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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227326/detection-of-binaural-interaction-in-free-field-evoked-auditory-brainstem-responses-by-time-scale-representations
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Erik Schebsdat, Horst Hessel, Harald Seidler, Daniel J Strauss, Erik Schebsdat, Horst Hessel, Harald Seidler, Daniel J Strauss, Horst Hessel, Erik Schebsdat, Harald Seidler, Daniel J Strauss
The so called β-wave of the binaural interaction component (BIC) in auditory brainstem responses (ABR) has been shown to be an objective measure for binaural interaction (BI). This component is the arithmetical difference between the sum of the monaurally evoked ABRs and the binaurally evoked ABR. Unfortunately, these neural responses are known to be very fragile and as a result the calculated BIC. An additional issue is, that the findings of this measurement are predominantly needed in people with hearing loss who may use hearing devices like hearing aids (HA) or cochlear implants (CI), thus they are not able to use headphones (like in conventional ABR measurements) during the detection of possible BI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227250/assessment-of-frequency-specific-auditory-steady-state-response-using-amplitude-modulation-with-2-order-exponential-envelope
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Pablo Cevallos-Larrea, Thobias Pereira, Wagner Santos, Silvana M Frota, Antonio F Infantosi, Roberto M Ichinose, Carlos Tierra-Criollo, Pablo Cevallos-Larrea, Thobias Pereira, Wagner Santos, Silvana M Frota, Antonio F Infantosi, Roberto M Ichinose, Carlos Tierra-Criollo, Pablo Cevallos-Larrea, Wagner Santos, Silvana M Frota, Carlos Tierra-Criollo, Antonio F Infantosi, Thobias Pereira, Roberto M Ichinose
This study investigated the performance of Frequency Specific Auditory Steady-State Response (FS-ASSR) detection elicited by the amplitude modulated tone with 2-order exponential envelope (AM(2)), using objective response detection (ORD) techniques of Spectral F-Test (SFT) and Magnitude Squared Coherence (MSC). ASSRs from 24 normal hearing adults were obtained during binaural multi-tone stimulation of amplitude-modulation (AM) and AM(2) at intensities of 60, 45 and 30 dBSPL. The carrier frequencies were 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz, modulated between 77 and 105 Hz...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219180/-advances-in-effect-of-unilateral-auditory-deprivation-on-sound-localization
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J F Liu, J S Dai, N Y Wang
In patients with single-sided deafness (SSD), the interaural time difference and the interaural level difference signals are insufficient or missing, which result in the lack of sound localization ability and the decrease of speech comprehension in the noise environments. SSD can also cause the morphological and functional changes of the central auditory system, resulting in auditory deprivation. In early stage of the development, the auditory center is more susceptible to ambient environment and auditory inputs...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188882/intelligibility-in-speech-maskers-with-a-binaural-cochlear-implant-sound-coding-strategy-inspired-by-the-contralateral-medial-olivocochlear-reflex
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Enrique A Lopez-Poveda, Almudena Eustaquio-Martín, Joshua S Stohl, Robert D Wolford, Reinhold Schatzer, José M Gorospe, Santiago Santa Cruz Ruiz, Fernando Benito, Blake S Wilson
We have recently proposed a binaural cochlear implant (CI) sound processing strategy inspired by the contralateral medial olivocochlear reflex (the MOC strategy) and shown that it improves intelligibility in steady-state noise (Lopez-Poveda et al., 2016, Ear Hear 37:e138-e148). The aim here was to evaluate possible speech-reception benefits of the MOC strategy for speech maskers, a more natural type of interferer. Speech reception thresholds (SRTs) were measured in six bilateral and two single-sided deaf CI users with the MOC strategy and with a standard (STD) strategy...
February 7, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188428/cochlear-implant-treatment-of-patients-with-single-sided-deafness-or-asymmetric-hearing-loss
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S Arndt, R Laszig, A Aschendorff, F Hassepass, R Beck, T Wesarg
BACKGROUND: The rehabilitation of patients with single-sided deafness (SSD) or asymmetric hearing loss can be achieved with conventional (Bi)CROS hearing aids ((Bi)CROS-HA, (Bi)CROS), bone conduction devices (BCI) or with cochlear implants (CI). Unfortunately, only small case series have been published on the treatment outcomes in SSD patients after CI surgery and there are only a few comparative studies evaluating rehabilitation outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide evidence of successful treatment of SSD and asymmetric hearing loss with a CI compared to the untreated, monaural hearing condition and the therapy options of BCI and (Bi)CROS in a large number of patients...
February 10, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147587/use-of-a-glimpsing-model-to-understand-the-performance-of-listeners-with-and-without-hearing-loss-in-spatialized-speech-mixtures
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Virginia Best, Christine R Mason, Jayaganesh Swaminathan, Elin Roverud, Gerald Kidd
In many situations, listeners with sensorineural hearing loss demonstrate reduced spatial release from masking compared to listeners with normal hearing. This deficit is particularly evident in the "symmetric masker" paradigm in which competing talkers are located to either side of a central target talker. However, there is some evidence that reduced target audibility (rather than a spatial deficit per se) under conditions of spatial separation may contribute to the observed deficit. In this study a simple "glimpsing" model (applied separately to each ear) was used to isolate the target information that is potentially available in binaural speech mixtures...
