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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719718/cochlear-implant-electrode-array-exposure-a-delayed-complication
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Christina Mishu, David A Klodd, Miriam Redleaf
Exposure of the cochlear implant electrode array as a late complication has been reported rarely in the literature. A retrospective analysis revealed 4 patients presenting with exposure of their cochlear implant electrode arrays from 2 to 17 years after implantation. Data collected from these 4 patients were surgical implantation approach, type of implant, age at implant, interval between implant and complication, surgical correction of the problem, pathology at the time of correction, and length of follow-up after intervention...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708444/counselling-users-of-hearing-technology-a-comprehensive-literature-review
#2
Alex Meibos, Karen Muñoz, Jared Schultz, Tanner Price, John J Whicker, Ana Caballero, Laurel Graham
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to determine the scope of peer-reviewed empirical research related to counselling in audiology with patients using hearing technology and to identify limitations and gaps to guide recommendations for future research. DESIGN: A rapid evidence assessment was used to identify relevant articles for the review. STUDY SAMPLE: Eighteen articles met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: Three themes were identified: (1) audiologist counselling perspectives, (2) counselling communication trends in practice and (3) audiologist experiences with professional training and reported patient outcomes...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704900/examination-of-an-audiologist-s-response-to-patient-s-expression-of-symptoms-a-pilot-study
#3
Ashley L Dockens, Monica L Bellon-Harn, Erin S Burns, Vinaya Manchaiah, Orlando Hinojosa
This pilot study explores audiologist-patient interactions during initial evaluations or consultations. In particular, an audiologist's response to patient symptoms is examined. Conversations between audiologist and patients were recorded using a digital recorder, which were transcribed, and analyzed using the Codes for Human Analysis of Transcripts and Child Language Analysis computer programs. Mean length of turn and frequency of utterances related to explicit discussion or description of symptoms or the patient's interpretation of symptoms was determined...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680489/a-comparative-study-on-hearing-aid-benefits-of-digital-hearing-aid-use-bte-from-six-months-to-two-years
#4
Lukeshwari Verma, Himanshu Kumar Sanju, Bibina Scaria, Mayank Awasthi, Aparna Ravichandran, Ashritha Kaki, Savalam Gnana Rathna Prakash
Introduction  For many reasons, it is important for audiologists and consumers to document improvement and benefit from amplification device at various stages of uses of amplification device. Professional are also interested to see the impact of amplification device on the consumer's auditory performance at different stages i.e. immediately after fitting and over several months of use. Objective  The objective of the study was to measure the hearing aid benefit following 6 months - 1-year usage, 1 year - 1...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678547/referral-rates-of-postlingually-deafened-adult-hearing-aid-users-for-a-cochlear-implant-candidacy-assessment
#5
Valerie Looi, Cleo Bluett, Isabelle Boisvert
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were: to investigate the referral rates of postlingually deafened adult cochlear implant (CI) candidates from a hearing aid (HA) clinic for a CI candidacy assessment and to gain insight about factors influencing the referral pathways to CI assessments. DESIGN: Two methodologies were used: a retrospective cohort study reviewing clinical files and a questionnaire to clinicians. STUDY SAMPLE: The files of 1249 adult clients from the HA clinic who had average puretone hearing thresholds greater or equal to 65 dB HL in the better hearing ear and unaided phoneme recognition scores of less than 50% in both ears were reviewed...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670275/results-of-an-interdisciplinary-day-care-approach-for-chronic-tinnitus-treatment-a-prospective-study-introducing-the-jena-interdisciplinary-treatment-for-tinnitus
#6
Daniela Ivansic, Christian Dobel, Gerd F Volk, Daniel Reinhardt, Boris Müller, Ulrich C Smolenski, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
Objective: Considering the heterogeneity of the symptoms shown by patients suffering from chronic tinnitus, there are surprisingly few interdisciplinary treatments available, and mostly available only for inpatients. In order to provide an interdisciplinary treatment, we developed a day care concept in which each patient was treated by an ENT doctor, a cognitive behavioral therapist, a specialist for medical rehabilitation and an audiologist (Jena Interdisciplinary Treatment for Tinnitus, JITT). The aim of this study was to observe the changes of tinnitus related distress due to interdisciplinary day care treatment and to determine which factors mediate this change...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670263/tone-burst-electrocochleography-for-the-diagnosis-of-clinically-certain-meniere-s-disease
