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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541242/diagnostic-evaluation-of-neck-torsion-test-in-objective-examination-in-patients-with-vertigo-and-or-hearing-impairment
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Piotr Niewiadomski, Marzena Bielińska, Piotr Pietkiewicz, Jurek Olszewski
INTRODUCTION: HASH(0x3682ba0) INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the neck torsion test in objective examinations of patients with vertigo and/or hearing loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 100 patients, including 54 women and 46 men aged 17-79 years, who were divided into two groups: I - 50 patients, including 30 women and 20 men aged 17-79 years (mean age 49.92 years) with dizziness and/or hearing impairments, and confirmed asymmetry of intracranial vessels, II - 50 patients - control group, including 24 women and 26 men aged 20-71 years without dizziness and/or hearing disorders and without disturbance in the construction of intracranial vessels...
June 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540513/utility-of-3d-printed-temporal-bones-in-pre-surgical-planning-for-complex-bonebridge-cases
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Payal Mukherjee, Kai Cheng, Sean Flanagan, Simon Greenberg
With the advent of single-sided hearing loss increasingly being treated with cochlear implantation, bone conduction implants are reserved for cases of conductive and mixed hearing loss with greater complexity. The BoneBridge (BB, MED-EL, Innsbruck, Austria) is an active fully implantable device with no attenuation of sound energy through soft tissue. However, the floating mass transducer (FMT) part of the device is very bulky, which limits insertion in complicated ears. In this study, 3D printed temporal bones of patients were used to study its utility in preoperative planning on complicated cases...
May 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539180/visual-and-hearing-impairment-and-retirement-in-older-adults-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Bamini Gopinath, Gerald Liew, George Burlutsky, Catherine M McMahon, Paul Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: Impaired vision and hearing are common among older adults and have been shown to reduce functional independence and to reduce quality of life. This cohort study investigated the cross-sectional and temporal associations between objectively measured dual sensory impairment (DSI) and retirement from employment. STUDY DESIGN: 2409 Blue Mountains Eye Study participants aged 55+ years at baseline were included for analyses. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Visual impairment was defined as visual acuity less than 20/40 (better eye), and hearing impairment as average pure-tone air conduction threshold >25dB HL (500-4000Hz, better ear)...
June 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538823/family-health-team-reports-of-conduct-on-child-hearing-loss
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Jullyane Florencio Pachêco da Silva, Cleide Fernandes Teixeira, Maria Luiza Lopes Timóteo de Lima, Fabiana de Oliveira Silva Sousa, Silvana Maria Sobral Griz
Purpose: To analyze the performance of family health teams toward the suspicion and identification of child hearing loss. Methods: This is a case study. Data were collected in three focus groups with three family health teams of a health district in the metropolitan area of Recife, Brazil. All data were transcribed and analyzed based on the interview analysis model of condensation of meanings. Results: The family health professionals investigated made use of some resources to assess child reaction to sound stimuli, but they were mostly unaware of risk indicators for hearing loss and presented doubts about conducting referrals...
May 15, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538470/progression-of-unilateral-hearing-loss-in-children-with-and-without-ipsilateral-cochlear-nerve-canal-stenosis-a-hazard-analysis
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Patricia L Purcell, Justin R Shinn, Scott S Coggeshall, Grace Phillips, Angelisa Paladin, Kathleen C Y Sie, David L Horn
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of hearing loss progression in each ear among children with unilateral hearing loss associated with ipsilateral bony cochlear nerve canal (BCNC) stenosis. SETTING: Tertiary pediatric referral center. PATIENTS: Children diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss who had undergone temporal bone computed tomography imaging and had at least 6 months of follow-up audiometric testing were identified from a prospective audiological database...
May 22, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538078/vibroplasty-in-severe-congenital-or-acquired-meatal-stenosis-by-coupling-an-active-middle-ear-implant-to-the-short-process-of-the-incus
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Jan Peter Thomas, Christiane Voelter, Katrin Neumann, Stefan Dazert
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of coupling an active middle ear implant to the short process of the incus in subjects with meatal pathologies. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Twelve patients suffering from either congenital aural atresia or acquired meatal fibrosis. INTERVENTION: Implantation of an active middle ear implant with coupling of the actuator to the short process of the incus...
