12,222 results match your criteria Audiology & Neuro-Otology [Journal]


A Laboratory Evaluation of Contextual Factors Affecting Ratings of Speech in Noise: Implications for Ecological Momentary Assessment.

Ear Hear 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

School of Audiology & Speech Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Objectives: As hearing aid outcome measures move from retrospective to momentary assessments, it is important to understand how contextual factors influence subjective ratings. Under laboratory-controlled conditions, we examined whether subjective ratings changed as a function of acoustics, response timing, and task variables.

Design: Eighteen adults (age 21 to 85 years; M = 51. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000686DOI Listing
December 2018

Reported benefits of peer support group involvement by adults with hearing loss.

Int J Audiol 2018 Dec 17:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

f College of Nursing and Health Sciences , Flinders University , Adelaide , Australia.

The purpose of this study was to better understand the benefits of self-help group involvement by adults with hearing loss. A secondary content analysis of interview transcripts of participants from a previous study on the impact of stigma on help-seeking was carried out. Ten members (aged 55-76 years) of self-help groups for persons with hearing loss in the United States of America and Canada participated in the interviews. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2018.1519604DOI Listing
December 2018

Beyond pass-fail: Examining the potential utility of two thresholds in the autism screening process.

Autism Res 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Access to early intervention as early in development as possible is critical to maximizing long-term outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, despite the fact that ASD can be reliably diagnosed by 24 months, the average age of diagnosis is 2 years later. Waitlists for specialized developmental evaluations are one barrier to early diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aur.2045DOI Listing
December 2018

Initial experience with image-guided surgical navigation in transoral surgery.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Background: Surgical navigation using image guidance may improve the safety and efficacy of transoral surgery (TOS); however, preoperative imaging cannot be accurately registered to the intraoperative state due to deformations resulting from placement of the laryngoscope or retractor. This proof of concept study explores feasibility and registration accuracy of surgical navigation for TOS by utilizing intraoperative imaging.

Methods: Four patients undergoing TOS were recruited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25380DOI Listing
December 2018

[Evaluation of on-the-job noise exposure in the case of bartenders].

Med Pr 2018 Dec 17;69(6):633-641. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Instytut Medycyny Pracy im. prof. J. Nofera / Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Klinika Audiologii i Foniatrii / Audiology and Phoniatrics Clinic).

Background: In places associated with the entertainment industry in which music is performed or played, sounds with high sound pressure levels may occur. Such exposure is a threat to both people spending their free time at concerts, in discos or pubs, as well as employees in these places. The aim of the research conducted in 2017 was to assess on-the-job noise exposure in the case of bartenders at various premises of the entertainment industry. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/mp.5893.00735DOI Listing
December 2018

Pediatric head and neck fibrosarcomas: A demographical, treatment, and survival analysis and review of a rare case.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 2;116:92-96. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL, USA; Division of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery/Audiology, Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine pediatric head and neck fibrosarcoma cases and review the demographics, management, and survival for these patients.

Methods: Pediatric patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database were included from 1973 to 2014 based on a diagnosis of a head and neck fibrosarcoma using ICD-O-3 head and neck primary sites and histology codes. Patients were included from birth-18 years of age. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.09.031DOI Listing
January 2019

Assessment of balance skills and falling risk in children with congenital bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 23;116:75-78. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Pediatrics, Karabuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Karabuk, Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate the balance skills and falling risk in children with a congenital bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss (CBPSNHL).

Methods: 25 children with CBPSNHL and healthy 25 children with similar age and gender were included in the study. The flamingo balance test, the tandem stance test, and the one-leg standing test were performed to assess the patients' static balance skills. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.10.034DOI Listing
January 2019

Child development skills and language in toddlers with cleft lip and palate.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 11;116:18-21. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies (HRAC-USP), University of São Paulo (FOB-USP), Bauru, SP, Brazil; Department of Speech Therapy and Audiology, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (FOB-USP), Bauru, SP, Brazil.

Introduction: Children born with cleft lip and palate (CLP) are exposed to several risk factors for developmental delay.

Methods: This cross-sectional and descriptive study compared the performance of gross motor, adaptive fine motor, social-personal and language skills in children with non-syndromic cleft lip and palate (age = 36-47 months, n = 30) matched as to chronological age and gender. The evaluation instruments were Denver Developmental Screening Test II and MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory - part D, employed for the receptive and expressive vocabulary checklist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.10.011DOI Listing
January 2019

Electrophysiological and behavioral measures of some speech contrasts in varied attention and noise.

