining-interdisciplinary-competencies-for-audiological-rehabilitation-findings-from-a-modified-delphi-study
#3
Lina Xue, Gaëlle Le Bot, Wim Van Petegem, Astrid van Wieringen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to derive a consensus on an interdisciplinary competency framework regarding a holistic approach for audiological rehabilitation (AR), which includes disciplines from medicine, engineering, social sciences and humanities. DESIGN: We employed a modified Delphi method. In the first round survey, experts were asked to rate an initial list of 28 generic interdisciplinary competencies and to propose specific knowledge areas for AR...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188740/the-effect-of-tinnitus-specific-intracochlear-stimulation-on-speech-perception-in-patients-with-unilateral-or-asymmetric-hearing-loss-accompanied-with-tinnitus-and-the-effect-of-formal-auditory-training
#4
Remo A G J Arts, Erwin L J George, Miranda A M L Janssen, Andreas Griessner, Clemens Zierhofer, Robert J Stokroos
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies show that intracochlear electrical stimulation independent of environmental sounds appears to suppress tinnitus, even long-term. In order to assess the viability of this potential treatment option it is essential to study the effects of this tinnitus specific electrical stimulation on speech perception. DESIGN: A randomised, prospective crossover design. STUDY SAMPLE: Ten patients with unilateral or asymmetric hearing loss and severe tinnitus complaints...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188734/psychiatric-axis-i-and-personality-axis-ii-disorders-and-subjective-psychiatric-symptoms-in-chronic-tinnitus
#5
Hanna Sahlsten, Tero Taiminen, Max Karukivi, Noora Sjösten, Johanna Nikkilä, Juuso Virtanen, Janika Paavola, Juho Joutsa, Katri Niinivirta-Joutsa, Mari Takala, Anu Holm, Esa Rauhala, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Reijo Johansson, Satu K Jääskeläinen
OBJECTIVE: Chronic tinnitus has been associated with several psychiatric disorders. Only few studies have investigated these disorders using validated diagnostic interviews. The aims were to diagnose psychiatric and personality disorders with structured interviews, to assess self-rated psychiatric symptoms and elucidate temporal relations between psychiatric disorders and tinnitus. DESIGN: Current and lifetime DSM-IV diagnoses of axis-I (psychiatric disorders) and axis-II (personality disorders) were assessed using structured clinical interviews (SCID-I and -II)...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187010/audiology-answers-for-otolaryngologists
#6
Mary Hudson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187006/double-tinnitus-in-a-single-ear
#7
Olaf Zagólski, Paweł Stręk
OBJECTIVE: To search for distinctive clinical features of patients with double tinnitus in a single ear. Design retrospective: Study sample: Six hundred and fourteen tinnitus patients were interviewed using a detailed questionnaire. They underwent thorough audiological evaluation. Records of seven patients reporting double tinnitus in 10 ears were identified and analysed. There were three women and four men in the group (mean age 40, range 29-49 years). RESULTS: All but two individuals declared sudden onset of the complaints...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172790/detection-and-reaction-thresholds-for-reverse-alarms-in-noise-with-and-without-passive-hearing-protection
#8
Chantal Laroche, Christian Giguère, Véronique Vaillancourt, Karine Roy, Louis-Philippe Pageot, Hugues Nélisse, Nicolas Ellaham, Flora Nassrallah
OBJECTIVE: To measure masked detection and reaction thresholds for two reverse alarms (tonal and broadband) and compare results to available standards and psychoacoustic criteria for setting alarm levels. DESIGN: Alarm detection and reaction thresholds were adaptively measured in 80-dBA background noises without hearing protection (Experiment 1), and with a passive earmuff-style hearing protection device (HPD) (Experiment 2). STUDY SAMPLE: Twenty-four young adults with normal hearing in each experimental group...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172895/optimal-gain-control-step-sizes-for-bimodal-stimulation
#9
Dimitar Spirrov, Bas van Dijk, Tom Francart
OBJECTIVE: Cochlear implants (CI) and hearing aids (HA) have a gain control that allows the bimodal user to change the loudness. Due to differences in dynamic range between CI and HA, an equal change of the gains of the two devices results in different changes in loudness. The objective was to relate and individualise the step sizes of the loudness controls to obtain a similar perceptual effect in the two ears. DESIGN: We used loudness models parametrised for individual users to find a relation between the controls of the CI and the HA such that each step resulted in an equal change in loudness...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172846/use-of-beta-blockers-is-associated-with-hearing-loss
#10
Bandar Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Dileep Kumar Rohra, Gheid Ali Ibrahim Abuharb, Hala Abdulrahman Alkofide, Nadiah Salem AlRuwaili, Mohamed M Shoukri, Peter M B Cahusac
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to investigate the hypothesis that patients using β-blockers will develop hearing loss. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 125 patients completed the study. A total of 63 patients were on β-blockers and 62 were not on β-blockers. RESULTS: Carvedilol was significantly associated with hearing loss. Other beta-blockers including metoprolol and atenolol showed no association with hearing loss...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172785/examining-the-noisy-life-of-the-college-musician-weeklong-noise-dosimetry-of-music-and-non-music-activities
#11
Jennifer B Tufts, Erika Skoe
OBJECTIVE: To examine the contribution of all daily activities, including non-music activities, to the overall noise exposure of college student musicians, and to compare their "noise lives" with those of non-musician college students. DESIGN: Continuous week-long dosimetry measurements were collected on student musicians and non-musicians. During the measurement period, participants recorded their daily activities in journals. STUDY SAMPLE: 22 musicians and 40 non-musicians, all students (aged 18-24 years) at the University of Connecticut...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171318/corrigendum
