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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635495/analysis-of-audiometric-notch-as-a-noise-induced-hearing-loss-phenotype-in-us-youth-data-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2005-2010
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Ishan S Bhatt, O'neil Guthrie
OBJECTIVE: Bilateral audiometric notch (BN) at 4000-6000 Hz was identified as a noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) phenotype for genetic association analysis in college-aged musicians. This study analysed BN in a sample of US youth. DESIGN: Prevalence of the BN within the study sample was determined and logistic-regression analyses were performed to identify audiologic and other demographic factors associated with BN. Computer-simulated "flat" audiograms were used to estimate potential influence of false-positive rates in estimating the prevalence of the BN...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631161/the-role-of-eabr-with-intracochlear-test-electrode-in-decision-making-between-cochlear-and-brainstem-implants-preliminary-results
#2
Betul Cicek Cinar, Mehmet Yarali, Gamze Atay, Munir Demir Bajin, Gonca Sennaroglu, Levent Sennaroglu
The objective of the study was to discuss the findings of intraoperative electrically evoked auditory brainstem response (eABR) test results with a recently designed intracochlear test electrode (ITE) in terms of their relation to decisions of cochlear or auditory brainstem implantation. This clinical study was conducted in Hacettepe University, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Audiology. Subjects were selected from inner ear malformation (IEM) database. Eleven subjects with profound sensorineural hearing loss were included in the current study with age range from 1 year 3 months to 4 years 3 months for children with prelingual hearing loss...
June 19, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617906/comprehensive-hearing-aid-intervention-at-a-free-subspecialty-clinic
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Aileen P Wertz, Gregory Mannarelli, Andrew G Shuman, Erin L McKean
Importance: Providing a model of a comprehensive free audiologic program may assist other health care professionals in developing their own similar program. Objective: To describe the structure, feasibility, and outcomes of a free subspecialty clinic providing hearing aids to develop a paradigm for other programs interested in implementing similar projects. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective case series was conducted from September 1, 2013, through March 31, 2016...
June 15, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615542/headphone-listening-habits-and-hearing-thresholds-in-swedish-adolescents
#4
Stephen E Widen, Sara Båsjö, Claes Möller, Kim Kähäri
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate self-reported hearing and portable music listening habits, measured hearing function and music exposure levels in Swedish adolescents. The study was divided into two parts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The first part included 280 adolescents, who were 17 years of age and focused on self-reported data on subjective hearing problems and listening habits regarding portable music players. From this group, 50 adolescents volunteered to participate in Part II of the study, which focused on audiological measurements and measured listening volume...
May 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607883/evaluation-of-requirements-for-staging-the-procedure-of-reconstruction-of-middle-ear-after-canal-wall-down-mastoidectomy
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C Ravishankar, R K Datta
Cholesteatoma is a progressive destructive ear disease which can affect any age group. It has been found to be more severe in children and young adults. It erodes the surrounding bone of middle ear, mastoid and ossicles. It causes partial to total deafness, unpleasant smelling discharge, pain, tinnitus, vertigo and facial paralysis. It can even cause meningitis, brain abscess and death. The post-operative outcome of hearing, and the state of the reconstructed middle-ear cavity after concurrent and staged reconstruction of middle ear after canal wall down mastoidectomy was studied in 30 ears with middle-ear cholesteatoma...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607880/role-of-autologous-versus-homologous-cartilage-in-ossicular-reconstruction-a-comparative-study
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Karan Sharma, Pratibha Gururani, Archana Arora, Gagandeep Singh
Ossicular discontinuity is the most common cause of conductive hearing loss. The use of ossicular graft material in ossicular chain reconstruction significantly improves the result in hearing. This study was conducted to compare and analyze the outcome of ossicular reconstruction using autologous conchal cartilage and homologous septal cartilage in terms of hearing results and graft uptake rates. Study design Randomized clinical trial. Study included 100 patients visiting the ENT department of government medical college...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607789/unilateral-enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome-and-bilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops
#7
Massimo Ralli, Giuseppe Nola, Luca Sparvoli, Giovanni Ralli
Enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) syndrome is a common congenital inner ear malformation characterized by a vestibular aqueduct with a diameter larger than 1.5 mm, mixed or sensorineural hearing loss that ranges from mild to profound, and vestibular disorders that may be present with a range from mild imbalance to episodic objective vertigo. In our study, we present the case of a patient with unilateral enlarged vestibular aqueduct and bilateral endolymphatic hydrops (EH). EH was confirmed through anamnestic history and audiological exams; EVA was diagnosed using high-resolution CT scans and MRI images...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602150/translabyrinthine-vestibular-schwannoma-resection-with-simultaneous-cochlear-implantation
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Austin N DeHart, William C Broaddus, Daniel H Coelho
OBJECTIVES: (1) Report a rare case of translabyrinthine resection of a sporadic vestibular schwannoma (VS) and concurrent cochlear implantation (CI). (2) Discuss pre-, intra-, and post-operative considerations in this unique patient population. (3) Describe surgical and audiologic outcomes reported in this population. METHODS: Case report and review of the literature. PubMed search 'Cochlear Implantation'[Mesh] AND ('Neuroma, Acoustic'[Mesh] OR 'VESTIBULAR SCHWANNOMA'[All Fields] OR 'SCHWANNOMA'[All Fields]) limited to humans and English language...
