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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157165/successful-cochlear-implantation-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-rare-case
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Gaurav Gupta, Avani Jain, Mohnish Grover
An 8-year-old girl presented with a 1-year history of bilateral progressive hearing loss and vertigo for 6 months. High-resolution computed tomography of the temporal bones demonstrated multiple lytic lesions. Histopathology examination confirmed a diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). She underwent chemotherapy for 12 months. Following treatment, she was in remission. However, the bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss persisted. She underwent right cochlear implantation with very good functional audiological outcomes...
November 20, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154247/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: 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 - the 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...
October 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152685/cerebral-palsy-an-overview
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Sheffali Gulati, Vishal Sondhi
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by abnormalities of muscle tone, movement and motor skills, and is attributed to injury to the developing brain. The clinical features of this entity evolve over time and the specific CP syndrome may be recognizable only after 3-5 y of age; although suggestive signs and symptoms may be present at an earlier age. The management involves neurological rehabilitation (addressing muscle tonal abnormalities, and devising physical and occupational therapies) and diagnosis and management of co-morbidities (including epilepsy, impairment of cognition, vision, hearing, and disturbances of growth and gastrointestinal function)...
November 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137413/abnormal-neural-activities-of-directional-brain-networks-in-patients-with-long-term-bilateral-hearing-loss
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Long-Chun Xu, Gang Zhang, Yue Zou, Min-Feng Zhang, Dong-Sheng Zhang, Hua Ma, Wen-Bo Zhao, Guang-Yu Zhang
The objective of the study is to provide some implications for rehabilitation of hearing impairment by investigating changes of neural activities of directional brain networks in patients with long-term bilateral hearing loss. Firstly, we implemented neuropsychological tests of 21 subjects (11 patients with long-term bilateral hearing loss, and 10 subjects with normal hearing), and these tests revealed significant differences between the deaf group and the controls. Then we constructed the individual specific virtual brain based on functional magnetic resonance data of participants by utilizing effective connectivity and multivariate regression methods...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135879/cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-congenital-unilateral-deafness-a-case-series
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Rainer Linus Beck, Antje Aschendorff, Frederike Hassepaß, Thomas Wesarg, Stefanie Kröger, Till F Jakob, Susan Arndt
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implant is regarded as a treatment option for hearing rehabilitation of adults with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. A clear benefit has been experienced in regard to speech comprehension in noise, localization, and quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the benefit of cochlear implantation for children with congenital unilateral hearing loss. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center; cochlear implant program...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135863/effectiveness-in-rehabilitation-of-current-wireless-cros-technology-in-experienced-bone-anchored-implant-users
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Hillary A Snapp, Michael E Hoffer, Xuezhong Liu, Suhrud M Rajguru
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of current contralateral routing of signal technology (CROS) to bone-anchored implants in experienced bone-anchored implant users with unilateral severe-profound sensorineural hearing loss. DESIGN: Prospective, within-subject repeated-measures comparison study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Adult, English-speaking patients (n = 12) with severe-profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss implanted with a bone-anchored implant for the indication of single-sided deafness...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132250/the-influence-of-pilates-exercises-on-body-balance-in-the-standing-position-of-hearing-impaired-people
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Jagoda Walowska, Bartosz Bolach, Eugeniusz Bolach
PURPOSE: Hearing impairment may affect the body posture maintenance. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of modified Pilates exercise program on the body posture maintenance in hearing impaired people. METHODS: Eighty students (aged 13-24) were enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups: test group (n = 41) which attended an original program based on modified Pilates exercises and control group (n = 39) which attended standard physical education classes...
