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Tinnitus Affects Speech in Noise Comprehension in Individuals With Hearing Loss.

Otol Neurotol 2020 Jun 4. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Background: Tinnitus is a prevalent auditory disorder that frequently co-occurs with hearing loss. It is suggested that tinnitus might have negative impact on speech perception. However, studies thus far have not been able to disentangle tinnitus, hearing loss, and speech in noise intelligibility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002733DOI Listing

Assessment of Eustachian tube functioning following surgical intervention of Oral Submucus Fibrosis by using tympanometry & audiometry.

J Oral Biol Craniofac Res 2020 Apr-Jun;10(2):241-245. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Department of Speech Audiology, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

Oral Submucus fibrosis has been reported to cause variation in hearing sensitivity & changes in middle ear function. This study was conducted to validate the influence of OSMF and its surgical correction on middle ear function and hearing sensitivity. In this study, 20 patients (40 ears) suffering from biopsy proven OSMF (Group 2 & 3) were tested for Middle ear dysfunction and hearing sensitivity using Tympanometry & Audiometry. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobcr.2019.11.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7254461PMC
November 2019

Psychometric Characteristics of Spanish Monosyllabic, Bisyllabic, and Trisyllabic Words for Use in Word-Recognition Protocols.

J Am Acad Audiol 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

School of Health Professions, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Background:  English materials for speech audiometry are well established. In Spanish, speech-recognition materials are not standardized with monosyllables, bisyllables, and trisyllables used in word-recognition protocols.

Purpose:  This study aimed to establish the psychometric characteristics of common Spanish monosyllabic, bisyllabic, and trisyllabic words for potential use in word-recognition procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1709446DOI Listing

Cochlear Implantation in Candidates With Moderate-to-Severe Hearing Loss and Poor Speech Perception.

Laryngoscope 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

ENT Department, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany.

Objectives/hypothesis: To determine the improvement in word recognition score (WRS ) after cochlear implant (CI) surgery in hearing aid (HA) users with preoperative hearing threshold ≤80 dB HL and inadequate speech recognition scores with HA. Secondarily, to identify predictive factors for WRS with a CI (WRS [CI]) 6 months after surgery, derived from the standard German CI preoperative assessment.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.28771DOI Listing

Psychoacoustics and neurophysiological auditory processing in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease types 1A and 2A.

Eur J Neurol 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background And Purpose: Hidden hearing loss has been reported in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, however, the auditory processing deficits have not been widely explored. We investigated the psychoacoustical and neurophysiological aspects of auditory processing in patients with CMT type 1A (CMT1A) and CMT type 2A (CMT2A).

Methods: Forty-three patients with CMT1A and 15 patients with CMT2A were prospectively enrolled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ene.14370DOI Listing

Speech perception with simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants: Is there a unilateral predominance?

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2020 May 5;135:110082. Epub 2020 May 5.

King Abdullah Ear Specialist Center (KAESC), College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

Objectives: To assess the audiological outcomes and speech performance among children with simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants (CIs).

Methods: This was a retrospective case review of 41 patients with prelingual deafness who failed a hearing aid trial and received simultaneous bilateral CIs. Ear-specific responses in terms of pure tone average (PTA), speech reception thresholds (SRTs), and speech discrimination score (SDS) were recorded for both ears of all patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110082DOI Listing

Comparing the effects of manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on chronic tinnitus: a randomized controlled trial.

Integr Med Res 2020 Jun 29;9(2):100409. Epub 2020 Mar 29.

Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the superiority of the effects of manual acupuncture (MA), electroacupuncture (EA), or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on chronic consecutive tinnitus.

Methods: Forty-five patients with chronic consecutive tinnitus were allocated into an MA, an EA, or a TENS group at a 1:1:1 ratio. The corresponding patients were treated with MA, EA, or TENS twice a week for 10 sessions (5 weeks). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2020.100409DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7225385PMC

Three-year audiological outcomes of the latest generation middle ear transducer (MET) implant.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020 May 13. Epub 2020 May 13.

Teleaudiology and Screening Department, World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Mokra 17, Warsaw/Kajetany, 08-830 Nadarzyn, Poland.

Purpose: To evaluate the long-term audiological outcomes and safety of the latest generation of middle ear transducer (MET) among a group of Polish patients.

Methods: Ten patients aged 48-72 years with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (n = 8) and mixed hearing loss (n = 2) were included in this study. Pure tone audiometry, sound thresholds, word recognition scores in quiet and speech reception thresholds in noise were assessed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-020-06031-6DOI Listing

Binaural Interaction in Tinnitus Patients.

