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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527478/-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-satisfaction-with-amplification-in-daily-life-scale-for-european-portuguese
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Luis Roque Dos Reis, Mariana Donato, Rita Sousa, Pedro Escada
INTRODUCTION: The scale Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life uses a simple and easily administered questionnaire to evaluate the adaptation of individuals to their hearing aids. The objective of this study is to validate the scale for European Portuguese speakers, by means of translation and cultural adaptation of the questionnaire. The study includes an evaluation of reproducibility and a description of the results of the administration of the questionnaire to patients fitted with hearing aids...
February 27, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526871/electro-tactile-stimulation-enhances-cochlear-implant-speech-recognition-in-noise
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Juan Huang, Benjamin Sheffield, Payton Lin, Fan-Gang Zeng
For cochlear implant users, combined electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS) significantly improves the performance. However, there are many more users who do not have any functional residual acoustic hearing at low frequencies. Because tactile sensation also operates in the same low frequencies (<500 Hz) as the acoustic hearing in EAS, we propose electro-tactile stimulation (ETS) to improve cochlear implant performance. In ten cochlear implant users, a tactile aid was applied to the index finger that converted voice fundamental frequency into tactile vibrations...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522893/hearcare-hearing-and-communication-assistance-for-resident-engagement
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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/28522892/enhancing-communication-in-adults-with-dementia-and-age-related-hearing-loss
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REVIEW
Sara K Mamo, Esther Oh, Frank R Lin
For many adults with dementia, age-related hearing loss is undiagnosed and/or untreated. Untreated hearing loss can exacerbate common dementia-related behavioral symptoms, such as depression, apathy, agitation. Despite the potential benefits to the individual and the family, pursuing and adopting hearing aids for persons with dementia presents with many challenges. As such, this group of vulnerable older adults is well suited for alternative approaches that adopt an interventional audiology framework. This article reviews alternative hearing care models that we have tested when working with older adults with cognitive impairments...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520884/cost-as-a-barrier-for-hearing-aid-adoption
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Michael Valente, Amyn M Amlani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516965/benefits-of-active-middle-ear-implants-over-hearing-aids-in-patients-with-sloping-high-tone-hearing-loss-comparison-with-hearing-aids
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J M Lee, J H Jeon, I S Moon, J Y Choi
In this retrospective chart review we compared the subjective and objective benefits of active middle ear implants (AMEIs) with conventional hearing aids (HAs) in patients with sloping high tone hearing loss. Thirty-four patients with sensorineural hearing loss were treated with AMEIs. Of these, six had sloping high tone hearing loss and had worn an HA for more than 6 months. Objective assessments, a pure-tone audiogram, as well as a word recognition test, and the Korean version of the Hearing in Noise Test (K-HINT), and a subjective assessment, the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) questionnaire, were performed...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514357/-the-results-of-universal-audiological-screening-of-newborn-infants-in-the-astrakhan-region
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N A Daykhes, E A Grigor'eva, Yu V Nazarochkin, V M Davydov, A O Kuznetsov
We have evaluated the results of universal audiological screening of 93 352 newborn infants performed in the Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation during the period from 2009 till 2015. The screening coverage amounted to 95%. The prevalence of hearing disorders was estimated at 1:1111 and that of their severe forms at 1:3000. The clinical significance of the examination during its first stage consists of the exclusion of evoked otoacoustic emission. After the completion of the second stage, it is necessary to carry out the regular medical follow up observation of the children suffering from hearing impairment and to undertake the early rehabilitative treatment based on the application of hearing aids and prosthetic devices...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509597/use-of-technological-aids-and-interpretation-services-among-children-and-adults-with-hearing-loss
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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/28506614/retrospective-analysis-of-skin-complications-related-to-bone-anchored-hearing-aid-implant-association-with-surgical-technique-quality-of-life-and-audiological-benefit
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Daniel Peñaranda, Juan Manuel Garcia, Maria Leonor Aparicio, Felipe Montes, Clemencia Barón, Roberto C Jiménez, Augusto Peñaranda
INTRODUCTION: The bone-anchored hearing aid is an effective form of auditory rehabilitation. Due to the nature of the implant, the most common complications are skin related. A number of alternative surgical implantation techniques have been used to reduce the frequency and severity of skin complications, including the U-shaped graft and the linear incision. OBJECTIVE: To assess skin complications and their association with surgical technique, quality of life, and audiological benefit in patients with bone-anchored hearing aids...
April 25, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505526/peripheral-hearing-loss-reduces-the-ability-of-children-to-direct-selective-attention-during-multi-talker-listening
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Emma Holmes, Padraig T Kitterick, A Quentin Summerfield
Restoring normal hearing requires knowledge of how peripheral and central auditory processes are affected by hearing loss. Previous research has focussed primarily on peripheral changes following sensorineural hearing loss, whereas consequences for central auditory processing have received less attention. We examined the ability of hearing-impaired children to direct auditory attention to a voice of interest (based on the talker's spatial location or gender) in the presence of a common form of background noise: the voices of competing talkers (i...
