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Changes in middle ear transmission characteristics secondary to altered bone remodelling.

Osteoporos Int 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

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

Alteration in the process of bone remodelling results in conditions like osteopenia and osteoporosis in which the bones become susceptible to fracture. The functioning of middle ear bones in such individuals were assessed in this study and it was found that the middle ear bones are equally susceptible to micro-fractures and can cause reduction in the transmission of sound energy.

Introduction: Alteration in the process of bone remodelling or increase in the number of osteoclasts cells as it occurs in osteoporosis and osteopenia are likely to affect the middle ear bones in the same way it affects the skeletal bones. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00198-019-04834-wDOI Listing
January 2019
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Hearing Rehabilitation through Bone-Conducted Sound Stimulation: Preliminary Results.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 11;23(1):12-17. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Secretaria de Saúde do Distrito Federal, Brasília, DF, Brazil.

 The bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is a bone conduction system that transmits the sound directly to the inner ear by surpassing the skin impedance and the subcutaneous tissue. It is indicated for patients with mixed, conductive and unilateral sensorineural hearing loss who did not benefit from conventional hearing aids (HAs). Although the benefits from BAHA are well demonstrated internationally, this field still lacks studies in Brazil. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1670694DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331313PMC
January 2019

[Maximum monosyllabic score as a predictor for cochlear implant outcome].

HNO 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Hals‑, Nasen‑, Ohrenklinik, Kopf- und Halschirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Waldstr. 1, 91054, Erlangen, Deutschland.

Objective: This study investigated the speech perception of cochlear implant (CI) recipients with measurable preoperative ipsilateral speech perception. These data should support improved individual counselling of CI candidates.

Materials And Methods: Pre- and postoperative speech audiometric parameters were analyzed, including maximum score for phonemically balanced words (PB) and monosyllabic score at a normal conversational level of 65 dB, with hearing aids one hand and CI on the other. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-018-0605-3DOI Listing
January 2019

A relationship between brainstem auditory evoked potential and vagal control of heart rate in adult women.

Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 2018 ;78(4):305-314

Center for the Study of the Autonomic Nervous System (CESNA), Department of Speech-Language Pathology, UNESP, Marília, Brazil;

Numerous studies have investigated the connection between autonomic control of heart rate (HR) and auditory stimulus. Yet, the literature lacks evidence of a close association between auditory brainstem processing and HR autonomic control. We aimed to evaluate and verify the relationship between auditory brainstem response (ABR) and HR variability (HRV) in healthy women. Read More

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January 2018
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Conventional audiometry, extended high-frequency audiometry, and DPOAEs in youth recreational firearm users.

Int J Audiol 2019 Jan 8:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

b Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences , University of Northern Colorado , Greeley , Colorado , United States.

To determine if conventional audiometry, EHFA, and pDPOAEs are useful as early indicators of cochlear damage from recreational firearm impulse noise exposure in youth firearm users. Quantitative cross-sectional descriptive pilot study. Descriptive statistics and MANOVA with post hoc Tukey Honestly Significant Difference test were used to compare pDPOAEs (1-10 kHz), conventional audiometry (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2018.1536833DOI Listing
January 2019

Prevalence of hearing loss at primary health care clinics in South Africa.

Afr Health Sci 2018 Jun;18(2):313-320

Department of Family Medicine, University of Pretoria, Pretoria , South Africa.

Background: Hearing loss prevalence data in South Africa is scarce, especially within primary health care settings.

Objectives: To determine; (i) the prevalence of hearing disorders in patients ≥3 years of age attending two primary health care clinics, and (ii) the nature and characteristics of hearing disorders at these primary health care clinics.

Method: A cross-sectional design was used at two primary health care clinics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v18i2.16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6306974PMC

The Bonebridge implant in older children and adolescents with mixed or conductive hearing loss: Audiological outcomes.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 21;118:97-102. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, World Hearing Center, Otorhinolaryngology Surgery Clinic, Mokra 17 Str., 05-830, Kajetany, Poland.

