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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938250/listening-effort-how-the-cognitive-consequences-of-acoustic-challenge-are-reflected-in-brain-and-behavior
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Jonathan E Peelle
Everyday conversation frequently includes challenges to the clarity of the acoustic speech signal, including hearing impairment, background noise, and foreign accents. Although an obvious problem is the increased risk of making word identification errors, extracting meaning from a degraded acoustic signal is also cognitively demanding, which contributes to increased listening effort. The concepts of cognitive demand and listening effort are critical in understanding the challenges listeners face in comprehension, which are not fully predicted by audiometric measures...
September 21, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931311/validating-the-unicef-washington-group-child-functioning-module-for-fijian-schools-to-identify-seeing-hearing-and-walking-difficulties
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Beth Sprunt, Monsurul Hoq, Umesh Sharma, Manjula Marella
PURPOSE: This study investigated the seeing, hearing and walking questions of the UNICEF/Washington Group Child Functioning Module and the inter-rater reliability between teachers and parents as proxy respondents. METHODS: Cross-sectional diagnostic accuracy study, two-gate design with representative sampling, comparing Module responses to reference standard assessments for 472 primary aged students in Fiji. Receiver operating characteristic curves were constructed to determine the area under the curve and optimal cut-off points...
September 20, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925814/evaluation-of-timely-pediatric-cochlear-implant-care-throughout-europe-is-european-cochlear-implantation-care-according-to-guidelines
#3
Hanneke Bruijnzeel, Aren Bezdjian, Anke Lesinski-Schiedat, Angelika Illg, Konstance Tzifa, Luisa Monteiro, Antonio Della Volpe, Wilko Grolman, Vedat Topsakal
OBJECTIVES: International guidelines indicate that children with profound hearing loss should receive a cochlear implant (CI) soon after diagnosis in order to optimize speech and language rehabilitation. Although prompt rehabilitation is encouraged by current guidelines, delays in cochlear implantation are still present. This study investigated whether European countries establish timely pediatric CI care based on epidemiological, commercial, and clinical data. METHODS: An estimation of the number of pediatric CI candidates in European countries was performed and compared to epidemiological (Euro-CIU), commercial (Cochlear(®)), and clinical (institutional) age-at-implantation data...
September 19, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913841/diversion-at-re-entry-using-criminogenic-cbt-review-and-prototypical-program-development
#4
Kirk Heilbrun, Victoria Pietruszka, Alice Thornewill, Sarah Phillips, Rebecca Schiedel
Society and the criminal justice system prioritize the reduction of reoffending risk as part of any criminal justice intervention. The Sequential Intercept Model identifies five points of interception at which justice-involved individuals can be diverted into a more rehabilitative alternative: (1) law enforcement/emergency services; (2) booking/initial court hearings; (3) jails/courts; (4) re-entry; and (5) community corrections/community support. The present article focuses on diversion as part of Intercept 5 - re-entry planning and specialized services in the community...
September 14, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894836/the-effect-of-tinnitus-retraining-therapy-on-chronic-tinnitus-a-controlled-trial
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Carol A Bauer, Jennifer L Berry, Thomas J Brozoski
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to compare treatment outcomes for chronic bothersome tinnitus after Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) versus standard of care treatment (SC) and to determine the longevity of the effect over an 18-month period. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial comparing TRT to SC for chronic tinnitus. METHODS: Adults with subjective, stable, bothersome chronic tinnitus associated with hearing loss amenable to aural rehabilitation with hearing aids were recruited...
August 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891720/vestibular-rehabilitation-following-surgical-repair-for-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-a-complicated-case-report
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Wendy J Carender, Melissa Grzesiak
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) causes auditory and vestibular symptoms. Following surgical repair of the dehiscence, patients often experience dizziness and imbalance. This case report describes a postoperative vestibular exercise program, focusing on the principles of central compensation and habituation, and how it was modified for a patient with delayed progress secondary to strabismus and visual vertigo. A 63-year-old male with history of strabismus eye surgery, right hearing loss, aural fullness, and sensitivity to loud sounds was referred for vestibular rehabilitation (VR)...
September 11, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872162/conservative-treatment-of-vestibular-schwannoma-growth-and-penn-acoustic-neuroma-quality-of-life-scale-in-french-language
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P A Oddon, M Montava, F Salburgo, M Collin, C Vercasson, J P Lavieille
The aim of this study was to determine the natural history of growth and quality of life (QoL) outcomes for vestibular schwannoma (VS) managed conservatively, and to validate the disease-specific Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality-of-Life (PANQOL) scale in French language. We retrospectively studied 26 patients with VS managed conservatively. Patient characteristics and radiological findings were collected. Two scales were used to measure QoL: the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) and the PANQOL scale translated into French...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863581/hearing-thresholds-of-a-male-and-a-female-harbor-porpoise-phocoena-phocoena
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Ronald A Kastelein, Lean Helder-Hoek, Shirley Van de Voorde
To study intra-species variability in audiograms, the hearing sensitivity of a six-year-old female and a three-year-old male harbor porpoise was measured by using a standard psycho-acoustic technique under low ambient noise conditions. The porpoises' hearing thresholds for 13 narrow-band sweeps with center frequencies between 0.125 and 150 kHz were established. The resulting audiograms were U-shaped and similar. The main difference (25 dB) in mean thresholds between the two porpoises was at the high-frequency end of the hearing range (at 150 kHz)...
