Christiane Hey

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BACKGROUND The Penetration-Aspiration Scale was developed by Rosenbek et al. to enable standardized documentation of this cardinal symptom of a swallowing disorder. OBJECTIVES The objective was to create and validate a German version of the Penetration-Aspiration Scale according to the guidelines governing the translation of foreign language measurement(More)
Penetration-aspiration is known as the main finding in deglutition-disordered patients with implications for diagnostics and therapeutic management. Reliable detection of penetration-aspiration is given with fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES(®)) as one of the gold standards in instrumental swallowing evaluation. The advice to implement(More)
Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) are at high risk for oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) following surgical therapy. Early identification of OD can improve outcomes and reduce economic burden. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of a water screening test using increasing volumes postsurgically for patients with HNC (N=80) regarding the early(More)
BACKGROUND Persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at increased risk for hearing impairment which often remains undetected. If left untreated, such hearing impairments may worsen the social and communicative problems of these persons. The aims of this study are to determine the prevalence of hearing impairment, to specify type and degree of hearing(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumococcal meningitis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of cochlear implantation. METHODS A prospective study was conducted of the immunogenicity of pneumococcal vaccination in 174 patients with cochlear implants (CIs). The cohort was divided into groups of patients with impaired hearing due to meningitis (P(1)), cranial(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The incidence of meningitis is increased in cochlear implant (CI) recipients. Besides malformations, immunological deficiencies are predisposing factors. Therefore, the immunological background of CI recipients and the immunogenicity of the recommended 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV-23) were investigated. STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Newborn hearing screening and early intervention for congenital hearing loss have created a need for tools assessing the hearing development of very young children. A multidisciplinary evaluation of children's development is now becoming standard in clinical practice, though not many reliable diagnostic instruments exist. For this(More)
A properly performed fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES(®)) is comprehensive and time-consuming. Editing times of FEES protocols and attempts for efficiency maximization are unknown. Here, the protocol editing times of completed FEES examinations were determined. The present study reports the time savings and quality gains of a newly(More)
BACKGROUND The aim is to present a German-language electronic documentation system for the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) in order to make routine swallowing diagnostics and therapeutic recommendations more effective and as initial confirmation of its suitability for daily use. METHODS Time-efficient, precise, and complete(More)
Tongue shape reconstruction based on safe and convenient measurement techniques is of great interest for speech research and speech therapy. Two potentially useful and related measurement techniques for this purpose are electropalatography (EPG) and optopalatography (OPG). While EPG measures the time-varying contact pattern between the hard palate and the(More)