Recurrences in Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Long-Term Observational Study.
Conclusions Recurrences of SSNHL are rare events that can involve ipsilateral or contralateral ear. Further studies are necessary to identify predictors of recurrence. PMID: 31940212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion Extended high-frequency audiometry up to 20,000 Hz should be performed in all patients with acute tinnitus and standard audiometry within normal limits. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | open access Full text
This study aimed to explore an association between PMP use and hearing, and to identify other sources of noise among children. The study sample consisted of 1032 children aged 11–12 years old. Hearing thresholds were determined from 0.5 to 8 kHz. PMP use and other noise exposures were evaluated using a survey. We found that 82% of the children had a PMP, and 78% were exposed to noise when playing computer games. An audiometric notch was documented in 1.3% of the children. Only 11.5% of the children ever used hearing protection while engaged in noisy activities. We found no convincing evidence of an association be...
Conclusion: We have shown that tinnitus is associated with speech intelligibility in noise, but it is a small effect, only found in people with co-occurring hearing loss.
Conclusions: CI provides greater gains in functional hearing for patients with MD compared with age-matched controls. Patients with active MD seem to perform better with respect to SRS following CI than patients with inactive status.
Conclusions: Tinnitus self-report is inherently variable but can converge on reliable values with extended testing. Repeated, self-directed tinnitus assessments may have implications for identifying malingerers. Further, these findings suggest that extending the baseline phase of tinnitus characterizations will increase the statistical power for future studies focused on tinnitus interventions.
Conclusion: This case emphasizes the point that early diagnosis and timely treatment are essential for hearing recovery in patients with SS who have otologic symptoms.
CONCLUSION: Light emitting diodes are associated with less significant middle-ear temperature rises and audiometric changes at higher frequencies when compared to xenon light sources. Hence, xenon should be replaced with cooler light sources. PMID: 32830635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Objective: To elucidate the impact of hearing loss on patient health literacy. Study Design: Prospective, cross-sectional study. Setting: Academic otology practice at a university hospital. Patients: Consecutive, adult, English-speaking patients. Main Outcome Measures: Inadequate health literacy, defined as a composite score of less than or equal to nine on the brief health literacy screen (BHLS), was compared with patient hearing data utilizing the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) hearing classification. Secondary outcome measures included comparisons of inadequate BHL...
Conclusions: : The prevalence of high-frequency hearing loss is higher with increasing in age. High-frequency DPOAE may be used as a screening tool followed by confirmation using extended PTA. The early detection of presbycusis is important so that measures can be taken to prevent more severe problems developing.
Conclusion: Our results suggest that supervised machine learning can predict postoperative cochlear implant performance and identify preoperative factors that significantly influence that performance. These algorithms can help improve the understanding of the diverse factors that impact functional performance from heterogeneous data sources.