Audiol Neurootol 2020 May 13:1-8. Epub 2020 May 13.

Audiovestibular Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt,

The auditory brainstem response (ABR) is a commonly used objective clinical measure for hearing evaluation. It can be also used to draw conclusions about the functioning of distinct stages of the auditory pathway including the binaural processing stages using the binaural interaction component (BIC) of the ABR.

Objective: To study binaural processing in normal hearing subjects complaining of tinnitus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000507274DOI Listing

[Recognition function for the Freiburg monosyllabic test in noise with a signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 5 dB].

HNO 2020 May 10. Epub 2020 May 10.

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

Objective: The Freiburg monosyllabic test (FBE) has been an important German speech audiometry test for years. It is nowadays also used to assess the benefit of hearing aids in noise (FBE-S). This study investigates hearing in noise using the FBE at different sound pressure levels and a signal to noise ratio of 5 dB to generate a recognition curve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-020-00874-5DOI Listing

Prognostic Value of a Test of Central Auditory Function in Conversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia.

Audiol Neurootol 2020 May 8:1-7. Epub 2020 May 8.

Department of Hearing and Balance, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background/objective: It has been suggested that central auditory processing dysfunction might precede the development of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The Dichotic Digits Test (DDT) has been proposed as a test of central auditory function. Our objective was to evaluate the predictive capacity of the DDT in conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000506621DOI Listing

An audiological profile of a cohort of school-aged children with HIV and AIDS attending an antiretroviral clinic in South Africa.

S Afr J Commun Disord 2020 Apr 20;67(1):e1-e9. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Discipline of Audiology, School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

Background: Recent estimates reveal that there are approximately 280 000 children between the ages of birth and 14 years who are living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in South Africa. These children are living with a compromised immune system, are vulnerable to opportunistic infections and subsequent hearing loss. However, there is limited research on the nature and extent of this sensory impairment amongst school-aged children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v67i1.651DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203215PMC

Cognitive mechanisms underpinning successful perception of different speech distortions.

J Acoust Soc Am 2020 Apr;147(4):2728

Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, University College London, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF, United Kingdom.

Few studies thus far have investigated whether perception of distorted speech is consistent across different types of distortion. This study investigated whether participants show a consistent perceptual profile across three speech distortions: time-compressed, noise-vocoded, and speech in noise. Additionally, this study investigated whether/how individual differences in performance on a battery of audiological and cognitive tasks links to perception. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/10.0001160DOI Listing

Nature and extent of hearing loss in HIV-infected children: A scoping review.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Apr 10;134:110036. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa.

Introduction: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has had a major impact on life expectancy from HIV as many people now live with it as a chronic disease. Chronic HIV has been associated with a range of comorbid disabilities and health conditions, one of which is hearing loss. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss, particularly in children, has been linked to poorer spoken language skills, with subsequent effects on academic performance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110036DOI Listing
April 2020
1.319 Impact Factor

A prospective observational study to investigate the correlation analysis between neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and deafness gene: Study protocol clinical trial (SPIRIT compliant).

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 Apr;99(17):e19774

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing Center/Hearing and Speech Science Laboratory, West China Hospital of Sichuan University.

Introduction: There are many studies on the relationship between serum levels of hyperbilirubinemia and hearing impairment. However, the mechanism of hyperbilirubinemia on auditory impairment is not clear.

Methods And Analysis: A total of 1000 children with hyperbilirubinemia who are mainly indirectly elevated bilirubin in the full-term neonatal ward of Xiamen Children's Hospital from March 2020 to September 2020 will be enrolled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000019774DOI Listing

Bone conductive implantation in asymmetric hearing loss (AHL).

Acta Otolaryngol 2020 Apr 24:1-8. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

NESMOS Department, ENT Clinic, Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Bone conductive implants (BCI) represent one possible solution for rehabilitation of single-sided deafness (SSD). The aim of the present study was to verify the efficacy of bone conduction implantation in subjects with unilateral severe-to-profound hearing loss and contralaterally impaired hearing, that is, asymmetric hearing loss (AHL), and to compare it with known BCI indications for SSD. Twenty-one subjects received BCI for either SSD or AHL. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2020.1752396DOI Listing

Presbycusis and Fitness to Fly.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform 2020 May;91(5):403-408

When a pilot is referred for presbycusis, his flight fitness may be questionable. The objective of this retrospective study was to describe a case series of presbycusis in a pilot population and to discuss the decisions about their flight waivers. There were 19 pilots who were referred to the ENT-Head and Neck Surgery Department of the National Pilot Expertise Center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3357/AMHP.5510.2020DOI Listing

Chance-level hit rates in closed-set, forced-choice audiometry and a novel utility for the significance test-based detection of malingering.

