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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722648/perspectives-on-the-pure-tone-audiogram
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Frank E Musiek, Jennifer Shinn, Gail D Chermak, Doris-Eva Bamiou
BACKGROUND: The pure-tone audiogram, though fundamental to audiology, presents limitations, especially in the case of central auditory involvement. Advances in auditory neuroscience underscore the considerably larger role of the central auditory nervous system (CANS) in hearing and related disorders. Given the availability of behavioral audiological tests and electrophysiological procedures that can provide better insights as to the function of the various components of the auditory system, this perspective piece reviews the limitations of the pure-tone audiogram and notes some of the advantages of other tests and procedures used in tandem with the pure-tone threshold measurement...
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714100/why-is-it-so-hard-to-reach-agreement-on-terminology-the-case-of-developmental-language-disorder-dld
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Dorothy V M Bishop
A recent project entitled CATALISE used the Delphi method to reach a consensus on terminology for unexplained language problems in children. 'Developmental language disorder' (DLD) was the term agreed by a panel of 57 experts. Here I reflect on points of difficulty that arose when attempting to reach a consensus, using qualitative information from comments made by panel members to illustrate the kinds of argument used. One issue of debate was the use of labels, in particular the term 'disorder', which was seen as having both pros and cons...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713148/sometimes-those-hoofbeats-are-zebras-a-narrative-analysis
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Lori A Roscoe
The case of BB, an 11-year-old girl who was hospitalized because of sudden odd seizure-like symptoms and catatonic affect, highlights several ethical issues and communication problems. The correct diagnosis was initially missed, partly because physicians are trained to think of the most common explanation for a patient's symptoms; the medical education truism "when you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras" was not helpful in BB's case. The common habit of medical professionals to not revisit a diagnosis once one is established also led to missed opportunities to provide appropriate care for this young patient...
2017: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712953/physical-activity-levels-in-children-with-sensory-problems-cross-sectional-analyses-from-the-millennium-cohort-study
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Genevieve Williams, Daniel Aggio, Brendon Stubbs, Shahina Pardhan, Benjamin Gardner, Lee Smith
BACKGROUND: Hearing and vision impairments/problems are associated with increased risk of premature mortality in adulthood. One potential pathway explaining this association is reduced levels of physical activity. Reductions in activity levels due to sensory impairments may commence earlier in life; however, associations between sensory impairments/problems and activity levels in childhood are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine associations between hearing and vision problems and objectively measured activity levels in a representative sample of British children...
July 11, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708636/the-impact-of-hearing-loss-on-society-in-general-an-underappreciated-problem
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Ravi N Samy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706175/-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-falls-in-tertiary-hospital-inpatients
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Eun Ju Choi, Young Shin Lee, Eun Jung Yang, Ji Hui Kim, Yeon Hee Kim, Hyeoun Ae Park
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore characteristics of and risk factors for accidental inpatient falls. METHODS: Participants were classified as fallers or non-fallers based on the fall history of inpatients in a tertiary hospital in Seoul between June 2014 and May 2015. Data on falls were obtained from the fall report forms and data on risk factors were obtained from the electronic nursing records. Characteristics of fallers and non-fallers were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706081/brief-stimulus-exposure-fully-remediates-temporal-processing-deficits-induced-by-early-hearing-loss
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David B Green, Michelle M Mattingly, Yi Ye, Jennifer D Gay, Merri J Rosen
In childhood, partial hearing loss can produce prolonged deficits in speech perception and temporal processing. Early therapeutic interventions targeting temporal processing may improve later speech-related outcomes, however. Gap detection is a measure of auditory temporal resolution that relies on auditory cortex (ACx), and early auditory deprivation alters intrinsic and synaptic properties in ACx. Thus, early deprivation should induce deficits in gap detection, which should be reflected in ACx gap sensitivity...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704894/factors-affecting-sentence-in-noise-recognition-for-normal-hearing-listeners-and-listeners-with-hearing-loss
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Jung Sun Hwang, Kyung Hyun Kim, Jae Hee Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite amplified speech, listeners with hearing loss often report more difficulties understanding speech in background noise compared to normalhearing listeners. Various factors such as deteriorated hearing sensitivity, age, suprathreshold temporal resolution, and reduced capacity of working memory and attention can attribute to their sentence-in-noise problems. The present study aims to determine a primary explanatory factor for sentence-in-noise recognition difficulties in adults with or without hearing loss...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697513/-prevalence-risk-factors-and-diagnostics-of-hearing-impairment-in-preterm-infants
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C Franck, W Vorwerk, A Köhn, A Rißmann, U Vorwerk
Introduction: The preterm birth is clearly associated with increased risk of developing congenital hearing impairment. Therefore, special attention must be paid to the postnatal control of auditory function in all preterm infants. The present work investigates if the latest scientific findings regarding prevalence, clinical diagnostics, therapy and risk factors of hearing impairment in premature infants are regularly implemented in daily practice. Methods: At the department of phoniatrics and pediatric audiology of the University Hospital of Magdeburg, the treatment data of 126 preterm children born between 2006 and 2011 were evaluated retrospectively...