Hear Res 2018 Dec 6;373:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Lund University Department of Psychology, Paradisgatan 5, Lund, 22100, Sweden. Electronic address:

This paper investigates the salience of speech contrasts in noise, in relation to how listening attention affects scalp-recorded cortical responses. The contrasts that were examined with consonant-vowel syllables, were place of articulation, vowel length and voice-onset time (VOT) and our analysis focuses on the correspondence between the effect of attention on the electrophysiology and the decrement in behavioral results when noise was added to the stimuli. Normal-hearing subjects (n = 20) performed closed-set syllable identification in no noise, 0, 4 and 8 dB signal-noise ratio (SNR). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2018.12.001DOI Listing
December 2018

The DAHANCA 32 study: Electrochemotherapy for recurrent mucosal head and neck cancer.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Audiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Electrochemotherapy is an established treatment for cutaneous tumors. This study aimed at determining efficacy of electrochemotherapy in recurrent head and neck cancer.

Methods: Phase II clinical trial in patients with recurrent head and neck carcinomas with no curative treatment options. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25454DOI Listing
December 2018
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Power and phase coherence in sensorimotor mu and temporal lobe alpha components during covert and overt syllable production.

Exp Brain Res 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave, Washington, DC, USA.

The sensorimotor dorsal stream is known to activate in both overt and covert speech production. However, overt production produces sensory consequences that are absent during covert production. Thus, the purpose of the current study is to investigate differences in dorsal stream activity between these two production conditions across the time course of utterances. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5447-4DOI Listing
December 2018

The relationship between trunk position sense and postural control in ataxic individuals.

Gait Posture 2018 Dec 6;68:258-263. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: The proprioceptive system plays a role in the maintenance of postural control more than the visual and vestibular systems in ataxic patients with postural control disorders, but the relationship between trunk proprioception and postural control has not been sufficiently investigated yet. This relationship can provide a different perspective to the ataxia rehabilitation.

Research Question: This study aimed to examine the relationship between trunk position sense and postural control in ataxic individuals by comparing them to healthy individuals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.12.007DOI Listing
December 2018

Hearing Status in Survivors of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treated With Chemotherapy Only: A NOPHO-AML Study.

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2019 Jan;41(1):e12-e17

Department of Pediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby, Aarhus.

Background: As more children survive acute myeloid leukemia (AML) it is increasingly important to assess possible late effects of the intensive treatment. Hearing loss has only sporadically been reported in survivors of childhood AML. We assessed hearing status in survivors of childhood AML treated with chemotherapy alone according to 3 consecutive NOPHO-AML trials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPH.0000000000001302DOI Listing
January 2019
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Replication of newly proposed TNM staging system for medullary thyroid carcinoma: a nationwide study.

Endocr Connect 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

C Godballe, Department of ORL Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

A recent study proposed new TNM groupings for better survival discrimination among stage groups for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and validated these groupings in a population-based cohort in the United States. However, it is unknown how well the groupings perform in populations outside the United States. Consequently, we conducted the first population-based study aiming to evaluate if the recently proposed TNM groupings provide better survival discrimination than the current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging system (seventh and eighth edition) in a nationwide MTC cohort outside the United States. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EC-18-0494DOI Listing
December 2018

[Follow-up research on hearing progression of GJB2 mutation associated hearing loss in children].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;32(23):1798-1803

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Ministry of Education, Beijing, 100730, China.

To analyze the auditory follow-up alteration of GJB2 associated hearing loss children. Forty three children aged 0-5 years with homozygous or heterozygous mutations of gene attach to the Children' s Hearing Diagnostic Center of our hospital were enrolled in this study. Distortion product otoacoustic emissions and acoustic immittance, auditory brainstem response, auditory steady state response, acoustic impedance, pediatric behavior audiometry and other audiological tests were performed. Read More

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http://www.cnki.net/kcms/doi/10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2018.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2018.23.008DOI Listing
December 2018
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Multicenter prospective study on the use and outcome of rehabilitation after total laryngectomy in Germany.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University Medical Centre Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the use and outcome of rehabilitation after total laryngectomy in Germany.

