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Diagnostics

Diagnostics

APD, Temporal Processing, and Dyslexia

Dawes et al report that auditory processing disorders (APDs) are diagnosed based on listening difficulties despite normal hearing, the cause of which is unknown.

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Issues in Otitis Media

Barrera (2009) reports that otitis media (OM) is a major cause of acquired hearing loss in developing countries. He notes that attempts to prevent OM are usually expensive, unsatisfactory, and/or difficult. Following
acute otitis media (AOM), chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) may present with persistent discharge from the middle ear through a tympanic membrane perforation. Barrera reports that CSOM accounts for 28,000 deaths worldwide annually, as CSOM can lead to mastoiditis, brain abscess, facial nerve palsy and even meningitis.

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The Role of Videonystagmography (VNG)

Many decades ago, vestibular assessment consisted entirely of electronystagmography (ENG). Although ENG still serves as the “gold standard” for unilateral peripheral vestibular system impairment, ENG is inadequate for assessment and diagnosis of bilateral peripheral vestibular system impairment.

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Auditory Fitness for Duty

Tufts, Vasil, and Briggs (2009) described the concept and factors impacting "Auditory Fitness for Duty" (AFFD). AFFD can be defined as possessing hearing ability sufficient for safe and effective job performance. Occupations impacted by AFFD are vast and include military personnel, miners, police officers, fire-fighters, pilots, air traffic controllers, etc. Clearly, not hearing well in these (and other) "hearing critical" occupations would be a significant liability. Additionally, people with hearing impairment appear to be under more stress than normal hearing peers.

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Dynamic Real Ear to Coupler Differences

The real-ear-to-coupler-difference (RECD) is the sound pressure level (SPL) difference between the 2 cc coupler as used in hearing aid specifications and measurements and the actual measurement obtained within a specific ear canal. In general, SPL levels are greater in the smaller ears of newborns and babies due to the smaller physical volume of their ear canals, than in adult ears. Therefore, RECD measures are of tremendous importance with regard to fitting amplification on pediatric ears.

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Aural Rehab, MCI, Dementia, and Aging

Kricos (2009) reports that audiologists need to be aware of age-related cognitive decline. Weinstein and Amsel (1986) reported that more than 20 years ago people with hearing loss may present similarly to people with dementia. Additionally, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) needs to be considered as a possible confounding factor. Multiple studies confirm the majority of people with cognitive impairment have significant hearing loss. Gold et al (1996) found 49 of 52 individuals with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other cognitive impairments also had significant hearing impairments.

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Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Update and Review

Krishnan (2009) presented a detailed and informative retrospective analysis of the Purdue University Audiology Clinic (West Lafayette, IN) with regard to their specific performance as it relates to the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH, 2007) goals, diagnosis by age three months, and amplification within one month of diagnosis and intervention services within 6 months.

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Presbycusis and Genetics

Raynor, et al (2009) reviewed presbycusis trends and related demographics to estimate the possible genetic contribution to presbycusis. Three thousand five hundred and ten (3,510) participants between the ages of 48 and 100 were evaluated. In agreement with previous research, the authors determined that the prevalence of presbycusis increases with age. Additionally, they noted that familial aggregation (increased occurrence of a sign/symptom/disorder within close relatives) is stronger in women than men.

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Autism Prevalence Rising: December 2009

Carey (2009) reports that nearly 1 in 100 eight year olds in the United States are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), which ranges from severe autism to mild cases of Asperger’s syndrome and many related "pervasive developmental disorders," which can include social difficulties, and learning and sensory problems. In 2007, the prevalence estimates for ASDs was 1 in 150, and in just a few years earlier it was 1 in 300.

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Auditory Steady State Response and Auditory Neuropathy/Auditory Dys-Synchrony

The relationship between auditory steady state response (ASSR) derived thresholds as compared to behavioral auditory thresholds in patients diagnosed with auditory neuropathy/auditory sys-synchrony (AN/AD) has not been previously explored in detail. AN/AD typically presents with very poor word recognition scores (WRS) in quiet, worse WRS results in noise, absent acoustic reflexes, present otoacoustic emissions and absent auditory brainstem response (ABR).

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