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TBI. Subject Category: Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Cognitive Problems. Speech Disorder. Brain Injury. Behavior Disorder. Mental Wellness.


Facial Paralysis and Surgical Rehabilitation: A Quality of Life

Analysis in a Cohort of 1,595 Patients After Acoustic Neuroma Surgery.

Author(s): Ryzenman, J. M., Pensak, M. L., Tew Jr, J. M. Source: Otology & Neurotology. 26(3):516-521. May 2005. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Customer Service, P.O. Box 1175, Lowell, MA 01853. (978) 262-9611. Fax: (978) 262-9617. Website: www.otology-neurotology.com. Language: English. Abstract: The Acoustic Neuroma Association mailed a detailed questionnaire to 2,372 members to identify preoperative and postoperative symptoms, complications, and long-term effects on physical and psychosocial function of patients with acoustic neuroma. Based on the survey results, the authors report patient ratings of facial dysfunction and outcomes for various facial rehabilitative therapies after surgical treatment of acoustic neuroma (AN); assessed patients' perceived quality of life (QOL); and reviewed the literature regarding facial dysfunction and its management associated with AN. This report provides an overview of the study, the findings, and the researchers' conclusions. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Facial Dysfunction. Acoustic Neuroma Surgery. Research. Acoustic Neuroma Management.


Using WiFi Technology for Children With Unilateral Losses.

Author(s): Scholl, J. R. Source: The Hearing Review. 12(5):44. May 2005. Availability: Available from the Hearing Review. Website: www.hearingreview.com/. Correspondence can be addressed to Jacqueline Rogers Scholl, MS, 1424 E. 17th Place, Tulsa, OK 74120. E- mail: n2earz@yahoo.com. Language: English. Abstract: In this paper, the author shares her experiences with WiFi technology-a product that beams signals to the hearing aid in a CROS fitting (no cables-and her patients' reception to this technology. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Rehabilitation. Hearing Technology. Hearing Assistive Devices. Pediatric Audiology. Pediatric Uniliteral Hearing Loss. FM Systems. Hearing Aids.


The Consumers Guide to Hearing Aids.

Author(s): Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. Source: Self Help for Hard of Hearing. Bethesda, MD. 2005. 24 pp. Availability: Available from Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. (301) 657-2248. TTY: (301) 657-2249. Fax: (301) 913-9413. E-mail: info@hearingloss.org. Website: www.hearingloss.org. PRICE: $4.25. Language: English. Abstract: This guide is a color booklet illustrating the different styles of hearing aids and comparing different models and features. In addition, it illustrates the technology pyramid and hearing aid pricing. Users can learn and get information about: conventional, advanced, programmable and digital hearing aids and compare the differences; why two hearing aids are better than one; what to expect from their hearing aids; and definitions to understand hearing aid terminology. The booklet is defined as a must- have before someone buys their next pair of hearing aids. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Aid Fitting. Hearing Aid Technology. Patient Guide.


Cochlear Implants: When Hearing Aids Aren't Enough.

Author(s): Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. Source: Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. Bethesda, MD. 2003. 16p. Availability: Available from Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH). 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. (301) 657-2248. TTY: (301) 657-2249. Fax: (301) 913-9413. E-mail:


info@hearingloss.org. Website: www.hearingloss.org. PRICE: multiple copies are free to consumers and health professionals. Language: English. Abstract: Sponsored by Cochlear Americas and produced by SHHH, this detailed, 12-page publication provides a clear and straightforward description of the cochlear implant process, and specifically addresses the concerns of seniors who are interested in cochlear implants. Reviewed by leading clinicians in the field, 'Cochlear Implants' recommends key factors you should consider when selecting a cochlear implant. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Cochlear Implants. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Loss Technology. Elderly Hearing Loss. Aging.


Intratympanic Dexamethasone and Hyaluronic Acid in

Patients With Low-Frequency and Meniere's-Associated Sudden

Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

Author(s): Selivanova, O. A. Source: Otology & Neurotology. 26(5):890-895. September 2005. Availability: Reprints available from Dr. Oksana A. Selivanova, University of Mainz Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Langenbeckstrasse 1, 55101 Mainz, Germany. E-mail: selivanova@hno.klinik.uni-mainz.de. Language: English. Abstract: This article describes a study that evaluated intratympanic application of dexamethasone and hyaluronic acid in a group of 18 patients having isolated idiopathic low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and in another group of 21 patients with a history of Meniere's disease with similar audiometric findings. After intratympanic injections of dexamethasone and hyaluronic acid, 14 of the 18 patients with isolated low-frequency SNHL showed a significant improvement in hearing. After intratympanic therapy, 15 patients with a previous history of Meniere's disease and idiopathic isolated low-frequency SNHL showed an improvement in hearing on pure tone audiometry, four remained unchanged, and two showed a tendency toward a slight deterioration. The authors conclude that intratympanic combined dexamethasone and hyaluronic acid application provides a reliable and safe therapeutic option for improvement of hearing in patients with isolated low-frequency SNHL or SNHL resulting from Meniere's disease who have failed intravenous steroid and vasoactive treatments. 2 figures. 1 table. 5 references. (AA- M). Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Sudden Deafness. Drug Therapy. Steroids. Tympanic Membrane. Menieres Disease. Treatment Efficacy.


Research Probes Optimum Age for Implants.

Author(s): Shafer, D. N. Source: The ASHA Leader. (10)4:5,13. 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: Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine are trying to determine how infants with cochlear implants perceive and develop speech and language. This article gives an overview of what these researchers have accomplished so far with their research and what their goals are for the future. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infants and Cochlear Implants. Pediatric Deafness. Infant Hearing Rehabilitation. Audiology. Hearing Research. Speech Development.


The Clinical Use Of P1 Latency As a Bio-Marker for

Assessment of Central Auditory Development in Children With

Hearing Impairment.

Author(s): Sharma, A. Source: Audiology Today. 17(3):18. May/June 2005. Availability: Available from the American Academy of Audiology. Publications, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190. (800) AAA-2336; (703) 790-8466. Fax: (703) 790-8631. Website: http://www.audiology.org/. Language: English.

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