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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906242/safe-use-of-acoustic-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential-stimuli-protocol-and-patient-specific-considerations
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Cory D F Portnuff, Samantha Kleindienst, Jamie M Bogle
BACKGROUND: Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) are commonly used clinical assessments for patients with complaints of dizziness. However, relatively high air-conducted stimuli are required to elicit the VEMP, and ultimately may compromise safe noise exposure limits. Recently, research has reported the potential for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) from VEMP stimulus exposure through studies of reduced otoacoustic emission levels after VEMP testing, as well as a recent case study showing permanent sensorineural hearing loss associated with VEMP exposure...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905882/identification-of-causative-variants-in-txnl4a-in-burn-mckeown-syndrome-and-isolated-choanal-atresia
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Jacqueline A C Goos, Sigrid M A Swagemakers, Stephen R F Twigg, Marieke F van Dooren, A Jeannette M Hoogeboom, Christian Beetz, Sven Günther, Frank J Magielsen, Charlotte W Ockeloen, Maria A Ramos-Arroyo, Rolph Pfundt, Helger G Yntema, Peter J van der Spek, Philip Stanier, Dagmar Wieczorek, Andrew O M Wilkie, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Irene M J Mathijssen, Jane A Hurst
Burn-McKeown syndrome (BMKS) is a rare syndrome characterized by choanal atresia, prominent ears, abnormalities of the outer third of the lower eyelid, structural cardiac abnormalities, conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, and cleft lip. Recently, causative compound heterozygous variants were identified in TXNL4A. We analyzed an individual with clinical features of BMKS and her parents by whole-genome sequencing and identified compound heterozygous variants in TXNL4A (a novel splice site variant (c.258-2A>G, (p...
October 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899200/spoken-language-and-everyday-functioning-in-5-year-old-children-using-hearing-aids-or-cochlear-implants
#3
Linda Cupples, Teresa Yc Ching, Laura Button, Mark Seeto, Vicky Zhang, Jessica Whitfield, Miriam Gunnourie, Louise Martin, Vivienne Marnane
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the factors influencing 5-year language, speech and everyday functioning of children with congenital hearing loss. DESIGN: Standardised tests including PLS-4, PPVT-4 and DEAP were directly administered to children. Parent reports on language (CDI) and everyday functioning (PEACH) were collected. Regression analyses were conducted to examine the influence of a range of demographic variables on outcomes. STUDY SAMPLE: Participants were 339 children enrolled in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895459/hearing-loss-following-posterior-fossa-microvascular-decompression-a-systematic-review
#4
Matthew Bartindale, Matthew Kircher, William Adams, Neelam Balasubramanian, Jeffrey Liles, Jason Bell, John Leonetti
Objectives (1) Determine the prevalence of hearing loss following microvascular decompression (MVD) for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm (HFS). (2) Demonstrate factors that affect postoperative hearing outcomes after MVD. Data Sources PubMed-NCBI, Scopus, CINAHL, and PsycINFO databases from 1981 to 2016. Review Methods Systematic review of prospective cohort studies and retrospective reviews in which any type of hearing loss was recorded after MVD for TN or HFS. Three researchers extracted data regarding operative indications, procedures performed, and diagnostic tests employed...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895441/successful-placement-of-a-baha-implant-in-a-patient-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jason R Brown, D Micah Milgraum, Farhaad R Riyaz, Marla N Jahnke, Prasad John Thottam
INTRODUCTION: Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a spectrum of mechanobullous disorders characterized by blistering following minor trauma or traction to the skin. Hearing loss in this population is poorly described in the otolaryngology literature, and its treatment oftentimes results in external auditory canal skin irritation. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 26-year-old female with EB and mixed hearing loss unable to wear conventional hearing aids due to sequelae of the external auditory canals...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894825/hearing-loss-as-a-risk-factor-for-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Rhett S Thomson, Priscilla Auduong, Alexander T Miller, Richard K Gurgel
OBJECTIVES: To review evidence of hearing loss as a risk factor for dementia. Data Sources: PubMed Review methods: A systematic review was conducted using the PubMed database using the search terms (hearing loss OR presbycusis) AND (dementia OR cognitive decline). Initially, 488 articles were obtained. Only those studies evaluating an association between hearing loss and incident dementia or cognitive decline were included in the analysis. This resulted in 17 articles which were thoroughly evaluated with consideration for study design, method for determining hearing loss and cognitive status, relevant covariates and confounding factors, and key findings...