#7
REVIEW
Jeremy Hornibrook
The technique of transtympanic electrocochleography was initially developed as an objective hearing threshold test by Eggermont. Gibson et al. (1977) claimed that an enlarged direct current component of the action potential (AP) called the summating potential (SP) is an indication of endolymphatic hydrops, later confirmed by Coates who proposed an SP/AP ratio measure. This led to numerous publications using diagnostic ratios of 0.33-0.35. The insensitivity led to an eventual disenchantment with the test as a reliable objective test for Meniere's disease...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643531/difficult-conversations-talking-about-cost-in-audiology-consultations-with-older-adults
#8
Katie Ekberg, Caitlin Barr, Louise Hickson
OBJECTIVE: Financial cost is a barrier for many older adults in their decision to obtain hearing aids (HAs). This study aimed to examine conversations about the cost of HAs in detail within initial audiology appointments. DESIGN: Sixty-two initial audiology appointments were video-recorded. The data were analysed using conversation analysis. STUDY SAMPLE: Participants included 26 audiologists, 62 older adults and 17 companions. RESULTS: Audiologists and clients displayed interactional difficulty during conversations about cost...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635503/practical-guidelines-to-minimise-language-and-cognitive-confounds-in-the-diagnosis-of-capd-a-brief-tutorial
#9
Gail D Chermak, Doris-Eva Bamiou, Vasiliki Vivian Iliadou, Frank E Musiek
OBJECTIVE: To provide audiologists with strategies to minimise confounding cognitive and language processing variables and accurately diagnose central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). DESIGN: Tutorial. STUDY SAMPLE: None. RESULTS: Strategies are reviewed to minimise confounding cognitive and language processing variables and accurately diagnose CAPD. CONCLUSIONS: Differential diagnosis is exceedingly important and can be quite challenging...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630884/evaluation-of-a-high-resolution-patient-specific-model-of-the-electrically-stimulated-cochlea
#10
Ahmet Cakir, Robert T Dwyer, Jack H Noble
Cochlear implants (CIs) are surgically implanted medical devices used to treat individuals with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss. Although these devices have been remarkably successful at restoring audibility, many patients experience poor outcomes. Our group has developed the first image-guided CI programming technique where the electrode positions are found in CT images and used to estimate neural activation patterns, which is unique information that audiologists can use to define patient-specific processor settings...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590899/the-potential-in-preparing-community-health-workers-to-address-hearing-loss
#11
Daisey Sánchez, Stephanie Adamovich, Maia Ingram, Frances P Harris, Jill de Zapien, Adriana Sánchez, Sonia Colina, Nicole Marrone
BACKGROUND: In underserved areas, it is crucial to investigate ways of increasing access to hearing health care. The community health worker (CHW) is a model that has been applied to increase access in various health arenas. This article proposes further investigation into the application of this model to audiology. PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of training CHWs about hearing loss as a possible approach to increase accessibility of hearing health support services in an underserved area...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590895/a-qualitative-case-study-of-smartphone-connected-hearing-aids-influences-on-patients-clinicians-and-patient-clinician-interactions
#12
Stella L Ng, Shanon Phelan, MaryAnn Leonard, Jason Galster
BACKGROUND: Innovations in hearing aid technology influence clinicians and individuals who use hearing aids. Little research, to date, explains the innovation adoption experiences and perspectives of clinicians and patients, which matter to a field like audiology, wherein technology innovation is constant. By understanding clinician and patient experiences with such innovations, the field of audiology may develop technologies and ways of practicing in a manner more responsive to patients' needs, and attentive to society's influence...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583495/prevalence-of-hearing-loss-among-haart-treated-children-in-the-horn-of-africa
#13
Alden F Smith, David C Ianacone, Robbert J H Ensink, Abebe Melaku, Margaretha L Casselbrant, Glenn Isaacson