June 12, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601902/titanium-incus-interposition-ossiculoplasty-audiological-outcomes-and-extrusion-rates
#9
Selcuk Mulazimoglu, Alexander Saxby, Christoph Schlegel, Thomas Linder
This study aimed to evaluate the benefit but also the extrusions, dislocations, and failures of a titanium incus prosthesis along with the long-term audiological outcomes. We prospectively collected data from 139 patients undergoing ossiculoplasty using the Fisch titanium incus prosthesis between 2001 and 2016. Overall, 126 patients with at least 6 months of follow-up (mean 4.5 years, range 6-155 months) were analyzed. Patients were grouped as "extrusion" (n = 9, 7%) if the prosthesis extruded, "failure" (n = 22, 18%) if a reoperation was needed concerning the prosthesis, and "stable" (n = 95, 75%) if the prosthesis remained functional in the middle ear...
June 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601886/auna2-a-novel-type-of-non-syndromic-slowly-progressive-auditory-synaptopathy-auditory-neuropathy-with-autosomal-dominant-inheritance
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Ruth Lang-Roth, Eva Fischer-Krall, Cornelia Kornblum, Gudrun Nürnberg, Dieter Meschede, Ingrid Goebel, Peter Nürnberg, Dirk Beutner, Christian Kubisch, Martin Walger, Alexander E Volk
BACKGROUND: Auditory synaptopathy/neuropathy (AS/AN) is a heterogeneous disorder, which may be caused by environmental factors like postnatal hyperbilirubinemia or by genetic factors. The genetic forms are subdivided into syndromic and non-syndromic types, and show different inheritance patterns with a strong preponderance of autosomal-recessive forms. To date, only a single locus for non-syndromic autosomal-dominant AS/AN (AUNA1) has been reported in a single family, in which a non-coding DIAPH3 mutation was subsequently described as causative...
June 10, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598686/how-your-ears-can-tell-what-is-hidden-in-your-heart-wild-type-transthyretin-amyloidosis-as-potential-cause-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss-inelderly-amylodeafness-pilot-study
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Emilie Béquignon, Aziz Guellich, Sophie Barthier, Marc Raynal, Virginie Prulière-Escabasse, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, André Coste, Thibaud Damy
BACKGROUND: Wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRwt) is an age-related life-threatening condition. Prognosis is mainly dependent on cardiac involvement. Other organs and tissues may be affected. Their early recognition may increase awareness of physicians and positively affects the prognosis. Presbycusis is another age-related disorder. Whether this disease is associated to ATTRwt amyloidosis is unknown. METHODS: Sixteen consecutive patients with confirmed diagnosis of ATTRwt amyloidosis at the Mondor Amyloidosis Network, France, underwent otoscopy and audiological tests including pure tone audiometry, speech reception threshold and speech discrimination score...
