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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146645/logistic-regression-analysis-of-factors-influencing-the-effectiveness-of-intensive-sound-masking-therapy-in-patients-with-tinnitus
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Yuexin Cai, Qian Zhou, Haidi Yang, Jiajia Jiang, Fei Zhao, Xiayin Huang, Hanjie Mo, Xiaoting Chen, Hao Xiong, Suijun Chen, Xueyuan Zhang, Yiqing Zheng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate factors influencing the effectiveness of intensive sound masking therapy on tinnitus using logistic regression analysis. DESIGN: The study used a retrospective cross-section analysis. PARTICIPANTS: 102 patients with tinnitus were recruited at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, China. INTERVENTION: Intensive sound masking therapy was used as an intervention approach for patients with tinnitus...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132260/the-psychological-and-social-consequences-of-single-sided-deafness-in-adulthood
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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/29130440/development-and-pilot-evaluation-of-a-novel-theory-based-intervention-to-encourage-help-seeking-for-adult-hearing-loss
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Gabrielle H Saunders, Melissa T Frederick, ShienPei C Silverman, Claus Nielsen, Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
BACKGROUND: Health behavior theories can provide an understanding of hearing health behaviors and, more importantly, can be used to develop theoretically based strategies to change these health behaviors. PURPOSE: To develop a theory-based brief intervention to increase help-seeking for adult hearing loss and to conduct a pilot study to evaluate its feasibility, effectiveness, and impact on hearing beliefs and behaviors. RESEARCH DESIGN: An intervention was designed that could be easily administered by a health-care provider who does not have expertise in audiology-such as a primary care physician, community nurse, or social worker...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130438/segmental-and-suprasegmental-perception-in-children-using-hearing-aids
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Kaitlyn A Wenrich, Lisa S Davidson, Rosalie M Uchanski
BACKGROUND: Suprasegmental perception (perception of stress, intonation, "how something is said" and "who says it") and segmental speech perception (perception of individual phonemes or perception of "what is said") are perceptual abilities that provide the foundation for the development of spoken language and effective communication. While there are numerous studies examining segmental perception in children with hearing aids (HAs), there are far fewer studies examining suprasegmental perception, especially for children with greater degrees of residual hearing...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130436/hearing-technology-use-and-management-in-school-age-children-reports-from-data-logs-parents-and-teachers
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Samantha J Gustafson, Todd A Ricketts, Anne Marie Tharpe
BACKGROUND: Consistency of hearing aid and remote microphone system use declines as school-age children with hearing loss age. One indicator of hearing aid use time is data logging, another is parent report. Recent data suggest that parents overestimate their children's hearing aid use time relative to data logging. The potential reasons for this disparity remain unclear. Because school-age children spend the majority of their day away from their parents and with their teachers, reports from teachers might serve as a valuable and additional tool for estimating hearing aid use time and management...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121195/a-national-survey-of-simulation-use-in-university-programs-in-communication-sciences-and-disorders
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Carol C Dudding, Elizabeth E Nottingham
Purpose: This study provides a framework for understanding the range and diversity of simulation use, along with the benefits and challenges to the growth of simulation in university programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) across the United States. Method: A web-based questionnaire was developed and deployed to educators in undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology and audiology programs in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association EdFind database (N = 309)...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112532/speech-in-noise-perception-as-a-marker-of-cognitive-impairment-in-hiv-infection
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Yi Zhan, Abigail M Fellows, Tangkai Qi, Odile H Clavier, Sigfrid D Soli, Xiudong Shi, Jiang Gui, Yuxin Shi, Jay C Buckey
OBJECTIVES: Human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) individuals report hearing difficulties, but standard audiological tests show no, or small, changes in peripheral hearing ability. The hearing complaints may reflect central nervous system (CNS) auditory processing deficits, rather than middle or inner ear problems, and may result from CNS damage due to HIV infection or treatment. If central auditory task performance and cognitive deficits in HIV+ individuals are shown to be related, then central auditory tests might serve as a "window" into CNS function in these patients...