January 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132094/unilateral-hearing-loss-in-children-a-retrospective-study-and-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Anna-Katharina Rohlfs, Johannes Friedhoff, Andrea Bohnert, Achim Breitfuss, Markus Hess, Frank Müller, Anke Strauch, Marianne Röhrs, Thomas Wiesner
: Despite the introduction of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS), unilateral hearing loss (UHL) is sometimes recognized late. This diagnostic delay has adverse repercussions, given the importance of binaural hearing for the development of normal auditory processing. It is incorrect to maintain that unilateral hearing is the minimum requirement for adequate speech development and that hearing aid provision is consequently unnecessary. In our retrospective study, hearing aid provision resulted in improved directional and selective hearing (quiet and noisy environments) and, compared with their chronically ill counterparts, the children in our study displayed superior health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores in all areas...
January 28, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123078/cortical-representation-of-interaural-time-difference-is-impaired-by-deafness-in-development-evidence-from-children-with-early-long-term-access-to-sound-through-bilateral-cochlear-implants-provided-simultaneously
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Vijayalakshmi Easwar, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Michael Deighton, Blake Papsin, Karen Gordon
: Accurate use of interaural time differences (ITDs) for spatial hearing may require access to bilateral auditory input during sensitive periods in human development. Providing bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) simultaneously promotes symmetrical development of bilateral auditory pathways but does not support normal ITD sensitivity. Thus, although binaural interactions are established by bilateral CIs in the auditory brainstem, potential deficits in cortical processing of ITDs remain...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109477/clinical-outcomes-following-cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-inner-ear-anomalies
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Amal Isaiah, Daniel Lee, Felicity Lenes-Voit, Melissa Sweeney, Walter Kutz, Brandon Isaacson, Peter Roland, Kenneth H Lee
OBJECTIVE: A significant proportion of children with congenital hearing loss who are candidates for cochlear implants (CIs) may have inner ear malformations (IEMs). Surgical and speech outcomes following CI in these children have not been widely reported. METHODS: The charts of children who were evaluated for a CI between 1/1/1986 and 12/31/2014 at a university-based tertiary level pediatric cochlear implant center were reviewed. Principal inclusion criteria included (i) age 1-18 years, (ii) history of bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, and (iii) limited benefit from binaural amplification...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079678/sound-localization-in-patients-with-congenital-unilateral-conductive-hearing-loss-with-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-implant
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Erich Vyskocil, Rudolfs Liepins, Alexandra Kaider, Michaela Blineder, Sasan Hamzavi
OBJECTIVE: There is no consensus regarding the benefit of implantable hearing aids in congenital unilateral conductive hearing loss (UCHL). This study aimed to measure sound source localization performance in patients with congenital UCHL and contralateral normal hearing who received a new bone conduction implant. STUDY DESIGN: Evaluation of within-subject performance differences for sound source localization in a horizontal plane. SETTING: Tertiary referral center...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054908/binaural-interference-and-the-effects-of-age-and-hearing-loss
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Bruna S S Mussoi, Ruth A Bentler
BACKGROUND: The existence of binaural interference, defined here as poorer speech recognition with both ears than with the better ear alone, is well documented. Studies have suggested that its prevalence may be higher in the elderly population. However, no study to date has explored binaural interference in groups of younger and older adults in conditions that favor binaural processing (i.e., in spatially separated noise). Also, the effects of hearing loss have not been studied. PURPOSE: To examine binaural interference through speech perception tests, in groups of younger adults with normal hearing, older adults with normal hearing for their age, and older adults with hearing loss...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044024/an-auditory-illusion-reveals-the-role-of-streaming-in-the-temporal-misallocation-of-perceptual-objects
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Anahita H Mehta, Nori Jacoby, Ifat Yasin, Andrew J Oxenham, Shihab A Shamma
This study investigates the neural correlates and processes underlying the ambiguous percept produced by a stimulus similar to Deutsch's 'octave illusion', in which each ear is presented with a sequence of alternating pure tones of low and high frequencies. The same sequence is presented to each ear, but in opposite phase, such that the left and right ears receive a high-low-high … and a low-high-low … pattern, respectively. Listeners generally report hearing the illusion of an alternating pattern of low and high tones, with all the low tones lateralized to one side and all the high tones lateralized to the other side...
February 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024462/predicting-the-perceptual-consequences-of-hidden-hearing-loss
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Andrew J Oxenham
Recent physiological studies in several rodent species have revealed that permanent damage can occur to the auditory system after exposure to a noise that produces only a temporary shift in absolute thresholds. The damage has been found to occur in the synapses between the cochlea's inner hair cells and the auditory nerve, effectively severing part of the connection between the ear and the brain. This synaptopathy has been termed hidden hearing loss because its effects are not thought to be revealed in standard clinical, behavioral, or physiological measures of absolute threshold...
