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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214147/simultaneous-idiopathic-bilateral-sudden-hearing-loss-characteristics-and-response-to-treatment
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Ferit Akil, Umur Yollu, Mehmet Yilmaz, H Murat Yener, Marlen Mamanov, Ender Inci
INTRODUCTION: The aetiology of sudden hearing loss is poorly defined; however, infectious, vascular and neoplastic aetiologies are presumed to be responsible. In addition, the aetiology of bilateral sudden hearing loss is also unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is identify the characteristics and treatment response of simultaneous bilateral sudden hearing loss. METHODS: This is a case-control study that practised in tertiary care academic centre...
January 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212476/-cartilage-island-versus-temporalis-fascia-in-high-risk-tympanic-perforation
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Carmen Lucía Durán-Padilla, Jaime Martínez-Chávez, Norma Amador-Licona, Texar Alfonso Pereyra-Nobara
BACKGROUND: The tympanoplasty for high-risk tympanic membrane perforation is a challenge. It is necessary to compare the most useful and feasible surgical technics in our environment for these patients. The objective was to compare the cartilage island tympanoplasty for the treatment of high-risk tympanic membrane perforations versus the use of temporalis fascia. METHODS: Randomized controlled clinical trial in 69 patients of ten years or older, diagnosed with high-risk tympanic membrane perforation in a third level hospital...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211470/transient-auditory-nerve-demyelination-as-a-new-mechanism-for-hidden-hearing-loss
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Guoqiang Wan, Gabriel Corfas
Hidden hearing loss (HHL) is a recently described auditory neuropathy believed to contribute to speech discrimination and intelligibility deficits in people with normal audiological tests. Animals and humans with HHL have normal auditory thresholds but defective cochlear neurotransmission, that is, reduced suprathreshold amplitude of the sound-evoked auditory nerve compound action potential. Currently, the only cellular mechanism known for HHL is loss of inner hair cell synapses (synaptopathy). Here we report that transient loss of cochlear Schwann cells results in permanent auditory deficits characteristic of HHL...
February 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209736/pejvakin-a-candidate-stereociliary-rootlet-protein-regulates-hair-cell-function-in-a-cell-autonomous-manner
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Marcin Kazmierczak, Piotr Kazmierczak, Anthony W Peng, Suzan L Harris, Prahar Shah, Jean-Luc Puel, Marc Lenoir, Santos J Franco, Martin Schwander
Mutations in the Pejvakin (PJVK) gene are thought to cause auditory neuropathy and hearing loss of cochlear origin by affecting noise-induced peroxisome proliferation in auditory hair cells and neurons. Here we demonstrate that loss of pejvakin in hair cells, but not in neurons, causes profound hearing loss and outer hair cell degeneration in mice. Pejvakin binds to and co-localizes with the rootlet component TRIOBP at the base of stereocilia in injectoporated hair cells, a pattern that is disrupted by deafness-associated PJVK mutations...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192822/-tinnitus-clinical-symptoms-and-therapy
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Birgit Mazurek, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Petra Brüggemann
Tinnitus is a phantom sound that can be a symptom of various disorders such as hearing loss, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, diabetes or tumors. Because of the inability to divert the auditory attention from tinnitus sound, patients suffer with insomnia, problems with concentration and other psychological conditions, in some extreme cases including major depression symptoms. The auditory character of tinnitus induces the patients to seek help predominantly at the otolaryngologist practice. The first aim of a physician is to establish the cause of tinnitus and to measure its audiological properties...