Introduction: For children with conductive or mixed hearing loss, in whom use of conventional hearing aids is impossible or limited, use of bone conduction devices is recommended. The choice between the available types of devices depends mostly on the degree of hearing loss, age, and anatomical conditions. One device application in children older than 5 years is the Bonebridge implant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.12.026DOI Listing
December 2018
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Delayed recovery of pediatric sudden sensorineural hearing loss treated with acupuncture: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13742

Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Dermatology of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong.

Rationale: The rate of spontaneous recovery of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) has been reported to be as high as 32% to 65%. Although the majority of spontaneous recoveries occur within 2 weeks, treatment of refractory SSNHL failing conventional therapy is difficult. In particular, it is more difficult to treat children-who have a worse prognosis than adults-with SSNHL refractory to conventional therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013742DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320120PMC
December 2018

Electro-natural Stimulation (ENS) in Partial Deafness Treatment: Pediatric Case Series.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Feb;40(2):171-176

World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany.

Objective: To report the improvement in hearing preservation and speech understanding of five pediatric patients who received cochlear implantation via Electro-natural Stimulation Partial Deafness Treatment, the largest group so far treated.

Study Design: Retrospective case review.

Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002074DOI Listing
February 2019

Hidden hearing loss in children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 2;116:186-191. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Objective: To evaluate the auditory system for hidden hearing loss (HHL) and its association with clinical variables and endothelial dysfunction (ED) in children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia (SCA).

Methods: Participants included 37 patients with stable SCA and 44 healthy controls (HC group) (aged 6-18 years) with hearing thresholds ≤ 20 dB (dB) were evaluated for pure tone audiometry, tympanometry, acoustic reflex, otoacoustic emission, and auditory evoked potentials. Laboratory analysis of the lipid profile, and C-reactive protein levels and endothelial function using ultrasonographic imaging of the brachial artery to assess flow-mediated dilation were performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.10.042DOI Listing
January 2019
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The evaluation of the sense of hearing in patients with carotid artery stenosis within the extracranial segments.

Acta Neurol Belg 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Uniwersytet Medyczny im Piastow Slaskich we Wroclawiu, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland.

Stenosis of arteries that supplies blood to the brain is one of the main causes of ischemic stroke which is the third most common cause of deaths in Europe. Atherosclerosis of carotid and vertebral arteries is responsible for 20% of the ischemic stroke cases. Stenosis may be either asymptomatic or manifested with typical neurological symptoms including motor and sensory disturbances as well as disturbances in vision and speech. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13760-018-01058-3DOI Listing
December 2018
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Evaluation of a Protocol for Integrated Speech Audiometry.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec 10:1-11. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Purpose: This project was aimed at evaluating the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of a protocol for integrated measurements of the most comfortable level (MCL) and uncomfortable level (UCL) for speech, in combination with the speech recognition threshold (SRT). We also evaluated the validity of using spondee words when measuring speech MCL and UCL.

Method: In a randomized block design, equal numbers of women and men with normal hearing, aged 18-29 years, were assigned to each of 3 experimental stimulus conditions: spondee singlets, spondee triplets, or connected discourse (n = 12 per group). Read More

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http://aja.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?doi=10.1044/2018_AJA-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJA-18-0076DOI Listing
December 2018
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[The adaptive Freiburg monosyllabic test in noise : Development of a procedure and comparison of the results with the Oldenburg sentence test].

HNO 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Campus Lübeck, Klinik für HNO-Heilkunde, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Deutschland.

Background: Whereas sentence tests are commonly performed using an adaptive procedure, this method has not yet been transferred to the Freiburg monosyllabic speech test, the most important word test. When using different procedures, a comparison of results between sentence and word tests is not possible. Therefore, an adaptive procedure which has proven itself in sentence tests was transferred to the Freiburg monosyllabic test in noise. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-018-0597-zDOI Listing
December 2018

Noise exposure and hearing status among call center operators.

Noise Health 2018 Sep-Oct;20(96):178-189

Department of Physical Hazards, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland.

Introduction: The overall objective of the study was to assess noise exposure and audiometric hearing threshold levels (HTLs) in call center operators.