April 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894203/the-combined-effect-of-cigarette-smoking-and-occupational-noise-exposure-on-hearing-loss-evidence-from-the-dongfeng-tongji-cohort-study
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Dongming Wang, Zhichao Wang, Min Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Meian He, Xiaomin Zhang, Huan Guo, Jing Yuan, Yue Zhan, Kun Zhang, Tao Zhou, Weijia Kong, Weihong Chen
Combined effect of cigarette smoking and occupational noise exposure on hearing loss has rarely been evaluated among Chinese population, especially among females. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 11196 participants of Dongfeng-Tongji cohort study. Smoking status was self-reported through questionnaire and occupational noise exposure was evaluated through workplace noise level and/or the job titles. Hearing loss was defined as a pure-tone mean of 25 dB or higher at 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 kHz in both ears...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891873/hearing-outcome-with-the-use-of-glass-ionomer-cement-as-an-alternative-to-crimping-in-stapedotomy
#8
Saad Elzayat, Ahmed Younes, Ayman Fouad, Fatthe Erfan, Ali Mahrous
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate early hearing outcomes using glass ionomer cement to fix the Teflon piston prosthesis onto the long process of incus to minimize residual conductive hearing loss after stapedotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Original report of prospective randomized control study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: A total of 80 consecutive patients with otosclerosis were randomized into two groups. Group A is a control group in which 40 patients underwent small fenestra stapedotomy using the classic technique...
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889257/evaluation-of-auditory-and-cochlear-functions-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-according-to-the-site-of-involvement
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Duran Karataş, İsmail Doğan, Adnan Ekinci, Abdurrahman Yetiş, Müge Özcan
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease of unknown origin with a prevalence rate about 1% in the population. Audiovestibular dysfunction is encountered in AS and sensorineural hearing loss is the most common form. The present study aimed to evaluate auditory and cochlear function in AS patients according to the site of involvement. A total of 47 patients followed for AS in the rheumatology outpatient clinic and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Subgroups of AS were identified according to the site of involvement...
September 9, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887665/impact-of-radiation-technique-radiation-fraction-dose-and-total-cisplatin-dose-on-hearing-retrospective-analysis-of-29%C3%A2-medulloblastoma-patients
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Sergiu Scobioala, Ross Parfitt, Peter Matulat, Christopher Kittel, Fatemeh Ebrahimi, Heidi Wolters, Antoinette Am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Hans Theodor Eich
PURPOSE: To analyze the incidence and degree of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) resulting from different radiation techniques, fractionation dose, mean cochlear radiation dose (Dmean), and total cisplatin dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In all, 29 children with medulloblastoma (58 ears) with subclinical pretreatment hearing thresholds participated. Radiotherapy (RT) and cisplatin had been applied sequentially according to the HIT MED Guidance. Audiological outcomes up to the latest follow-up (median 2...
September 8, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883024/hearing-threshold-shifts-among-military-pilots-of-the-israeli-air-force
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Liyona Kampel-Furman, Z Joachims, H Bar-Cohen, A Grossman, Y Frenkel-Nir, Y Shapira, E Alon, E Carmon, B Gordon
BACKGROUND: Military aviators are potentially at risk for developing noise-induced hearing loss. Whether ambient aircraft noise exposure causes hearing deficit beyond the changes attributed to natural ageing is debated. The aim of this research was to assess changes in hearing thresholds of Israeli Air Force (IAF) pilots over 20 years of military service and identify potential risk factors for hearing loss. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted of pure-tone air conduction audiograms of pilots, from their recruitment at 18 years of age until the last documented medical check-up...
September 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878660/long-term-progression-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss-and-tinnitus-after-combined-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Ming S Lee, Sudha Penumala, Steven Sweet, Russell R De Luca, Ariel E Stearnes, Yamac Akgun
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a common adverse effect for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with chemoradiotherapy. We report a case of 12-year follow-up from a patient with stage IIB NPC, treated in 2004 with intensity-modulated radiotherapy and cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Pure-tone audiograms were conducted before treatment and at two other points in the 12-year period after treatment. Analysis of the patient's audiograms reveals that the development of high-frequency SNHL started after treatment and reached a plateau accompanied by tinnitus approximately 32 months after treatment conclusion...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876493/hearing-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-for-children-with-asymptomatic-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Adam W Bartlett, Brendan McMullan, William D Rawlinson, Pamela Palasanthiran
INTRODUCTION: Congenital CMV is one of the commonest congenital infections and a recognised cause of sensorineural hearing loss and neurodevelopmental impairment. Ninety percent are clinically inapparent at birth but are reported to be at risk of developing such abnormalities throughout childhood, the extent of which requires further elucidation. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted using Medline and Embase databases, manual citation review, and personal libraries for articles reporting primary data on hearing and neurodevelopmental outcomes for children with asymptomatic congenital CMV...
