Ana Helena Bannwart Dell'Aringa

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BACKGROUND communication strategies (CS) are mechanisms used to facilitate speech comprehension and the transmission of a message to another speaker. AIM to characterize the communication strategies used by 20 adults, fitted with hearing aids, with moderate sensorineural hearing loss. METHOD a 60 minute interview, with an audiologist, with and without(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functionality of the auditory system in patients who underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment with cisplatin to treat head and neck tumors. STUDY DESIGN Case series with planned data collection. SETTING From May 2007 to May 2008 by the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and the Department of Oncology/Radiotherapy at(More)
UNLABELLED Radiotherapy has been widely used given its increase in the successful outcomes and cure of some cancers. AIM To evaluate the functionality of the auditory system in patients who underwent radiotherapy treatment for head and neck tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS From May 2007 to May 2008, otorhinolaryngological and audiological evaluation (Pure(More)
UNLABELLED Lip reading (LR) is unconsciously practiced as we communicate and has currently been widely used in the assessment of hearing impaired people. The hearing challenged individual is able "to read" lip position and thus interpret the speech sounds of the speaker; however, it is very likely that the best lip reader can only catch 50% of the words(More)
Hearing loss, frequently with tinnitus, is the main symptom of acoustic neuromas (ANs), which compress the cochlear nerve and affect the cochlear blood supply. This vascular mechanism explains why atypical, fluctuating deafness, with audiometric features of retrocochlear involvement, may occur in this condition. An early diagnosis of ANs is essential for a(More)
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