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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222574/improving-hearing-aid-self-efficacy-and-utility-through-revising-a-hearing-aid-user-guide-a-pilot-study
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Alexandra McMullan, Rebecca J Kelly-Campbell, Kim Wise
Purpose: This pilot study aimed to investigate whether revising a hearing aid user guide (HAUG) is associated with improved hearing aid self-efficacy and utility performance. Method: In Part 1, an HAUG was evaluated using the Suitability Assessment of Material (SAM) and readability formulas (Flesch Reading Ease [Flesch, 1943], Flesch-Kincaid Readability Formula [Kincaid, Fishburne, Rogers, & Chissom, 1957], and Simple Measure of Gobbledygook [McLaughlin, 1969])...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222555/audiological-assessment-of-word-recognition-skills-in-persons-with-aphasia
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Min Zhang, Sheila R Pratt, Patrick J Doyle, Malcolm R McNeil, John D Durrant, Jillyn Roxberg, Amanda Ortmann
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of persons with aphasia, with and without hearing loss, to complete a commonly used open-set word recognition test that requires a verbal response. Furthermore, phonotactic probabilities and neighborhood densities of word recognition errors were assessed to explore potential underlying linguistic complexities that might differentially influence performance among groups. Method: Four groups of adult participants were tested: participants with no brain injury with normal hearing, participants with no brain injury with hearing loss, participants with brain injury with aphasia and normal hearing, and participants with brain injury with aphasia and hearing loss...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211163/perception-of-hearing-loss-use-of-the-subjective-faces-scale-to-screen-hearing-among-the-elderly
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Letícia Pimenta Costa-Guarisco, Daniela Dalpubel, Ludimila Labanca, Marcos Hortes Nisihara Chagas
Presbycusis is a disorder present among the elderly. However, it is under-diagnosed, making it important to develop and enhance simple screening tools. OBJECTIVE: The subjective faces scale has been proposed as a method to assess auditory self-perception among the elderly, and its correlation with audiological tests. METHODS: We looked at elderly patients referred to the audiology service of a reference center for the care of the elderly in a public university hospital between February and November 2013...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209852/clinical-predictors-for-satisfaction-with-incus-vibroplasty-a-preliminary-study
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Jae Joon Han, Jihye Rhee, Jae-Jin Song, Ja-Won Koo, Byung Yoon Choi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the subjective satisfaction after incus vibroplasty and to determine predictive factors affecting patient satisfaction in sensorineural hearing loss. DESIGN: A retrospective review of audiological data and an additional survey about subjective satisfaction after surgery were performed in 14 patients who underwent incus vibroplasty surgery. A numeric rating scale reflecting the degree of satisfaction after incus vibroplasty, compared with experiences using a conventional hearing aid, was used...
December 5, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209701/factors-associated-with-depression-in-patients-with-tinnitus-and-hyperacusis
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Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess factors associated with depression for patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis. Method: Data were gathered from the records of 620 consecutive patients who sought help concerning their tinnitus or hyperacusis from an audiology clinic in the United Kingdom. Results: One third of the patients had borderline abnormal or abnormal scores on the Depression subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D)...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209272/a-european-perspective-on-auditory-processing-disorder-current-knowledge-and-future-research-focus
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Vasiliki Vivian Iliadou, Martin Ptok, Helen Grech, Ellen Raben Pedersen, André Brechmann, Naïma Deggouj, Christiane Kiese-Himmel, Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska, Andreas Nickisch, Laurent Demanez, Evelyne Veuillet, Hung Thai-Van, Tony Sirimanna, Marina Callimachou, Rosamaria Santarelli, Sandra Kuske, Jose Barajas, Mladen Hedjever, Ozlem Konukseven, Dorothy Veraguth, Tone Stokkereit Mattsson, Jorge Humberto Martins, Doris-Eva Bamiou
Current notions of "hearing impairment," as reflected in clinical audiological practice, do not acknowledge the needs of individuals who have normal hearing pure tone sensitivity but who experience auditory processing difficulties in everyday life that are indexed by reduced performance in other more sophisticated audiometric tests such as speech audiometry in noise or complex non-speech sound perception. This disorder, defined as "Auditory Processing Disorder" (APD) or "Central Auditory Processing Disorder" is classified in the current tenth version of the International Classification of diseases as H93...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205100/role-of-cortical-auditory-evoked-potentials-in-reducing-the-age-at-hearing-aid-fitting-in-children-with-hearing-loss-identified-by-newborn-hearing-screening
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Kinjal Mehta, Peter Watkin, Margaret Baldwin, Josephine Marriage, Merle Mahon, Deborah Vickers
Recording of free-field cortical auditory evoked potential (CAEP) responses to speech tokens was introduced into the audiology management for infants with a permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) during 2011-2015 at a U.K. service. Children with bilateral PCHI were studied from two sequential cohorts. Thirty-four children had followed an audiology pathway prior to CAEP introduction, and 44 children followed a pathway after the introduction of CAEP and were tested with unaided and aided CAEP responses...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204664/-central-and-peripheral-aspects-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss
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D Basta, M Gröschel, A Ernst
Noise is an important socioeconomic problem in industrialized countries. Development of efficient treatment options for the audiological phenomena resulting from noise-induced hearing loss requires in-depth understanding of the underlying damage mechanisms causing peripheral and central nervous changes. Mechanical damage, ischemia and excitotoxicity are mainly responsible for noise-induced cell death and biophysical changes in the cochlea. Auditory synaptopathy is an additional consequence. Besides these cochlear pathologies, noise exposure leads to extensive changes within the central auditory pathway...