June 9, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590899/the-potential-in-preparing-community-health-workers-to-address-hearing-loss
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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
#13
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/28590894/hearing-characteristics-of-stroke-patients-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-hearing-impairment-and-auditory-processing-disorders-in-stroke-patients
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Nehzat Koohi, Deborah A Vickers, Rahul Lakshmanan, Hoskote Chandrashekar, David J Werring, Jason D Warren, Doris-Eva Bamiou
BACKGROUND: Stroke survivors may suffer from a range of hearing impairments that may restrict their participation in postacute rehabilitation programs. Hearing impairment may have a significant impact on listening, linguistic skills, and overall communication of the affected stroke patient. However, no studies sought to systematically characterize auditory function of stroke patients in detail, to establish the different types of hearing impairments in this cohort of patients. Such information would be clinically useful in understanding and addressing the hearing needs of stroke survivors...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590156/hearing-loss-after-platinum-treatment-is-irreversible-in-noncranial-irradiated-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Eva Clemens, Andrica Ch de Vries, Antoinette Am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Wim Je Tissing, Jacqueline J Loonen, Saskia Fm Pluijm, Eline van Dulmen-den Broeder, Dorine Bresters, Birgitta Versluys, Leontien Cm Kremer, Helena J van der Pal, Sebastian Jccm Neggers, Martine van Grotel, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
Cisplatin and carboplatin are effective antineoplastic agents. They are also considered to be potentially highly ototoxic. To date, no long-term follow-up data from well-documented cohorts with substantial numbers of childhood cancer survivors (CCS) with platinum-related hearing loss are available. Therefore, in this study, we studied the reversibility of ototoxicity from discontinuation of treatment onwards in a national cohort of platinum-treated survivors with hearing loss at the end of cancer treatment...
June 7, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583500/mutation-analysis-of-common-gjb2-scl26a4-and-12s-rrna-genes-among-380-deafness-patients-in-northern-china
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Jing Pan, Ping Xu, Weibo Tang, Zhongtao Cui, Miao Feng, Chunying Wang
OBJECTIVES: The molecular etiology of nonsyndromic deafness in Chinese population has not been investigated systematically, our study is aim to investigate the molecular etiology of nonsyndromic deafness patients from Northern China (Heilongjiang province), in order to provide genetic test and counseling to families. METHODS: 380 unrelated patients with hearing loss who attended to the Department of Otolaryngology, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University were enrolled to our study...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576525/an-analysis-of-hearing-screening-test-results-in-2291-premature-infants-of-chinese-population
#17
Lili Huang, Fei Xiong, Jinrong Li, Fan Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the hearing screening program among preterm infants as well as to identify risk factors associated with failing primary newborn hearing screening. METHODS: The retrospectively selected population included all preterm infants who had primary hearing screening in a neonatal ward from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2015 at West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University. The newborn hearing screening (NHS) procedure was performed in all preterm infants by automated auditory brainstem response (AABR)...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558452/-preliminary-analysis-of-the-effects-of-tailor-made-notched-music-therapy-on-chronic-idiopathic-tinnitus
#18
R R Tian, M F Diao, F J Tian, J J Sun, X Lin
Objective: Tailor-made notched music was applied to alleviate the symptoms of chronic idiopathic tinnitus and compared its effectiveness with other existing sound treatment of tinnitus. Methods: Subjects (n=43; ears=75 )were recruited during June 2015 to October 2016 from the out-patients of our hospital. These patients had chronic (longer than 6months) and idiopathic tinnitus, with or without significant sensorineural hearing loss. In the prospective design, the patients were randomly divided into group A (treated with tailor-made notched music) and group B (treated with analogous sound masking), and received the treatment for 3 months...
May 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/28557400/-the-effectiveness-of-hearing-aids-in-elderly-people
#19
M Yu Boboshko, L E Golovanova, E V Zhilinskaia, E A Ogorodnikova
The analysis of factors which influence on the hearing aid efficacy in elderly with presbycusis is presented in the article. 125 patients from 60 to 90 years old with moderate to severe hearing loss, hearing aid users, were examined. The audiology examination included standard methods as well as tests evaluating central auditory pathways processing. According to the results of speech audiometry in free field low efficacy of hearing aid is revealed in 21 % patients. The main factor that decreases hearing aid benefit is the presence of central auditory processing disorders, the additional one is poor technical characteristics of a hearing aid...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555600/audiological-findings-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-4c
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Rafael Sivera, Laura Cavalle, Juan J Vílchez, Carmen Espinós, Herminio Pérez Garrigues, Teresa Sevilla
OBJECTIVE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4C (CMT4C) is a hereditary demyelinating early onset neuropathy with prominent unsteadiness and occasional cranial nerve involvement. Vestibulopathy caused by the dysfunction of cranial nerve VIII has been demonstrated in a high percentage of these patients, but the presence and degree of auditory neuropathy are unknown. The aim of the study was to characterize the hearing abnormalities of a series of patients with CMT4C and to determine the presence and severity of auditory neuropathy (AN) in these patients...
April 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
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