November 4, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109839/hearing-and-mortality-outcomes-following-temporal-bone-fractures
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Adam Honeybrook, Aniruddha Patki, Nikita Chapurin, Charles Woodard
The aim of this article is to determine hearing and mortality outcomes following temporal bone fractures. Retrospective chart review was performed of 152 patients diagnosed with a temporal bone fracture presenting to the emergency room at a tertiary care referral center over a 10-year period. Utilizing Patients' previously obtained temporal bone computed tomographic scans and audiograms, fractures were classified based on several classification schemes. Correlations between fracture patterns, mortality, and hearing outcomes were analyzed using χ(2) tests...
December 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106777/quality-of-questionnaires-for-the-assessment-of-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-children
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Richard Wei Chern Gan, Matija Daniel, Matthew Ridley, Johanna G Barry
INTRODUCTION: Audiometric tests provide information about hearing in otitis media with effusion (OME). Questionnaires can supplement this information by supporting clinical history-taking as well as potentially providing a standardized and comprehensive assessment of the impact of the disease on a child. There are many possible candidate questionnaires. This study aimed to assess the quality and usability of parent / child questionnaires in OME assessment. METHODS: Fifteen, published questionnaires, commonly used in audiological departments (ABEL, CHAPS, CHILD, COW, ECLiPS, ELF, FAPC, HL-7, LIFE-R Student, LIFE-UK IHP, LittlEARS, LSQ, OM-6, OMQ-14, PEACH) were assessed according to the following 8 criteria: conceptual clarity, respondent burden, reliability, validity, normative data, item bias, ceiling/ floor effects, and administrative burden...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105770/pediatric-tinnitus-a-clinical-perspective
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Kenny H Chan, Emily L Jensen, Dexiang Gao
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To define the clinical features and natural history of pediatric tinnitus from a practicing otolaryngologist's perspective and formulate hypotheses therein. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of the electronic medical record was undertaken. Only relevant records with a prior otolaryngology clinic visit and audiologic testing were included. Patients seen during the last 2 years of the study period were contacted and completed a questionnaire to assess change in tinnitus and quantify potential alterations in quality of life, associated symptoms, and natural history...
November 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098103/cochlear-implantation-in-patients-with-keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness-syndrome-a-report-of-two-cases
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Birgul Gumus, Armagan Incesulu, Mehmet Ozgur Pinarbasli
Background: Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome is a syndrome which presents with hearing loss and visual and keratinization disorders. In such patients, hearing aids cannot be effectively used in the rehabilitation of hearing loss because of the frequent blockage of the external ear canal with epithelial debris and due to dry and tense skin of the external ear canal. Moreover, severe or profound hearing loss also limits the benefits gained from the conventional hearing aids...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095725/audiologist-guided-internet-based-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-adults-with-tinnitus-in-the-united-kingdom-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eldré W Beukes, David M Baguley, Peter M Allen, Vinaya Manchaiah, Gerhard Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Specialist tinnitus services are in high demand as a result of the negative effect tinnitus may have on quality of life. Additional clinically and cost-effective tinnitus management routes are needed. One potential route is providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for tinnitus via the Internet (iCBT). This study aimed to determine the efficacy of guided iCBT, using audiological support, on tinnitus distress and tinnitus-related comorbidities, in the United Kingdom. A further aim was to establish the stability of intervention effects 2-months postintervention...