#12
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November 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161914/a-good-practice-guide-for-translating-and-adapting-hearing-related-questionnaires-for-different-languages-and-cultures
#13
Deborah A Hall, Silvia Zaragoza Domingo, Leila Z Hamdache, Vinaya Manchaiah, Spoorthi Thammaiah, Chris Evans, Lena L N Wong
OBJECTIVES: To raise awareness and propose a good practice guide for translating and adapting any hearing-related questionnaire to be used for comparisons across populations divided by language or culture, and to encourage investigators to publish detailed steps. DESIGN: From a synthesis of existing guidelines, we propose important considerations for getting started, followed by six early steps: (1) Preparation, (2, 3) Translation steps, (4) Committee Review, (5) Field testing and (6) Reviewing and finalising the translation...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157038/applying-u-s-national-guidelines-for-ototoxicity-monitoring-in-adult-patients-perspectives-on-patient-populations-service-gaps-barriers-and-solutions
#14
Dawn Konrad-Martin, Gayla L Poling, Angela C Garinis, Candice E Ortiz, Jennifer Hopper, Keri O'Connell Bennett, Marilyn F Dille
OBJECTIVES: To promote establishment of effective ototoxicity monitoring programs (OMPs), this report reviews the U.S. national audiology guidelines in relation to "real world" OMP application. Background is provided on the mechanisms, risks and clinical presentation of hearing loss associated with major classes of ototoxic medications. DESIGN: This is a non-systematic review using PubMed, national and international agency websites, personal communications between ototoxicity experts, and results of unpublished research...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132260/the-psychological-and-social-consequences-of-single-sided-deafness-in-adulthood
#15
Laura Lucas, Roulla Katiri, Pádraig Thomas Kitterick
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the subjective psychological and social effects of highly asymmetric hearing loss (single-sided deafness [SSD]) in adults. DESIGN: Three group interviews were conducted using the critical incident technique and analysed using an inductive thematic analysis. STUDY SAMPLE: Eight adults with a clinical diagnosis of a moderately severe hearing loss or greater in one ear and normal or near-normal hearing in the other ear...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081257/assessing-hearing-loss-self-management-in-older-adults
#16
Elizabeth Convery, Carly Meyer, Gitte Keidser, Louise Hickson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the capacity of a self-management assessment tool to identify unmet hearing health care (HHC) needs; to determine whether such an assessment yields novel and clinically useful information. DESIGN: Hearing loss self-management (HLSM) was assessed with the Partners in Health scale and the Cue and Response interview from the Flinders Chronic Condition Management Program™. The results of the scale and the interview were compared to determine the extent to which they each contributed to the assessment of HLSM...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069954/the-performance-of-an-automatic-acoustic-based-program-classifier-compared-to-hearing-aid-users-manual-selection-of-listening-programs
#17
Grant D Searchfield, Tania Linford, Kei Kobayashi, David Crowhen, Matthias Latzel
OBJECTIVE: To compare preference for and performance of manually selected programmes to an automatic sound classifier, the Phonak AutoSense OS. DESIGN: A single blind repeated measures study. Participants were fit with Phonak Virto V90 ITE aids; preferences for different listening programmes were compared across four different sound scenarios (speech in: quiet, noise, loud noise and a car). Following a 4-week trial preferences were reassessed and the users preferred programme was compared to the automatic classifier for sound quality and hearing in noise (HINT test) using a 12 loudspeaker array...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065731/optimising-the-effect-of-noise-reduction-algorithm-clearvoice-in-cochlear-implant-users-by-increasing-the-maximum-comfort-levels
#18
J Gertjan Dingemanse, André Goedegebure
OBJECTIVE: ClearVoice is a single-microphone noise reduction algorithm in Advanced Bionics cochlear implant(CI) systems with the aim to improve performance in background noise. The present study investigated a hypothesised increased effect of ClearVoice if combined with a structural increase of maximum comfort stimulation levels (M-levels) in the CI fitting. DESIGN: We tested performance with ClearVoice (Medium) in four conditions, defined by combined settings of ClearVoice off/on and with/without 5% increase of M-levels...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037092/evidence-based-interventions-of-dichotic-listening-training-compensatory-strategies-and-combined-therapies-in-managing-pupils-with-auditory-processing-disorders
#19
Ayo Osisanya, Abiodun Adewunmi
OBJECTIVE: The need to develop a measure of managing children with a single profile of auditory processing disorders (APDs), and differentiate between true and artefactual improvements necessitated the study. The study also sought to determine the efficacy of interventions - both single and combined on APD, against no-treatment. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial of interventions (RCT) was adopted. Participants were randomly allocated to each of the intervention groups or the no intervention group...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034761/knowledge-and-attitude-of-mothers-regarding-infant-hearing-loss-in-changsha-hunan-province-china
#20
Xiaoli Wang, Dan Wu, Yali Zhao, Danhui Li, Dinghua He
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and attitude among mothers of newborns regarding infant hearing loss (HL) in Changsha, Hunan province, China. DESIGN: A questionnaire including 18 items was given to mothers. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 115 mothers participated in the study. RESULTS: Seven risk factors for hearing loss were identified correctly by above 60% of respondents and the top three were prolonged noise (88...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
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