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Elizabeth A Kelly, Michael E Stadler, Steven Nelson, Christina L Runge, David R Friedland
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of audiometric screening with tablet-based applications in typical clinic locations: examination room and clinic waiting area. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Participants included 107 adult patients referred for audiometric testing to assess hearing loss. INTERVENTION: Each patient completed standard audiometry testing and one of three tablet-based audiometric applications that included pure-tone air conduction testing...
February 28, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Sertan Öntepeli, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Devrim Tuğlu, Timuçin Şipal
We conducted a prospective study of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in men who were taking an oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor for erectile dysfunction. Our study group was made up of 30 men (60 ears), aged 34 to 60 years (mean: 50.9). They were randomly divided into three groups; 10 men were given sildenafil (Viagra) at 50 mg twice a week, 10 were given tadalafil (Cialis) at 20 mg twice a week, and 10 were given vardenafil (Levitra) at 20 mg twice a week...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Alessandra G Samelli, Camila M Rabelo, Seisse G G Sanches, Camila P Aquino, Denise Gonzaga
INTRODUCTION: Hearing loss (HL) affects people worldwide, many of whom are children. Especially in developing countries, epidemiological data on the prevalence of HL are insufficient to implement effective health promotion programs. In this preliminary study with young adults, we describe and validate a tablet-based hearing screening test developed for interactive remote hearing screening and compare the performance of an audiometry screening tablet application with conventional audiometry...
September 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Scott Kohlert, Matthew Bromwich
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is a rare condition characterized by bilateral fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). The labile nature of this hearing loss makes it difficult to accurately quantify with conventional methods, and therefore it is challenging to rehabilitate. METHODS: Over a 9-month period one pediatric patient with severe AIED was monitored and conducted home audiograms using a previously validated testing system (Shoebox Audiometry)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Kathleen Campbell, J Walter Kutz, Angela Shoup, Warren Wen, Shau Yu Lynch, Ellie He, Steven R Ripa
BACKGROUND: Use/misuse of the opioid combination hydrocodone-acetaminophen has been associated with permanent hearing loss. Although reports have been rare, this potential effect can have significant detrimental effect on patients' overall quality of life. To date, the ototoxic effect of hydrocodone alone has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: In this report, we aimed to evaluate the potential ototoxicity of a novel, single-entity, once-daily, extended-release hydrocodone tablet (Hysingla® ER; HYD)...
January 2017: Pain Physician
Joe Saliba, Mahmoud Al-Reefi, Junie S Carriere, Neil Verma, Christiane Provencal, Jamie M Rappaport
Objectives (1) To compare the accuracy of 2 previously validated mobile-based hearing tests in determining pure tone thresholds and screening for hearing loss. (2) To determine the accuracy of mobile audiometry in noisy environments through noise reduction strategies. Study Design Prospective clinical study. Setting Tertiary hospital. Subjects and Methods Thirty-three adults with or without hearing loss were tested (mean age, 49.7 years; women, 42.4%). Air conduction thresholds measured as pure tone average and at individual frequencies were assessed by conventional audiogram and by 2 audiometric applications (consumer and professional) on a tablet device...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Jonathon P Whitton, Kenneth E Hancock, Jeffrey M Shannon, Daniel B Polley
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To compare hearing measurements made at home using self-administered audiometric software against audiological tests performed on the same subjects in a clinical setting STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, crossover equivalence study METHODS: In experiment 1, adults with varying degrees of hearing loss (N = 19) performed air-conduction audiometry, frequency discrimination, and speech recognition in noise testing twice at home with an automated tablet application and twice in sound-treated clinical booths with an audiologist...
October 2016: Laryngoscope
Ryan Rourke, David Chan Chun Kong, Matthew Bromwich
BACKGROUND: Access to hearing health care is limited in many parts of the world, creating a lack of prompt diagnosis, which further complicates treatment. The use of portable audiometry for hearing loss testing can improve access to diagnostics in marginalized populations. Our study objectives were twofold: (1) to determine the prevalence of hearing loss in children aged 4 to 11 years in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and (2) to test and demonstrate the use of our tablet audiometer as a portable hearing-testing device in a remote location...
September 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Gregory P Thompson, Douglas P Sladen, Becky J Hughes Borst, Owen L Still
OBJECTIVE: To examine the validity of a tablet computer-based audiometer for measuring hearing thresholds in a moderately noisy environment. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective single-cohort repeated measures study. SETTING: Tertiary care institution providing hearing health care to a diverse population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Subjects included 49 participants (44 adults, 5 children) with all degrees of hearing sensitivity. Potential participants were excluded if they were <4 years old or had cognitive deficits or ear drainage...
November 2015: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Jeffrey C Yeung, Sophie Heley, Yves Beauregard, Sandra Champagne, Matthew A Bromwich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The timely diagnosis and treatment of acquired hearing loss in the pediatric population has significant implications for a child's development. Audiological assessment in children, however, carries both technological and logistical challenges. Typically, specialized methods (such as play audiometry) are required to maintain the child's attention and can be resource intensive. These challenges were previously addressed by a novel, calibrated, interactive play audiometer for Apple(®) iOS(®) called "ShoeBOX Audiometry"...
