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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100557/dual-sensory-impairment-in-special-schools-in-south-eastern-nigeria
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Ada E Aghaji, Richard Bowman, Vincent C Ofoegbu, Andrew Smith
In a cross-sectional study to determine the magnitude of dual sensory impairment (DSI-combined hearing and vision loss) in children in single-disability special education schools, children in schools for the blind and schools for the deaf in four states in South-East Nigeria were examined by an ophthalmologist and otorhinolaryngologist to determine the level of their disability and to identify other disabilities if any. Participants were all students with childhood blindness or childhood deafness. The magnitude and causes of DSI and the burden of undetected DSI were the main outcome measures...
February 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094021/neuropsychological-characteristics-of-encephalopathy-in-susac-s-syndrome-case-report
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Magdalena Roessler-Górecka, Tadeusz Mendel, Justyna Wiśniowska, Joanna Seniów
Susac's Syndrome (SS) is a rare, autoimmune angiopathy characterized by hearing loss, retinal artery occlusions and encephalopathy, which is usually expressed in multifocal neurological signs and symptoms, confusion state and cognitive impairment. There have been few descriptions of neuropsychological assessment of SS. We present a case study of 29-year-old woman who developed full SS. During the post-acute stage of disease, she was admitted to neurorehabilitation ward to improve her cognitive-behavioral and motor functioning...
January 10, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078408/-rehabilitation-in-children-and-adults-an-overview
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A Illg
BACKGROUND: The rehabilitation of patients with hearing loss includes technical, medical, and therapeutic education interventions. The success of cochlear implant (CI) treatment depends on joint coordination and execution of all measures. During the history of CI, expansion of the spectrum of indication criteria has led to evolution of auditory-verbal therapy, speech therapy, and auditory training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper describes the current status of therapeutic knowledge and experience of hearing and speech therapeutic rehabilitation in children and adults...
January 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071856/outcomes-following-conversion-of-a-percutaneous-to-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-device-in-eight-children
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S D Carr, I A Bruce, D Jones, J Ray
The percutaneous bone conduction device (P-OBCD) is a well-established method of hearing rehabilitation. However, it is associated with soft tissue complications involving the peri-abutment skin. The magnetic osseointegrated bone conduction (T-OBCD) device overcomes this by leaving an intact skin flap over the implant. The current study assesses the outcomes of conversion to a T-OBCD in a paediatric population in two tertiary referral paediatric centres. Eight children underwent conversion. The mean age at conversion was 10 years (range 5-16 years)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068301/successful-loading-of-a-bone-anchored-hearing-implant-at-1-week-after-surgery
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Morten Høgsbro, Andreas Agger, Lars Vendelbo Johansen
OBJECTIVE: To assess implant stability and safety of loading a bone-anchored implant 1 week after surgery. The patients were loaded at 1 week for fast rehabilitation and ease of logistics. DESIGN: Single center, prospective cohort study of 25 adults with expected normal skin and bone quality. INTERVENTION: Implantation of the Baha BA400 implant system using a linear incision technique without skin thinning. Abutment lengths of 8, 10, and 12 mm were used...
February 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067750/unilateral-hearing-loss-understanding-speech-recognition-and-localization-variability-implications-for-cochlear-implant-candidacy
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Jill B Firszt, Ruth M Reeder, Laura K Holden
OBJECTIVES: At a minimum, unilateral hearing loss (UHL) impairs sound localization ability and understanding speech in noisy environments, particularly if the loss is severe to profound. Accompanying the numerous negative consequences of UHL is considerable unexplained individual variability in the magnitude of its effects. Identification of covariables that affect outcome and contribute to variability in UHLs could augment counseling, treatment options, and rehabilitation. Cochlear implantation as a treatment for UHL is on the rise yet little is known about factors that could impact performance or whether there is a group at risk for poor cochlear implant outcomes when hearing is near-normal in one ear...
November 4, 2016: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053826/sensorineural-organs-dysfunction-and-cognitive-decline-a-review-article
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Supakanya Wongrakpanich, Aisawan Petchlorlian, Andrew Rosenzweig
Vision, hearing, olfaction, and cognitive function are essential components of healthy and successful aging. Multiple studies demonstrate relationship between these conditions with cognitive function. The present article focuses on hearing loss, visual impairment, olfactory loss, and dual sensory impairments in relation to cognitive declination and neurodegenerative disorders. Sensorineural organ impairment is a predictive factor for mild cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly. We recommend early detection of sensorineural dysfunction by history, physical examination, and screening tests...