January 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178980/novel-neuro-audiological-findings-and-further-evidence-for-twnk-involvement-in-perrault-syndrome
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Monika Ołdak, Dominika Oziębło, Agnieszka Pollak, Iwona Stępniak, Michal Lazniewski, Urszula Lechowicz, Krzysztof Kochanek, Mariusz Furmanek, Grażyna Tacikowska, Dariusz Plewczynski, Tomasz Wolak, Rafał Płoski, Henryk Skarżyński
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss and ovarian dysfunction are key features of Perrault syndrome (PRLTS) but the clinical and pathophysiological features of hearing impairment in PRLTS individuals have not been addressed. Mutations in one of five different genes HSD17B4, HARS2, LARS2, CLPP or TWNK (previous symbol C10orf2) cause the autosomal recessive disorder but they are found only in about half of the patients. METHODS: We report on two siblings with a clinical picture resembling a severe, neurological type of PRLTS...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168899/correlation-of-objective-audiometric-and-caloric-function-in-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Kyle P McMullen, Chen Lin, Michael S Harris, Oliver F Adunka
Objective Ménière's disease affects the vestibular and audiologic systems; however, little is known about the relationship between audiometric and caloric function with increasing duration of disease. We employed a novel methodology to understand the longitudinal correlation between audiometric and caloric function in Ménière's patients. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Neuro-otologic tertiary care practice. Subjects and Methods Charts of 19 patients with unilateral Ménière's disease, as classified by the 1995 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Foundation criteria, were examined...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167010/the-role-of-bone-conduction-hearing-aids-in-congenital-unilateral-hearing-loss-a-systematic-review
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C Carrie Liu, Devon Livingstone, Warren K Yunker
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature on the audiological and/or quality of life benefits of a bone conduction hearing aid (BCHA) in children with congenital unilateral conductive or sensorineural deafness. METHODS: A systematic search was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines using the PubMed, Medline, and Embase databases. Data were collected on the following outcomes of interest: speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, sound localization, and quality of life measures...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167001/childhood-hearing-loss-a-need-for-primary-health-care
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Segun Ayodeji Ogunkeyede, Stephen Oluwatosin Adebola, Abdulwasiu Salman, Akeem Olawale Lasisi
INTRODUCTION: Essential health care for children is the care of the ear. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study of 155 children with hearing loss. RESULTS: A total of 155 pupils with hearing impairment and their parents were interviewed; 77(49.7%) males and 78(50.3%) females, age ranged from 6 to 15years (mean 9.11 ± 2.5 years). None of the participants had neonatal hearing screening. Parents detected the hearing loss at a mean age of 2...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164934/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-leisure-noise-induced-hearing-damage-in-flemish-young-adults
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Sofie Degeest, Els Clays, Paul Corthals, Hannah Keppler
CONTEXT: Young people regularly expose themselves to leisure noise and are at risk for acquiring hearing damage. AIMS: The objective of this study was to compare young adults' hearing status in relation to sociodemographic variables, leisure noise exposure and attitudes and beliefs towards noise. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A self-administered questionnaire regarding hearing, the amount of leisure noise exposure and attitudes towards noise and hearing protection as well as an audiological test battery were completed...
January 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155308/ototoxicity-management-an-investigation-into-doctors-knowledge-and-practices-and-the-roles-of-audiologists-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Anna Wium, Berna Gerber
BACKGROUND: A significant number of medications that are prescribed by doctors to treat cancers, tuberculosis and infections are ototoxic. Disclosure of ototoxic risks is ethical practice as patients have the right to be properly informed about and involved in decisions about their health care. Often, doctors fail to disclose such information. AIM: This research investigated whether a group of doctors working in a South African academic hospital inform their patients about the ototoxic risks associated with specific medications, and if not, explore the reasons for it...
December 1, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155306/an-audiological-profile-of-patients-infected-with-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-at-a-district-hospital-in-kwazulu-natal
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Delicia Appana, Lavanithum Joseph, Jessica Paken
BACKGROUND: The increased incidence of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and the consequent use of aminoglycosides with their ototoxic potential necessitate a better understanding of the audiological pattern of infected patients. OBJECTIVE: To describe the occurrence and nature of hearing loss in patients with MDR-TB receiving aminoglycosides over a period of 6 months. METHODS: Baseline and five consecutive monthly audiological assessments were conducted on 52 adults at a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal...
