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Mapping the content of mothers' knowledge, attitude and practice towards universal newborn hearing screening for development of a KAP survey tool.

PLoS One 2019 20;14(2):e0210764. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Nelson Mandela School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Understanding mother's knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) is essential for the success of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) as poor compliance and follow-up remains a global challenge. To determine content area for a questionnaire that measures PCHI-related KAP in rural mothers, we trained moderators who interviewed 145 pregnant women (17 groups) from 5 ante-natal clinics. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, summarised and analysed using thematic framework analysis. Read More

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February 2019

Prenatal masculinization of the auditory system in infants: The MIREC-ID study.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2019 Feb 14;104:33-41. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Research Center, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Canada; Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada.

Sex differences in inner-ear function are detectable in infants, notably through the measurement of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). Prevailing theories posit that prenatal exposure to high levels of androgens in boys may weaken OAEs, and that this phenomenon may predominantly affect the right ear/left hemisphere (Geschwind-Galaburda (GG) hypothesis). Yet, actual tests of these models have been difficult to implement in humans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.02.015DOI Listing
February 2019

Clinical analysis of audiology in 277 patients with myringosclerosis.

Clin Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University. No, 37 Guo Xue Xiang, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China.

The study aim was to investigate audiology characteristics among a large cohort of patients with myringosclerosis in southwest China. Data included: audiometry, otoendoscopy and high-resolution CT. High-resolution CT used only with conductive or mixed hearing loss patients who had air bone gap values greater than 10 dB hearing level (dB HL) in partial frequencies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coa.13317DOI Listing
February 2019

Hearing Norton Sound: a community randomised trial protocol to address childhood hearing loss in rural Alaska.

BMJ Open 2019 Jan 15;9(1):e023078. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Norton Sound Health Corporation, Nome, Alaska, USA.

Introduction: The population in rural Alaska experiences a disproprionately high burden of infection-mediated hearing loss. While the state mandates school hearing screening, many children with hearing loss are not identified or are lost to follow-up before ever receiving treatment. A robust, tribally owned healthcare system exists in Alaska, but children with hearing loss must first be identified and referred for existing infrastructure to be used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023078DOI Listing
January 2019

The Therapeutic Effect of the Combination of Intratumor Injection of Bleomycin and Electroresection/Electrocautery on the Hemangiomas in Hypopharynx and Larynx Through Suspension Laryngoscopy.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Feb 19:3489419831715. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

1 The Sleep Medicine Center, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China.

Objectives:: The treatment of hemangiomas in the hypopharynx and larynx can be challenging and stressful because of the high tumor recurrence rate. The objective of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of the combination of intratumor injection of bleomycin and electroresection/electrocautery on the hemangiomas in the hypopharynx and larynx through suspension laryngoscopy.

Methods:: With patients under general anesthesia, the hemangiomas were fully exposed through suspension laryngoscopy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489419831715DOI Listing
February 2019

Lymphomas of the head and neck region: an update.

Virchows Arch 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

International Head and Neck Scientific Group, Padua, Italy.

The field of haematopathology is rapidly evolving and for the non-specialized pathologist receiving a specimen with the possibility of a lymphoid malignancy may be a daunting experience. The coincidence of the publication, in 2017, of the WHO monographies on head and neck and haematopoietic and lymphoid tumours prompted us to write this review. Although not substantially different from lymphomas elsewhere, lymphomas presenting in this region pose some specific problems and these are central to the review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00428-019-02543-7DOI Listing
February 2019

Influence of external ear occlusion on food perception.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Purpose: The present study aimed to explore if food perception can be influenced by sound mastication level when the external ear canal was occluded.

Methods: Fifty-nine adults (38 women) with normal hearing, smell, and taste participated in the study. They tasted five crispy and five soft food items over two sessions: one with and one without an earplug inserted in the external ear canal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-019-05296-wDOI Listing
February 2019

The Role of Cognitive Evaluation in Predicting Successful Audiometric Testing among Children.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb 19:194599819832510. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

4 Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Objective: To determine the role of cognitive testing in predicting age-appropriate audiometric responses among children aged 30 to 42 months.

Study Design: Prospective.

Setting: Tertiary care audiology clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599819832510DOI Listing
February 2019
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Is tinnitus a major concern in individuals with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder? - Questionnaire based study.

Authors:
Prashanth Prabhu

World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Mar 24;5(1):1-5. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Naimisham Campus, Mysore, Karnataka, 570006, India.

