Perception of hearing loss: use of the subjective faces scale to screen hearing among the elderly

Conclusion: The subjective faces scale seems to be a good, low-cost and easy to use supplementary tool for auditory screening in geriatric services.
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The expectation regarding hearing aid provision has to be adjusted according to maximum word recognition score, the derived quality measures, degree of hearing loss, and audiogram type. PMID: 31728573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Conclusion: We present a report on simultaneous multi-frequency ECOG monitoring during cochlear implant surgery. Multi-frequency ECOG can be used to differentiate between electrode trauma and the advancement of the apical electrode beyond the CM source in the cochlea.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research
Outcome Objectives: Demonstrate feasibility of performing endoscopic transcanal lateral graft tympanoplasty. Compare audiometric and clinical outcomes of transcanal endoscopic lateral graft with previously reported outcomes of microscopic post-auricular lateral graft tympanoplasty. Methods: A retrospective review of sequential pediatric and adult endoscopic transcanal lateral graft tympanoplasties (type I) performed between May 2014 and August 2015 at a single institution by two experienced otologists. Rate of perforation closure and audiometric outcomes (pure-tone average [PTA] and word recognition scores [WRS]) wer...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research
Conclusions: As low-frequency asymmetric hearing thresholds tend to coexist with vestibular dysfunction in adults, those with asymmetric hearing loss should be closely monitored.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research
Objective: To examine the association between hearing impairment and cognitive decline and to identify possible risk factors for presbycusis. Study Design: Cross-sectional survey in prospective cohort study. Setting: University hospital. Patients: A total of 322 participants aged>60 years, for whom all the below data were available, were enrolled in the study. There were 168 females and 154 males with a median age of 71 years (range: 60–89 yrs). Interventions: PROST (Project in Sado for Total Health), a medical database in Sado island Japan, was analyzed. Main Outcome Measures: Data on pure-tone a...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Conclusions: Hearing impairment in MPS patients is common and is aggravated as the disease progresses. Thus, adequate intervention and hearing rehabilitation might play an important role in managing hearing disabilities in MPS patients.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
ConclusionsLocal anesthesia in otosclerosis surgery did not increase stress or postoperative symptoms compared to general anesthesia. Audiometric results were not affected by type of anesthesia.
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate associations between marijuana use and the prevalence, severity, and rate of occurrence of tinnitus.Study designCross-sectional analysis of nationally representative data.SettingNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011–2012.Subjects and methodsStatistical analysis was performed on data collected from 2705 non-institutionalized adults aged 20–69 who underwent audiometric testing and were administered questionnaires about hearing, drug use, current health status, and medical history.ResultsThe use of marijuana at least once per month for the previous 12 m...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate vitamin D levels in patients suffering SSNHL and its effect on response to treatment.Materials and methodsThis cross-sectional study was performed on two groups of case (34 SSNHL patients) and control (34 healthy subjects without risk of hearing loss). All patient information such as age, sex, audiogram illustration of hearing frequency and the level of vitamin D were recorded at baseline. Patients with SSNHL received routine treatments such as 10 days of 1 mg/kg/day steroid and the response or lack of complete response to treatment was recorded and analyzed according to the audiometry.R...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:Hearing impairment was higher among dental professionals than the control group and especially among dental assistants and technicians. The authors recommended screening guidelines and adapting hearing protection methods for dental professionals and particularly for dental assistants and technicians.
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
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