November 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131113/speech-production-quality-of-cochlear-implant-users-with-respect-to-duration-and-onset-of-hearing-loss
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Suzan Ruff, Tobias Bocklet, Elmar Nöth, Joachim Müller, Eva Hoster, Maria Schuster
PURPOSE: To assess whether postlingual onset and shorter duration of deafness before cochlear implant (CI) provision predict higher speech intelligibility results of CI users. METHODS: For an objective judgement of speech intelligibility, we used an automatic speech recognition system computing the word recognition rate (WR) of 50 adult CI users and 50 age-matched control individuals. All subjects were recorded reading a standardized text. Subjects were divided into three groups: pre- or perilingual deafness (A), both >2 years before implantation, postlingual deafness <2 years before implantation (B), or postlingual deafness >2 years before implantation (C)...
2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130437/remote-hearing-aid-support-the-next-frontier
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Gina P Angley, Jean Anne Schnittker, Anne Marie Tharpe
BACKGROUND: In an effort to reduce health-care disparities, there has been a recent surge of interest in the remote provision of care. Audiologists have begun to provide screening, diagnostic, and rehabilitative services via telehealth technologies. PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and perceived benefits of providing remote hearing aid follow-up appointments in a controlled clinical environment and in participants' homes. RESEARCH DESIGN: A descriptive quasi-experimental study was completed...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112869/hearing-the-future-of-sensory-rehabilitation
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Erika Skoe
A new randomized, double-blind controlled study has found that playing a video game modeled from sensory foraging behavior can improve the aging brain's ability to hear complex signals hidden in background noise.
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111339/combined-vocal-exercises-for-rehabilitation-after-supracricoid-laryngectomy-evaluation-of-different-execution-times
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Hevely Saray Lima Silveira, Marcia Simões-Zenari, Marco Aurélio Kulcsar, Claudio Roberto Cernea, Kátia Nemr
INTRODUCTION: The supracricoid partial laryngectomy allows the preservation of laryngeal functions with good local cancer control. OBJECTIVE: To assess laryngeal configuration and voice analysis data following the performance of a combination of two vocal exercises: the prolonged /b/vocal exercise combined with the vowel /e/ using chest and arm pushing with different durations among individuals who have undergone supracricoid laryngectomy. METHODS: Eleven patients undergoing partial laryngectomy supracricoid with cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) were evaluated using voice recording...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106884/impact-of-socioeconomic-factors-on-paediatric-cochlear-implant-outcomes
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Shalabh Sharma, Khyati Bhatia, Satinder Singh, Asish Kumar Lahiri, Asha Aggarwal
OBJECTIVES: The study was aimed at evaluating the impact of certain socioeconomic factors such as family income, level of parents' education, distance between the child's home and auditory verbal therapy clinic, and age of the child at implantation on postoperative cochlear implant outcomes. METHODS: Children suffering from congenital bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss and a chronologic age of 4 years or younger at the time of implantation were included in the study...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106871/test-retest-reliability-of-speech-evoked-auditory-brainstem-response-in-healthy-children-at-a-low-sensation-level
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Mohd Normani Zakaria, Bahram Jalaei
OBJECTIVE: Auditory brainstem responses evoked by complex stimuli such as speech syllables have been studied in normal subjects and subjects with compromised auditory functions. The stability of speech-evoked auditory brainstem response (speech-ABR) when tested over time has been reported but the literature is limited. The present study was carried out to determine the test-retest reliability of speech-ABR in healthy children at a low sensation level. METHODS: Seventeen healthy children (6 boys, 11 girls) aged from 5 to 9 years (mean = 6...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098103/cochlear-implantation-in-patients-with-keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness-syndrome-a-report-of-two-cases
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Birgul Gumus, Armagan Incesulu, Mehmet Ozgur Pinarbasli
Background: Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome is a syndrome which presents with hearing loss and visual and keratinization disorders. In such patients, hearing aids cannot be effectively used in the rehabilitation of hearing loss because of the frequent blockage of the external ear canal with epithelial debris and due to dry and tense skin of the external ear canal. Moreover, severe or profound hearing loss also limits the benefits gained from the conventional hearing aids...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097987/multisensory-rehabilitation-training-improves-spatial-perception-in-totally-but-not-partially-visually-deprived-children
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Giulia Cappagli, Sara Finocchietti, Gabriel Baud-Bovy, Elena Cocchi, Monica Gori
Since it has been shown that spatial development can be delayed in blind children, focused sensorimotor trainings that associate auditory and motor information might be used to prevent the risk of spatial-related developmental delays or impairments from an early age. With this aim, we proposed a new technological device based on the implicit link between action and perception: ABBI (Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction) is an audio bracelet that produces a sound when a movement occurs by allowing the substitution of the visuo-motor association with a new audio-motor association...