Objective: Our study attempted to determine if tinnitus is a major concern in individuals with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). The study also attempted to determine if pure tone average (PTA), speech identification scores (SIS), or reported duration of hearing loss could predict the tinnitus severity and functional handicap in adults with ANSD.

Methods: Tinnitus functional index (TFI) and tinnitus severity index (TSI) were administered on all the 40 participants diagnosed with ANSD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wjorl.2017.07.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364510PMC

The relationship between health-related quality of life and speech in patients with cleft palate.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Feb 8;120:112-117. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Ghent University, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Speech-language Pathology/Audiology, Research Group, Ghent, Belgium; University of Pretoria, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Pretoria, South Africa.

Introduction: In health-care, current efforts focus on providing patient-centered care. Specifically for patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency, and by extent patients with cleft palate, the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) Effects on Life Outcomes (VELO) questionnaire (Skirko et al., 2012; 2013) allows the clinician to map the impact of speech and swallowing difficulties on the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.02.018DOI Listing
February 2019

Hyaluronan in vocal folds and false vocal folds in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.

Acta Otolaryngol 2018 Nov;138(11):1020-1027

a Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Otorhinolaryngology , Umeå University , Umea , Sweden.

Background: Hyaluronan (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan with viscoelastic properties necessary for vocal fold (VF) vibration and voice production. Changes in HAs molecular mass, possibly related to human papilloma virus, could affect formation/persistence of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). Aims/Objective: Describing mass and localization of HA and localization of HA receptor CD44 in VF and false vocal folds (FVF) in RRP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2018.1500712DOI Listing
November 2018

The "cholesterol paradox" among inpatients - retrospective analysis of medical documentation.

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2018 27;3:e46-e57. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of General, Gastrointestinal, Colorectal and Oncological Surgery, Chair of Vascular Surgery and Angiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

Introduction: There is evidence of positive relationships between cholesterol concentration and risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, higher mortality in patients with a low cholesterol level has been reported (the "cholesterol paradox").

Material And Methods: Medical records of 34 191 inpatients between 2014 and 2016 were reviewed and the relationships between total (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) cholesterol and triglyceride blood concentrations and all-cause in-hospital death and readmission within 14 and 30 days and 1 year were determined in univariate and multivariate analyses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/amsad.2018.74736DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374572PMC

Assessing the Acoustic Characteristics of Rooms: A Tutorial with Examples.

Perspect ASHA Spec Interest Groups 2018 Jan;3(19):8-24

Department of Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois, Champaign IL.

In both practicing audiology and speech language pathology, as well as in speech and hearing science research, the space where the work is done is an integral part of the function. Hence, for all of these endeavors it can be important to measure the acoustics of a room. This article provides a tutorial regarding the measurement of room reverberation and background noise, both of which are important when evaluating a space's strengths and limitations for speech communication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/persp3.SIG19.8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375510PMC
January 2018

Speech-in-noise perception ability can be related to auditory efferent pathway function: a comparative study in reading impaired and normal reading children.

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Iran University of Medical Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Audiology, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: Deficient auditory processing can cause problems with speech perception and affect the development and evolution of reading skills. The efferent auditory pathway has an important role in normal auditory system functions like speech-in-noise perception, but there is still no general agreement on this.

Objective: To study the performance of the efferent auditory system in a group of children with reading impairment in comparison with normal reading and evaluation of its relationship with speech-in-noise perception. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjorl.2018.11.010DOI Listing
January 2019

Hearing interventions to prevent dementia.

Authors:
P Dawes

HNO 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biological, Medical and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, M13 9PL, Manchester, UK.

Hearing loss is a marker of risk for cognitive decline and dementia. Controlled hearing intervention studies of long-term cognitive outcomes are challenging, and thus the evidence for the impact of hearing interventions is primarily from observational studies and will likely continue to be from studies other than randomised controlled trials. Seven studies of hearing interventions with cognitive outcomes assessed over longer than 3 years are reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-019-0617-7DOI Listing
February 2019

A protocol for permissive weight-bearing during allied health therapy in surgically treated fractures of the pelvis and lower extremities.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Adelante, Centre of Expertise in Rehabilitation and Audiology, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands.