January 2016: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012324/image-guided-implantation-of-the-bonebridge%C3%A2-with-a-surgical-navigation-a-feasibility-study
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Tae Hoon Kong, Yoon Ah Park, Young Joon Seo
OBJECTIVE: To access a method of fitting a designated location on the patient's temporal bone by surgically navigating to the Bonebridge implantation. STUDY DESIGN: A patient with unilateral profound hearing loss received early intervention with the Bonebridge implant for binaural hearing. The optimal implant site was determined from computed tomography (CT) images using a three-dimensional (3D) simulation software program before the surgery. The pre-calculated coordinates from the 3D simulation software program were moved to the Scopis Hybrid Navigation System...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002083/the-effect-of-interaural-mismatches-on-contralateral-unmasking-with-single-sided-vocoders
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Jessica M Wess, Douglas S Brungart, Joshua G W Bernstein
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear-implant (CI) users with single-sided deafness (SSD)-that is, one normal-hearing (NH) ear and one CI ear-can obtain some unmasking benefits when a mixture of target and masking voices is presented to the NH ear and a copy of just the masking voices is presented to the CI ear. NH listeners show similar benefits in a simulation of SSD-CI listening, whereby a mixture of target and masking voices is presented to one ear and a vocoded copy of the masking voices is presented to the opposite ear...
December 19, 2016: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997667/intelligibility-and-clarity-of-reverberant-speech-effects-of-wide-dynamic-range-compression-release-time-and-working-memory
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Paul N Reinhart, Pamela E Souza
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of varying wide dynamic range compression (WDRC) release time on intelligibility and clarity of reverberant speech. The study also considered the role of individual working memory. Method: Thirty older listeners with mild to moderately-severe sloping sensorineural hearing loss participated. Individuals were divided into high and low working memory groups on the basis of the results of a reading span test...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995277/-cochlear-implant-treatment-of-patients-with-single-sided-deafness-or-asymmetric-hearing-loss-german-version
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S Arndt, R Laszig, A Aschendorff, F Hassepass, R Beck, T Wesarg
BACKGROUND: The rehabilitation of patients with single-sided deafness (SSD) or asymmetric hearing loss can be achieved with conventional (bilateral) contralateral routing of signals ((Bi)CROS) hearing aids ((Bi)CROS-HA, (Bi)CROS), bone-anchored hearing systems (BAHS) or cochlear implants (CI). To date, only small case series have been published on treatment outcomes in SSD patients after CI surgery and there are only a few comparative studies evaluating rehabilitation outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide evidence of successful treatment of SSD and asymmetric hearing loss with a CI compared to the untreated monaural hearing condition and the BAHS and (Bi)CROS treatment options in a large number of patients...
December 19, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978586/-20-years-of-bilateral-cochlear-implantation-an-analysis-of-the-implanted-patients
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A Radeloff, M Neckel, W Shehata-Dieler, K Rak, S P Schraven, W Großmann, R Hagen
Binaural hearing is essential for localization abilities and improves the speech perception in noise. Since 20 years, bilateral cochlear implantation is routinely performed to restore binaural hearing. In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated speech perception in quiet (Freiburger monosyllables, Hochmair-Schulz-Moser (HSM) sentence test, each at 70 dB) and in noise (HSM test, signal-to-noise ratio 10 dB) in 103 out of 165 adult patients who were bilaterally implanted in Würzburg between 1995 and June 2014...
January 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951738/functionality-of-hearing-aids-state-of-the-art-and-future-model-based-solutions
#19
Birger Kollmeier, Jürgen Kiessling
A review about technical and perceptual factors in hearing aid technology, research and development is provided, covering current commercial solutions, underlying models of hearing loss for usage in hearing devices and emerging future technical solutions for hearing aid functionalities. A chain of techniques has provided incremental, but steady increases in user benefit, e.g. in the fields of hearing aid amplification, feedback suppression, dynamic compression, noise reduction and situation adaptation. The models describing the perceptual consequences of sensorineural hearing impairment describe the effects on the acoustical level, the neurosensory level and the cognitive level and provide the framework for compensatory (or even substitutional) functions of hearing aids in terms of the attenuation component, the distortion component and the neural component of the hearing loss...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914414/spatial-attention-in-bilateral-cochlear-implant-users
#20
Matthew J Goupell, Alan Kan, Ruth Y Litovsky
Cochlear-implant (CI) users have difficulty understanding speech in the presence of interfering sounds. This study was designed to determine if binaural unmasking of speech is limited by peripheral or central encoding. Speech was presented to bilateral CI listeners using their clinical processors; unprocessed or vocoded speech was presented to normal-hearing (NH) listeners. Performance was worst for all listener groups in conditions where both the target and interferer were presented monaurally or diotically (i...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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