Materials And Methods: Standard pure-tone audiometry and extended high-frequency audiometry were performed in 78 participants, aged 19 to 44 years (mean ± standard deviation: 28.1 ± 6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/nah.NAH_11_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6301089PMC
December 2018

Assessment of the State of the Natural Antioxidant Barrier of a Body in Patients Complaining about the Presence of Tinnitus.

Oxid Med Cell Longev 2018 28;2018:1439575. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Institute of Physical Education, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Background: Tinnitus is defined as a phantom auditory perception, i.e., sound experience despite the lack of acoustic stimuli in the environment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/1439575DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6230382PMC
January 2019
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Cartilage tympanoplasty combined with eustachian tube balloon dilatation in the treatment of adhesive otitis media.

Laryngoscope 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, and Institute of Hearing and Speech-Language Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Objectives/hypothesis: To investigate the simultaneous application of cartilage tympanoplasty combined with eustachian tube (ET) balloon dilatation in the treatment of adhesive otitis media (AdOM).

Study Design: Multicenter, prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Methods: Patients with AdOM were randomly divided into four groups: control group (conservative treatment), ET balloon dilatation (ETBD) group, cartilage tympanoplasty (CT) group, and cartilage tympanoplasty combined with ET balloon dilatation (ETBD+CT) group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.27603DOI Listing
November 2018
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Efficacy of Chinese herb Cistanche Yishen granules in treatment of tinnitus for patients with chronic nephritis.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Nephrology, Jiangsu Province Hospital of TCM, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of Chinese herb Cistanche Yishen granules (CYG) in the treatment of tinnitus for patients with chronic nephritis.

Methods: A total of 89 adult patients were diagnosed with chronic glomerulonephritis from January 2016 to December 2017. All the patients were randomly divided into two groups, such as the control group and the CYG group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcb.27833DOI Listing
November 2018
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Retrosigmoid Transmeatal Endoscope-Assisted Approach in Semi-Sitting Position for Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma: 2-D operative Video.

J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2018 Dec 9;79(Suppl 5):S385-S386. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Eberhard-Karls University, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

We present a case of a mid-sized vestibular schwannoma (T3b according to the Hannover classification) that was resected through a retrosigmoid transmeatal approach in semi-sitting position under endoscopic assistance. The patient is a 52-year-old male with acute loss of functional hearing on the right side. Audiometry confirmed a loss of up to 60 dB and lost speech discrimination, there were no associated symptoms such as tinnitus or vertigo. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0038-1669985
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1669985DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240135PMC
December 2018
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Categorization of sentence recognition for older adults under noisy and time-altered conditions.

Clin Interv Aging 2018 1;13:2225-2235. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Laboratory of Hearing and Technology, Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, College of Natural Science, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea,

Purpose: While evaluating the speech recognition ability of older adults, the present study aimed to analyze their error types in parts of speech and find error patterns under various conditions of background noise level and speed of speech.

Methods: Twenty older adults with normal hearing for their age (NHiA) and 20 older adults with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) participated. Their cognitive function was screened as within the normal range (mini-mental state examination scores >25). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S178191DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6219098PMC
January 2019
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The Influence of Stimulus Repetition Rate on Tone-Evoked Post-Auricular Muscle Response (PAMR) Threshold.

Ear Hear 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Objectives: Post-auricular muscle response (PAMR) is a large myogenic potential that can be useful in estimating behavioral hearing thresholds when the recording protocol is optimal. The main aim of the present study was to determine the influence of stimulus repetition rate on PAMR threshold.

Design: In this repeated-measures study, 20 normally hearing adults aged between 18 and 30 years were recruited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000676DOI Listing
November 2018
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Extended High-Frequency Smartphone Audiometry: Validity and Reliability.

J Am Acad Audiol 2018 Jan 18. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Background: Extended high-frequency (EHF) audiometry (8-16 kHz) has an important role in audiological assessments such as ototoxicity monitoring, and for speech recognition and localization. Accurate and reliable EHF testing with smartphone technologies has the potential to provide more affordable and accessible hearing-care services, especially in underserved contexts.