May 19, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534733/acute-acoustic-trauma-among-soldiers-during-an-intense-combat
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Noam Yehudai, Nir Fink, Manor Shpriz, Tal Marom
BACKGROUND: During military actions, soldiers are constantly exposed to various forms of potentially harmful noises. Acute acoustic trauma (AAT) results from an impact, unexpected intense noise ≥140 dB, which generates a high-energy sound wave that can damage the auditory system. PURPOSE: We sought to characterize AAT injuries among military personnel during operation "Protective Edge," to analyze the effectiveness of hearing protection devices (HPDs), and to evaluate the benefit of steroid treatment in early-diagnosed AAT injury...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534117/a-multicenter-study-on-objective-and-subjective-benefits-with-a-transcutaneous-bone-anchored-hearing-aid-device-first-nordic-results
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Dan Dupont Hougaard, Soren Kjaergaard Boldsen, Anne Marie Jensen, Soren Hansen, Per Cayé Thomassen
Examination of objective as well as subjective outcomes with a new transcutaneous bone-anchored hearing aid device. The study was designed as a prospective multicenter consecutive case-series study involving tertiary referral centers at two Danish University Hospitals. A total of 23 patients were implanted. Three were lost to follow-up. Patients had single-sided deafness, conductive or mixed hearing loss. INTERVENTION: Rehabilitative. Aided and unaided sound field hearing was evaluated objectively using (1) pure warble tone thresholds, (2) pure-tone average (PTA4), (3) speech discrimination score (SDS) in quiet, and (4) speech reception threshold 50% at 70 dB SPL noise level (SRT50%)...
May 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522894/interventional-audiology-to-address-hearing-health-care-disparities-oyendo-bien-pilot-study
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REVIEW
Nicole Marrone, Maia Ingram, Maria Somoza, Daisey Sánchez Jacob, Adriana Sanchez, Stephanie Adamovich, Frances P Harris
Interventional audiology, specifically community-based outreach, can connect people with the hearing health care system. Community-based participatory research methods were applied in two phases of research to: (1) investigate the needs of families affected by hearing loss in a rural Arizona community on the U.S.-Mexico border; and (2) evaluate an outreach program on hearing health. The needs assessment included interviews with persons with hearing loss and focus groups with family members and the greater community...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522090/hearing-loss-mediates-executive-function-impairment-in-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Catherine M Hill, Romola S Bucks, Colin R Kennedy, Dawn Harrison, Annette Carroll, Nicolas Upton, Alexandra M Hogan
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is often co-morbid with conductive hearing loss in early childhood due to a shared aetiology of adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Hearing loss is independently associated with impairment of executive function and behavioural difficulties. We hypothesised that these impairments in children with SDB may be mediated through hearing loss. METHODS: Fifty-eight children including 37 snorers awaiting adenotonsillectomy and 21 healthy non-snoring controls, aged 3-5 years, were assessed with pure tone audiometry, Strengths and Difficulties (SDQ), Behaviour Rating of Executive Function (BRIEF-P), and Childhood Middle Ear Disease and Hearing questionnaires...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
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/28516283/developmental-window-of-sensorineural-deafness-in-biotinidase-deficient-mice
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Kathleen June Maheras, Kirit Pindolia, Barry Wolf, Alexander Gow
Biotinidase deficiency is an autosomal recessively inherited disorder that results in the inability to recycle the vitamin, biotin. If untreated, the disorder can result in a range of neurological and cutaneous symptoms, including sensorineural deficits and deafness. To understand early mechanistic abnormalities that may precede more generalized and nonspecific effects of metabolic deficits such as weight loss and acidosis, we have analyzed auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) in biotinidase-deficient knockout (Btd (-/-) ) mice in the periweaning period with or without dietary biotin supplementation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511890/intratympanic-steroid-delivery-by-an-indwelling-catheter-in-refractory-severe-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Diego Zanetti, Federica Di Berardino, Nader Nassif, Luca Oscar Redaelli De Zinis
OBJECTIVE: Many studies over the last decade showed favorable outcomes with intratympanic (IT) steroid treatment, alone as salvage treatment or in combination with conventional systemic therapy (ST). However, in severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss resistant to ST, the optimal infusion mode, the type and concentration of the solution, the preferable drug, its total amount, and the duration and fractionation of the treatment are still debated. Aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility and the outcomes of a direct and constant IT delivery of dexamethasone (DEX) by means of a new indwelling catheter...
