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Risk factors for otitis media with effusion: case-control study in Sicilian schoolchildren.
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence and demographic, maternal and child risk factors for otitis media with effusion (OME) in Sicilian schoolchildren and analyse the results with reference to theExpand
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Assessing audiological, pathophysiological and psychological variables in tinnitus patients with or without hearing loss
The aim of this work is to study the characteristics of tinnitus both in normal hearing subjects and in patients with hearing loss. The study considered tinnitus sufferers, ranging from 21 to 83Expand
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Prelingual sensorineural hearing loss and infants at risk: Western Sicily report.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate independent etiologic factor associated with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in newborn at risk; to study the role of their interaction especially in NICU infants who presentExpand
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Investigation of Tinnitus Patients in Italy: Clinical and Audiological Characteristics
Objective. 312 tinnitus sufferers were studied in order to analyze: the clinical characteristics of tinnitus; the presence of tinnitus-age correlation and tinnitus-hearing loss correlation; theExpand
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The point prevalence of otitis media with effusion among primary school children in Western Sicily
The objective of this study is to identify the prevalence of otitis media with effusion (OME) in primary school children and to value the possible predisposing factors focusing on relationshipExpand
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Characteristics of tinnitus with or without hearing loss: clinical observations in Sicilian tinnitus patients.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical characteristics of tinnitus both in normal hearing subjects and in patients with hearing loss. METHODS The study considered 312 tinnitus sufferers, 176 males andExpand
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Newborn hearing screening project using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions: Western Sicily experience.
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of congenital sensorineural hearing loss in all newborns introducing a screen test with a protocol no expensive, with a good "screen sensitivity" that could let anExpand
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Distribution and phenotype of GJB2 mutations in 102 Sicilian patients with congenital non syndromic sensorineural hearing loss
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the frequency of GJB2 mutations and their correlation with phenotype in Sicilian non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss (NSHL) patients. Design: Sequencing of theExpand
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Audiologic profile of infants at risk: experience of a Western Sicily tertiary care centre.
OBJECTIVE To identify the incidence of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) on infant at risk and to classify the degree and type of hearing loss describing the main causes associated in Western Sicily.Expand
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The role of atopy in otitis media with effusion among primary school children: audiological investigation
The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of atopy in otitis media with effusion (OME) in children attending primary school in western Sicily focusing on the audiological characteristicsExpand
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