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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822408/-the-application-of-artificial-neural-network-on-the-assessment-of-lexical-tone-production-of-pediatric-cochlear-implant-users
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Y T Mao, Z M Chen, L Xu
Objective: The present study was carried out to explore the tone production ability of the Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants (CI) by using an artificial neural network model and to examine the potential contributing factors underlining their tone production performance. The results of this study might provide useful guidelines for post-operative rehabilitation processes of pediatric CI users. Methods: Two hundred and seventy-eight prelingually deafened children who received unilateral CI participated in this study...
August 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/28818455/adipose-derived-stromal-cells-enhance-auditory-neuron-survival-in-an-animal-model-of-sensory-hearing-loss
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Philipp Schendzielorz, Maike Vollmer, Kristen Rak, Armin Wiegner, Nashwa Nada, Katrin Radeloff, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
BACKGROUND: A cochlear implant (CI) is an electronic prosthesis that can partially restore speech perception capabilities. Optimum information transfer from the cochlea to the central auditory system requires a proper functioning auditory nerve (AN) that is electrically stimulated by the device. In deafness, the lack of neurotrophic support, normally provided by the sensory cells of the inner ear, however, leads to gradual degeneration of auditory neurons with undesirable consequences for CI performance...
August 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817812/the-mir-34a-bcl-2-pathway-contributes-to-auditory-cortex-neuron-apoptosis-in-age-related-hearing-loss
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Qiuhong Huang, Yongkang Ou, Hao Xiong, Haidi Yang, Zhigang Zhang, Suijun Chen, Yongyi Ye, Yiqing Zheng
HYPOTHESIS: The miR-34a/Bcl-2 signaling pathway may play a role in the mechanisms related to age-related hearing loss (AHL) in the auditory cortex. BACKGROUND: The auditory cortex plays a key role in the recognition and processing of complex sound. It is difficult to explain why patients with AHL have poor speech recognition, so increasing numbers of studies have focused on its central change. Although micro (mi)RNAs in the central nervous system have recently been increasingly reported to be associated with age-related diseases, the molecular mechanisms of AHL in the auditory cortex are not fully understood...
August 18, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816694/evaluation-of-hearing-handicap-in-adults-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder
#4
Prashanth Prabhu
OBJECTIVE: The present study attempted to evaluate hearing handicap in adults with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). The study also attempted to determine if gender, pure tone average, speech identification scores (SIS), and reported duration of hearing loss could predict the hearing handicap in adults with ANSD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults and Hearing Handicap Questionnaire were administered to 50 adults with ANSD. RESULTS: Using both the scales, there was a significant hearing handicap in both the social and emotional domains in adults with ANSD...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816204/deep-band-modulated-phrase-perception-in-quiet-and-noise-in-individuals-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Hemanth Narayan Shetty, Vishal Kooknoor
CONTEXT: Deep band modulation (DBM) improves speech perception in individuals with learning disability and older adults, who had temporal impairment in them. However, it is unclear on perception of DBM phrases at quiet and noise conditions in individuals with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), as these individuals suffer from temporal impairment. AIM: The aim is to study the effect of DBM and noise on phrase perception in individuals with normal hearing, SNHL, and ANSD...