Methods: We enrolled patients who were scheduled for total laryngectomy, approached them again after surgery, after 3 months and 1 year. Patients completed questionnaires and were interviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25540DOI Listing
December 2018

Cochrane corner: platinum-induced hearing loss after treatment for childhood cancer.

Int J Audiol 2018 Dec 13:1-4. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

d Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam UMC , University of Amsterdam, Pediatric Oncology , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.

This Cochrane Corner features the review entitled "Platinum-induced hearing loss after treatment for childhood cancer" published in 2016. In their review, van As et al. identified 13 cohort studies including 2837 participants with a hearing test after treatment with a platinum-based therapy for different types of childhood cancers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2018.1539808DOI Listing
December 2018

Evaluation of Contralateral Suppression of Otoacoustic Emissions in Bharatanatyam Dancers and Non-Dancers.

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India.

Objectives: There is limited literature regarding the objective estimation of auditory attention in healthy individuals who regularly practice dance. This study attempted to evaluate the contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions (OAE) in Bharatanatyam dancers and non-dancers.

Materials And Methods: The study included40 adults (20 dancers and 20 non-dancers) with normal hearing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/iao.2018.5645DOI Listing
December 2018

Hearing Restoration with Cochlear Implantation in Patients Deafened after Blunt Head Trauma.

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Warsaw, Medical, Warsaw, Poland.

Objectives: The objective of the study was to assess the outcomes of cochlear implantation in patients deafened following blunt head trauma.

Material And Methods: Retrospective case series review of seven patients post-lingually deafened following blunt head trauma and aided with cochlear implants. The following data were analyzed: Cause of injury, computed tomography results, surgical information, intra- and post-implantation complications, audiometric and speech perception assessment, processor mapping, and data from follow-up appointments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/iao.2018.5779DOI Listing
December 2018

Novel Paradigm to Record Bilateral Click-Evoked Auditory Brainstem Responses Simultaneously (BiSi-ABR).

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Karnataka, India.

Objectives: The current study proposes a new and fast technique to record the auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) simultaneously (BiSi-ABR) from two ears. The BiSi-ABR technique can be used to record the ABRs two times faster than with a conventional ABR recording method. The objective of the study was to show the proof of concept and to compare the BiSi-ABR technique with that of a conventional ABRs recording method to test its clinical feasibility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/iao.2018.5414DOI Listing
December 2018

Communication between Audiologist, Patient, and Patient's Family Members during Initial Audiology Consultation and Rehabilitation Planning Sessions: A Descriptive Review.

J Am Acad Audiol 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Background: Communication during clinical consultations is an important factor that facilitates decision-making by patients and family members. For clinicians, these interactions are opportunities to build rapport and to facilitate appropriate decision-making.

Purpose: This article presents the literature review of studies focusing on communication between audiologist, patients, and their family members during initial audiology consultations and rehabilitation planning sessions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.18032DOI Listing
November 2018

The Impact of Goiter and Thyroid Surgery on Goiter Related Esophageal Dysfunction. A Systematic Review.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2018 20;9:679. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Patients with goiter referred for thyroidectomy report swallowing difficulties. This might be associated with esophageal compression and deviation as this is present in a significant number of patients. Studies on how goiter and subsequently its treatment affect the esophagus are sparse and point in various directions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2018.00679DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6256339PMC
November 2018

Patient-reported quality of life and pain after permissive weight bearing in surgically treated trauma patients with tibial plateau fractures: a retrospective cohort study.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Traumatology, Trauma Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, P. Debyelaan 25, 6229, HX, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Introduction: A Dutch survey among orthopedic surgeons and trauma surgeons showed that almost 90% of the surgeons do not follow protocols regarding the weight bearing aftercare for tibial plateau fractures. Clinical studies comparing permissive weight bearing (PWB) versus restricted weight bearing (RWB) after surgically treated tibial plateau fractures are not available. The aim of this study was to inventory potential differences in quality of life and pain, and number of complications in patients with surgically treated tibial plateau fractures who followed a PWB regime, relative to those that followed a RWB regime. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00402-018-3088-5DOI Listing
December 2018

[Guideline: Auditive Processing and Perception Disorders: Definition : Guideline of the German Society of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology].

HNO 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Abteilung Hören-Sprache-Cochleaimplantate, Kbo-Kinderzentrum München gGmbH, Heiglhofstr. 65, 81377, München, Deutschland.