December 2016: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049117/rare-cause-of-bilateral-sudden-deafness
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F I Vos, P Merkus, E B J van Nieuwkerk, E F Hensen
In this paper, we describe the case of a 62-year-old female with recurring episodes of sudden deafness with vertigo and facial paresis. Within a month's time, this resulted in bilateral deafness and vestibular areflexia. Erroneously, the patient was diagnosed with sudden deafness of unknown origin and subsequently with neuroborreliosis (Lyme disease). The true diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis (RP) was revealed 9 months after initial presentation. The diagnostic delay is in part explained by the fact that, by definition, the disease has to relapse before the diagnosis can be made, but also by its pluriform clinical presentation...
October 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045920/alterations-in-evoked-otoacoustic-emissions-by-the-use-of-meglumine-antimoniate-in-american-tegumentary-leishmaniasis-patients
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Débora Cristina de Oliveira Bezerra, Renata Oliveira de Barcelos, Ellen Carvalho de Castro, Claudia Cristina Jardim Duarte, Raquel de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes Oliveira, Tania Salgado de Sousa Torraca, Maria Helena de Araújo-Melo, Frederico Pereira Bom Braga, Benivaldo Ramos Ferreira Terceiro, Lúcia Regina do Nascimento Brahim Paes, Armando de Oliveira Schubach, Cláudia Maria Valete-Rosalino
INTRODUCTION: Tegumentary Leishmaniasis (TL) is a neglected, non-contagious, infectious disease, caused by different protozoa species of the Leishmania genus that affects skin and mucous membranes. Meglumine Antimoniate (MA), the first drug of choice for TL treatment in Brazil, has already been associated with cochlear toxicity, which is defined as damages of the cochlea caused by exposure to chemical substances, resulting in reversible or irreversible hearing loss. Auditory monitoring for cochlear toxicity aims at the early detection of auditory disorders, enabling, when possible, hearing to be preserved or an early auditory rehabilitation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043504/rehabilitation-of-treated-tb-patients-social-psychological-and-economic-aspects
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Blessina Amulya Kumar
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To highlight the need for post-treatment rehabilitation of TB patient; including social psychological and economic aspects. METHODS: Patient interaction, informal interviews, field observations and secondary research. The minimum duration of treatment (for drug-susceptible TB) is 6months. Treatment for drug-resistant TB can be from anywhere between 18 and 24months. In some cases treatment can last for more than 5years. Despite this, little attention is given to the social, psychological and economic impact extended treatment can have on the lives of individuals...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043400/dental-issues-in-lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital-syndrome-an-autosomal-dominant-condition-with-clinical-and-genetic-variability
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M J Hajianpour, Hannah Bombei, Scott M Lieberman, Rachael Revell, Rachana Krishna, Robert Gregorsok, Simon Kao, Jeff M Milunsky
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable lacrimal and salivary gland hypoplasia and aplasia, auricular anomalies and hearing loss, dental defects and caries, and digital anomalies. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present the cases of 2 unrelated children with enamel defects and history of dry mouth leading to recurrent dental caries. The referring diagnoses were Sjögren disease and hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, respectively...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031155/an-implantable-hearing-system-as-rehabilitation-for-hearing-loss-due-to-bilateral-aural-atresia-surgical-technique-and-audiological-results
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Rubens de Brito, Luzia Maria Pozzobom Ventura, José Carlos Jorge, Eduardo Boaventura Oliveira, Luiz Fernando Manzoni Lourencone
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the surgical technique and audiological results of a middle ear implant for restoring hearing in patients with bilateral aural atresia and microtia with conductive or mixed hearing loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 12 subjects aged 12 years and older presenting with hearing loss and bilateral congenital aural atresia underwent surgical insertion of a middle ear implant. The patients underwent tympanomastoidectomy with a wide opening of the attic and preservation of the roof of the atresic tympanic bone to expose the middle ear and position the floating mass transducer of the implant...
December 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029056/ultrasound-in-dysphagia-rehabilitation-a-novel-approach-following-partial-glossectomy
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Katrina M Blyth, Patricia McCabe, Catherine Madill, Kirrie J Ballard
PURPOSE: While the presence of dysphagia following partial glossectomy has been widely reported, there is insufficient quality evidence to guide clinical decision making about the treatment of this disorder. This study investigated a novel dysphagia rehabilitation approach using ultrasound tongue imaging for patient training. METHOD: Initially, a pilot study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of ultrasound visual feedback during swallow tasks. The protocol was then replicated using a single-case experimental designed study to investigate therapeutic effect...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028428/item-response-theory-applied-to-factors-affecting-the-patient-journey-towards-hearing-rehabilitation
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Michelene Chenault, Martijn Berger, Bernd Kremer, Lucien Anteunis
To develop a tool for use in hearing screening and to evaluate the patient journey towards hearing rehabilitation, responses to the hearing aid rehabilitation questionnaire scales aid stigma, pressure, and aid unwanted addressing respectively hearing aid stigma, experienced pressure from others; perceived hearing aid benefit were evaluated with item response theory. The sample was comprised of 212 persons aged 55 years or more; 63 were hearing aid users, 64 with and 85 persons without hearing impairment according to guidelines for hearing aid reimbursement in the Netherlands...