July 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814843/effects-of-hearing-loss-on-speech-recognition-under-distracting-conditions-and-working-memory-in-the-elderly
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Wondo Na, Gibbeum Kim, Gungu Kim, Woojae Han, Jinsook Kim
PURPOSE: The current study aimed to evaluate hearing-related changes in terms of speech-in-noise processing, fast-rate speech processing, and working memory; and to identify which of these three factors is significantly affected by age-related hearing loss. METHODS: One hundred subjects aged 65-84 years participated in the study. They were classified into four groups ranging from normal hearing to moderate-to-severe hearing loss. All the participants were tested for speech perception in quiet and noisy conditions and for speech perception with time alteration in quiet conditions...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807082/hearing-status-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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A Ahmadzadeh, M Daraei, M Jalessi, A A Peyvandi, E Amini, L A Ranjbar, A Daneshi
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis is thought to induce conductive hearing loss and/or sensorineural hearing loss. This study evaluated the function of the middle ear and cochlea, and the related factors. METHODS: Pure tone audiometry, speech reception thresholds, speech discrimination scores, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, and distortion product otoacoustic emissions were assessed in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy volunteers. RESULTS: Pure tone audiometry results revealed a higher bone conduction threshold in the rheumatoid arthritis group, but there was no significant difference when evaluated according to the sensorineural hearing loss definition...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806342/cognitive-abilities-and-quality-of-life-after-cochlear-implantation-in-the-elderly
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Marie-Hortense Sonnet, Bettina Montaut-Verient, Jean-Yves Niemier, Michel Hoen, Laurence Ribeyre, Cécile Parietti-Winkler
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate quality of life (QoL) and cognitive function in elderly patients with cochlear implants relative to auditory improvement, using geriatric validated scales. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary referral center for cochlear implantation (CI) and a geriatric center in Nancy, France. PATIENTS: Sixteen consecutive patients were included, from 65 to 80 years old, with postlingual severe-to-profound deafness...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806341/impact-of-cochlear-implantation-on-cognitive-functions-of-older-adults-pilot-test-results
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Dona M P Jayakody, Peter L Friedland, Esmeralda Nel, Ralph N Martins, Marcus D Atlas, Hamid R Sohrabi
BACKGROUND: A significant relationship between hearing loss and cognitive impairment has been previously reported. Overall, improvement in speech perception in quiet and quality of life has been observed after cochlear implantation. However, the impact of hearing loss treatment using cochlear implantation on cognitive functions is yet to be fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of cochlear implantation on cognitive and psychological functions of older adults...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806340/the-impact-of-comorbidities-in-the-aging-population-on-cochlear-implant-outcomes
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Brent Jerome Wilkerson, Sandra F Porps, Seilesh C Babu
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implants have been used for many years for bilateral profound hearing loss. General longevity has continued to increase and, therefore, the age at which cochlear implants are placed has concomitantly increased. Our purpose is to determine whether outcomes and complications are significantly different in the elderly. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, clinical review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center, primarily ambulatory setting...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806334/cochlear-implantation-in-postlingual-adult-patients-with-long-term-auditory-deprivation
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Maria Del Mar Medina, Ruben Polo, Auxiliadora Gutierrez, Alfonso Muriel, Miguel Vaca, Cecilia Perez, Adela Cordero, Ignacio Cobeta
OBJECTIVE: The role of long-term hearing deprivation in cochlear implant performance is not well established, and the limits for implanting an auditory deprived ear are still unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of long-term auditory deprivation time on cochlear implant results. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review study. SETTING: Cochlear implantation tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Adult patients with postlingual deafness...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806311/evaluation-of-maximal-speech-intelligibility-with-vibrant-soundbridge-in-patients-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Hyun-Jin Lee, Jeon Mi Lee, Jae Young Choi, Jinsei Jung
OBJECTIVE: The study investigated improvements in maximal speech intelligibility after Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) implantation and analyzed the effect of the hearing loss pattern on maximal speech intelligibility represented by a phonetically balanced word score (PBmax). The effect of middle ear implants on PBmax has not been evaluated yet. STUDY DESIGN: Study. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS/INTERVENTIONS: Sixty patients who underwent VSB from December 2011 to January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806193/speech-perception-in-noise-and-listening-effort-of-older-adults-with-nonlinear-frequency-compression-hearing-aids
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James Shehorn, Nicole Marrone, Thomas Muller
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this laboratory-based study was to compare the efficacy of two hearing aid fittings with and without nonlinear frequency compression, implemented within commercially available hearing aids. Previous research regarding the utility of nonlinear frequency compression has revealed conflicting results for speech recognition, marked by high individual variability. Individual differences in auditory function and cognitive abilities, specifically hearing loss slope and working memory, may contribute to aided performance...
August 10, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803710/intrathecal-2-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-decreases-neurological-disease-progression-in-niemann-pick-disease-type-c1-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-1-2-trial
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Daniel S Ory, Elizabeth A Ottinger, Nicole Yanjanin Farhat, Kelly A King, Xuntian Jiang, Lisa Weissfeld, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Cristin D Davidson, Simona Bianconi, Lee Ann Keener, Ravichandran Rao, Ariane Soldatos, Rohini Sidhu, Kimberly A Walters, Xin Xu, Audrey Thurm, Beth Solomon, William J Pavan, Bernardus N Machielse, Mark Kao, Steven A Silber, John C McKew, Carmen C Brewer, Charles H Vite, Steven U Walkley, Christopher P Austin, Forbes D Porter
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterised by progressive neurodegeneration. In preclinical testing, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrins (HPβCD) significantly delayed cerebellar Purkinje cell loss, slowed progression of neurological manifestations, and increased lifespan in mouse and cat models of NPC1. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of lumbar intrathecal HPβCD. METHODS: In this open-label, dose-escalation phase 1-2a study, we gave monthly intrathecal HPβCD to participants with NPC1 with neurological manifestation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA...