November 1, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081305/survey-of-otolaryngology-services-in-ukraine-and-neighbouring-central-and-eastern-european-countries
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M M Verkerk, R Wagner, R Fishchuk, J J Fagan
OBJECTIVE: The present humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is putting strains on its healthcare system. This study aimed to assess services and training in otolaryngology, audiology and speech therapy in Ukraine and its geographical neighbours. METHOD: Survey study of 327 otolaryngologists from 19 countries. RESULTS: Fifty-six otolaryngologists (17 per cent) from 15 countries responded. Numbers of otolaryngologists varied from 3.6 to 12.3 per 100 000 population (Ukraine = 7...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081257/assessing-hearing-loss-self-management-in-older-adults
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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/29077689/incidence-of-otologic-symptoms-and-evaluation-of-the-organ-of-hearing-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-tdm
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Zofia Maciejewska-Szaniec, Barbara Maciejewska, Katarzyna Mehr, Paweł Piotrowski, Michał Michalak, Bożena Wiskirska-Woźnica, Tomasz Klatkiewicz, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have discussed cases of concomitant temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and otologic symptoms (OS). However, attempts to determine the true origin of these symptoms combined with assessments of the condition of the organ of hearing are relatively rare. This study aimed to evaluate the frequency and type of OS in patients with TMD, and attempted to determine the origin of the OS in the studied group of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS 246 patients, aged 40.08±11.12 years (F=147, M=99) with TMD, from the Department of Oral Rehabilitation of Poznan University of Medical Sciences...
October 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075750/promoting-hearing-health-collaboration-through-an-interprofessional-education-experience
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Jerald James, Rachel Chappell, Donald E Mercante, Tina Patel Gunaldo
Purpose: To enhance audiology and physician assistant (PA) student appreciation for collaboration/team-based care through an interprofessional educational activity focused on hearing assessments. Method: A total of 18 students from Louisiana State University Health-New Orleans's audiology and PA programs participated in an optional interprofessional education learning opportunity, which included a demonstration of hearing assessments. To assess student perspectives regarding interprofessional learning, the students completed pre- and post-surveys...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072671/-the-psychogenic-hearing-disorders-in-the-children-and-adolescents
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Kh M Diab, Ya M Sapozhnikov, I V Naumova, V N Sokolova, N V Kapelyush, O A Balakireva
The psychogenic loss of hearing is characterized by its impairment in the absence of anatomically and physiologically significant changes. These disorders are poorly represented in the scientific literature in comparison with the organic lesions. They are especially frequently overlooked in the children and adolescents. The objective of the present review was to analyze the literature publications concerning this problem and to report two clinical observations of the pathology in question. It is concluded that the clinically significant discrepancy between the audiological symptoms and the results obtained by the objective methods for hearing evaluation should be interpreted with great caution and raise the suspicion of the disease...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068861/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-tinnitus-and-tinnitus-related-handicap-in-a-college-aged-population
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Ishan Sunilkumar Bhatt
OBJECTIVE: Tinnitus is a common otological condition that affects almost 10% of US adults. Research suggests that college students are vulnerable to tinnitus and hearing loss as they are exposed to traumatic levels of noise on a regular basis. Tinnitus and its influence in daily living continue to be underappreciated in the college-aged population. Therefore, the objective for the present study was to analyze prevalence and associated risk factors of tinnitus and tinnitus-related handicap in a sample of college-aged students...
October 24, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063965/prognostic-and-influencing-factors-of-tinnitus-in-chronic-otitis-media-after-tympanoplasty
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Ping Guo, Wenfang Sun, Wuqing Wang
The purpose of this study is to investigate what characteristics of tinnitus in patients with chronic otitis media was reduced after tympanoplasty and to assess the relationship between post-operative tinnitus reduction and pre-operative tinnitus tone, tinnitus duration, post-operative hearing recovery, and tympanogram. Medical records were prospective between March 2013 and May 2016. Audiologic evaluation by pure tone audiometry and acoustic impedance and tinnitus assessment using scores on the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was conducted preoperatively and 6 months post-operatively...
October 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049601/age-related-changes-in-objective-and-subjective-speech-perception-in-complex-listening-environments
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Karen S Helfer, Gabrielle R Merchant, Peter A Wasiuk
Purpose: A frequent complaint by older adults is difficulty communicating in challenging acoustic environments. The purpose of this work was to review and summarize information about how speech perception in complex listening situations changes across the adult age range. Method: This article provides a review of age-related changes in speech understanding in complex listening environments and summarizes results from several studies conducted in our laboratory. Results: Both degree of high frequency hearing loss and cognitive test performance limit individuals' ability to understand speech in difficult listening situations as they age...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
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