PLoS One 2020 21;15(4):e0231715. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

The primary aim of this study was to extend existing theory on the relationship between chance-level performance and the number of alternatives and trials in closed-set, forced-choice speech audiometry and sound localization methods. When calculating chance performance for closed-set, forced-choice experiments with multiple trials, the binomial distribution should be preferred over the simple 1/a probability, as the latter is appropriate only for single trial experiments. The historical use of constant hit rates for determining chance performance has been based upon the assumption that random hits are distributed evenly across multiple trials. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7173938PMC

Surgical Labyrinthectomy and Cochlear Implantation in Menière's Disease.

Otol Neurotol 2020 Apr 10. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

Gruppo Otologico, Piacenza-Rome, Italy.

Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the results of labyrinthectomy and cochlear implantation (CI) on hearing, vertigo, and tinnitus and evaluate the adequacy of labyrinthectomy and CI for the treatment of end stage Menière's Disease (MD).

Study Design: Retrospective case review.

Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000002646DOI Listing

Evaluation of a bilingual questionnaire-based assessment on hearing in children with speech delay.

Med J Malaysia 2020 03;75(2):136-140

University of Malaya, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Introduction: To correlate the score obtained using a bilingual (Malay and English) 14 points questionnaire in the detection of hearing loss at the University of Malaya, Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia over a 9 month period.

Methods: This is a prospective instrument correlation study done on 93 children aged 1-4 years of age with speech and language delay for at least 3 months. Hearing status was confirmed using otoacoustic emissions, pure tone audiometry and brainstem evoked response (BSER). Read More

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Ototoxicity after platinum-based chemotherapy in the treatment of melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy.

Oncol Lett 2020 May 5;19(5):3411-3416. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Department of Maxillofacial Orthopaedics and Orthodontics, University of Medical Sciences, 60-780 Poznań, Poland.

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is a rare infantile tumor that originates from mesenchymal-neuroectodermal cells, the treatment of which uses platinum derivatives that can affect hearing loss. The present study evaluated the long-term effects of ototoxicity following chemotherapy with cisplatin, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, teniposide and adriamycin in a 10-year-old patient after surgical removal of a MNTI tumor at the age of 8 months. Audiometric tests (high-frequency tonal audiometry, speech audiometry, speech acoustics, tympanometry and absorbance measurements) were performed during a 10-year follow-up after receiving chemotherapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11447DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7115066PMC

Three-Year Follow-Up with the Bone Conduction Implant.

Audiol Neurootol 2020 Apr 8:1-13. Epub 2020 Apr 8.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Background: The bone conduction implant (BCI) is an active transcutaneous bone conduction device where the transducer has direct contact to the bone, and the skin is intact. Sixteen patients have been implanted with the BCI with a planned follow-up of 5 years. This study reports on hearing, quality of life, and objective measures up to 36 months of follow-up in 10 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000506588DOI Listing

Mismatch Negativity Occurrence with Verbal and Nonverbal Stimuli in Normal-Hearing Adults.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Apr 28;24(2):e182-e190. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

 The mismatch negativity (MMN) is a long-latency auditory evoked potential related to a passive elicited auditory event.  To verify the occurrence of MMN with different stimuli, to describe reference values in normal-hearing adults with verbal and nonverbal stimuli and to compare them with each other, besides analyzing the latency, area, and amplitude regarding gender and between the ears.  Normal-hearing individuals, aged between 18 and 59 years old, participated in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1697990DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6986952PMC

Mismatch Negativity Elicited by Verbal and Nonverbal Stimuli: Comparison with Potential N1.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Apr 4;24(2):e154-e159. Epub 2019 Nov 4.

Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

 Mismatch negativity (MMN) is a long latency auditory evoked potential, represented by a negative wave, generated after the potential N1 and visualized in a resulting wave.  To identify the time of occurrence of MMN after N1, elicited with verbal and nonverbal stimuli.  Ninety individuals aged between 18 and 56 years old participated in the study, 39 of whom were male and 51 female, with normal auditory thresholds, at least 8 years of schooling, and who did not present auditory processing complaints. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1696701DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6828569PMC

Importance of Vestibulo-ocular Reflex Gain and Refixation Saccade Analysis in Individuals with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Apr 4;24(2):e140-e148. Epub 2019 Nov 4.