Purpose: To determine the accuracy and test-retest reliability of EHF audiometry with a smartphone application, using calibrated headphones. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.17111DOI Listing
January 2018
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Monitoring Hearing in an Infectious Disease Clinic with mHealth Technologies.

J Am Acad Audiol 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa.

Background: Decentralized detection and monitoring of hearing loss can be supported by new mobile health technologies using automated testing that can be facilitated by minimally trained persons. These may prove particularly useful in an infectious disease (ID) clinic setting where the risk of hearing loss is high.

Purpose: To evaluate the clinical utility of mobile and automated audiometry hearing health technology in an ID clinic setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.17120DOI Listing
September 2018

Reliability of the Home Hearing Test: Implications for Public Health.

J Am Acad Audiol 2018 Jan 15. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Background: The projected increase in the aging population raises concerns about how to manage the health-care needs in a cost-effective way. Within hearing health care, there are presently too few audiologists to meet the expected demand, and training more professionals may not be a feasible way of addressing this problem. For this reason, there is a need to develop different ways of assessing hearing sensitivity that can be conducted accurately and inexpensively when a certified audiologist and/or sound-attenuated booth is unavailable. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.17092DOI Listing
January 2018
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Identification and Management of Middle Ear Disorders in a Rural Cleft Care Program: A Telemedicine Approach.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):455-461

Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Science, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University), Chennai, India.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to devise a grassroots-level strategy for identification and management of middle ear disorders in a community-based program for individuals with cleft lip and palate in 2 rural districts in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.

Method: Community workers underwent training to conduct video otoscopy using the ENTraview device. Community workers conducted video otoscopy on 160 individuals with cleft lip and palate between 3 and 35 years old in the community. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJA-IMIA3-18-0015DOI Listing
November 2018
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Effect of Statins on Hearing Function and Subjective Tinnitus in Hyperlipidemic Patients.

Rom J Intern Med 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Medicana International Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: It is known that hyperlipidemia reduces hearing functions. In this study, we aimed to study the effect of antihyperlipidemic drugs on hearing functions and tinnitus.

Methods: Eighty-four patients aged 18 to 84, who were diagnosed with hyperlipidemia and started treatment with the statin group (atorvastatin 20 mg and 40 mg, rosuvastatin 10 mg and 20 mg, and simvastatin 20 mg) of antihyperlipidemic drugs, were included in this study. Read More

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http://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/rjim/ahead-of-print
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/rjim-2018-0035DOI Listing
November 2018
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Otologic, audiometric and speech findings in patients undergoing surgery for cleft palate.

BMC Pediatr 2018 Nov 8;18(1):350. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Otolaryngology Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Passeig Vall d'Hebron 119-129, 08035, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Although considerable progress has been made in the last 30 years in the treatment of cleft palate (CP), a multidisciplinary approach combining examinations by a paediatrician, maxillofacial surgeon, otolaryngologist and speech and language pathologist followed by surgical operation is still required. In this work, we performed an observational cross-sectional study to determine whether the CP grade or number of ventilation tubes received was associated with tympanic membrane abnormalities, hearing loss or speech outcomes.

Methods: Otologic, audiometric, tympanometric and speech evaluations were performed in a cohort of 121 patients (children > 6 years) who underwent an operation for CP at the Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona from 2000 to 2014. Read More

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https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1312-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225714PMC
November 2018
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Portable audiometric screening platforms used in low-resource settings: a review.

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Nov 5:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery,University of Michigan,Ann Arbor,USA.

Background: Millions of people across the world suffer from disabling hearing loss. Appropriate interventions lead to improved speech and language skills, educational advancement, and improved social integration. A major limitation to improving care is identifying those with disabling hearing loss in low-resource countries. Read More

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https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S002221511
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215118001925DOI Listing
November 2018
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Data-Driven Approach for Auditory Profiling and Characterization of Individual Hearing Loss.

