Are Self-Fitted and Audiologist-Fitted Hearing Aids Equal? Are Self-Fitted and Audiologist-Fitted Hearing Aids Equal?
Currently, an estimated 22.9 million older Americans with audiometric hearing loss do not use hearing aids.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news
Awareness and usage of personal protective equipment among construction workers and their hearing assessment by pure tone audiometry; a cross-sectional study in South India - Hameed S, Chethana K, Sunu Z, Kiran KG.
CONTEXT: Occupational hazards at the building construction workplace are enormous. Good compliance to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) alongside other safety measures is critical in reducing the hazards. Occupational hearing loss is one such ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news
Frequency-Following Response (FFR) in military pilots - Martins-Moreira GM, Durante AS.
Introduction Good hearing in pilots, including central auditory skills, is critical for flight safety and the prevention of aircraft accidents. Pure tone audiometry alone may not be enough to assess hearing in the members of this population who, in addi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
What Are Potential Complications of Hearing Aids?
Discussion Hearing loss can range from profound deafness to fairly minor loss. The causes vary based on age, type of loss (sensorineuronal or conductive, about half of hearing loss in children has a genetic cause), degree and audiometric configuration. Sensorineuronal hearing loss involves the cochlea and neural connections to the brain and auditory cortex. Conductive hearing loss involves structures from the external ear to the oval window. Deafness is defined as a hearing loss > 90 dB. Hearing loss can affect the living and learning of children more than many people realize. “A child with a mild hearing loss can...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Why Is Speech Audiometry Performed?
Title: Why Is Speech Audiometry Performed?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - January 14, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news
Sensory and cognitive functions, gait ability and functionality of older adults - Duran-Badillo T, Salazar-Gonz ález BC, Cruz-Quevedo JE, Sánchez-Alejo EJ, Gutierrez-Sanchez G, Hernández-Cortés PL.
OBJECTIVE: to know the relationship between the sensory function, gait ability, and cognitive function with dependency in older adults. METHOD: a descriptive cross-sectional design, 146 older adults took part. MEASUREMENTS: Snellen chart, Audiomete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Clinical audiometric patterns of hearing loss following blast-related injury in U.S. military personnel - Joseph AR, Shaw JL, Clouser MC, MacGregor AJ, Dougherty AL, Galarneau MR.
Objective: To identify clinical audiometric patterns of hearing loss following blast-related injury (BRI) in US military personnel.Design: Retrospective cohort study.Study sample: A total of 1186 male Navy and Marine Corps service memb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Assessment of occupational noise-related hearing impairment among dental health personnel.
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)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life
This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health ’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Eye Institute, the Thrasher Research Fund, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations, and grants from government agencies and other funders in Brazil. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Smart phone based audiometry in city traffic police - Chauhan N, Shah J.
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is defined as "reduction in auditory acuity associated with noise exposure". Traffic police is a bundle of people who are the usual sufferer of this type of increased hearing threshold. In developing countries like India, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news
OP screening company makes second big acquisition in 3 months
Overland Park-based Examinetics Inc. continued its buying streak with a second acquisition since December. The occupational health screening company acquired Enviromed Corp., which provides mobile hearing testing throughout the Eastern United States. Examinetics did not disclose the value of the deal. Employers with workers that are exposed to noise levels above 85 decibels are required to monitor their hearing over time. The mobile test uses an audiometer and pair of headphones to measure subjects'… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news
What is the Genetic Inheritance of Alport Syndrome?
Discussion Alport Syndrome is a genetic disease classically associated with progressive renal disease often leading to end stage renal disease, variable sensory neuronal deafness and ocular findings (perimacular retinopathy). A. Cecil Alport built on the work of others evaluating families with nephritis and/or hematuria. However he very clearly describes the third generation of a family with an X-linked dominant pattern and also emphasizes the syndrome’s associated deafness. Alport writes: “It will be seen from this that nearly all the children of three generations of one family suffer from hematuria or nep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Clearwater Clinical raises $6m Series A for Shoebox table audiometer
Clearwater Clinical said today that it raised a $6 million Series A round for its Shoebox tablet-based audiometer, taking its total raise to nearly $10 million. The round was led by Toronto’s Whitecap Venture Partners, with participation from BDC Capital Healthcare Venture Fund. Clearwater said it plans to work closely with Whitecap on product development, go-to-market programs and “future financing strategy.” The Ottawa-based company said it’s raised $9.5 million so far. The proceeds are earmarked for scaling the Shoebox business, which Clearwater claims is the 1st “clinically validated̶...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat BDC Capital Healthcare Fund Clearwater Clinical Hearing Venture Capital/Private Equity Whitecap Venture Partners Source Type: news
Audiometrics of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus After Cisplatin Audiometrics of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus After Cisplatin
New research finds that almost 20% of patients given cisplatin have severe hearing loss. What dose is associated with the greatest risk?Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news
Zimbabwe: Boost for Drug Resistant TB Patients
[The Herald] Government yesterday received eight ambulances, an audiometric machine and a digital X-ray machine from Global Fund to boost efforts in curbing the spread of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news