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

 Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) features the presence of otoacoustic emissions, poor speech identification score and absent auditory brainstem response.  The present study was designed to evaluate the functioning of all six semicircular canals in individuals with ANSD and to compare it with those of normal-hearing individuals.  A total of 50 individuals participated in the present study, in which Group I comprised 25 normal-hearing individuals, and Group II comprised 25 individuals with ANSD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1697004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6828562PMC

Estimating miners at risk for occupational noise-induced hearing loss: A review of data from a South African platinum mine.

S Afr J Commun Disord 2020 Mar 26;67(2):e1-e8. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Faculty of Humanities, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Background: Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is a complex, but preventable, health problem for South African miners. Meticulously collected data should be made use of to design interventions to address this health issue.

Objectives: A single mine's electronic data were reviewed in a secondary data review to determine, from the records, factors that hearing conservation practitioners deemed useful for identifying 'at risk' miners and to establish factors that would pave the way for the integration of the 2014 hearing conservation programme (HCP) milestones into the mine's current proactive data management system (PDMS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v67i2.677DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7136825PMC

[Application of the matrix sentence test Russian version in children].

Vestn Otorinolaringol 2020 ;85(1):34-39

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Medical Physics and Cluster of Excellence H4a, Oldenburg, Germany, 26129.

The Russian version of the matrix sentence test (RUMatrix test) has been shown to be suitable for accurate assessment of speech intelligibility in adults.

Aim: To approve the RUMatrix for measurements in children and to evaluate its simplified version (Simplified RUMatrix).

Material And Methods: 20 normal-hearing adults and 81 normal-hearing children aged from 5 to 10 years were involved into the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17116/otorino20208501134DOI Listing
January 2020

A Program Review of Head Start and Elementary School Hearing Screenings.

Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch 2020 Apr 26;51(2):345-352. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Department of Communication Disorders, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans.

Purpose The purpose of this study was to review quality benchmarks from hearing screening programs conducted at local Head Start centers and preschool and elementary schools associated with our university training programs. Method Hearing screening results from 6,043 children were reviewed. Hearing screening was accomplished using either distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) at Head Start centers, pure-tone audiometry at preschool and elementary schools, and tympanometry at all settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2019_LSHSS-19-00012DOI Listing

Speech recognition with hearing aids for 10 standard audiograms : English version.

HNO 2020 Mar 24. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

Audiology Department and CI Centre CICERO Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, University Hospital Erlangen, Waldstraße 1, 91054, Erlangen, Germany.

Background: Improvement of speech perception in quiet is an important goal of hearing aid provision. In practice, results are highly variable. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between type and extent of hearing loss (audiogram type), maximum word recognition score, and aided speech perception. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-020-00843-yDOI Listing

Effects of the Conductive Component of Hearing Loss on Speech Discrimination Ability.

J Int Adv Otol 2020 Apr;16(1):93-97

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan.

Objectives: Effects of decreasing auditory activity on speech discrimination ability are not fully understood. To investigate influence of decrease in auditory activity due to conductive and sensorineural components of hearing loss (HL) on speech discrimination ability.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients with suspected HL at Kitasato University Hospital in 2017 and 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/iao.2020.7870DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7224440PMC

Assessment of Hidden Hearing Loss in Normal Hearing Individuals with and Without Tinnitus.

J Int Adv Otol 2020 Apr;16(1):87-92

Department of Audiology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa School of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: To evaluate the functions of cochlear structures and the distal part of auditory nerve as well as dead regions within the cochlea in individuals with normal hearing with or without tinnitus by using electrophysiological tests.

Materials And Methods: Nine individuals (ages: 21-59 years) with normal hearing with tinnitus were included in the study group. Thirteen individuals (ages: 25-60 years) with normal hearing without tinnitus were included in the control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/iao.2020.7062DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7224424PMC

Hearing protective devices and its role in Noise induced hearing loss: An interventional study.