Trends Hear 2018 Jan-Dec;22:2331216518807400

1 Hearing Systems Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

Pure-tone audiometry still represents the main measure to characterize individual hearing loss and the basis for hearing-aid fitting. However, the perceptual consequences of hearing loss are typically associated not only with a loss of sensitivity but also with a loss of clarity that is not captured by the audiogram. A detailed characterization of a hearing loss may be complex and needs to be simplified to efficiently explore the specific compensation needs of the individual listener. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2331216518807400DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6236853PMC
November 2018

Hearing loss in preschool children from a low income South African community.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 3;115:145-148. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, Lynwood Road, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa.

Objective: This study aimed to determine and describe hearing loss among preschool children in a South African community representative of typical low- and middle income countries (LMIC).

Method: Children between the ages of 3-6 years received a hearing screening at their early childhood development (ECD) center. If a child failed the hearing screening, he/she was seen for a follow-up rescreen and diagnostic assessment if necessary at their ECD center or closest referral clinic. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01655876183050
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.09.032DOI Listing
December 2018
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Online Machine Learning Audiometry.

Ear Hear 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Objectives: A confluence of recent developments in cloud computing, real-time web audio and machine learning psychometric function estimation has made wide dissemination of sophisticated turn-key audiometric assessments possible. The authors have combined these capabilities into an online (i.e. Read More

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http://Insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00003446-900000000-9886
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000669DOI Listing
October 2018
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Effect of Blood Group on Ultrahigh Frequency Auditory Sensitivity.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Oct 15;22(4):364-367. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

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

 Individuals with blood group O are reported to have reduced otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) compared with individuals with different blood groups.  The present study attempted to determine if the blood group has any effect on high-frequency auditory sensitivity using ultrahigh-frequency audiometry and ultrahigh-frequency distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs).  High-frequency thresholds and high-frequency DPOAEs were measured in 60 individuals with normal hearing and different blood groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1613711DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197960PMC
October 2018

A Tablet-Based Mobile Hearing Screening System for Preschoolers: Design and Validation Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018 Oct 23;6(10):e186. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand.

Background: Hearing ability is important for children to develop speech and language skills as they grow. After a mandatory newborn hearing screening, group or mass screening of children at later ages, such as at preschool age, is often practiced. For this practice to be effective and accessible in low-resource countries such as Thailand, innovative enabling tools that make use of pervasive mobile and smartphone technology should be considered. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.9560DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231828PMC
October 2018

Tinnitus.

Med Clin North Am 2018 Nov;102(6):1081-1093

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 2233 Post Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA. Electronic address:

Objective and subjective tinnitus can often be differentiated based on comprehensive history, physical examination, and audiogram. Examples of objective tinnitus include vascular abnormalities, palatal myoclonus, patulous eustachian tube, and stapedial/tensor tympani muscle spasm. Subjective tinnitus is usually associated with hearing loss. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00257125183007
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2018.06.014DOI Listing
November 2018
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Intracochlear Electrocochleography: Response Patterns During Cochlear Implantation and Hearing Preservation.

Ear Hear 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.

Objectives: Electrocochleography (ECochG) obtained through a cochlear implant (CI) is increasingly being tested as an intraoperative monitor during implantation with the goal of reducing surgical trauma. Reducing trauma should aid in preserving residual hearing and improve speech perception overall. The purpose of this study was to characterize intracochlear ECochG responses throughout insertion in a range of array types and, when applicable, relate these measures to hearing preservation. Read More

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http://Insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00003446-900000000-9886
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000659DOI Listing
October 2018
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Cochlear implantation in children with auditory neuropathy: Lessons from Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome.

Cochlear Implants Int 2019 Jan 18;20(1):31-38. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

b Paediatric ENT Department , Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre , Manchester , UK.

Objective: Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome (BVVL) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder associated with auditory neuropathy (AN). The decision process for CI in AN is evolving with increasing evidence of efficacy. We evaluated the benefit of CI in children with BVVL syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14670100.2018.1534035DOI Listing
January 2019
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The World Health Organization's hearing-impairment grading system: an evaluation for unaided communication in age-related hearing loss.

Authors:
Larry E Humes

Int J Audiol 2018 Oct 15:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

a Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences , Indiana University , Bloomington , IN , USA.

