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An international comparison of long‐term average speech spectra
The long‐term average speech spectrum (LTASS) and some dynamic characteristics of speech were determined for 12 languages: English (several dialects), Swedish, Danish, German, French (Canadian),
Acceptability, benefit and costs of early screening for hearing disability: a study of potential screening tests and models.
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Good amplification was shown to benefit about one in four of this 55-74-year-old population and the degree of hearing loss predicted benefit well, and there was a strong correlation between benefit from amplification and from using hearing aids.
Occupational Noise, Smoking, and a High Body Mass Index are Risk Factors for Age-related Hearing Impairment and Moderate Alcohol Consumption is Protective: A European Population-based Multicenter
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The results suggest that a healthy lifestyle can protect against age-related hearing impairment and smoking significantly increased high-frequency hearing loss, and the effect was dose-dependent.
GRM7 variants confer susceptibility to age-related hearing impairment.
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Results of the first whole genome association study for ARHI indicate that common alleles of GRM7 contribute to an individual's risk of developing ARHI, possibly through a mechanism of altered susceptibility to glutamate excitotoxicity.
Candidature for and delivery of audiological services: special needs of older people
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Canada, Australia, -Communication Disiibility in Ageing Rcscarch Unit, The IJnivcrsity of Queensland.
The grainyhead like 2 gene (GRHL2), alias TFCP2L3, is associated with age-related hearing impairment.
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It is hypothesized that the causative variant may change the expression levels of a GRHL2 isoform, and the majority of the associated SNPs reside in intron 1 of this locus.
Pendred syndrome--100 years of underascertainment?
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The recent mapping of the gene to chromosome 7q was used to identify pedigrees with a likely diagnosis of Pendred syndrome, and the prevalence of clinical parameters of disease in affected patients was assessed.
Preferences for communication in clinic from deaf people: a cross-sectional study.
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The hospital communication preferences for most people with deafness could be met by increasing deaf awareness training for health professionals, a greater provision of specialized sign language interpreters and of health professionals who can use fluent sign language directly with clients in areas where contact with deaf people is frequent.
Impairment, disability and handicap in audiology: towards a consensus.
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It is argued that the WHO definitions of impairment, disability and handicap have a useful role in understanding the processes of audiological rehabilitation and propose further classifications of the three.
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