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Vertigo discusses the small percentage of patients for whom surgical options will be considered to control their attacks of vertigo, since medical therapy typically will not be sufficient for these patients. The author describes the various surgical procedures and explains what patients can expect from medical therapy. 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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Medical Conditions Causing Dizziness.

Author(s): Poe, D., ed. Source: In: The Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and Vertigo. Sedona, AZ. Auricle Ink Publishers. 2005. [p.]87-109. 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 discusses known medical and neurological conditions that can cause dizziness and vertigo, as well as patients' role in helping physicians form accurate diagnosis for their specific symptoms. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Dizziness. Vertigo. Inner-Ear Disorder. Ear Disorder. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Meniere's Disease. Dizziness Management. Aging Disorders. Diagnosis.

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Medical and Neurological Management of Dizziness.

Author(s): Poe, D., ed. Source: In: The Consumer Handbook on Dizziness and Vertigo. Sedona, AZ. Auricle Ink Publishers. 2005. [p.]175-200. 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 discusses treatment and management of dizziness and balance disturbances. Diet, pharmaceuticals, and herbal medicines are covered. 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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Aural Habilitation Update: The Role of Speech Production

Skills of Infants and Children With Hearing Loss.

Author(s): Pratt, S. R. Source: The ASHA Leader. (10)4:8-9,32,33. March 22, 2005. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Website: http://www.professional.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: In this article, the role of auditory feedback on speech production skills of infants and children with hearing loss is discussed. The author makes a case for more research on the impact that hearing aids and other sensory aids can have on speech and auditory system development, if clinicians are to treat infant hearing loss effectively. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Infant Hearing Loss. Hearing Impairment. Children. Language Skills. Speech Development. Universal Infant Hearing Screening Programs.

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Improved Diagnostic Effectiveness With a Sequential

Diagnostic Paradigm in Idiopathic Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing

Loss.

Author(s): Preciado, D. A. Source: Otology & Neurotology. 26(4):610-615. July 2005. Availability: Reprints available from Dr. John H. Greinwald, Jr., Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039. E-mail: john.greinwald@cchmc.org. Language: English. Abstract: This article describes a study that determined whether a stepwise diagnostic paradigm is more efficient and cost effective than a simultaneous testing approach in the evaluation of idiopathic pediatric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). The study population consisted of 150 children presenting with idiopathic SNHL at a tertiary referral children's hospital. Overall, 12 percent of patients had biallelic mutations in the GJB2 gene, whereas 30 percent of patients had an abnormality on a temporal bone scan. Laboratory testing did not reveal SNHL etiology in any patient. Radiologic abnormalities were identified in 45 of the 150 children. The battery of laboratory testing performed in the cohort had an exceedingly low SNHL-specific diagnostic yield. No test contributed toward the etiology of SNHL. The article concludes that a stepwise diagnostic paradigm tailored to the level of hearing loss in children with bilateral SNHL is more diagnostically efficient and cost effective than the more commonly used, full simultaneous testing approach. Thus, children with severe to profound SNHL should first be tested with a GJB2 screen as opposed to those with milder SNHL, who should undergo imaging as the initial testing step. Laboratory investigation should not be routine but based on clinical history. 3 figures. 2 tables. 16 references. (AA-M). Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Children. Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Diagnostic Tests. CT Scan. Screening. Genetics. Cost Effectiveness.

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Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-Up: The Essential Next

Author(s): Primus.M.A. Source: The Hearing Review. January 2005. 12(1):18. Availability: Available from the Hearing Review. www.hearingreview.com/. Address correspondence to HR or Michael A. Primus, Division of Communication Disorders, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3311, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071. E-mail: mprimus@uwyo.edu. Language: English. Abstract: The author introduces his topic with a commendation of the support for and rapid growth of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) in the past decade and cites data that show 89.5 percent of children born in the United States are now being screened. The author noted also that high rates of screening does indicate the program is successful as the screening process is valuable only to the extent that appropriate follow-up hearing care services are available to those identified with deficient hearing. This article focuses on the issues and concerns related to the lack of follow-up management. The specific program under review oversees UNHS in largely rural settings throughout the State of Wyoming. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening. Newborn Screening Program. Pediatric Hearing Impairment. Deafness. Children. Healthcare Policy.

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The Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid In Children: A Surgical and

Questionnaire Follow-Up Study.

Author(s): Priwin, C., Granstrom, G. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 132(4): 559-64. April 2005. Availability: Available from Elsevier Science. (800) 654-2452. Fax: (212) 633-3820. E-mail: reprints@elsevier.com. Web site: www.us.elsevierhealth.com. Language: English. Abstract: The main objectives for the study described in this article were to evaluate the surgical techniques and problems seen in children with bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA) as well as to determine the children's attitudes toward BAHA. The study subjects included 41 children with unilateral BAHA. Surgical records were investigated and a questionnaire was distributed. The authors conclude from their findings that BAHA is a good alternative in children despite limited thickness of the temporal bone. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Deafness. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Technology. Hearing Research. Children.

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Cochlear Implantation in Otosclerosis.

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