Medical devices correcting the deafness: Hearing aids and auditory implants.

[Medical devices correcting the deafness: Hearing aids and auditory implants]. Presse Med. 2017 Oct 30;: Authors: Nevoux J, Coez A, Truy É Abstract The management of deafness has become a major public health issue as their lack of detection has a deleterious effect in children and increases the risk factors for aggravation of other pathologies in adults. The detection of deafness remains a real challenge: in the newborn, systematic screening at birth is a good strategy, in adults, much remains to be done. The functional rehabilitation of deafness is based on the use of hearing aids by aerial or bone conduction or of auditory implants. There are three types of auditory implants available: bone anchored hearing implants, middle ear implants and cochlear implants. Many actors, in particular social organizations, can intervene in the financial management of these medical devices. PMID: 29097034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research

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Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Paulista de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine app artificial artificial intelligence ear hearing hearing aid hearing technology medical specialty otoscope smartphone superhero Source Type: blogs
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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news
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Source: American Annals of the Deaf - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am Ann Deaf Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research
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