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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921115/-speech-audiometry-for-indication-of-conventional-and-implantable-hearing-aids
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U Hoppe, A Hast
The social function of the human hearing apparatus is comprehension of speech. Auditory rehabilitation aims to enhance speech perception in everyday life. Consequently, audiological evaluation contains speech perception measurement. Many speech audiometric methods have been developed in German-speaking countries, which are suitable for quantification of speech perception abilities in quiet and in noise to address specific diagnostic questions. For establishment of the indication for technical hearing systems such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, the Freiburg monosyllabic test has been employed successfully for many years...
December 5, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921114/-postoperative-imaging-of-the-internal-auditory-canal-visualization-of-active-auditory-implants-german-version
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I Todt, G Rademacher, P Mittmann, S Mutze, A Ernst
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the internal auditory canal (IAC) and the cochlea is of central importance in neurotology. The artefacts and visibility of the different types of active auditory implants in MRI vary, due to their specific ferromagnetic components. Knowledge of the size of MRI artefacts and the options for handling these is important for the auditory rehabilitation of specific diseases (e. g., vestibular schwannoma). METHODS: The current paper is a literature review RESULTS: MRI assessment of the IAC and cochlea after surgical placement of an active auditory implant is feasible only with a percutaneous bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA, Ponto)...
December 5, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915580/a-crossover-trial-comparing-wide-dynamic-range-compression-and-frequency-compression-in-hearing-aids-for-tinnitus-therapy
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Shirley-Anne Hodgson, Regina Herdering, Giriraj Singh Shekhawat, Grant D Searchfield
PURPOSE: It has been suggested that frequency lowering may be a superior tinnitus reducing digital signal processing (DSP) strategy in hearing aids than conventional amplification. A crossover trial was undertaken to determine if frequency compression (FC) was superior to wide dynamic range compression (WDRC) in reducing tinnitus. METHOD: A 6-8-week crossover trial of two digital signal-processing techniques (WDRC and 2 WDRC with FC) was undertaken in 16 persons with high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss and chronic tinnitus...
January 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909890/does-severity-of-cerebral-mri-lesions-in-congenital-cmv-infection-correlates-with-the-outcome-of-cochlear-implantation
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Stefan Lyutenski, Friedrich Götz, Alexandros Giourgas, Omid Majdani, Eva Bültmann, Heinrich Lanfermann, Thomas Lenarz, Anja M Giesemann
The objective is to investigate whether there is a correlation between the severity of typical brain lesions in congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection and cochlear implant (CI) outcome. The design of the study is a retrospective single-institutional chart review (2005-2015), performed in a tertiary academic referral center. 23 children with typical signs of cCMV infection on cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bilateral severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss were retrospectively evaluated...
December 1, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891365/visual-function-and-ocular-status-in-children-with-disabilities-in-special-schools-of-northern-india
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Gurvinder Kaur, Satish Thomas, Mahesh Jindal, S M Bhatti
INTRODUCTION: Children with disabilities (other than visual impairment) are at a higher risk of visual impairment as compared to normal population. Majority of the ocular disorders, like refractive errors and strabismus, are easily treatable. As these children depend on their visual inputs for social and academic activities, an early detection and prompt treatment of even a minor visual problem is of utmost importance for them. AIM: To assess the visual function and ocular status of children with disabilities other than visual impairment and to identify the preventable and treatable causes of visual impairment...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886830/flexor-tendon-pulley-injuries-in-rock-climbers
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A King, John R Lien
Closed pulley ruptures are rare in the general population but occur more frequently in rock climbers due to biomechanical demands on the hand. Injuries present with pain and swelling over the affected pulley, and patients may feel or hear a pop at the time of injury. Sequential pulley ruptures are required for clinical bowstringing of the flexor tendons. Ultrasound confirms diagnosis of pulley rupture and evaluates degree of displacement of the flexor tendons. Isolated pulley ruptures frequently are treated conservatively with early functional rehabilitation...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885979/gender-differences-in-audiological-findings-and-hearing-aid-benefit-in-255-individuals-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder-a-retrospective-study
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Vijaya Kumar Narne, Prashanth Prabhu, Hunsur S Chandan, Mahadeva Deepthi