December 4, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196752/combined-genetic-approaches-yield-a-48-diagnostic-rate-in-a-large-cohort-of-french-hearing-impaired-patients
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D Baux, C Vaché, C Blanchet, M Willems, C Baudoin, M Moclyn, V Faugère, R Touraine, B Isidor, D Dupin-Deguine, M Nizon, M Vincent, S Mercier, C Calais, G García-García, Z Azher, L Lambert, Y Perdomo-Trujillo, F Giuliano, M Claustres, M Koenig, M Mondain, A F Roux
Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder and because of its high genetic heterogeneity, implementation of Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) in diagnostic laboratories is greatly improving the possibilities of offering optimal care to patients. We present the results of a two-year period of molecular diagnosis that included 207 French families referred for non-syndromic hearing loss. Our multi-step strategy involved (i) DFNB1 locus analysis, (ii) MPS of 74 genes, and (iii) additional approaches including Copy Number Variations, in silico analyses, minigene studies coupled when appropriate with complete gene sequencing, and a specific assay for STRC...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193110/tinnitus-and-its-risk-factors-in-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Laura House, Charles E Bishop, Christopher Spankovich, Dan Su, Karen Valle, John Schweinfurth
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To describe the prevalence of reported tinnitus and tinnitus handicap in the all-African American Jackson Heart Study (JHS) cohort, with assessment of the relationship to cardiometabolic risk and depression. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Audiologic data were obtained from a sample of 1,314 participants of the JHS. Reported tinnitus was assessed dichotomously (yes/no) by interview and with the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI)...
November 29, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192525/caring-for-musicians-ears-insights-from-audiologists-and-manufacturers-reveal-need-for-evidence-based-guidelines
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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
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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/29192304/association-of-hearing-loss-and-otologic-outcomes-with-fibrous-dysplasia
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Alison M Boyce, Carmen Brewer, Timothy R DeKlotz, Christopher K Zalewski, Kelly A King, Michael T Collins, H Jeffrey Kim
Importance: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) and McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) are rare bone and endocrine disorders in which expansile fibro-osseous lesions result in deformity, pain, and functional impairment. The effect of FD on hearing and otologic function has not been established. Objectives: To characterize audiologic and otologic manifestations in a large cohort of individuals with FD/MAS and to investigate potential mechanisms of hearing loss. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this natural history study, individuals with craniofacial FD seen at a clinical research center underwent clinical, biochemical, computed tomographic, audiologic, and otolaryngologic evaluations...
November 30, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189522/combined-amplification-and-sound-generation-for-tinnitus-a-scoping-review
#14
Lindsey Tutaj, Derek J Hoare, Magdalena Sereda
OBJECTIVES: In most cases, tinnitus is accompanied by some degree of hearing loss. Current tinnitus management guidelines recognize the importance of addressing hearing difficulties, with hearing aids being a common option. Sound therapy is the preferred mode of audiological tinnitus management in many countries, including in the United Kingdom. Combination instruments provide a further option for those with an aidable hearing loss, as they combine amplification with a sound generation option...
November 17, 2017: Ear and Hearing
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
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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/29187010/audiology-answers-for-otolaryngologists
#16
Mary Hudson
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November 29, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187006/double-tinnitus-in-a-single-ear
#17
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/29181399/mri-based-estimation-of-scalar-cochlear-implant-electrode-position
#18
A Stratmann, P Mittmann, G Rademacher, G Grupe, S Hoffmann, S Mutze, A Ernst, I Todt
The position of the cochlear-implant electrode is important to audiological outcomes after cochlear implantation. The common technique to evaluate the intracochlear electrode's position involves the use of ionized radiation in MSCT, DVT, or flat-panel tomography (FPT). Recent advances in knowledge regarding the handling of MRI artifacts in cochlear implantees indicate that estimating the intracochlear electrode's position with an MRI could be possible. This study's aim was to evaluate the ipsilaterally position of electrodes using MRI at 1...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174583/the-protective-effects-of-whortleberry-extract-against-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-in-rats
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Doğukan Özdemir, Abdulkadir Özgür, Yıldıray Kalkan, Suat Terzi, Levent Tümkaya, Adnan Yılmaz, Metin Çeliker, Engin Dursun
INTRODUCTION: Cisplatin is one of the main chemotherapeutic agents used for the treatment of many types of cancer. However, ototoxicity, one of the most serious side effects of cisplatin, restricts its usage. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the protective effects of whortleberry extract against cisplatin-induced ototoxicity by evaluating hearing and histopathological cochlear damage and by measuring the biochemical parameters affected byoxidative stress. METHODS: Forty-eight male rats were included in the study after performing Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission test to confirm that their hearing levels were normal...
November 10, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174076/characteristics-and-progression-of-hearing-loss-in-children-with-down-syndrome
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Kathryn L Kreicher, Forest W Weir, Shaun A Nguyen, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate hearing impairment in children with Down syndrome, and to describe the factors that influence the severity of hearing loss or changes in hearing over time. STUDY DESIGN: Using the Audiological and Genetic Database (AudGenDB), audiograms of children with Down syndrome were analyzed retrospectively for type, severity, and laterality of hearing loss, as well as changes over time. Medical charts and imaging results were reviewed to identify factors influencing hearing loss...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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