We report results on a cued-listening task designed to simulate the listening problems commonly described by individuals with sensorineural hearing loss, especially those experienced by elderly persons. Against a background of multitalker babble, the subject detected targets embedded in continuous discourse. Noncoherent segments of this discourse were… (More)
Presented herein is a case report of a laparoscopic gastric electrical stimulator implantation for drug-refractory gastroparesis. Technical aspects of the procedure, as well as a review of the existing literature, are discussed. Gastric electrical stimulation offers a new alternative for the treatment of drug-refractory gastroparesis.
We discuss our experience with evaluation of 167 children by auditory brainstem response audiometry in 1978. We summarize experience with referral sources, medication for sedation, and interpretation of test outcome. Medication for sedation was required for 136 children. Concommitant central nervous system involvement rendered auditory brainstem response… (More)
Previous anatomic and physiologic studies suggest brainstem dysfunction in cranial-cervical dystonia. To further explore this, we studied suprathreshold acoustic reflex waveforms in 15 such patients. A unique feature of this technique is its ability to reject movement artifacts before averaging the acoustic reflex waveforms. Thirteen patients (87%) showed… (More)
The importance of asking the right question is highlighted in this case study. The patient was a 76-yr-old man with hearing loss that initially appeared to be a classic case of presbycusis. Without asking the right question this patient might have been managed in a manner inappropriate to his true hearing sensitivity.
We argue that the scope of basic audiometric assessment must be broadened to include speech audiometric measures sensitive to central auditory dysfunction. Findings in twenty cases of retrocochlear disorder illustrate the fact that conventional criteria of audiometric normalcy are inadequate.