May 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505472/improvement-of-older-person-specific-qol-after-hearing-aid-fitting-and-its-relation-to-social-interaction
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Yukari Yamada, Barbora Švejdíková, Helena Kisvetrová
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate whether hearing aids use is associated with improvement of older-person-specific QOL and whether social interactions modify the association. METHODS: The WHOQOL-OLD questionnaire was answered by 105 older adults aged 60 to 90 years who were newly fitted hearing aids on the day of fitting and at 2 - 6 months afterward. The associations between the daily hours of hearing aid usage and social relations with changes in the WHOQOL-OLD total score after hearing aids fitting were estimated adjusting for possible confounders...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499294/h%C3%A3-rger%C3%A3-te-indikationen-technologie-anpassung-und-qualit%C3%A3-tskontrolle
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Ulrich Hoppe, Gerhard Hesse
Hearing loss can be caused by a number of different pathological conditions. Some of them can be successfully treated, mainly by surgery, depending on the individual's disease process. However, the treatment of chronic sensorineural hearing loss with damaged cochlear structures usually needs hearing rehabilitation by means of technical amplification. During the last 2 decades tremendous improvements in hearing aid technology led to a higher quality in the hearing rehabilitation process. For example, due to sophisticated signal processing the acoustic feedback path could be reduced and hence open fitting options are available for even more subjects...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499293/-current-audiological-diagnostics
#13
Sebastian Hoth, Izet Baljić
Today's audiological functional diagnostics is based on a stock of hearing tests, whose large number takes account of the variety of malfunctions of a complex sensory organ system and the necessity to examine it in a differentiated manner and at any age of life. The objective is to identify nature and origin of the hearing loss and to quantify its extent as far as necessary to dispose of the information needed to initiate the adequate medical (conservative or operational) treatment or the provision with technical hearing aids or prostheses...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498263/cochlear-implantation-in-patients-with-usher-syndrome-type-iia-increases-performance-and-quality-of-life
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Bas P Hartel, Josephine W I van Nierop, Wendy J Huinck, Liselotte J C Rotteveel, Emmanuel A M Mylanus, Ad F Snik, Henricus P M Kunst, Ronald J E Pennings
OBJECTIVES: Usher syndrome type IIa (USH2a) is characterized by congenital moderate to severe hearing impairment and retinitis pigmentosa. Hearing rehabilitation starts in early childhood with the application of hearing aids. In some patients with USH2a, severe progression of hearing impairment leads to insufficient speech intelligibility with hearing aids and issues with adequate communication and safety. Cochlear implantation (CI) is the next step in rehabilitation of such patients...
May 11, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493254/h%C3%A3-rger%C3%A3-teversorgung-f%C3%A3-r-erwachsene
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Thomas Berger, Sylvia Meuret, Andreas Dietz
The identification and treatment of hearing disorders belong to the fundamental tasks of an ENT-specialist. In this context the fitting of hearing aids has a special relevance. To verify a highly qualified medical care the knowledge of the audiological threshold values for the indication of the fitting of hearing aids and the detection of early signs for impaired communication are essential. The current quality assurance agreement defines technical and steric conditions pertaining to hearing aid fitting in the context of statutory health insurance...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492830/changes-in-psychosocial-measures-after-a-6-week-field-trial
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Jamie L Desjardins, Karen A Doherty
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which intervention with hearing aids, namely, a 6-week hearing aid field trial, can minimize the psychosocial consequences of hearing loss in adults who have previously not sought treatment for their hearing loss. Method: Twenty-four adults with mild to moderate bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, who had never worn hearing aids or sought help for their hearing loss, participated in this study. Participants were fitted with receiver-in-canal hearing aids, bilaterally, and wore them for 6 weeks...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491918/the-studying-multiple-outcomes-after-aural-rehabilitative-treatment-study-study-design-and-baseline-results
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Lingsheng Li, Caitlin Blake, Yoon Sung, Barnett Shpritz, David Chen, Dane J Genther, Joshua Betz, Frank R Lin
Hearing loss may affect critical domains of health and functioning in older adults. This article describes the rationale and design of the Studying Multiple Outcomes After Aural Rehabilitative Treatment (SMART) study, which was developed to determine to what extent current hearing rehabilitative therapies could mitigate the effects of hearing loss on health outcomes. One hundred and forty-five patients ≥50 years receiving hearing aids (HA) or cochlear implants (CI) were recruited from the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-HNS...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
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
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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/28485649/loudness-and-annoyance-of-disturbing-sounds-perception-by-normal-hearing-subjects
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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/28485483/preliminary-support-for-a-brief-psychological-intervention-to-improve-first-time-hearing-aid-use-among-adults
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Christopher J Armitage, Deborah Lees, Kathryn Lewis, Kevin J Munro
OBJECTIVES: Suboptimal hearing aid use extorts significant social, health, and economic costs. The aims of this study were to (1) test the novel hypothesis that the threat associated with being diagnosed with hearing loss could be ameliorated with a self-affirmation manipulation and (2) gauge the feasibility of deploying the manipulation in routine clinical practice. DESIGN: Parallel groups randomized controlled trial with 10-week follow-up. METHOD: Fifty people, newly prescribed with a hearing aid, completed either a questionnaire that included a brief self-affirming exercise or an identical questionnaire with no self-affirming exercise...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
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