Advances in the Field of Bone Conduction Hearing Implants.

Advances in the Field of Bone Conduction Hearing Implants. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2018;81:24-31 Authors: McLeod RWJ, Culling JF, Jiang D Abstract The number of marketed bone-conduction hearing implants (BCHIs) has been steadily growing, with multiple percutaneous devices and transcutaneous devices now available. However, studies assessing efficacy often have small sample sizes and employ different assessment methodologies. Thus, there is a paucity of evidence to guide clinicians to the most appropriate device for each patient. This paper outlines audiological guidelines for the latest devices, as well as research from the most up-to-date clinical trials. We also outline the evidence base for some potentially contentious issues in the field of bone conduction, including bilateral fitting of BCHIs in those with bilateral conductive hearing loss as well as the use of BCHIs in single-sided deafness (SSD). Bilateral fitting of BCHIs have been found to significantly increase the hearing thresholds in quiet and improve sound localization, but to give limited benefits in background noise. Studies conducted via multiple assessment questionnaires have found strong evidence of subjective benefits for the use of BCHIs in SSD. However, there is little objective evidence of benefit for SSD patients from sound localization and speech in noise tests. PMID: 29794422 [PubMed - in process]
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CONCLUSIONS: Nowadays, deaf women continue having difficulties in accessing to the health system in our context. The results of this study can be the starting point for the development of health policies and institutional protocols. PMID: 31733912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Lee When blind and deaf people are passengers in fully autonomous vehicles, an intuitive and accurate visualization screen should be provided for the deaf, and an audification system with speech-to-text (STT) and text-to-speech (TTS) functions should be provided for the blind. However, these systems cannot know the fault self-diagnosis information and the instrument cluster information that indicates the current state of the vehicle when driving. This paper proposes an audification and visualization system (AVS) of an autonomous vehicle for blind and deaf people based on deep learning to solve this problem. The AVS ...
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