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Pediatric hearing loss

Henrik Smeds, Jeremy Wales, Filip Asp, Ulrika Löfkvist, Babak Falahat, Britt-Marie Anderlid, Lena Anmyr, Eva Karltorp
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if cochlear implantation is safe and constitutes an option for hearing rehabilitation of children with x-linked inner ear malformation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review in combination with a multidisciplinary follow-up. SETTING: Tertiary referral hospital and cochlear implant program. PATIENTS: Ten children with severe-profound mixed hearing loss and radiological findings consistent with Incomplete Partition type 3 cochlear malformation received cochlear implants during the years 2007 to 2015...
October 21, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
So Young Kim, Yung Jin Jeon, Jun-Young Lee, Young Ho Kim
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The characteristics and underlying mechanisms of tinnitus remain more elusive in the pediatric population than in adults. We investigated the prevalence of tinnitus, its characteristics, and associated factors, with a focus on psychoemotional problems in adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study METHODS: In total, 962 adolescents were surveyed for tinnitus and possibly related otologic and socioeconomic factors. The participants completed a visual analog scale (VAS) pertaining to various aspects of tinnitus, as well as the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, Children's Depression Inventory (CDI), State Anxiety Inventory for Children, Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (TAIC), Internet Addiction Test, Conners' Abbreviated Parent Rating Scale, and a learning disability score...
October 24, 2016: Laryngoscope
Elisabeth Sterrer, Franz Windisch, Kurt Frey, Klaus Rettensteiner, Benjamin Loader
BACKGROUND: Middle ear adenoma with neuroendocrine differentiation (MEA-ND), also known as carcinoid tumor of the middle ear, is an extremely rare neoplasm, especially when located within the tympanic cavity. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first pediatric case of a MEA-ND described in Europe. Excluding the present case, only three other pediatric cases of this disease have been published globally. CASE REPORT: We report on a 15-year-old female patient who presented with conductive hearing loss of the right ear...
October 19, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Chang Ho Lee, So Young Kim, Hyoung-Mi Kim, Young Ju Kim, Ji Yoon Kim, Mi Kyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To study the influence of the cochleariform process abutment (CPA) of early congenital cholesteatomas (CC) (ECCs) on surgical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: University hospital otology referral clinic. PATIENTS: Two hundred consecutive pediatric ECC patients. INTERVENTIONS: The patients were classified into three groups based on the temporal bone computed tomography (TBCT) findings of ECC: A) the absence of CPA, B) the presence of CPA, and C) the presence of CPA and extension posterior to the malleus handle...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Patricia L Purcell, Rose Jones-Goodrich, Meghan Wisneski, Todd C Edwards, Kathleen C Y Sie
OBJECTIVE: Management of children with unilateral hearing loss is not standardized. The primary goal of this study was to elicit patient- and parent-reported perspectives regarding usage of hearing devices in pediatric UHL and to suggest a basic algorithmic approach to management. METHODS: Our tertiary care center recruited families of youth ages 5-19 years with unilateral hearing loss from January 2014 through October 2015. Parents of all youths completed a 36-item survey, and some youth ages 11-19 years participated in hour-long interviews...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Bryan J Liming, John Carter, Alan Cheng, Daniel Choo, John Curotta, Daniela Carvalho, John A Germiller, Stephen Hone, Margaret A Kenna, Natalie Loundon, Diego Preciado, Anne Schilder, Brian J Reilly, Stephane Roman, Julie Strychowsky, Jean-Michel Triglia, Nancy Young, Richard J H Smith
OBJECTIVE: To provide recommendations for the workup of hearing loss in the pediatric patient. METHODS: Expert opinion by the members of the International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group. RESULTS: Consensus recommendations include initial screening and diagnosis as well as the workup of sensorineural, conductive and mixed hearing loss in children. The consensus statement discusses the role of genetic testing and imaging and provides algorithms to guide the workup of children with hearing loss...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Anu Sharma, Hannah Glick, Emily Deeves, Erin Duncan
We review evidence for a high degree of neuroplasticity of the central auditory pathways in early childhood, citing evidence of studies of the P1 and N1 cortical auditory evoked potentials in congenitally deaf children receiving cochlear implants at different ages during childhood, children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and children with hearing loss and comorbid multiple disabilities. We discuss neuroplasticity, including cortico-cortical de-coupling and cross-modal re-organization that occurs in deafness...
December 2015: Otorinolaringologia
D Fortin, A Ng, D S C Tsang, M B Sharpe, N J Laperriere, D Hodgson
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Jorrit W van As, Henk van den Berg, Elvira C van Dalen
BACKGROUND: Platinum-based therapy, including cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin or a combination of these, is used to treat a variety of paediatric malignancies. One of the most important adverse effects is the occurrence of hearing loss or ototoxicity. In an effort to prevent this ototoxicity, different otoprotective medical interventions have been studied. This review is the second update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of medical interventions to prevent hearing loss and to determine possible effects of these interventions on anti-tumour efficacy, toxicities other than hearing loss and quality of life in children with cancer treated with platinum-based therapy...
September 27, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Annette Weiss, Grit Sommer, Rahel Kasteler, Katrin Scheinemann, Michael Grotzer, Martin Kompis, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Auditory complications are an adverse event of childhood cancer treatment, especially common in children treated with platinum chemotherapy or cranial radiation. Variation between diagnostic childhood cancer groups has rarely been studied, and we do not know if the burden of auditory complications has changed over the last decades. PROCEDURE: Within the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, we sent a questionnaire to all survivors who were diagnosed at age 16 years or less between 1976 and 2005...