This review evaluated the data from five datasets having pure-tone thresholds and functional measures of speech communication from relatively large groups of older adults to evaluate the validity of the proposed new World Health Organisation (WHO) hearing-impairment grading system, referred to here as WHO-proposed. This was a review of studies identified from the literature having both pure-tone audiometry and functional measures of speech communication from relatively large samples of older adults. Three population or population-sample datasets and two clinical datasets were identified with access provided to de-identified data for five of these six studies. Read More

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October 2018

Influence of the age, level of schooling and gender on the occurrence of the DSI test pauses.

Codas 2018 Oct 8;30(5):e20170286. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo - UNIFESP - São Paulo (SP), Brasil.

Purpose: To evaluate the influence of variables age, educational status and sex in the occurrence of pauses after the standard time in the dichotic sentence identification test.

Methods: This investigation included 200 right-handed subjects divided into four groups according to age: group I - from 13 to 19 years old, group II - from 20 to 29 years old, group III - from 30 to 39 years old and group IV - from 40 to 49 years old. Each group contained 50 subjects (25 men and 25 women) matched by educational level. Read More

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October 2018

The Self-Assessed Békesy Procedure: Validation of a Method to Measure Intelligibility of Connected Discourse.

Trends Hear 2018 Jan-Dec;22:2331216518802702

1 ExpORL, Department of Neurosciences, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Belgium.

In clinical practice and research, speech intelligibility is generally measured by instructing the participant to recall sentences. Although this is a reliable and highly repeatable measure, it cannot be used to measure intelligibility of connected discourse. Therefore, we developed a new method, the self-assessed Békesy procedure, which is an adaptive procedure that uses intelligibility ratings to converge to a person's speech reception threshold. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6174645PMC
October 2018
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Pilot Study of Audiometric Patterns in Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy.

J Speech Lang Hear Res 2018 Oct;61(10):2604-2608

The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Purpose: Although Fuchs corneal dystrophy (FCD) is considered an eye disease, a small number of studies have identified genes related to both FCD and hearing loss. Whether FCD is related to hearing loss is unknown.

Method: This is a case-control study comparing pure-tone audiometry hearing thresholds in 180 patients with FCD from a hospital-based ophthalmology clinic with 2,575 population-based controls from a nationally representative survey, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (from cycles 2005-06 and 2009-10). Read More

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October 2018
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Audiologic profile in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A controlled study of 30 patients.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Sep;97(9):E18-E22

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, 181 General Carneiro St., Curitiba, Paraná 8006 0900, Brazil.

Recent studies have identified sensorineural hearing loss as a possible manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. We conducted a study of 30 patients with ankylosing spondylitis to characterize their audiologic profile and to correlate their disease activity and functional indices with their hearing thresholds. The study group was made up of 18 men and 12 women, aged 25 to 58 years (mean: 46. Read More

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September 2018
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Safety of radiofrequency ablation for adenotonsillectomy after cochlear implantation.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Nov 27;114:67-70. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, United States; Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States; Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States. Electronic address:

Objective: While a cadaveric animal study has suggested that radiofrequency ablation can be safely used in patients with cochlear implants, no in vivo studies have been published to confirm that radiofrequency ablation does not alter the integrity of the cochlear implant device.

Methods: Cochlear implant impedance and functional performance were studied through a prospective case series in five children with seven functioning multichannel implants before and after radiofrequency ablation adenotonsillectomy.

Results: There were 4 females and 1 male patient, aged 6-10 years (mean 8. Read More

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November 2018
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Hearing Impairment and Type 1 Diabetes in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) Cohort.

Diabetes Care 2018 12 25;41(12):2495-2501. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD.

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of hearing impairment in participants with type 1 diabetes enrolled in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) study and compare with that of a spousal control group without diabetes. Among participants with type 1 diabetes, to evaluate the association of hearing impairment with prior DCCT therapy and overall glycemia.

Research Design And Methods: DCCT/EDIC participants ( = 1,150) and 288 spouses without diabetes were recruited for the DCCT/EDIC Hearing Study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc18-0625DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245203PMC
December 2018
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Patient Benefit Following Bimodal CI-provision: Self-reported Abilities vs. Hearing Status.