J Pak Med Assoc 2020 Mar;70(3):519-522

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Capital Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

This Quasi experimental study was conducted with the objective to determine the effectiveness of preventive measures including awareness programme and use of hearing protective devices (HPDs) for the prevention and control of Noise Induced Hearing Loss among Oil and Gas field workers from January 2015 to March 2016. A total of 120 workers were selected by convenient sampling, and subjected to pure tone audiometry (PTA) to obtain hearing thresholds followed by intervention with HPDs and retesting a year later. The Mean pure tone thresholds on first visit was 21. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/JPMA.4768DOI Listing

Comparison of Thresholds Obtained With the Radioear B-71 and B-81 Bone-Conduction Transducers.

Ear Hear 2020 Mar 18. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

Objectives: A new bone conduction transducer, the Radioear B-81, has been designed to be an improvement over the commonly used transducer, the Radioear B-71. Reference Equivalent Threshold Force Levels (RETFLs) were obtained with the new Radioear B-81.

Design: Thresholds were obtained in accordance with ANSI-S3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000873DOI Listing

Audiometric Outcomes and Middle Ear Disease following Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Jun 24;162(6):942-949. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Objective: To investigate audiometric outcomes and incidence of chronic ear disease following lateral skull base repair (LSBR) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks.

Study Design: Retrospective review.

Setting: Tertiary skull base center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599820911720DOI Listing

Audiological Findings in Patients with Vestibular Migraine and Migraine: History of Migraine May Be a Cause of Low-Tone Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

Audiol Neurootol 2020 Mar 20:1-6. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Department of Otolaryngology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China,

Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the auditory findings in migraine, vestibular migraine (VM), and healthy controls.

Methods: Twenty-eight migraine patients (56 ears), 18 VM (36 ears), and 25 healthy controls (50 ears) were included. Audiometry, speech discrimination scores, distortion product optoacoustic emission (DPOAE), and auditory brainstem response were tested. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000506147DOI Listing
March 2020
1.852 Impact Factor

Implantable Devices for Single-Sided Deafness and Conductive or Mixed Hearing Loss: A Health Technology Assessment.

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Ont Health Technol Assess Ser 2020 6;20(1):1-165. Epub 2020 Mar 6.

Background: Single-sided deafness refers to profound sensorineural hearing loss or non-functional hearing in one ear, with normal or near-normal hearing in the other ear. Its hallmark is the inability to localize sound and hear in noisy environments. Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a mechanical problem with the conduction of sound vibrations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7080453PMC

The Finnish simplified matrix sentence test for the assessment of speech intelligibility in the elderly.

Int J Audiol 2020 Mar 18:1-9. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland.

A simplified version of the Finnish matrix sentence test (FMST) was developed to improve the reliability of hearing diagnostic for children and for patients with limited working memory capacity and/or vocabulary. Study 1 evaluated the word matrix of the Finnish simplified matrix sentence test (FINSIMAT) to rule out systematic differences between the new FINSIMAT test lists, and to provide reference values for normal-hearing (NH) young adults (YA). In Study 2, the FINSIMAT and the FMST were evaluated in elderly listeners with mild-to-moderate hearing impairment (HI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1741704DOI Listing

Field test of the Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss survey protocol in Ntcheu district, Malawi.

Int J Audiol 2020 Mar 17:1-9. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

(1) To test the feasibility of the Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss (RAHL) survey protocol in Malawi (Ntcheu); (2) To estimate the prevalence and probable causes of hearing loss (adults 50+). Cross-sectional population-based survey. Clusters ( 38) were selected using probability-proportionate-to-size-sampling. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1739764DOI Listing

Self-Reported Drug Use and Hearing Measures in Young Adults.

J Speech Lang Hear Res 2020 Mar 12;63(3):885-895. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, CA.

Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine marijuana or other substance use on pure-tone thresholds and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in young adults. Method Young adults ( = 243; 182 women, 61 men; = 20.9 years, = 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00180DOI Listing

P300 Event-Related Potentials in Normal-Hearing Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Am J Audiol 2020 Jun 12;29(2):120-128. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Background P300 event-related potentials can be used to measure auditory processing speed, working memory, and attention. Purpose The purpose of the study was to compare P300 event-related potentials in normal-hearing adults with those of adults with Type II diabetes mellitus. Research Design A two-group (with diabetes and controls) comparative study (age- and sex-matched) with a nonprobability sampling method was used. Read More

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[Guideline: Auditory processing and perception disorders: Proposal for treatment and management of APD : S1 guideline of the German Society of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology].

HNO 2020 Mar 5. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Klinik für Phoniatrie und Pädaudiologie, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Kardinal-von-Galen-Ring 10, 48129, Münster, Deutschland.