In accordance with international consensus papers, Auditory Processing Disorders are defined here as disorders of central processes of hearing, which enable, among other things, the pre-conscious and conscious analysis, differentiation, and identification of changes in time, frequency, and intensity of acoustic or auditory speech signals as well as processes of binaural interaction (e. g., for localization, lateralization, noise clearance, and summation) and dichotic processing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-018-0598-yDOI Listing
December 2018

An Examination of Vocal Tract Acoustics following Wendler's Glottoplasty.

Folia Phoniatr Logop 2018 Dec 12;71(1):24-28. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Audiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: To investigate the formant frequency (FF) features of transgender females' (TFs) voice after Wendler's glottoplasty surgery and compare these levels with age-matched healthy males and females.

Study Design: Controlled prospective.

Methods: 20 TFs and 20 genetically male and female age-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000494970DOI Listing
December 2018
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Measurements of Trunk Sway for Stance and Gait Tasks 2 Years after Vestibular Neurectomy.

Audiol Neurootol 2018 Dec 12;23(5):298-308. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

The aim of this study was to investigate changes in balance control for stance and gait tasks in patients 2 years before and after vestibular neurectomy (VN) performed to alleviate intractable Meniere's disease. Amplitudes of trunk sway in roll and pitch directions were measured for stance and gait tasks in 19 patients using gyroscopes mounted at the lower-back. Measurements before VN and 2 years later were compared to those of healthy age-matched controls (HC). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000494965DOI Listing
December 2018

Nasal Cytology: A Comparative Study of Two Different Techniques of Processing-Smeared versus Cytocentrifuged Slides.

Mediators Inflamm 2018 14;2018:1640180. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

1st Otorhinolaryngology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy.

Nasal cytology is a precious tool to study nasal disorders, but in current literature, there is no consensus on the standardization of the processing procedure of the obtained samples. Therefore, we decided to test on specimens obtained by nasal scraping, a common way of nasal specimen sampling, two different processing techniques, smear and cytocentrifugation, and compare them in terms of inflammatory cell content, quality of slides, and validity on clinical assessment. We analyzed 105 patients with suspected sinonasal diseases, and in each patient, we performed nasal cytology with both techniques. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/1640180DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261238PMC
November 2018

Ototoxicity in locally advanced head and neck cancer patients treated with induction chemotherapy followed by intermediate or high-dose cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Medical Oncology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Background: This study evaluated ototoxicity in locally advanced head and neck cancer patients treated in the CONDOR study with docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (TPF) followed by conventional radiotherapy with concomitant cisplatin 100 mg/m on days 1, 22, and 43 (cis100+RT) versus accelerated radiotherapy with concomitant cisplatin weekly 40 mg/m (cis40+ART).

Methods: Sixty-two patients were treated in this study. Audiometry was performed at baseline, during TPF, before start of chemoradiotherapy, and 1, 4, 8, and 12 months after treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25434DOI Listing
December 2018

Wide diameter bone-anchored hearing system implants: a comparison of long-term follow-up data between tissue reduction and tissue preservation techniques.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Objective: To present long-term data on the Wide Ponto implant bone-anchored hearing system (BAHS) in regards to implant stability, soft tissue reaction and implant loss for two case series undergone either the tissue reduction- or the tissue preservation surgical technique.

Methods: Comparison of two consecutive, prospective case series. Each case series enrolled 24 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-018-5228-5DOI Listing
December 2018

The Development of a Self-Efficacy Measurement Tool For Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology.

Am J Speech Lang Pathol 2018 Dec 10:1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Special Education and Professional Counseling, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.

Purpose: This study aimed to develop and administer an adapted survey tool to measure counseling skills in graduate students and early-career speech-language pathologists, focusing on the concept of counselor self-efficacy.

Method: An online survey, adapted from the Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scales (Lent, Hill, & Hoffman, 2003), was administered. Two hundred ninety-four surveys were completed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-18-0012DOI Listing
December 2018
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Barriers to and enablers of the implementation of an ICF-based intake tool in clinical otology and audiology practice-A qualitative pre-implementation study.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(12):e0208797. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ear & Hearing, Amsterdam Public Health, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The authors are developing an intake tool based on the Brief International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Core Set for Hearing Loss, by operationalizing its categories into a Patient Reported Outcome Measure. This study was aimed at identifying enablers and barriers to using this tool as perceived by hearing health professionals (HHPs) and patients. Focus groups and interviews were held with HHPs (ENT surgeons, N = 14; audiologists, N = 8) and patients (N = 18). Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0208797PLOS
December 2018

Follicle-stimulating hormone inhibits cervical cancer via NF-κB pathway.