Front Neurol 2018 10;9:753. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Hospital Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.

Patient-reported outcomes gain importance for the assessment of auditory abilities in cochlear implant users and for the evaluation of auditory rehabilitation. Aims of the study were to explore the interrelation of self-reported improvements in auditory ability with improvements in speech comprehension and to identify factors other than audiological improvement that affect self-reported auditory ability. Explorative prospective analysis using a within-subjects repeated measures design. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00753DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139334PMC
September 2018
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Auditory (dis-)fluency triggers sequential processing adjustments.

Acta Psychol (Amst) 2018 Nov 14;191:69-75. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Department of Psychology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

An increasing amount of studies indicates that experiencing increased task demands, triggered for example by conflicting stimulus features or low perceptual fluency, lead to processing adjustments. While these demand-triggered processing adjustments have been shown for different paradigms (e.g. Read More

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November 2018

Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure on Hearing and Auditory Evoked Potentials, ABR and AMLR in Young Adults.

J Am Acad Audiol 2018 Sep;29(8):685-695

Department of Biomedical Science, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.

Background: Population health is impacted by environmental secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. Although the negative health effects of SHS exposure include respiratory problems in children (nonsmokers) as seen in cigarette smokers, other health impacts such as sensory function are not assumed to be the same for both passive nonsmokers and smokers. However, hearing loss was recently reported in adolescents and aging adults with SHS exposure, suggesting that SHS might impact auditory function similarly to cigarette smoking. Read More

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September 2018

Neonatal Screening for Prevalence of Hearing Impairment in Rural Areas.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Sep 4;70(3):380-386. Epub 2018 May 4.

M.I.M.E.R. Medical College, Talegaon-D, Pune, India.

Hearing is one of the most important sense organs for man. Hearing loss is often associated with delayed speech and language development in young children. Early identification and intervention improves the chance a child gets to lesser delays in development and improving the overall quality of life. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6127065PMC
September 2018
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Impaired Cognitive Functioning in Cochlear Implant Recipients Over the Age of 55 Years: A Cross-Sectional Study Using the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status for Hearing-Impaired Individuals (RBANS-H).

Front Neurosci 2018 24;12:580. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium.

To compare cognitive functioning among experienced, unilateral cochlear implant (CI) recipients and normal-hearing (NH) controls by means of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status for Hearing-impaired individuals (RBANS-H). Sixty-one post-lingually and bilaterally severely hearing-impaired CI recipients (median age: 71.0, range: 58. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117382PMC

Auditory function and quality of life in patients receiving cisplatin chemotherapy in head and neck cancer: A case series follow-up study.

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Jul-Sep;14(5):1099-1104

Department of Medical Oncology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

Background: Cisplatin is one of the anticancer drugs used for head and neck cancers. Although some studies have shown that cisplatin can cause ototoxicity, periodic audiometric assessments have not been extensively studied in the Indian rural population. Hence, this study has been undertaken to evaluate the effects of cisplatin on hearing. Read More

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October 2018
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Hearing and Auditory Processing Abilities in Primary School Children with Learning Difficulties.

Ear Hear 2018 Sep 5. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Hearing Research Unit for Children, Division of Audiology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia.

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate hearing and auditory processing ability in primary school children with learning difficulties (LD).

Design: A nonrandomized, cross-sectional single measure research design was used. A total of 486 children, aged 7. Read More

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September 2018

The role of speech rate for Italian-speaking cochlear implant users: insights for everyday speech perception.

Int J Audiol 2018 Nov 4;57(11):851-857. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

a Department of Sense Organs , Sapienza University of Rome , Rome , Italy.

This study investigated the effect of speech rate for Italian-speaking cochlear implant (CI) users with the aim of gaining insight into everyday listening situations where speaker's rate may vary considerably together with speech level in fluctuating background noise. The test material was prepared by processing the Italian STARR test with temporal compression of sentence material. Twelve adult CI users were divided into two subgroups based on their STARR performance: good and poor performers. Read More

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November 2018
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