November 25, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141712/significant-sleep-dysregulation-in-a-toddler-with-developmental-delay
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Martin T Stein, Judith Owens, Myles Abbott
Derrick's parents made an appointment with a new pediatrician for a second opinion about disordered sleep. Now 22-months old, he was evaluated at 18 months of age for developmental delay when he was found to have "a regulatory disorder associated with delays in language and motor development, hypotonia and significant sleep problems." The parents are now most concerned about his sleeping pattern. Prolonged sleep onset and frequent night awaking occur each night since 6-months of age. These problems are more severe in the past few months when he awakes screaming and cannot be settled...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135877/disparities-in-health-supervision-for-children-with-down-syndrome
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Katie Williams, David Wargowski, Jens Eickhoff, Ellen Wald
Increasing evidence suggests children with Down syndrome do not receive recommended health care services. We retrospectively assessed adherence to the 2001 American Academy of Pediatrics health supervision guidelines for 124 children with Down syndrome. Cervical spine radiographs were completed for 94% of children, often preoperatively. Adherence to complete blood count recommendations was 55% (95% CI 44% to 66%); lower for males ( P = .01) and children with private medical insurance ( P = .04). Adherence to thyroid function recommendations was 61% (95% CI 54% to 67%); higher for children seen by a pediatrician ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130932/workload-and-costs-of-audiological-assessment-on-tertiary-settings-data-analysis-and-audit
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Sarah Jane Messeder, Forbes Lauder, Alison Kennedy, Georgios Kontorinis
It is estimated that hearing impairment affects 850,000 people in Scotland. In a tertiary, referral centre this number reflects over 32,000 of referrals to the department of audiology per annum. The number of referrals has increased reaching a plateau; in 2015 the number of referrals reached 32,422. The total number of hearing aid fittings carried out each year is on the rise. Within this tertiary centre covering eight hospitals and a catchment area of 1.16 million people, the annual cost of hearing aids exceeds £1...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119425/outcomes-from-a-hearing-targeted-cytomegalovirus-screening-program
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Marissa L Diener, Cathleen D Zick, Stephanie Browning McVicar, Jill Boettger, Albert H Park
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital infection and nongenetic cause of congenital sensorineural hearing loss in the United States. Utah was the first state to pass legislation mandating CMV screening for newborns who fail newborn hearing screening (NBHS). The study objective was to present outcomes of hearing-targeted CMV screening and determine factors predicting CMV screening. METHODS: We used Utah Department of Health HiTrack and Vital Records databases to examine CMV screening from 509 infants who failed NBHS in the 24 months after implementation of the Utah legislation...
January 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117046/audiologic-and-subjective-evaluation-of-baha-%C3%A2-attract-device
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Tomàs Pérez-Carbonell, Ignacio Pla-Gil, Jaume Redondo-Martínez, Antonio Morant-Ventura, Francisco Javier García-Callejo, Jaime Marco-Algarra
We included 9 patients implanted with Baha(®) Attract. All our patients were evaluated by free field tonal audiometry, free field verbal audiometry and free field verbal audiometry with background noise, all the tests were performed with and without the device. To evaluate the subjective component of the implantation, we used the Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) and Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB). The auditive assessment with the device showed average auditive thresholds of 35.8dB with improvements of 25...
January 20, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112690/assessment-of-oxidative-stress-markers-and-hearing-thresholds-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnoea-treated-with-cysteine-and-superoxide-dismutase-therapy
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Agostino Serra, Luigi Maiolino, Salvatore Cocuzza, Milena Di Luca, Gianluca Campione, Luisa Licciardello, Paola Di Mauro
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: In OSAHS, the hypoxia and reoxygenation cicles, maintain a state of oxidative stress, which seems to cause a change in the oxidative balance. Our aim is to compare the markers of oxidative stress with audiological findings and OSAHS severity, in OSAHS patients untreated and also treated ones, with cysteine and superoxide dismutase. METHODS: 65 patients (42 Men, 23 Women) with 30-65 years age range have been enrolled, with a mean age of 52...
January 16, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109500/is-routine-audiometric-testing-necessary-for-children-with-isolated-preauricular-lesions
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Grace T Wu, Conor Devine, Allen Xu, Katie Geelan-Hansen, Samantha Anne
INTRODUCTION: Preauricular lesions, including tags, pits, sinuses, and cysts are commonly seen. Some studies have shown increased incidence of hearing loss in these patients but other studies have failed to corroborate this finding. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence of hearing loss in patients with isolated preauricular lesions. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all pediatric otolaryngology patients seen at a tertiary academic center between 2008 and 2014...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109488/juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-jsle-auditory-pathway-affection-in-relation-to-disease-activity
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M A Kotait, H H Abd Elnabi, T A Gabr
BACKGROUND: Juvenile Systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) is an autoimmune disease with the potential to affect a variety of organs in children or adolescents. jSLE is characterized by its severity and more widespread organ involvement specially central nervous system. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate auditory processing and cognitive functions in children and adolescents with SLE taking into consideration the disease severity. METHODS: This work included 40 normal hearing pediatric patients diagnosed as SLE (23 with active disease and 17 with inactive disease) and a control group included 30 matched healthy children...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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