Objective: To optimize rapid clinical recovery and restoration of function and functionality, permissive weight-bearing has been designed as a new aftercare mobilization regimen, within the upper boundary of the therapeutic bandwidth, yet safe enough to avoid overloading. The aim of the present paper is to describe a comprehensive protocol for permissive weight-bearing during allied health therapy and to report on the time to full weight-bearing, as well as the number of complications, in patients with surgically treated fractures of the pelvis and lower extremities undergoing permissive weight-bearing.

Patients And Methods: This study included surgically treated trauma patients with (peri)- or intra-articular fractures of the pelvis and lower extremities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2532DOI Listing
February 2019

Feeding difficulties in infants with unrepaired cleft lip and palate and HIV-exposure.

Afr Health Sci 2018 Dec;18(4):1098-1108

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028.

Background: There is limited description of the feeding characteristics of infants with unrepaired cleft lip and palate, exposed to HIV, but not necessarily infected.

Objective: To compare the feeding characteristics of infants with unrepaired cleft lip and palate and HIV-exposure, to infants with unrepaired cleft lip and palate only.

Method: A two-group comparative design with a validated measure, the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale was used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v18i4.31DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354895PMC
December 2018
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Hearing function of gold miners with and without a history of tuberculosis treatment: a retrospective data review.

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

University of the Witwatersrand, School of Human and Community Development, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

Introduction: South Africa has a high prevalence of co-existing tuberculosis and HIV. As ototoxicity linked to the treatments for these conditions occurs with concomitant exposure to other ear toxins such as hazardous noise exposure, it is important to investigate the combination impact of these toxins. Limited published evidence exists on the co-occurrence of these conditions within this population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjorl.2018.12.003DOI Listing
January 2019

Reliability and interrelations of seven proxy measures of cochlear synaptopathy.

Hear Res 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK; Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, UK.

Investigations of cochlear synaptopathy in living humans rely on proxy measures of auditory nerve function. Numerous procedures have been developed, typically based on the auditory brainstem response (ABR), envelope-following response (EFR), or middle-ear-muscle reflex (MEMR). Validation is challenging, due to the absence of a gold-standard measure in humans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2019.01.018DOI Listing
January 2019

On the relation between improved loco-regional control and disease-free survival in head-and-neck cancer.

Acta Oncol 2019 Feb 15:1-3. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

a Department of Oncology , Section of Radiotherapy, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen , Copenhagen , Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0284186X.2019.1569260DOI Listing
February 2019

A comparison of the Muenster, SIOP Boston, Brock, Chang and CTCAEv4.03 ototoxicity grading scales applied to 3,799 audiograms of childhood cancer patients treated with platinum-based chemotherapy.

PLoS One 2019 14;14(2):e0210646. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Childhood cancer patients treated with platinums often develop hearing loss and the degree is classified according to different scales globally. Our objective was to compare concordance between five well-known ototoxicity scales used for childhood cancer patients. Audiometric test results (n = 654) were evaluated longitudinally and graded according Brock, Chang, International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Boston, Muenster scales and the U. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210646PLOS
February 2019

Analysis between phenotypes and genotypes of inner ear malformation.

Acta Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 14:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

b Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , Lanzhou University Second Hospital , Lanzhou , China.

Background: The clinical characteristics of LVAS have attracted more and more attention, its audiology and imaging features have also been deeply studied.

Objective: To analyze phenotypes, genotypes of EVA, and find out the relationship between them.

Methods: Sixty EVA patients were tested by audiometry, temporal bone high-resolution CT and inner ear MRI. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00016489.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2018.1554262DOI Listing
February 2019
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Test-retest reliability of the special interest group on amputation medicine/Dutch working group on amputations and prosthetics mobility scale, in persons wearing a prosthesis after a lower-limb amputation.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 14:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

c Department of Rehabilitation Medicine , University Medical Centre of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.

Purpose: To assess the test-retest reliability of the Special Interest Group on Amputation Medicine Mobility Scale/Dutch Working Group on Amputations and Prosthetics, better known as SIGAM/WAP mobility scale, in persons with a lower-limb amputation.

Method: Longitudinal study at the outpatient departments of a rehabilitation center and a university medical center. Persons with a lower-limb amputation, wearing a prosthesis, were assessed at the end of their multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment twice, with a 3-week interval, by the same practitioner. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1528304DOI Listing
February 2019
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Voice improvement in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis after combined treatment with cidofovir and CO laser surgery.

Lasers Med Sci 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Przybyszewskiego 49, 60-355, Poznań, Poland.