August 23, 2016: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010030/-basics-of-ear-surgery
#15
S Lailach, T Zahnert
The present article about the basics of ear surgery is a short overview of current indications, the required diagnostics and surgical procedures of common otologic diseases. In addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the auricle, principles of surgery of the external auditory canal, basics of middle ear surgery and the tumor surgery of the temporal bone are shown. Additionally, aspects of the surgical hearing rehabilitation (excluding implantable hearing systems) are presented considering current study results...
December 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002081/children-with-cochlear-implants-and-their-parents-relations-between-parenting-style-and-children-s-social-emotional-functioning
#16
Lizet Ketelaar, Carin H Wiefferink, Johan H M Frijns, Carolien Rieffe
OBJECTIVES: Parenting a child who has a severe or profound hearing loss can be challenging and at times stressful, and might cause parents to use more adverse parenting styles compared with parents of hearing children. Parenting styles are known to impact children's social-emotional development. Children with a severe to profound hearing loss may be more reliant on their parents in terms of their social-emotional development when compared with their hearing peers who typically have greater opportunities to interact with and learn from others outside their family environment...
December 19, 2016: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995277/-cochlear-implant-treatment-of-patients-with-single-sided-deafness-or-asymmetric-hearing-loss-german-version
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S Arndt, R Laszig, A Aschendorff, F Hassepass, R Beck, T Wesarg
BACKGROUND: The rehabilitation of patients with single-sided deafness (SSD) or asymmetric hearing loss can be achieved with conventional (bilateral) contralateral routing of signals ((Bi)CROS) hearing aids ((Bi)CROS-HA, (Bi)CROS), bone-anchored hearing systems (BAHS) or cochlear implants (CI). To date, only small case series have been published on treatment outcomes in SSD patients after CI surgery and there are only a few comparative studies evaluating rehabilitation outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide evidence of successful treatment of SSD and asymmetric hearing loss with a CI compared to the untreated monaural hearing condition and the BAHS and (Bi)CROS treatment options in a large number of patients...
December 19, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981872/french-canadian-translation-and-validation-of-four-questionnaires-assessing-hearing-impairment-and-handicap
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Claude Vincent, Jean-Pierre Gagné, Tony Leroux, Audrey Clothier, Marianne Larivière, Frédéric S Dumont, Martine Gendron
OBJECTIVE: Questionnaires evaluating hearing impairment are available in English but there is a need for French standardised questionnaires for researchers as well as for audiologists and other clinicians. The objective of this study is to describe the translation and validation of four questionnaires that assess different aspects of hearing impairment and handicap among elders with hearing loss, by comparing the main score and psychometric evaluation of original and French-Canadian (FC) versions of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale II (WHO-DAS II), the Screening Test for Hearing Problems (STHP), the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) and the Measure of Audiologic Rehabilitation Self-Efficacy for Hearing Aids (MARS-HA)...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951727/analysing-use-of-the-chinese-hhie-s-for-hearing-screening-of-elderly-in-a-northeastern-industrial-area-of-china
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Yue Wang, Lingyan Mo, Yagang Li, Zhongwei Zheng, Yu Qi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of Chinese version of HHIE-S as a hearing screening tool for the elderly in an industrial area in northeast China. DESIGN: Prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of Chinese version of HHIE-S were calculated. Factors that had impact on HHIE-S were analysed. STUDY SAMPLE: Five hundred and seventy Mandarin speaking participants, aged from 50 to 85 years were included. They were tested with pure tone audiometry and Chinese version of HHIE-S...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942600/characteristics-of-patients-with-hearing-aids-according-to-the-degree-and-pattern-of-hearing-loss
#20
Young Seok Byun, Sung Su Kim, Sang Hyun Park, Eun Bin Park, Ho Joong Kim, Sang Hoon Kim, Seung Geun Yeo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to assess the characteristics of patients according to the degree and audiogram shape of hearing loss and the association of these characteristics with hearing aids (HA) choice, return rate, and cause of return. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 460 individuals who received HAs from 2011 to 2015. The relationships between type of HA and age, primary and accompanying symptoms, HA choice and return and cause of return were evaluated according to the degree and pattern of hearing loss...
December 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
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