September 6, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874211/audiological-outcome-of-stapes-surgery-for-far-advanced-cochlear-otosclerosis
#14
C Heining, R Banga, R Irving, C Coulson, P Monksfield
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced otosclerosis can present with hearing thresholds eligible for cochlear implantation. This study sought to address whether stapes surgery in this patient group provides a clinically significant audiological benefit. OBJECTIVES: To assess pre- and post-operative hearing outcomes of patients with advanced otosclerosis, and to determine what proportion of these patients required further surgery including cochlear implantation. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2015, 252 patients underwent primary stapes surgery at our institution...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872767/one-hundred-twenty-five-fat-myringoplasties-does-marginal-perforation-matter
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Giuseppe Malafronte, Barbara Filosa
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate if calcified plaques adjacent to the perforation and marginal perforations are real contraindications to the fat graft myringoplasty. STUDY DESIGN: prospective study. METHODS: This study was conducted, from 1(st) January 2008 to 31 December 2015 at our Otolaryngology Department of S.G. Moscati Hospital. The investigation included 125 patients, 60 males and 65 females, affected by COM who have undergone fat graft myringoplasty between 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2011...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872163/italian-survey-on-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#16
A Messina, A P Casani, M Manfrin, G Guidetti
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of peripheral vertigo. BPPV often relapses after the first episode, with a recurrence rate between 15% and 50%. To date both the aetiopathogenetic processes that lead to otoconia detachment and the factors that make BPPV a relapsing disease are still unclear, but recent epidemiological studies have shown a possible association with cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the present study (Sesto Senso Survey) was to evaluate in the Italian population through an observational survey, the main demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with BPPV (first episode or recurrent) with particular focus on the potential cardiovascular risk factors...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863394/physical-violence-against-children-with-hearing-loss-by-parents-a-pilot-study-in-beijing-china
#17
Yingying Jiang, Jingqi Chen, Buyi Yu, Yichen Jin
This study aims to examine the rate and risk factors for physical violence (PV) by parents against hearing loss children in Beijing, China. Cross-sectional study was carried out among 86 couples of parents of hearing loss children from two special education schools in Beijing. Parents' self-reporting questionnaires were used to collect information about parental PV behaviors during the past 12 months, definition of child abuse, attitudes towards the use of corporal punishment to discipline children, parents' childhood experience of PV victimization, and demographic characteristics...
August 29, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862005/-newborn-hearing-screening-importance-current-state-in-the-czech-republic
#18
Pavel Komínek, Viktor Chrobok, Karol Zeleník, Jakub Dršata
The importance of early detection of hearing impairment in newborns and children and the early rehabilitation of hearing disorder with hearing aid or cochlear implant was demonstrated in a number of papers. As a result, newborn hearing screening was introduced in many countries around the world. The incidence of congenital hearing impairment has been underestimated for a long time, empirically determined incidence was 1:1000 neonates. Thanks to newborn hearing screening was revealed that incidence of congenital hearing impairment is 3 times higher...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861009/cognitive-processing-speed-working-memory-and-the-intelligibility-of-hearing-aid-processed-speech-in-persons-with-hearing-impairment
#19
Wycliffe Kabaywe Yumba
Previous studies have demonstrated that successful listening with advanced signal processing in digital hearing aids is associated with individual cognitive capacity, particularly working memory capacity (WMC). This study aimed to examine the relationship between cognitive abilities (cognitive processing speed and WMC) and individual listeners' responses to digital signal processing settings in adverse listening conditions. A total of 194 native Swedish speakers (83 women and 111 men), aged 33-80 years (mean = 60...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857620/active-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-implant-audiological-results-in-paediatric-patients-with-bilateral-microtia-associated-with-external-auditory-canal-atresia
#20
Sofía Bravo-Torres, Carolina Der-Mussa, Eduardo Fuentes-López
OBJECTIVE: To describe, in terms of functional gain and word recognition, the audiological results of patients under 18 years of age implanted with the active bone conduction implant, Bonebridge™. DESIGN: Retrospective case studies conducted by reviewing the medical records of patients receiving implants between 2014 and 2016 in the public health sector in Chile. STUDY SAMPLE: All patients implanted with the Bonebridge were included (N = 15)...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
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