May 13, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502583/homozygous-ednrb-mutation-in-a-patient-with-waardenburg-syndrome-type-1
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Noriko Morimoto, Hideki Mutai, Kazunori Namba, Hiroki Kaneko, Rika Kosaki, Tatsuo Matsunaga
OBJECTIVE: To examine and expand the genetic spectrum of Waardenburg syndrome type 1 (WS1). METHODS: Clinical features related to Waardenburg syndrome (WS) were examined in a five-year old patient. Mutation analysis of genes related to WS was performed in the proband and her parents. Molecular modeling of EDNRB and the p.R319W mutant was conducted to predict the pathogenicity of the mutation. RESULTS: The proband showed sensorineural hearing loss, heterochromia iridis, and dystopia canthorum, fulfilling the clinical criteria of WS1...
May 11, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502274/superior-petrosal-sinus-causing-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
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S M D Schneiders, J W Rainsbury, E F Hensen, R M Irving
OBJECTIVE: To determine signs and symptoms for superior canal dehiscence syndrome caused by the superior petrosal sinus. METHODS: A review of the English-language literature on PubMed and Embase databases was conducted, in addition to a multi-centre case series report. RESULTS: The most common symptoms of 17 patients with superior petrosal sinus related superior canal dehiscence syndrome were: hearing loss (53 per cent), aural fullness (47 per cent), pulsatile tinnitus (41 per cent) and pressure-induced vertigo (41 per cent)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501821/genetic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-nefl-related-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Alejandro Horga, Matilde Laurà, Zane Jaunmuktane, Nivedita U Jerath, Michael A Gonzalez, James M Polke, Roy Poh, Julian C Blake, Yo-Tsen Liu, Sarah Wiethoff, Conceição Bettencourt, Michael Pt Lunn, Hadi Manji, Michael G Hanna, Henry Houlden, Sebastian Brandner, Stephan Züchner, Michael Shy, Mary M Reilly
OBJECTIVES: To analyse and describe the clinical and genetic spectrum of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) caused by mutations in the neurofilament light polypeptide gene (NEFL). METHODS: Combined analysis of newly identified patients with NEFL-related CMT and all previously reported cases from the literature. RESULTS: Five new unrelated patients with CMT carrying the NEFL mutations P8R and N98S and the novel variant L311P were identified...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499296/-implantable-hearing-devices
#17
Matthias Tisch
Combined hearing loss is an essential indication for implantable hearing systems. Depending on the bone conduction threshold, various options are available: Patients with mild sensorineural deafness usually benefit from transcutaneous BCI, while percutaneous BCI systems are recommended also for moderate hearing loss. For combined hearing loss with moderate and high-grade cochlear hearing loss, active middle ear implants are recommended. For patients with incompatibilities or middle ear surgery, implants are a valuable and proven addition to the therapeutic options...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496347/hearing-thresholds-in-adult-nigerians-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-case-control-study
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Jones Ndubuisi Nwosu, Ethel Nkechi Chime
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence, types and severity of hearing loss and associated factors in a hospital population of adult Nigerians with diabetes mellitus. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study was a prospective hospital-based study conducted at the Otorhinolaryngology and Diabetic Clinics of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, for a period of 12 months. Consecutively presenting eligible adult diabetics and their age- and sex-matched healthy controls were recruited...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492720/association-between-language-and-hearing-disorders-risk-identification
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Alessandra Giannella Samelli, Silmara Rondon-Melo, Camila Maia Rabelo, Daniela Regina Molini-Avejonas
OBJECTIVE: To identify children at risk for hearing and/or language disorders and to investigate the association between these risks by conducting pre-validated hearing and language screenings. METHODS: The study was conducted during a polio vaccination campaign in August of 2013 in basic health units in western São Paulo. Parents of children between 2 and 5 years of age were asked to complete two screening tools: a hearing questionnaire (regarding hearing development) and a language production and comprehension scale (including the major language development milestones)...
April 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489599/association-between-the-p-v37i-variant-of-gjb2-and-hearing-loss-a-pedigree-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Na Shen, Jing Peng, Xiong Wang, Yaowu Zhu, Weiyong Liu, Aiguo Liu, Yanjun Lu
Pathogenic variants in the gap junction protein beta-2 (GJB2) gene are the most common cause of hearing loss. Of these, the p.V37I variant of GJB2 has a high allele frequency (up to 10%) in East Asians. Characterization of the phenotypic spectrum associated with p.V37I, as well as the role of this variant in the onset of hearing loss could have a remarkable effect on future diagnostic strategies. Here, we performed a pedigree analysis of unrelated families exhibiting various hearing phenotypes, and then conducted a meta-analysis to comprehensively assess the association between the p...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
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