Mechanical debulking of laryngeal papillomas is associated with voice disorders due to impairment of the vocal fold's mucosa. Intraepithelial injection of cidofovir reduces damage to the laryngeal structures and thus improves vocal parameters. The aim of our study was to compare vocal quality before and after cidofovir and CO laser treatment by means of objective phoniatric parameters and to obtain evidence concerning voice outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-019-02735-2DOI Listing
February 2019
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Measures of Listening Effort Are Multidimensional.

Ear Hear 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Objectives: Listening effort can be defined as the cognitive resources required to perform a listening task. The literature on listening effort is as confusing as it is voluminous: measures of listening effort rarely correlate with each other and sometimes result in contradictory findings. Here, we directly compared simultaneously recorded multimodal measures of listening effort. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000697DOI Listing
February 2019

Comparison of electroglottographic variability index in euphonic and pathological voice.

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

ENT, Audiology and Phoniatrics Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy.

In a recent study we introduced a new approach for analysis of the electroglottographic (ECG) signal. This method is based on the evaluation of variation of the EGG signal and its first derivative, through new software developed by the Pisan phoniatric school. This software is designed to extract quantitative indices related to the contacting and decontacting phases of the vocal folds during phonation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-2127DOI Listing
January 2019

No evidence for modulation of outer hair-cell function by 4-Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation.

Brain Stimul 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Oxfordlaan 55, 6229 EV, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2019.01.022DOI Listing
February 2019

Evaluation and Management of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease: State of the Art Review.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb 12:194599819827488. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

14 Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Objective: To review the current literature about the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).

Data Sources: PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Scopus.

Methods: A comprehensive review of the literature on LPR epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment was conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599819827488DOI Listing
February 2019
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Automated Smartphone Audiometry: A Preliminary Validation of a Bone-Conduction Threshold Test App.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Feb 11:3489419828770. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

3 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA.

Objective:: To develop and validate an automated smartphone app that determines bone-conduction pure-tone thresholds.

Methods:: A novel app, called EarBone, was developed as an automated test to determine best-cochlea pure-tone bone-conduction thresholds using a smartphone driving a professional-grade bone oscillator. Adult, English-speaking patients who were undergoing audiometric assessment by audiologists at an academic health system as part of their prescribed care were invited to use the EarBone app. Read More

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February 2019

Evaluation of hearing in pediatric familial Mediterranean fever patients during attack period and attack-free period.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Feb 1;119:185-192. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 06100, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common monogenic autoinflammatory disease worldwide. It usually has a childhood onset and is characterized with recurrent attacks with irregular intervals. Few studies have been performed to investigate hearing in FMF patients ran with various tests and showed different results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.01.042DOI Listing
February 2019
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Relationship Between Objective and Behavioral Audiology for Young Children Being Assessed for Cochlear Implantation: Implications for CI Candidacy Assessment.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Mar;40(3):e252-e259

Cochlear Implant Clinic, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of making cochlear implant recommendations based on diagnostic ABR and ASSR results. The goal was to challenge the need for behavioral audiometry as part of the standard cochlear implant assessment battery for infants with profound hearing loss and to reduce the age at which cochlear implant recommendation was made.

Study Design: A retrospective review of 123 patient files for children referred to the pediatric cochlear implant service before 3 years of age over a 3-year period was undertaken. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002125DOI Listing

Isolated Traumatic Fracture of the Malleus Handle Causing Hearing Fluctuation.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Mar;40(3):e244-e247

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University.

Introduction: Handle of malleus fracture is a rare condition with <100 cases having been reported. The clinical presentation is conductive hearing loss following a history of trauma, typically, during manipulation of the external auditory canal. The diagnosis of the condition is clinical and radiological. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002111DOI Listing

Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Menière's Disease: A Comparison of Response Metrics.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Mar;40(3):e215-e224

Department of Otolaryngology.

Objective: The cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) has been used to evaluate patients with Menière's disease (MD). Studied cVEMP metrics include: amplitude, threshold, frequency tuning, and interaural asymmetry ratio (IAR). However, few studies compared these metrics in the same set of MD patients, and methodological differences prevent such a comparison across studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002092DOI Listing

The Natural History of Hearing Loss in Pendred Syndrome and Non-Syndromic Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Mar;40(3):e178-e185

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Audiology, Rigshospitalet/Gentofte, Hellerup.