BACKGROUND: There are many studies reported in the literature that have summarized audiological findings and possible rehabilitation in individuals with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). However, there are very few studies that have attempted to delineate the gender differences in audiological characteristics and hearing aid benefit in individuals with ANSD. PURPOSE: The study aimed to explore the differences between males and females in terms of demographic details, audiogram, speech identification scores, otoacoustic emissions, acoustic reflexes, long latency responses, and hearing aid benefit...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882910/does-nintendo-wii-balance-board-improve-standing-balance-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Valeska Gatica-Rojas, Guillermo Méndez-Rebolledo, Eduardo Guzman-Muñoz, Alex Soto-Poblete, Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez, Edith Elgueta-Cancino, Eduardo Cofré Lizama
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the effect of systemic exercise programs to improve the standing balance with the Nintendo Wii system is very limited and its post- treatment effectiveness is unknown in cerebral palsy (CP) patients. AIM: Primary aim was to compare the effect of Nintendo Wii balance board (Wii- therapy) and standard physiotherapy (SPT), on the performance of standing balance in children and adolescents with CP. Secondary aim was to determine the post-treatment effectiveness of Wii-therapy and SPT...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879230/bilateral-cochleovestibulopathy-due-to-internal-auditory-canal-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-stomach-cancer
#9
Sertaç Yetişer
Bilateral sudden onset hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction due to metastatic carcinoma of the internal auditory canal (IAC) on both sides is an extremely rare occurrence. This is a challenging case in neuro-otology that is difficult to relieve by medical support, and spontaneous compensation by vestibular rehabilitation is minimal. The spread of tumor cells to the cerebrospinal space indicates poor prognosis. We present a patient with stage-III gastric carcinoma who experienced sudden hearing loss and severe imbalance...
November 23, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853055/health-status-assessment-of-workers-during-construction-phase-of-highway-rehabilitation-projects-around-lahore-pakistan
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Amina Abrar, Kausar Jamal Cheema, Samia Saif, Asim Mahmood
OBJECTIVE: The study focused on assessment of the health status of workers during construction phase of highway rehabilitation projects at six selected sites of N5 around Lahore, including Kala Shah Kaku, Muridke, Kamuki, Bhaipheru, Pattoki, and Okara. METHODS: The study was based on multi-methods approach involving hazard identification through survey and checklist as well as a questionnaire for health status assessment and measurements of health parameters including peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and audiometric screening of 300 subjects...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845259/masked-speech-perception-across-the-adult-lifespan-impact-of-age-and-hearing-impairment
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Tine Goossens, Charlotte Vercammen, Jan Wouters, Astrid van Wieringen
As people grow older, speech perception difficulties become highly prevalent, especially in noisy listening situations. Moreover, it is assumed that speech intelligibility is more affected in the event of background noises that induce a higher cognitive load, i.e., noises that result in informational versus energetic masking. There is ample evidence showing that speech perception problems in aging persons are partly due to hearing impairment and partly due to age-related declines in cognition and suprathreshold auditory processing...
November 12, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837216/-the-heidelberg-ci-database-module-quality-control-in-hearing-restoration-with-cochlear-implants
#12
I T Herisanu, S Hoth, M Praetorius
BACKGROUND: Cochlear implants (CI) have been established as the therapy of choice for functional deafness. The number of CI-rehabilitated patients is continuously growing. The resulting data can provide important information for physicians, health insurance companies, and scientists. Assessment and structuring of data becomes more feasible with the application of modern database systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In collaboration with Innoforce Est., Liechtenstein, the authors developed a database module for the specific needs of CI patients...
December 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837214/-music-therapy-in-adults-with-cochlear-implants-effects-on-music-perception-and-subjective-sound-quality
#13
E Hutter, M Grapp, H Argstatter
BACKGROUND: People with severe hearing impairments and deafness can achieve good speech comprehension using a cochlear implant (CI), although music perception often remains impaired. A novel concept of music therapy for adults with CI was developed and evaluated in this study. METHODS: This study included 30 adults with a unilateral CI following postlingual deafness. The subjective sound quality of the CI was rated using the hearing implant sound quality index (HISQUI) and musical tests for pitch discrimination, melody recognition and timbre identification were applied...
December 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836443/-tinnitus-and-temporomandibular-joint-state-of-the-art
#14
G Lina-Granade, E Truy, E Ionescu, P Garnier, H Thai Van
Tinnitus has been described in temporomandibular joint dysfunction for a long time. Yet, other disorders, such as hearing loss, stress, anxiety and depression, play a major role in the pathophysiology of tinnitus. Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions seem to increase the risk of tinnitus in patients with other predisposing factors. Especially somatosensory tinnitus, which is characterized by sound modulations with neck or mandible movements, is frequently associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, but it is not pathognomonic of such a disorder...