September 21, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Allison M Bradbury, Jessica H Bagel, Xuntian Jiang, Gary P Swain, Maria L Prociuk, Caitlin A Fitzgerald, Patricia A O'Donnell, Kyle G Braund, Daniel S Ory, Charles H Vite
Globoid cell leukodystrophy (GLD), or Krabbe's disease, is a debilitating and always fatal pediatric neurodegenerative disease caused by a mutation in the gene encoding the hydrolytic enzyme galactosylceramidase (GALC). In the absence of GALC, progressive loss of myelin and accumulation of a neurotoxic substrate lead to incapacitating loss of motor and cognitive function and death, typically by 2 years of age. Currently, there is no cure. Recent convincing evidence of the therapeutic potential of combining gene and cell therapies in the murine model of GLD has accelerated the requirement for validated markers of disease to evaluate therapeutic efficacy...
November 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Eric M Sugihara, Seilesh C Babu, Dennis J Kitsko, Michael S Haupert, Prasad J Thottam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pediatric incidence and association of superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) with inner ear (IE) anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Two tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS: Children less than 18 years who received a 0.5 mm or less collimated computed tomography study including the temporal bones between 2010 and 2013 for reasons including, but not limited to, hearing loss, trauma, and infection...
October 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Kathryn Y Noonan, Jack Russo, Jun Shen, Heidi Rehm, Sara Halbach, Einar Hopp, Sarah Noon, Jacqueline Hoover, Clifford Eskey, James E Saunders
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and relative risk of semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD) in pediatric patients with CDH23 pathogenic variants (Usher syndrome or non-syndromic deafness) compared with age-matched controls. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Multi-institutional study. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients (ages 0-5 years) were compared based on the presence of biallelic pathogenic variants in CDH23 with pediatric controls who underwent computed tomography (CT) temporal bone scan for alternative purposes...
September 14, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
James W Hall
The crosscheck principle is just as important in pediatric audiology as it was when first described 40 years ago. That is, no auditory test result should be accepted and used in the diagnosis of hearing loss until it is confirmed or crosschecked by one or more independent measures. Exclusive reliance on only one or two tests, even objective auditory measures, may result in a auditory diagnosis that is not clear or perhaps incorrect. On the other hand, close and careful analysis of findings for a test battery consisting of objective procedures and behavioral tests whenever feasible usually leads to prompt and accurate diagnosis of auditory dysfunction...
September 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
Forest W Weir, Kathryn L Kreicher, Jonathan L Hatch, Shaun A Nguyen, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVE: The focus of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, type, and severity of hearing impairment in patients with Duane's Retraction Syndrome and to relate these measures to patient demographics and other otologic and audiologic factors. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective AudGen Database analysis SETTING: Tertiary academic referral center PATIENTS: Pediatric patients in AudGenDB with a diagnosis of Duane's Retraction Syndrome (DRS)...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Samantha Anne, Samuel Trosman, Timothy Haffey, Raj Sindwani, Katie Geelan-Hansen
OBJECTIVE: The best imaging study for evaluation of pediatric hearing loss is debated and it is well known magnetic resonance imaging is more costly than computed tomography. The objective of this study is to evaluate charges of computed tomography temporal bone (CTTB) versus magnetic resonance imaging brain, internal auditory canal/cerebellopontine angle (MRI IAC/CPA), with and without sedation in the pediatric population in order to assess to what extent the charges for the procedure are increased...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Hannah Glick, Anu Sharma
This review explores cross-modal cortical plasticity as a result of auditory deprivation in populations with hearing loss across the age spectrum, from development to adulthood. Cross-modal plasticity refers to the phenomenon when deprivation in one sensory modality (e.g. the auditory modality as in deafness or hearing loss) results in the recruitment of cortical resources of the deprived modality by intact sensory modalities (e.g. visual or somatosensory systems). We discuss recruitment of auditory cortical resources for visual and somatosensory processing in deafness and in lesser degrees of hearing loss...
September 6, 2016: Hearing Research
Daniel Stark, Abby R Rosenberg, Donna Johnston, Kristin Knight, Lizzie Caperon, Elizabeth Uleryk, A Lindsay Frazier, Lillian Sung
Purpose: We identified studies that described use of any patient-reported outcome scale for hearing loss or tinnitus among children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients. Method: In this systematic review, we performed electronic searches of OvidSP MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO to August 2015. We included studies if they used any patient-reported scale of hearing loss or tinnitus among children and AYAs with cancer or HSCT recipients...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
Joong Seob Lee, Sung Kwang Hong, Dong Hyun Kim, Ju Han Lee, Hyo-Jeong Lee, Bumjung Park, Hyo Geun Choi, Il Gyu Kong, Hong Ji Song, Hyung-Jong Kim
CONCLUSION: The elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) value in children with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) would suggest the inflammatory etiology of pediatric SSNHL. The results of this study may suggest NLR value can be used as a useful indicator, which is associated with the disease severity in pediatric SSNHL. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to elucidate any clues of inflammatory etiology, which might be related with the development of pediatric SSNHL, using calculated NLR...
September 6, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Luxin Yin, Zhenyu Ma, Chunde Li, Shiqi Luo
AIM: We investigated the clinical presentation and management issues of unilateral vestibular schwannomas in childhood without evidence of neurofibromatosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten pediatric patients with unilateral vestibular schwannomas and no evidence of neurofibromatosis were treated by the senior author at Tiantan Hospital from January 1994 to December 2014. The clinical manifestations, neuroimaging findings, treatment methods, and therapeutic results were retrospectively reviewed...
December 28, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
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