Introduction: The aim was to investigate the progress of hearing loss over time in a cohort of pendred syndrome and non-syndromic enlarged vestibular aqueduct (PS/NSEVA) with one or two confirmed pathogenic variations in SLC26A4.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Subjects And Methods: At our tertiary referral center, a retrospective search of all patients with enlarged vestibular aqueduct, hearing loss and SLC26A4 mutations yielded 103 individuals by March 2017, 96 of whom had records of hearing levels; both an early audiometry and the latest between 3 and 668 months follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002140DOI Listing

An Assessment of the Change in Compliance of Observational Otology and Audiology Studies With the STROBE Statement Guidelines: A Systematic Review.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Mar;40(3):284-291

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Objectives: Observational studies often represent the best available evidence for surgical practice. Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) recommendations were generated in 2007 with the aim of improving the quality of reporting. This study was designed to assess whether publication of STROBE guidelines has improved the quality of reporting in observational otology and audiology studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002139DOI Listing

Daily activity, mood, and quality of life in colorectal cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: A mediation effect analysis.

Cancer Med 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Biostatistical Consultant Lab, Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) with restriction of daily activity (RDA) was common consequence of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in colorectal cancer patients. CIPN with RDA and negative mood may impact the quality of life (QoL). However, the relationships among RDA, mood, and QoL remain unclear. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/cam4.1976
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cam4.1976DOI Listing
February 2019
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A Case-control Study of the Association between Sialolithiasis and Osteoporosis.

Clin Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between osteoporosis and salivary gland stone using a population-based claims database.

Design: A case-control design.

Setting: Taiwan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coa.13310DOI Listing
February 2019
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Visual Inhibition Measures Predict Speech-in-Noise Perception Only in People With Low Levels of Education.

Front Psychol 2018 23;9:2779. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Inhibition-the ability to suppress goal-irrelevant information-is thought to be an important cognitive skill in many situations, including speech-in-noise (SiN) listening. Both inhibition and SiN perception are thought to worsen with age, but attempts to connect age-related declines in these two abilities have produced mixed results even though a clear positive relationship has generally been hypothesized. We suggest that these inconsistencies may occur because listener-based demographic variables such as educational attainment modulate the relationship between inhibition and SiN perception. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02779DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357928PMC
January 2019

Digital communication support in interaction involving people with dementia.

Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 2019 Feb 11:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Division of Speech Language Pathology Audiology and Otorhinolaryngology , Linköping University , Linköping , Sweden.

Background: People with dementia frequently suffer from communication disabilities, which usually influence their quality of life. The communication disabilities may affect a person's possibility to participate in interaction as a result of reduced ability to initiate new topics and difficulties in contributing new information to maintain the conversational topic. Technical aids have been proved useful to facilitate communicative activities by supporting memory and stimulating communicative initiatives. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2019.1554856DOI Listing
February 2019

The prevalence of hearing loss and use of hearing aids among adults in Germany: a systematic review.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

Institute for Evidence in Medicine (for Cochrane Germany Foundation), Faculty of Medicine, University Teaching Hospital, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

Background: Worldwide approximately 360 million people suffer from hearing impairment, 328 million of whom are adults. Up to now there has been no systematic evaluation of any representative epidemiological data on the prevalence of hearing loss among adults in Germany. The present paper is intended to investigate this within the framework of a systematic review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-019-05312-zDOI Listing
February 2019

Infant Regulation and Child Mental Health Concerns: A Longitudinal Study.

Pediatrics 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

: media-1vid110.1542/5984232215001PEDS-VA_2018-0977 OBJECTIVES: To examine profiles of infant regulatory behaviors and associated family characteristics in a community sample of 12-month-old infants and mental health difficulties at 5 and 11 years of age.

Methods: Items relating to demographic characteristics, maternal distress, and infant regulation were completed by 1759 mothers when their infants were 8 to 12 months old. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-0977DOI Listing
February 2019

Effect of N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor-enhancing agents on cognition in patients with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of double-blind randomised controlled trials.

J Psychopharmacol 2019 Feb 7:269881118822157. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

1 Institute of Clinical Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Background:: Multiple N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor-enhancing agents have demonstrated promising effects for cognition in schizophrenia. However, the results of studies have been conflicting. This updated meta-analysis explored the effect of NMDA-receptor-enhancing agents on cognitive function. Read More

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February 2019
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Improving target localization during trans-oral surgery with use of intraoperative imaging.

Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA.

Purpose: Trans-oral surgery provides a less invasive means for the surgical management of upper aerodigestive tract malignancies but is limited in its ability to readily assess submucosal tumor extent and location of critical structures intraoperatively. We sought to determine surgeons' baseline target localization accuracy during operative laryngoscopy with preoperative imaging alone and then assess for improvement in localization accuracy when presented with intraoperative CT imaging capturing soft tissue deformation.

Methods: Fiducial beads were placed submucosally in four cadaver heads. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11548-018-01907-9DOI Listing
February 2019

Feasibility of population screening tests to establish a healthy ageing trajectory.

SAGE Open Med 2019 11;7:2050312118822440. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Objectives: There are no agreed comprehensive tests for age-related changes to physical, emotional, mental and social functioning. Research into declining function focuses on those 75 years and older and little is known about age-related changes in younger people. The aims of this project were (1) to ascertain a comprehensive test battery that could underpin community-based health screening programmes for people aged 40-75 years and pilot both (2) community-based recruitment and (3) the utility, acceptability, response burden and logistics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2050312118822440DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350131PMC
January 2019

Pilot Comparison of Adjustment Protocols of Personal Sound Amplification Products.

Semin Hear 2019 Feb 5;40(1):26-36. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, Towson University, Towson, Maryland.

The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 was signed into law in August 2017 and facilitates the introduction of direct-to-consumer sales of hearing aids for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Among many questions surrounding over-the-counter sales is the ability of users to self-fit amplification. Many studies have conducted self-fitting procedures using guidance materials provided by audiologists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1676781DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363538PMC
February 2019

The Chronic Care Model and Chronic Condition Self-Management: An Introduction for Audiologists.

Semin Hear 2019 Feb 5;40(1):7-25. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

HEARing Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Hearing health care is biomedically focused, device-centered, and clinician-led. There is emerging evidence that these characteristics-all of which are hallmarks of a health care system designed to address acute, rather than chronic, conditions-may contribute to low rates of help-seeking and hearing rehabilitation uptake among adults with hearing loss. In this review, we introduce audiologists to the Chronic Care Model, an organizational framework that describes best-practice clinical care for chronic conditions, and suggest that it may be a viable model for hearing health care to adopt. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1676780DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363546PMC
February 2019

Central Auditory Processing Tests as Diagnostic Tools for the Early Identification of Elderly Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

J Audiol Otol 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Objectives: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a disorder that usually occurs in the elderly, leading to dementia in some progressive cases. The purpose of this study is to examine the utility of central auditory processing tests as early diagnostic tools for identifying the elderly with MCI.

Subjects And Methods: This study was conducted on 20 elderly patients with MCI and 20 healthy matched peers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7874/jao.2018.00283DOI Listing
February 2019
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Translation, Adaptation and Cross-Cultural Validation of Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adult in Malay Language.

J Audiol Otol 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

Background And Objectives: A self-reported questionnaire for the hearing-impaired is not yet available in the Malay language, hence, it is important to develop or translate any available existing questionnaires. The aim of this study was to translate, adapt and validate the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adult (HHIA) to be used by the audiologist among the hearing-impaired population in Malaysia.

Subjects And Methods: The HHIAs were translated to Malay language using forward-backward translation techniques by four-panellists (two for each level). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7874/jao.2018.00395DOI Listing
February 2019

A New Method for Tongue Rehabilitation with Computer Games: pilot study.

J Oral Rehabil 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Structural Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Background: Lingual exercises are commonly used in clinical practice for swallowing rehabilitation. Associating lingual exercises with computer games increases motivation, which influences tongue motor performance.

Objective: To investigate the effects of: tongue movement direction; resistance force level; repetition number; sustained tongue contraction duration; age and gender on tongue motor performance in healthy adults using computer games. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joor.12775DOI Listing
February 2019
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Rebalancing the Vestibular System by Unidirectional Rotations in Patients With Chronic Vestibular Dysfunction.

Front Neurol 2018 22;9:1196. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Center for Hearing and Deafness, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States.

Vestibular dysfunction is a common disorder that results in debilitating symptoms. Even after full compensation, the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) could be further improved by using rehabilitation exercises and visual-vestibular adaptation. We hypothesized that in patients with asymmetric vestibular function, the system could be rebalanced by unidirectional rotations toward the weaker side (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.01196DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6349764PMC
January 2019