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Author(s): Moxham, T. Source: Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, Inc. 2005. 101p. Availability: Available from Butte Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 1328, Hillsboro, OR 97123-1328. (800) 330-9791; Fax: (503) 693-9526. E-mail: service@buttepublications.com. Website: www.buttepublications.com/. PRICE: $19.95 plus shipping and handling. Cat. No.2737. ISBN: 1- 884362-73-7. Language: English. Abstract: This handbook gives guidelines for how deaf patients, their families, and their interpreters may cope with a variety of issues they are likely to encounter as they move through the medical system. The text covers issues related to interpreting in various medical situations, how the code of ethics can be applied, and interpreter's health and safety concerns. This book can be a useful guide for interpreters who work in the medical community. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Medical Interpreting. Deaf Patients. Medical Ethics.

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Heard Around the World! Hearing Aid Compatibility and

Wireless Assistive Devices.

Author(s): Myers, D. G. Source: The Hearing Review. 12(1):22. January 2005. Availability: Available from the Hearing Review. Website: www.hearingreview.com/. Correspondence can be addressed to HR or David G. Myers, Hope College, Holland, MI 49422-9000. E-mail: myers@hope.edu; Website: www.hearingloop.org. Language: English. Abstract: According to the author of this article, telecoils are in more and more hearing aids, induction loop systems are spreading, and hard of hearing advocates are more vocal in their requests for hearing aid compatible phones and assistive listening-all of which bodes well for people with hearing loss, hearing care professionals, and the hearing industry. This article focuses on hearing aids and hearing compatible devices technology, the benefits of hearing assistive devices to the hearing impaired, and what hearing professionals can do to impact the momentum toward increased functionality and use of hearing aids. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Hearing Assistive Devices. Wireless Technology. Hearing Technology. Deafness.

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Facial Nerve Monitoring Parameters As a Predictor of

Postoperative Facial Nerve Outcomes After Vestibular Schwannoma

Resection.

Author(s): Neff, B. A. Source: Otology & Neurotology. 26(4):728-732. July 2005. Availability: Reprints available from Dr. D. Bradley Welling, 456 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail: Welling.1@osu.edu. Language: English. Abstract: The article describes a study that evaluated whether the intraoperative stimulus threshold and response amplitude measurements from facial electromyography can predict facial nerve function at 1 year after vestibular schwannoma resection. Facial nerve outcomes at 1 year were evaluated using the House-Brackmann scale. Of 74 patients, 66 had House-Brackmann grade I or II facial nerve function and 8 had House- Brackmann grade III through VI function at 1 year after surgery. Logistic regression analysis shows that both a stimulus threshold of 0.05 mA or less and a response amplitude of 240 uV or greater predicted a House- Brackmann grade I or II outcome with a 98 percent probability. However, stimulus threshold or response amplitude alone had a much lower probability of the same result. Although tumor size independently predicted facial nerve outcomes at 1 year, it did not improve the ability to predict facial nerve function over a model using stimulus intensity and amplitude alone. The article concludes that, if both minimal stimulus intensity or response amplitude are considered together, they are good prognostic indicators for facial nerve function at 1 year after surgery. 1 figure. 4 tables. 24 references. (AA-M). Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Acoustic Neuromas. Surgery. Face. Nervous System. Prognosis.

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Protection Efficiency of Hearing Protectors Against Military

Noise From Handheld Weapons and Vehicles.

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Author(s): Paakkonen, R., Lehtomaki, K. Source: Noise & Health. 7(26)11-20. January-March 2005. Availability: Address correspondence to H. Laitinen. Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Physics, Topeliuksenkatu 41aA FIN- 00250 Helsinki, Finland. Language: English. Abstract: This research paper reviews a study conducted to gather data and information on the efficiency and noise attenuation properties of different types of hearing protectors under military field conditions. The researchers tested members of the military in various military-like settings, including combat and shooting exercises with blank and normal cartridges and during a defense exercise with normal cartridges. Peak levels of 110- 120 dB for military trainers were measured in the ear canal during the conscript use of small-bore weapons. Noise inside headgear (worn in combat vehicles and tanks for noise control) was found to reach up to 120 dB, and the noise doses varied between 90 and 105 dB. Noise was also measured for aviation pilots in Finnish jet fighters and ground technicians who are exposed to noise levels varying from 93 to 97 dB daily. Based on the results and findings, the authors conclude that the best protection for soldiers may be active noise cancellation ear muffs that are equipped for communication purposes and worn during the entire military exercise. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Protectors. Combat Noise. Military Noise. Jet Fighters. Occupational Health Survey.

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Diagnosing Dizziness and Vertigo: The Physical Exam and

Balance Testing.

Author(s): Poe, D., ed. Source: In: The Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and Vertigo. Sedona, AZ. Auricle Ink Publishers. 2005. [p]55-85. Availability: Available from Auricle Ink Publishers. P.O. Box 20607, Sedona, AZ 86341. (520) 284-0860; E-mail: spruhnner@sedona.net; http://www.hearingproblems.com. PRICE: $29.95 plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0-9661826-4-2 (hardcover). Language: English. Abstract: In this chapter of the Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and Vertigo, the author outlines evaluation and testing procedures for balance disorders to help patients prepare for their own evaluation procedures. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Dizziness. Vertigo. Inner-Ear Disorder. Ear Disorder. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Meniere's Disease. Dizziness Management. Aging Disorders.

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The Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and Vertigo.

Author(s): Poe, D., ed. Source: Sedona, AZ. Auricle Ink Publishers. 2005. 340pp. Availability: Available from Auricle Ink Publishers. P.O. Box 20607, Sedona, AZ 86341. (520) 284-0860; E-mail: spruhnner@sedona.net; http://www.hearingproblems.com. PRICE: $29.95 plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0-9661826-4-2 (hardcover). Language: English. Abstract: Ear, nose, and throat physicians, surgeons and rehabilitation therapists contribute chapters within each specialty for this Handbook. The book covers different known causes of dizziness and vertigo from stress and head trauma to tumors, along with diagnoses, common treatments, the impact of medications, surgical and non-surgical alternatives, and screenings. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Dizziness. Vertigo. Inner-Ear Disorder. Ear Disorder. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Meniere's Disease. Dizziness Management. Aging Disorders.

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Surgical Treatment (for Dizziness and Vertigo).

Author(s): Poe, D., ed. Source: In: The Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and Vertigo. Sedona, AZ. Auricle Ink Publishers. 2005. [p.]201-224. Availability: Available from Auricle Ink Publishers. P.O. Box 20607, Sedona, AZ 86341. (520) 284-0860; E-mail: spruhnner@sedona.net; http://www.hearingproblems.com. PRICE: $29.95 plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0-9661826-4-2 (hardcover). Language: English. Abstract: This chapter in the Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and

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