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hearing loss (HL) in children infected with HIV/AIDS is not well studied. Even fewer studies focus on stable HIV-infected children treated with high-effective antiretroviral therapy (HAART). We aim to compare the prevalence of ear disease and HL in HAART-treated, HIV + children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a well, similarly-aged elementary school population with unknown HIV status (HIVU). METHODS: Children underwent standard head and neck examination and cerumen removal by board certified otolaryngologists...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543040/automated-smartphone-audiometry-validation-of-a-word-recognition-test-app
#14
Nicholas A Dewyer, Patpong Jiradejvong, Jennifer Henderson Sabes, Charles J Limb
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Develop and validate an automated smartphone word recognition test. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional case-control diagnostic test comparison. METHODS: An automated word recognition test was developed as an app for a smartphone with earphones. English-speaking adults with recent audiograms and various levels of hearing loss were recruited from an audiology clinic and were administered the smartphone word recognition test...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541763/fall-risk-screening-protocol-for-older-hearing-clinic-patients
#15
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/28538948/exploring-audiologists-language-and-hearing-aid-uptake-in-initial-rehabilitation-appointments
#16
Anna Sciacca, Carly Meyer, Katie Ekberg, Caitlin Barr, Louise Hickson
Purpose: The study aimed (a) to profile audiologists' language during the diagnosis and management planning phase of hearing assessment appointments and (b) to explore associations between audiologists' language and patients' decisions to obtain hearing aids. Method: Sixty-two audiologist-patient dyads participated. Patient participants were aged 55 years or older. Hearing assessment appointments were audiovisually recorded and transcribed for analysis. Audiologists' language was profiled using two measures: general language complexity and use of jargon...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532206/the-clinical-use-of-arthur-boothroyd-ab-word-lists-in-australia-exploring-evidence-based-practice
#17
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/28522893/hearcare-hearing-and-communication-assistance-for-resident-engagement
#18
REVIEW
Catherine V Palmer, Reem Mulla, Elizabeth Dervin, Kathleen Costigan Coyan
Impaired hearing is related to poor health outcomes, including compromised cognitive function, in aging individuals. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition after arthritis and heart disease in older adults and the fourth most detrimental condition related to quality of life in older adults. Only 18% of aging adults who have impactful hearing loss actually use custom-fit amplification. Therefore, the majority of aging individuals entering senior living facilities will have untreated hearing loss...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515957/a-psychologically-informed-audiologist-delivered-manualised-intervention-for-tinnitus-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial-tin-man-study
#19
John A Taylor, Deborah A Hall, Dawn-Marie Walker, Mary McMurran, Amanda Casey, David Stockdale, Debbie Featherstone, Dean M Thompson, Carol MacDonald, Derek J Hoare
BACKGROUND: Chronic tinnitus is a common incurable condition often associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia and reduced quality of life. Within National Health Service (NHS) audiology in the United Kingdom (UK), no standard protocol currently exists for the treatment of tinnitus. Counselling is only available in less than half of audiology departments, and there is no agreed standard for what constitutes tinnitus counselling. There is substantial evidence from systematic reviews for the clinical benefit of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for tinnitus delivered by clinical psychologists or psychiatrists, but no studies have sufficiently evidenced the NHS model of tinnitus care where management is increasingly being delivered by audiology professionals...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498083/computer-assisted-ci-fitting-is-the-learning-capacity-of-the-intelligent-agent-fox-beneficial-for-speech-understanding
#20
Matthias Meeuws, David Pascoal, Iñigo Bermejo, Miguel Artaso, Geert De Ceulaer, Paul J Govaerts
OBJECTIVE: The software application FOX ('Fitting to Outcome eXpert') is an intelligent agent to assist in the programing of cochlear implant (CI) processors. The current version utilizes a mixture of deterministic and probabilistic logic which is able to improve over time through a learning effect. This study aimed at assessing whether this learning capacity yields measurable improvements in speech understanding. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 25 consecutive CI recipients with a median CI use experience of 10 years who came for their annual CI follow-up fitting session...
May 12, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
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