Binaural Speech Understanding With Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Reverberation.
Conclusions: The magnitude of 4 different binaural advantages was measured on the same group of bilateral CI subjects fitted with clinical processors in 2 different reverberation conditions. The results of this work demonstrate the impeding properties of reverberation on binaural speech understanding. In addition, results indicate that CI recipients who struggle in everyday listening environments are also more likely to benefit less in highly reverberant environments from their bilateral processors. PMID: 29279894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study demonstrated that hyperpyrexia causes hearing loss in children with fever probably due to cochlear inv olvement. We conclude that OAE can be used as a screening tool in detecting hearing loss among children because the technique is simple, reproducible, not expensive, not time consuming also effectively narrows down the children with high chances of hearing loss thereby effectively improves the chanc es of early diagnosis and hence children can be rehabilitated early, making a marked change in their future.
Mondini dysplasia is a developmental disorder of the inner ear structures and it is a rare cause of recurrent bacterial meningitis in children. A 10-year-old boy presented with acute febrile encephalopathy and right ear pain. In the past, he had suffered from two distinct episodes of pyogenic meningitis. On examination, he had signs of meningeal irritation and right ear sensorineural deafness. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and computerized tomography of the temporal bone was suggestive of Mondini dysplasia in the right ear.
AbstractCommunication barriers between healthcare providers and patients contribute to health disparities and the effectiveness of health promotion messages. This is especially true regarding communication between providers and deaf and hard of hearing (HOH) patients due to lack of understanding of cultural and linguistic differences, ineffectiveness of various means of communication and level of health literacy within that population. This research aimed to identify American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters ’ perceptions of barriers to effective communication between deaf and HOH patients and healthcare providers. W...
After the first 13q deletion syndrome case was described in 1963, approximately 180 cases associated with partial or complete deletion of the long arm (q) of chromosome 13 have been reported in medical literature. The various clinical features of this rare syndrome have been established and include moderate to severe mental retardation, growth delay, facial dysmorphic features, limb defects, digestive anomalies, deafness, and various other malformations of the brain, kidney, heart, or eye. Retinoblastoma is the most concerning ocular finding associated with the 13q deletion syndrome.1 The
Conclusions: The internet can be harnessed to prescreen for autism spectrum disorder using parental concerns by administering a few standardized screening questions to augment this process.
Conclusion Post-lingual deaf adult cochlear implant users in the G- group had prolonged P3 latencies as compared with the CG and the cochlear implant users in the G+ group. The amplitudes were similar between patients and controls. All G- subjects were deaf due to meningitis. These findings suggest that meningitis may have deleterious effects not only on the peripheral auditory system but on the central auditory processing as well. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | open access Full text
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Children with cochlear implants (CIs) have problems in morpho-syntactic abilities more than other language skills. The current study was aimed to evaluate the language samples of children with CIs by using a numerical measurement tool, Persian developmental sentence scoring (PDSS).
We examined the relationship between disease severity and QOL in patients with CI, especially in patients with harlequin ichthyosis (HI) and ichthyosis: syndromic forms (Netherton syndrome, Sj ögren-Larsson syndrome, Dorfman-Chanarin syndrome, keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome, and trichothiodystrophy). Patients with HI or ichthyosis: syndromic forms who were aged 8 years or older and who participated in a multicenter retrospective questionnaire survey in Japan were assessed by derm atology life quality index (DLQI, range of 0-30) and CI disease severity score (range of 0-100).
Abstract The MYH9 gene encodes the heavy chain of non-muscle myosin IIA, a widely expressed cytoplasmic myosin that participates in a variety of processes requiring the generation of intracellular chemomechanical force and translocation of the actin cytoskeleton. Non-muscle myosin IIA functions are regulated by phosphorylation of its 20 kDa light chain, of the heavy chain, and by interactions with other proteins. Variants of MYH9 cause an autosomal-dominant disorder, termed MYH9-related disease, and may be involved in other conditions, such as chronic kidney disease, non-syndromic deafness, and cancer. This revi...