Edoardo Arslan

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Mutations in the gap junction protein connexin 26 (Cx26) gene (GJB2) seem to account for many cases of congenital sensorineural hearing impairment, the reported prevalence being 34-50% in autosomal recessive cases and 10-37% in sporadic cases. The hearing impairment in these patients has been described as severe or profound. We have studied 53 unrelated(More)
Otoferlin is involved in neurotransmitter release at the synapse between inner hair cells (IHCs) and auditory nerve fibres, and mutations in the OTOF gene result in severe to profound hearing loss. Abnormal sound-evoked cochlear potentials were recorded with transtympanic electrocochleography from four children with otoferlin (OTOF) mutations to evaluate(More)
Autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment (NSHI) is a heterogeneous condition, for which 53 genetic loci have been reported, and 29 genes have been identified to date. One of these, OTOF, encodes otoferlin, a membrane-anchored calcium-binding protein that plays a role in the exocytosis of synaptic vesicles at the auditory inner hair cell ribbon(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the Italian translation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) by Newman et al. in order to make this self-report measure of perceived tinnitus handicap available both for clinical and research purposes in our country and to contribute to its cross-cultural validation as a self-report measure of(More)
The outcome of cochlear implantation in patients with deafness of prelingual onset is largely unpredictable due to high individual variability. This study evaluated speech perception performances in a group of 18 prelingually deafened subjects (aged 13-30 years) which was homogeneous with respect to duration of deafness, hearing aid use before cochlear(More)
Mutations in the GJB2 gene, which encodes the gap junction protein connexin26 (Cx26), are the major cause of genetic non-syndromic hearing loss. The role of the allelic variant M34T in causing hereditary deafness remains controversial. By combining genetic, clinical, biochemical, electrophysiological and structural modeling studies, we have re-assessed the(More)
The effects of the stimulus repetition rate over the habituated auditory cortical evoked responses were studied. The stimulation pattern consisted of trains of pure tone bursts with interstimulus interval (ISI) of 1 s, and intertrain interval (ITI) of 5 s, delivered with constant time and intensity parameters during 93 min. The analysis of the responses was(More)
The brainstem responses (BER) evoked by binaural clicks (0.1 ms) with interaural time differences (delta t) from 0 to 3.5 ms were studied in 6 normal subjects. The responses analysis was carried out via computer in two different ways: (a) Comparison between binaural BER and templates obtained with the addition of two monaural BERs. (b) Extraction from the(More)
The auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) obtained in 47 subjects with asymmetric hearing loss (12 with surgically confirmed cerebello-pontine angle tumours, 35 without otoneurologic and/or neuroradiologic evidence of tumour) were evaluated by means of an index named delta V. The calculation of this index was based upon the patient's wave V absolute latency(More)
A case is reported of severe agnosia for verbal and non-verbal sounds without associated aphasic disorder. A CT scan revealed bilateral, temporal lobe lesions from two ischaemic accidents that had occurred 9 months apart. The search for subtle deficits in this patient showed normal sensitivity to changes in the intensity and frequency of simple sounds; in(More)