August 2015: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
R Samarei
INTRODUCTION: Chronic media otitis is a common cause of reference to ear, nose and throat clinics and the treatment is one of the health problems among ENT specialists. Ciprofloxacin drop that is of fluoroquinolone drug class due to good treatment effect is now widely used in the treatment of chronic media otitis. Due to the widespread use, it seems proper research on the human population has not been taken to ensure its non-toxicity in the inner ear, therefore comparison of local ciprofloxacin ototoxicity with systemic in chronic media otitis is investigated in this study...
2014: Global Journal of Health Science
Jeffrey Yeung, Hedyeh Javidnia, Sophie Heley, Yves Beauregard, Sandra Champagne, Matthew Bromwich
OBJECTIVE: The timely diagnosis of hearing loss in the pediatric population has significant implications for a child's development. However, audiological evaluation in this population poses unique challenges due to difficulties with patient cooperation. Though specialized adaptations exist (such as conditioned play audiometry), these methods can be time consuming and costly. The objective of this study was to validate an iPad-based play audiometer that addresses the shortcomings of existing audiometry...
2013: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
A G Atanesian, S Ia Kosiakov
The objective of the study. To estimate the efficacy of consecutive prescription of combined neurotropic therapy in addition to conventional treatment modalities for the patients presenting with acute sensorineural impairment of hearing. The results of analysis of the examination and treatment of 58 patients presenting with acute sensorineural impairment of hearing following a viral infection are presented. The patients of the study group (group 1) received the treatment according to the following scheme: intramuscular injections of milgamma at a dose of 2 ml for 10 days followed by the intake of milgamma tablets thrice daily during 20 days...
2012: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Shervin Taslimi, Hamed Vahidi, Ali Pourvaziri, Amirhossein Modabbernia, Arezoo Yeke Fallah, Nasrin Yazdani, Negin Taslimi, Mostafa Hosseini, Masoud Motesadi Zarandi
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of ondansetron on symptoms of patients with subjective tinnitus accompanied by sensorineural hearing loss or normal hearing. Sixty patients with a chief complaint of tinnitus (with duration of more than 3 months) were equally randomized to ondansetron or placebo for 4 weeks. The dose of ondansetron was gradually increased from 4 mg/day (one tablet) to 16 mg/day (4 tablets) during 12 days and then continued up to 4 weeks. The exact number of tablets was prescribed in the placebo group...
May 2013: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
N Köşüş, A Köşüş, N Ö Turhan, H Kurtaran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of tibolone on hearing function in postmenopausal women. METHODS: This prospective study involved 60 postmenopausal women. Participants were randomly divided into two groups. The tibolone group was assigned to receive a tibolone tablet daily (n = 30). The other 30 cases who had not received any kind of hormone therapy were taken as the control group. The hearing levels of both ears in all women were measured by audiometry before initiation of tibolone therapy and 6 months after therapy...
April 2011: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Birgit Mazurek, Heidemarie Haupt, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Jörg Sandmann, Johann Gross, Burghard F Klapp, Holger Kiesewetter, Ulrich Kalus, Timo Stöver, Philipp P Caffier
BACKGROUND: Vardenafil (Levitra(R)) represents a potent and highly selective phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, which is established for treatment of various diseases. There are several unpublished reports from patients stating that vardenafil has a considerable therapeutic effect on their concomitant tinnitus. This pilot study was conducted to specifically assess the effect of vardenafil in patients with chronic tinnitus. METHODS: This trial was based on a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group design...
2009: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
Toshihisa Murofushi, Haruka Nakahara, Aki Sakata, Masaki Matsuzaki
We report a 44-year-old Japanese woman who presented with fluctuating hearing loss. She suffered from aortitis syndrome (AS) since she was 30-year-old and took daily tablets of prednisolone (10mg). Pure tone audiometry showed bilateral high-tone sensorineural hearing loss. Although her hearing recovered with higher doses of steroids, she was concerned about the systemic side effects of frequent administration of high doses of steroids. Thus, she underwent intratympanic injection of dexamethasone at the time of worsening of hearing...
June 2007: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Krystyna Orendorz-Fraczkowska, Lucyna Pośpiech, Wojciech Gawron
UNLABELLED: Vestibular receptor impairment causes symptoms called vestibular organ peripheral lesion syndrome. Subjective and objective symptoms of vestibular lesion diminish gradually in the process of vestibular compensation. Stimulating a patient to action is a basic factor that influences on the compensation process. The aim of our studies was an evaluation of treatment results in patients with vertigo of peripheral origin with the use of gingko biloba extract together with kinezytherapy...
2002: Otolaryngologia Polska
N Bayar, B Böke, E Turan, E Belgin
We investigated the effect of amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant, on patients with subjective tinnitus. The study group consisted of 37 adult patients admitted to the Ear, Nose, and Throat and Audiology Department of Hacettepe University. The amitriptyline group consisted of 20 patients and the placebo group consisted of 17 patients. All of the patients were evaluated using a questionnaire, audiologic evaluation, high-frequency audiometry, impedancemetric tests, auditory brainstem response, tinnitus frequency, and loudness matching assessed by audiometric methods at the beginning and end of the study...
October 2001: Journal of Otolaryngology
U Cinamon, E Bendet, J Kronenberg
There is no consensus regarding treatment modalities for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). In order to evaluate the effectiveness of steroid or carbogen inhalation therapies, a prospective double-blind placebo controlled study was designed. All 41 patients enrolled in the study had unilateral SNHL with no prior history of SNHL, otological pathological history or otoscopic findings. Patients were assigned to four treatment groups: prednisone tablets, placebo tablets, carbogen inhalation or room air inhalation...
November 2001: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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