November 8, 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832679/-do-early-cochlear-implanted-toddlers-show-a-better-speech-development-than-later-implanted-children
#15
K Kral, R Lang-Roth, N Hilger, B Streicher
Objective: Long term goal in early cochlea implantation in children without any additional disabilities is an age-appropriate speech development. Material and Methods: Speech development in deaf children with cochlear-implant(s) (n=60) was examined with the german language test battery SETK-2 ("Sprachentwicklungstest für 2-jährige Kinder") 2 years after first mapping of the speech processor. Results: More than 68% of the subjects show in all 4 subtests hearing-age equivalent results in receptive and expressive language...
November 10, 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829259/-hearing-disorders-with-glaucoma
#16
S Kremmer, G Anastassiou, J M Selbach
One of the most common sensory impairments of elderly people is hearing loss. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Hearing and vision loss typically increase with older age. There is scientific evidence that the coincidence of hearing and vision loss is more frequent than expected by the prevalence of individual disorders. With regards to demographic changes and an aging population, in future, it is probable that the incidence of combined hearing and vision impairments will increase, representing a particular challenge not only for doctors and nurses but also a high burden for the private environment of the patients...
November 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815547/a-profiling-system-for-the-assessment-of-individual-needs-for-rehabilitation-with-hearing-aids
#17
Wouter A Dreschler, I de Ronde-Brons
This study focuses on the development of a profiling system to specify the needs of hearing-aid candidates. As a basis for the profile of compensation needs, we used a slightly modified version of the Amsterdam Inventory of Disability and Handicap, combined with the well-known Client-Oriented Scale of Improvement (COSI). The first questionnaire results in scores for six audiological dimensions: detection, speech in quiet, speech in noise, localization, focus or discrimination, and noise tolerance. The goal of this study was to determine whether the six dimensions derived from the disability questionnaire are appropriate to also categorize individual COSI targets...
November 4, 2016: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810845/comparison-of-regularity-detection-between-individuals-with-and-without-speech-in-noise-problems-using-electrophysiological-methods
#18
Mehmet Yaralı, Süha Yağcıoğlu, Ayşe Gül Güven, Songül Aksoy
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the cortical representations of auditory regularities and the relation between these representations and speech-in-noise (SIN) abilities and to compare two groups of participants with different SIN abilities on these cortical measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 22 participants aged 20-40 years with normal hearing and without noise exposure, brain stem level-processing issues, neurological/psychiatric issues, or related medication were presented with three different stimuli resembling auditory regularities appearing after random sounds as well as a random series of sounds...
August 1, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806352/aging-cognitive-decline-and-hearing-loss-effects-of-auditory-rehabilitation-and-training-with-hearing-aids-and-cochlear-implants-on-cognitive-function-and-depression-among-older-adults
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Alessandro Castiglione, Alice Benatti, Carmelita Velardita, Diego Favaro, Elisa Padoan, Daniele Severi, Michela Pagliaro, Roberto Bovo, Antonino Vallesi, Carlo Gabelli, Alessandro Martini
A growing interest in cognitive effects associated with speech and hearing processes is spreading throughout the scientific community essentially guided by evidence that central and peripheral hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline. For the present research, 125 participants older than 65 years of age (105 with hearing impairment and 20 with normal hearing) were enrolled, divided into 6 groups according to their degree of hearing loss and assessed to determine the effects of the treatment applied...
2016: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796557/systematic-review-to-evaluate-the-safety-efficacy-and-economical-outcomes-of-the-vibrant-soundbridge-for-the-treatment-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#20
REVIEW
Karl-Ludwig Bruchhage, Anke Leichtle, Rainer Schönweiler, Ingo Todt, Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, Henning Frenzel, Barbara Wollenberg
Introduced in the late 90s, the active middle ear implant Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) is nowadays used for hearing rehabilitation in patients with mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) unable to tolerate conventional hearing aids. In experienced hands, the surgical implantation is fast done, safe and highly standardized. Here, we present a systematic review, after more than 15 years of application, to determine the efficacy/effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, as well as patient satisfaction with the VSB active middle ear implant in the treatment of mild to severe SNHL...
October 31, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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