Onco Targets Ther 2018 14;11:8107-8115. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

The Institute of Audiology and Speech Science of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou 221002, People's Republic of China,

Background: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) has multiple biological functions. It is currently considered that FSH can inhibit cervical cancer, and our aim was to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms.

Materials And Methods: An in vivo experiment using nude mice injected with HeLa cells was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OTT.S173339DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6241696PMC
November 2018

Efficacy of light therapy on nonseasonal depression among elderly adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2018 14;14:3091-3102. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Psychiatry, Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Hualien City, Taiwan,

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of light therapy in the treatment of geriatric depression.

Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out. Data sources for the literature search were PubMed, Cochrane Collaboration's Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials, Cochrane Systematic Reviews, and ClinicalTrials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S180321DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6241691PMC
November 2018

Utility of OTOPLAN Reconstructed Images for Surgical Planning of Cochlear Implantation in a Case of Post-meningitis Ossification.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):e60-e61

Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova, Audiology Unit at Treviso Hospital, Treviso, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002079DOI Listing
January 2019

Determining the development of syntax in typically-developing Indian adolescents using a syntactic analysis package.

Int J Adolesc Med Health 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Mangalore, India.

Background The syntactic structures used by adolescents can be calculated by measuring various markers that have the scope of developing with age. The use of such markers can be influenced by the type and modality of discourse on the individual uses. Aims The present study was aimed at exploring the syntactic development in 10-16-year-old Indian adolescents using markers such as sentences, clauses, subordinators, coordinators, T-units and the subordination index (SI) using written expository texts. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2018-0059DOI Listing
December 2018

The efficacy and safety of multiple sessions of multisite transcranial random noise stimulation in treating chronic tinnitus.

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Jun 28. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), ENT and Head & Neck Research Center, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction: Random noise stimulation was reported as the more effective and safer type of electrical stimulation techniques in relieving tinnitus symptoms. The multisite protocol of transcranial random noise stimulation has shown additional favorable effects.

Objective: Here we will discuss the role of applying eight sessions of multisite transcranial random noise stimulation in decreasing tinnitus loudness and annoyance without exerting additional adverse effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjorl.2018.05.010DOI Listing

Vocal Health, Voice Self-concept and Quality of Life in German School Teachers.

J Voice 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Freiburg Institute of Musicians' Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Center University of Freiburg, University of Music Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Objectives: For school teachers, the voice is a mandatory occupational tool during teaching. Several studies, however, proved that teachers are at high risk of developing voice disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the voice health, voice self-concept, and quality of life in German teachers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.11.008DOI Listing
December 2018

Three-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging of the vestibular endolymphatic space: A systematic qualitative description in healthy ears.

Eur J Radiol 2018 Dec 24;109:77-82. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Neuroradiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy; Postgraduate School of Radiodiagnostics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy; Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Background And Purpose: A detailed knowledge of the normal Magnetic Resonance (MR) anatomy of the vestibular endolymphatic space (ES) could be useful to understand the linkage between endolymphatic hydrops (EH) and Ménière's disease (MD). Our aim was to describe the MR anatomy of the vestibular ES as depicted by MR imaging in healthy ears.

Methods: This report describes a single-center retrospective study. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0720048X183037
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2018.10.023DOI Listing
December 2018
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Treatment outcomes of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity in young adults.

Oral Oncol 2018 Dec 22;87:43-48. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: The natural history of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity (OC) in young adults is unknown. We sought to provide an updated report on treatment outcomes of patients with OC SCC who were 40 years or younger.

Materials And Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 124 consecutive patients with primary OC SCC treated at Mayo Clinic (1980-2014). Read More

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December 2018

Salivary myoepithelial cells: an addendum.

Ultrastruct Pathol 2018 Dec 10:1-12. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

m Coordinator of the International Head and Neck Scientific Group , Padua , Italy.