August 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801840/tobacco-related-carcinogenesis-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Ashok R Jethwa, Samir S Khariwala
Head and neck cancer (head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)) is a devastating disease. Patients require intensive treatment that is often disfiguring and debilitating. Those who survive are often left with poor speech articulation, difficulties in chewing and swallowing, and cosmetic disfigurement, as well as loss of taste. Furthermore, given that HNSCC survivors are frequently disabled and unable to return to work, the economic and societal costs associated with HNSCC are massive. HNSCC is one of many cancers that are strongly associated with tobacco use...
August 12, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800370/the-effect-of-dynamic-pitch-on-speech-recognition-in-temporally-modulated-noise
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Jing Shen, Pamela E Souza
Purpose: This study investigated the effect of dynamic pitch in target speech on older and younger listeners' speech recognition in temporally modulated noise. First, we examined whether the benefit from dynamic-pitch cues depends on the temporal modulation of noise. Second, we tested whether older listeners can benefit from dynamic-pitch cues for speech recognition in noise. Last, we explored the individual factors that predict the amount of dynamic-pitch benefit for speech recognition in noise...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796088/the-effect-of-citalopram-versus-a-placebo-on-central-auditory-processing-in-the-elderly
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Jose Fernando Polanski, Alexandra Dezani Soares, Liliane Desgualdo Pereira, Oswaldo Laercio de Mendonça Cruz
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effects of therapy with citalopram on the central auditory processing in the elderly measured by central auditory tests. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Thirty-nine patients older than 60 years with normal hearing thresholds or symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss up to 70 dBHL, word-recognition score equal to or better than 70%, and diagnosed with central auditory processing disorders completed the study...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796087/hearing-preservation-during-cochlear-implantation-and-electroacoustic-stimulation-in-patients-with-slc26a4-mutations
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Kyung Jin Roh, Sera Park, Jin Se Jung, In Seok Moon, Sung Huhn Kim, Mi Young Bang, Jae Young Choi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with SCL26A4 mutations presenting with Mondini deformity and enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) tend to have comparable residual hearing. Although cochlear implantation (CI) produces good results in this group, deterioration of residual hearing can be an adverse event after surgery due to accompanying cochlear malformation and perilymph leakage during cochleostomy. The purpose of this study was to investigate if CI in patients with SCL26A4 mutations via the round window (RW) approach could achieve preservation of residual hearing, and to evaluate their speech reception with electroacoustic stimulation (EAS)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793162/automatic-speech-recognition-predicts-speech-intelligibility-and-comprehension-for-listeners-with-simulated-age-related-hearing-loss
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Lionel Fontan, Isabelle Ferrané, Jérôme Farinas, Julien Pinquier, Julien Tardieu, Cynthia Magnen, Pascal Gaillard, Xavier Aumont, Christian Füllgrabe
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to assess speech processing for listeners with simulated age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and to investigate whether the observed performance can be replicated using an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system. The long-term goal of this research is to develop a system that will assist audiologists/hearing-aid dispensers in the fine-tuning of hearing aids. Method: Sixty young participants with normal hearing listened to speech materials mimicking the perceptual consequences of ARHL at different levels of severity...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792257/strategies-for-interprofessional-facilitators-and-clinical-supervisors-that-may-enhance-the-emotional-intelligence-of-therapy-students
#20
Nigel Gribble, Richard K Ladyshewsky, Richard Parsons
Emotional intelligence (EI) is a critical skill for occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech pathology students (therapy students). This article reports the findings from an analysis of interviews with therapy students (n = 24) to determine the aspects of clinical placements that therapy students perceived as influencing the changes in EI scores. This article reports the findings of the qualitative phase of a longitudinal, retrospective mixed methods design. Interviewees were selected using purposive sampling...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
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