June 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690855/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-and-its-associated-factors-among-registered-pensioners-in-ghana-a-cross-sectional-studies
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Benjamin D Nuertey, Alabira Iddrisu Alhassan, Augustine D Nuertey, Isaac Asimadu Mensah, Victor Adongo, Clement Kabutey, Joyce Addai, Richard Bekoe Biritwum
BACKGROUND: The elderly are faced with health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems, which can be linked to obesity and overweight. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of obesity and overweight and its associated factors amongst registered pensioners in Ghana. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among members of the national pensioners association of Ghana...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682820/current-assessment-of-newborn-hearing-screening-protocols
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Rosario R Ricalde, Charlotte M Chiong, Patrick John P Labra
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective of this article is to assess current newborn hearing screening protocols. We will focus on technologies or modalities used, protocol steps, training of screeners, timing of first screen, and loss to follow-up. A summary of program reports focusing on protocols from Greece, China, South Africa, France, Spain, South Korea, Denmark, Italy, Turkey, Taiwan, South Korea, Poland and Iran as they are recently reported will also be presented. RECENT FINDINGS: Community-based hearing screening programs in South Africa and efforts in the Asian region are being reported...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682113/subjective-well-being-in-centenarians-a-comparison-of-japan-and-the-united-states
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Takeshi Nakagawa, Jinmyoung Cho, Yasuyuki Gondo, Peter Martin, Mary Ann Johnson, Leonard W Poon, Nobuyoshi Hirose
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the cultural differences and similarities in the levels and predictors of subjective well-being in Japanese and American centenarians. METHOD: We analyzed data on cognitively intact Japanese (N = 59) and American (N = 125) participants from the Tokyo and Georgia Centenarian Studies, respectively. The Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale was used to measure subjective well-being, while sociodemographic, social, and health resources were assessed as potential predictors...
July 6, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679894/the-evotion-decision-support-system-utilizing-it-for-public-health-policy-making-in-hearing-loss
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Panagiotis Katrakazas, Lyubov Trenkova, Josip Milas, Dario Brdaric, Dimitris Koutsouris
As Decision Support Systems start to play a significant role in decision making, especially in the field of public-health policy making, we present an initial attempt to formulate such a system in the concept of public health policy making for hearing loss related problems. Justification for the system's conceptual architecture and its key functionalities are presented. The introduction of the EVOTION DSS sets a key innovation and a basis for paradigm shift in policymaking, by incorporating relevant models, big data analytics and generic demographic data...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671917/experimental-simulation-of-clinical-borderline-situations-in-temporal-bone-specimens-after-ossiculoplasty
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Till F Jakob, Jan Kromeier, Tobias Baumann, Jens Pfeiffer, Marcus Neudert, Roland Laszig, Thomas Zahnert, Christian Offergeld
OBJECTIVES: One reason for insufficient hearing improvement with a distinct air-bone gap after ossiculoplasty with implantation of partial or total ossicular replacement prostheses can be the dislocation or minimal shifting of the prosthesis. The aim of this study was the simulation of common clinical borderline situations with minimal shifting of the prosthesis in temporal bone specimens after ossiculoplasty. It was furthermore the goal to identify these specific situations through imaging by cone beam computed tomography (cbCT) and direct visual inspection using the operation microscope...