Salivary myoepithelial cells bear particular appendages and are involved in processes that have received incomplete attention in previous reviews. Here, cilia on myoepithelial cells are reviewed as regards substructure, occurrence, detection (electron microscopy, double immunofluorescence together with confocal microscopy), and roles (sensory reception, evolutionary homology, paracrine interaction). Attention is drawn to regressive changes affecting those cells (e. Read More

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December 2018

Forty years of "Waltzing Matilda": the history of the multichannel cochlear implant.

Med J Aust 2018 Dec;209(11):476-478

Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

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December 2018

The HTN3-MSANTD3 Fusion Gene Defines a Subset of Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Salivary Gland.

Am J Surg Pathol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

The spectrum of tumors arising in the salivary glands is wide and has recently been shown to harbor a network of tumor-specific fusion genes. Acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC) is one of the more frequently encountered types of salivary gland carcinoma, but it has remained a genetic orphan until recently when a fusion between the HTN3 and MSANTD3 genes was described in one case. Neither of these 2 genes is known to be implicated in any other malignancy. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of McGurk Effect across Three Consonant-Vowel Combinations in Kannada.

J Audiol Otol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Speech-Language Sciences, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Background And Objectives: : The influence of visual stimulus on the auditory component in the perception of auditory-visual (AV) consonant-vowel syllables has been demonstrated in different languages. Inherent properties of unimodal stimuli are known to modulate AV integration. The present study investigated how the amount of McGurk effect (an outcome of AV integration) varies across three different consonant combinations in Kannada language. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of Saccule Function in Patients with Vitamin D Deficiency.

J Audiol Otol 2018 12 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Audiology, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Communication Disorders Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background And Objectives: : Considering important role of vitamin D in many physiological processes including vestibular system in the ear, aim of present study is to evaluate saccule function via cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP), in patients with vitamin D deficiency.

Subjects And Methods: : After routine audiological tests, cVEMP were recorded in 15 patients with vitamin D deficiency and 16 normal subjects. The short tone burst (95 dB nHL, 500 Hz) was presented to ears. Read More

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December 2018
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Auditory Localization Performances in Subjects with Simulated Unilateral Conductive Hearing Loss.

J Audiol Otol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Audiology Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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December 2018

The Direct Use of Mobile Phone and the Occurrence of Chondrodermatitis Nodularis in the Antihelix: An Exemplificative Case.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):438-440

Department of Surgical Sciences, Audiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (CNH) is an idiopathic inflammatory painful condition of the ear characterized by a tender nodule located on the helix or antihelix. Even if various causes have been ascribed, such as a microvascular injury due to acute exposure to cold or trauma, pressure, or rubbing, etiopathogenesis still remains unknown. We describe the unusual case of a young female with a peculiar sequential onset of bilateral CNH in the antihelix region, possibly ascribed to the direct use of mobile phone without earphones. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6232982PMC
December 2018

State-of-the-art assessment allows for improved vestibular evoked myogenic potential test-retest reliability.

Audiol Res 2018 Oct 20;8(2):212. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal.

The goal of the present study was to evaluate the test-retest reliability values of myogenic responses using the latest guidelines for vestibular assessment. Twenty-two otologically and neurologically normal adults were assessed twice, on two different days. The analyses were carried out using interclass correlations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6218692PMC
October 2018
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Localized disorganization of the cochlear inner hair cell synaptic region after noise exposure.

Biol Open 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

UCL Ear Institute, London, UK, WC1X 8EE.

The prevalence and importance of hearing damage caused by noise levels not previously thought to cause permanent hearing impairment has become apparent in recent years. The damage to, and loss of, afferent terminals of auditory nerve fibres at the cochlear inner hair cell has been well established, but the effects of noise exposure and terminal loss on the inner hair cell are less known. Using three-dimensional structural studies in mice we have examined the consequences of afferent terminal damage on inner hair cell morphology and intracellular structure. Read More

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November 2018
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Congenital Internal Auditory Canal Stenosis With Facial Palsy.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital.

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December 2018
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The interactive effect of occupational noise on attention and short-term memory: A pilot study.

Noise Health 2018 Sep-Oct;20(96):190-198

Department of Environmental Health, Health and Environment Research Center, School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.

Introduction: Human performance is influenced by several job-related factors and workplace conditions, including occupational noise. This influence can occur at sound pressure levels lower than the ones that cause physiological damage, such as hearing loss, being mediated by the noise characteristics. However, studies concerning this issue are still scarce. Read More

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December 2018
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