Despite normal hearing thresholds in pure-tone audiometry, 0.5-1% of children have difficulty understanding what they hear. An auditory processing disorder (APD) can be assumed, which should be clarified and treated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-020-00825-0DOI Listing

Validity of hearing screening using hearTest smartphone-based audiometry: performance evaluation of different response modes.

Int J Audiol 2020 Mar 5:1-8. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

To investigate the validity of hearing screening with hearTest smartphone-based audiometry and to specify test duration addressing the two response modes and hearing loss criteria. A diagnostic accuracy study comparing hearing screening with conventional audiometry. Three hundred and forty individuals, aged between 5-92 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1731767DOI Listing

Prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus in a group of adults with Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

S Afr J Commun Disord 2020 Feb 4;67(1):e1-e7. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Background: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has become a global pandemic. With the improvement of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment regimens, life-expectancy of HIV-positive individuals has increased. HIV literature suggests that head and neck manifestations may be the first indication of supressed immunity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v67i1.631DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7059238PMC
February 2020

Prevalence of hearing loss and need for aural rehabilitation in 85-year-olds: a birth cohort comparison, almost three decades apart.

Int J Audiol 2020 Mar 4:1-10. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Department of Health and Rehabilitation, Unit of Audiology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Many individuals >80 years have difficulties with speech communication due to age-related hearing loss and would benefit from aural rehabilitation. As the proportion of older people increases, there is a need to investigate the prevalence of "disabling hearing loss" to calculate future rehabilitation need. The aims are to determine the prevalence of hearing loss in an unscreened birth cohort of 85-year olds, and to identify differences in audiometric results between two birth cohorts, born 28-29 years apart. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1734878DOI Listing

Middle ear Pathologies in Adults Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Systematic Review.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2020 Mar 3:3489420909847. Epub 2020 Mar 3.

Department of Speech pathology and Audiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Introduction: Middle ear pathologies have been linked with HIV. The onset and development of these pathologies in individuals with HIV have not been categorized; and clarity has not been gained regarding whether their presentation is any different in this population when compared to HIV negative control group.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore and document published evidence reflecting trends in middle ear pathologies in adults living with HIV. Read More

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Video Head Impulse Test Results in Patients With a Vestibular Schwannoma-Sensitivity and Correlation With Other Vestibular System Function Tests, Hearing Acuity, and Tumor Size.

Otol Neurotol 2020 Jun;41(5):e623-e629

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

Objective: No previous studies have investigated a vestibular function test battery combining the Video Head Impulse Test (VHIT), the caloric test, and the cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) test. The objective was to investigate the sensitivity of the three vestibular tests to the presence of a vestibular schwannomas (VS), and possible correlations between test results, hearing acuity, and tumor size.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Read More

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Extended high frequency hearing and speech perception implications in adults and children.

Hear Res 2020 Feb 18:107922. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Roxelyn & Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA; Knowles Hearing Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.

Extended high frequencies (EHF), above 8 kHz, represent a region of the human hearing spectrum that is generally ignored by clinicians and researchers alike. This article is a compilation of contributions that, together, make the case for an essential role of EHF in both normal hearing and auditory dysfunction. We start with the fundamentals of biological and acoustic determinism - humans have EHF hearing for a purpose, for example, the detection of prey, predators, and mates. Read More

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February 2020

English language and language-free detection of spatial processing disorders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Int J Audiol 2020 Feb 28:1-7. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

National Acoustic Laboratories, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

The aim of this study was to compare speech reception thresholds in noise measured with the Listening in Spatialised Noise - Universal test (LiSN-U; which requires no English knowledge) with those measured from the relevant conditions of the LiSN - Sentences test (LiSN-S; a test requiring knowledge of English) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. A second aim was to compare the ability of the two tests to detect spatial processing disorder. Participants completed audiometry, the LiSN-S, and the LiSN-U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1731614DOI Listing
February 2020

Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Chronic Subjective Tinnitus: A Prospective, Randomized Study.

Med Acupunct 2020 Feb 3;32(1):24-28. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

This study investigated the effect, onset, duration of action, and short-term outcomes of acupuncture therapy for treating patients with severe chronic subjective tinnitus. This randomized controlled trial evaluated patients with chronic, idiopathic, and severe tinnitus. A total of 105 participants were divided into 2 groups using a randomization method: a study group who received verum acupuncture therapy ( = 53) and a sham acupuncture group ( = 52). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acu.2019.1367DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7041314PMC
February 2020