August 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862005/-newborn-hearing-screening-importance-current-state-in-the-czech-republic
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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/28834277/vibrant-soundbridge-can-improve-the-most-comfortable-listening-level-in-sensorineural-hearing-loss-our-experience-of-61-patients
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Jinsei Jung, Jin Won Kim, In Seok Moon, Sung Huhn Kim, Jae Young Choi
In auditory rehabilitation, the most comfortable listening level (MCL) is important because the conversation partners of patients with hearing impairment are often individuals with normal hearing. Thus, normalizing MCL can help patients with hearing loss to reduce the communication handicap with individuals with normal hearing. While active middle ear implants demonstrate comparable performance with conventional hearing aids (HA) with regard to functional hearing gain and speech intelligibility, little is known about the effect of middle ear implants on the MCL...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826636/objective-assessment-of-electrode-discrimination-with-the-auditory-change-complex-in-adult-cochlear-implant-users
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Rajeev Mathew, Jaime Undurraga, Guoping Li, Leah Meerton, Patrick Boyle, Azhar Shaida, David Selvadurai, Dan Jiang, Deborah Vickers
The spatial auditory change complex (ACC) is a cortical response elicited by a change in place of stimulation. There is growing evidence that it provides a useful objective measure of electrode discrimination in cochlear implant (CI) users. To date, the spatial ACC has only been measured in relatively experienced CI users with one type of device. Early assessment of electrode discrimination could allow auditory stimulation to be optimized during a potentially sensitive period of auditory rehabilitation. In this study we used a direct stimulation paradigm to measure the spatial ACC in both pre- and post-lingually deafened adults...
July 23, 2017: Hearing Research
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/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/28813070/neonatal-hearing-screening-in-primary-health-care-and-family-health-care
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José Carlos Sabbag, Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda
Purpose: The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) looks for early diagnosis and rehabilitation of newborns at risk or not of hearing impairment. The purpose is analyze the flow of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening in the family health care strategy unit through the tracking and monitoring of children. Methods: This is a quantitative and retrospective study. The trace begins with the third copy of the Live Newborn Declaration, filled in at the maternity ward...
August 10, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810991/posterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-associated-with-military-survival-swim-training
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Michael S Crowell, John S Mason, Matthew A Posner, Chad A Haley
OBJECTIVES: Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are relatively common injuries associated with athletic activities and high-energy trauma. Posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries frequently accompany injury to the PCL. Diagnosis can be challenging and requires a comprehensive history and physical examination. Patients frequently report vague, nonspecific symptoms and the mechanism of injury is often useful in localizing injured structures. Two of the more common mechanisms for PCL injury include a direct blow to the proximal anterior tibia with the knee flexed, as well as a significant knee hyperextension injury...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810498/late-emotional-effects-of-rehabilitation-during-childhood-and-their-impact-on-coping-with-deafness-in-adulthood
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Adva Eichengreen, Dan Hoofien
This study examined potential influences of childhood rehabilitation and over-normalization on coping with disability in adulthood. A total of 88 deaf and hard-of-hearing students were interviewed retrospectively about their childhood and completed self-report questionnaires assessing psychological environment-directedness and present emotional and behavioral coping with deafness. It was partially supported that over-normative parental attitude negatively affected coping with deafness through the mediation of elevated environment-directedness...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810267/incidence-of-discomfort-during-pure-tone-audiometry-and-measurement-of-uncomfortable-loudness-levels-among-people-seeking-help-for-tinnitus-and-or-hyperacusis
#17
Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the proportion of patients seen in a tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy clinic for whom presentation levels based on the British Society of Audiology (BSA)-recommended procedures for pure-tone audiometry and determination of uncomfortable loudness levels (ULLs) exceed ULLs, leading to discomfort during administration of these procedures. Method: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of 362 consecutive patients who attended a National Health Service audiology clinic for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis rehabilitation...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808014/adaptive-benefit-of-cross-modal-plasticity-following-cochlear-implantation-in-deaf-adults
#18
Carly A Anderson, Ian M Wiggins, Pádraig T Kitterick, Douglas E H Hartley
It has been suggested that visual language is maladaptive for hearing restoration with a cochlear implant (CI) due to cross-modal recruitment of auditory brain regions. Rehabilitative guidelines therefore discourage the use of visual language. However, neuroscientific understanding of cross-modal plasticity following cochlear implantation has been restricted due to incompatibility between established neuroimaging techniques and the surgically implanted electronic and magnetic components of the CI. As a solution to this problem, here we used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), a noninvasive optical neuroimaging method that is fully compatible with a CI and safe for repeated testing...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798546/otologic-and-audiology-concerns-of-microtia-repair
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Kausar Ali, Kriti Mohan, Yi-Chun Liu
Microtia is a congenital auricular deformity that commonly presents with associated congenital aural atresia. The most acute concern in these patients is concomitant hearing loss at birth. A team-based approach by plastic surgeons and otologists is necessary to address both the otologic and audiologic concerns of microtia and atresia. Hearing rehabilitation is imperative; yet it should not compromise the aesthetic components of reconstruction and vice versa. Here, the authors propose a framework to evaluate and manage patients with microtia and atresia with the goal of optimizing functional and cosmetic outcomes...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780465/investigating-the-race-for-the-surface-and-skin-integration-in-clinically-retrieved-abutments-with-two-photon-microscopy
#20
D Kapsokalyvas, M van Hoof, S Wigren, T Chimhanda, H J Kuijpers, F C S Ramaekers, R J Stokroos, M A M J van Zandvoort
Bone conduction hearing implants can rehabilitate some types of hearing loss. A hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated skin-penetrating abutment was developed to allow for soft tissue preservation and increased skin-abutment adherence. Inflammation is thought to relate to bacterial infection of pockets around the abutment. Upon integration, the host's ability to cover the abutment surface ("race for the surface"), and thus control and prevent competitive bacteria from colonizing it, is improved. However, the attachment mechanisms behind it are not clear...
July 27, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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