2017: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097034/-medical-devices-correcting-the-deafness-hearing-aids-and-auditory-implants
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Jérôme Nevoux, Arnaud Coez, Éric Truy
The management of deafness has become a major public health issue as their lack of detection has a deleterious effect in children and increases the risk factors for aggravation of other pathologies in adults. The detection of deafness remains a real challenge: in the newborn, systematic screening at birth is a good strategy, in adults, much remains to be done. The functional rehabilitation of deafness is based on the use of hearing aids by aerial or bone conduction or of auditory implants. There are three types of auditory implants available: bone anchored hearing implants, middle ear implants and cochlear implants...
October 30, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081257/assessing-hearing-loss-self-management-in-older-adults
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Elizabeth Convery, Carly Meyer, Gitte Keidser, Louise Hickson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the capacity of a self-management assessment tool to identify unmet hearing health care (HHC) needs; to determine whether such an assessment yields novel and clinically useful information. DESIGN: Hearing loss self-management (HLSM) was assessed with the Partners in Health scale and the Cue and Response interview from the Flinders Chronic Condition Management Program™. The results of the scale and the interview were compared to determine the extent to which they each contributed to the assessment of HLSM...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077689/incidence-of-otologic-symptoms-and-evaluation-of-the-organ-of-hearing-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-tdm
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Zofia Maciejewska-Szaniec, Barbara Maciejewska, Katarzyna Mehr, Paweł Piotrowski, Michał Michalak, Bożena Wiskirska-Woźnica, Tomasz Klatkiewicz, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have discussed cases of concomitant temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and otologic symptoms (OS). However, attempts to determine the true origin of these symptoms combined with assessments of the condition of the organ of hearing are relatively rare. This study aimed to evaluate the frequency and type of OS in patients with TMD, and attempted to determine the origin of the OS in the studied group of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS 246 patients, aged 40.08±11.12 years (F=147, M=99) with TMD, from the Department of Oral Rehabilitation of Poznan University of Medical Sciences...
October 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073893/activity-dependent-formation-of-a-vesicular-inhibitory-amino-acid-transporter-gradient-in-the-superior-olivary-complex-of-nmri-mice
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Lena Ebbers, Maren Weber, Hans Gerd Nothwang
BACKGROUND: In the mammalian superior olivary complex (SOC), synaptic inhibition contributes to the processing of binaural sound cues important for sound localization. Previous analyses demonstrated a tonotopic gradient for postsynaptic proteins mediating inhibitory neurotransmission in the lateral superior olive (LSO), a major nucleus of the SOC. To probe, whether a presynaptic molecular gradient exists as well, we investigated immunoreactivity against the vesicular inhibitory amino acid transporter (VIAAT) in the mouse auditory brainstem...
October 26, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072634/the-analysis-of-a-frequent-tmprss3-allele-containing-p-v116m-and-p-v291l-in-a-cis-configuration-among-deaf-koreans
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Ah Reum Kim, Juyong Chung, Nayoung K D Kim, Chung Lee, Woong-Yang Park, Doo-Yi Oh, Byung Yoon Choi
We performed targeted re-sequencing to identify the genetic etiology of early-onset postlingual deafness and encountered a frequent TMPRSS3 allele harboring two variants in a cis configuration. We aimed to evaluate the pathogenicity of the allele. Among 88 cochlear implantees with autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss, subjects with GJB2 and SLC26A4 mutations were excluded. Thirty-one probands manifesting early-onset postlingual deafness were sorted. Through targeted re-sequencing, we detected two families with a TMPRSS3 mutant allele containing p...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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