June 30, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664686/knowledge-of-parents-from-urban-and-rural-areas-vs-prevention-methods-of-hearing-loss-threats-seen-as-challenges-for-public-health
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Maria Danuta Głowacka, Piotr Świdziński, Anna Frankowska, Beata Bajurna, Jerzy Marcinkowski, Ewa Mojs
[b]Introduction.[/b] Parents as day-to-day caregivers looking after their children's health and upbringing are crucial in the process of hearing loss prevention among the young. The aim of the study was to assess the parents' knowledge and awareness of hazards bringing about hearing loss, possibilities to prevent this, as well as their reaction in the case of problems of their children with hearing. [b]Material and methods. [/b]The research group comprised respondents (402 persons), medical or paramedical professionals...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662626/expert-discussion-on-taking-a-spiritual-history
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Piret Paal, Eckhard Frick, Traugott Roser, Guy Jobin
This article elaborates on the hazards of spiritual history taking. It provides expert insights to consider before entering the field. In summer 2012, a group of spiritual care experts were invited to discuss the complexity of taking spiritual histories in a manner of hermeneutic circle. Thematic analysis was applied to define the emerging themes. The results demonstrate that taking a spiritual history is a complex and challenging task, requiring a number of personal qualities of the interviewer, such as 'being present', 'not only hearing, but listening', 'understanding the message beyond the words uttered', and 'picking up the words to respond'...
January 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660253/non-auditory-neurocognitive-skills-contribute-to-speech-recognition-in-adults-with-cochlear-implants
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Aaron C Moberly, Derek M Houston, Irina Castellanos
OBJECTIVE: Unexplained variability in speech recognition outcomes among postlingually deafened adults with cochlear implants (CIs) is an enormous clinical and research barrier to progress. This variability is only partially explained by patient factors (e.g., duration of deafness) and auditory sensitivity (e.g., spectral and temporal resolution). This study sought to determine whether non-auditory neurocognitive skills could explain speech recognition variability exhibited by adult CI users...
December 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659836/a-deficit-in-movement-derived-sentences-in-german-speaking-hearing-impaired-children
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Esther Ruigendijk, Naama Friedmann
Children with hearing impairment (HI) show disorders in syntax and morphology. The question is whether and how these disorders are connected to problems in the auditory domain. The aim of this paper is to examine whether moderate to severe hearing loss at a young age affects the ability of German-speaking orally trained children to understand and produce sentences. We focused on sentence structures that are derived by syntactic movement, which have been identified as a sensitive marker for syntactic impairment in other languages and in other populations with syntactic impairment...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658883/artificial-neural-network-ann-model-to-predict-depression-among-geriatric-population-at-a-slum-in-kolkata-india
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Arkaprabha Sau, Ishita Bhakta
INTRODUCTION: Depression is one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity among the geriatric population. Although, the aging brain is more vulnerable to depression, it cannot be considered as physiological and an inevitable part of ageing. Various sociodemographic and morbidity factors are responsible for the depression among them. Using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model depression can be predicted from various sociodemographic variables and co morbid conditions even at community level by the grass root level health care workers...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647848/the-utilization-of-round-window-membrane-surface-tension-in-facilitating-slim-electrodes-insertion-during-cochlear-implantation
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Ihab Nada, Ahmed Nabil Abdelhamid, Ahmed Negm
This is a prospective randomized study aimed to evaluate the round window membrane (RWM) surface tension in facilitating slim electrodes insertion during cochlear implantation. A total number of (118) children were included in this study (118 implantations). Mean age was 36.72 months (range from 18 to 60 months). This study was conducted from January 2015 to September 2016 at a cochlear implant centre in a tertiary referral hospital. Slit incision in the anterosuperior quadrant of the RWM was done in 70 cases, While RWM cruciate incision was done in 48 cases...
June 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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