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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of a specific aspect of the acquisition procedure, the averaging technique, on the evaluation of click-evoked otoacoustic emissions (CEOAEs) in newborns. DESIGN CEOAEs were recorded by an Otodynamic ILO88 system from 89 full-term newborns at the third day after delivery. For each ear and in the same test session,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate the occurrence of equilibrium disturbances in headache patients, during the interictal period, by computerized static stabilometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-seven patients were studied: 35 with migraine without aura (MwoA), 12 with tension-type headache (TTH) in the episodic form (ETTH) + MwoA, and 20(More)
OBJECTIVE Comparative evaluation of two tests that, as a visual reference, respectively use a static light source (static testing) and a dynamic one (dynamic testing) to analyze subjective visual vertical in patients with unilateral vestibular dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Otolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery Division,(More)
The purpose of the present work was to assess distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) in cochlear hearing loss and in its various morphologies. A total of 19 patients (30 ears) were selected for the study. They showed various pictures of neurosensorial hearing loss which were localized within the frequency range normally examined during audiometric(More)
The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) programme aims at achieving early detection of hearing impairment. Subsequent diagnosis and intervention should follow promptly. Within the framework of the Ministry of Health project CCM 2013 "Preventing Communication Disorders: a Regional Program for early Identification, Intervention and Care of Hearing(More)
Click-evoked otoacoustic emissions (EOAEs) are sounds emitted by the cochlea due to active outer hair cell contraction following stimulation of the stereocilia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of testing for EOAEs as a valid auditory screening method in newborns, and 1074 healthy fullterm babies (2148 ears) with an Apgar score higher than(More)
The authors consider the problems of the early diagnosis of paediatric hypoacusis, presenting a study done on twenty audiological high risk children that were subjected to audiometric screening by delayed cochlear otoacoustic emissions (EOE) and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BEAPs). Eighteen of twenty children that were examined were normal, while(More)
20 normal subjects were submitted to seven auditory ERP paradigms in which they were required to count regularly presented cliks (A1, A2, A3), cliks presented in pseudorandom order (B) and in which they had to discriminate relevant from non relevant stimuli characterized by side of provenience (C1, C2) or intensity difference (D). In paradigms C and D a P(More)
The aim of this work was to ascertain any differences in the effectiveness of rehabilitation therapy in relation to the presence or absence of a known negative reinforcement responsible for the tinnitus-related pathology. Between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2008, we recruited 294 subjects suffering from incapacitating tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. The(More)
Distortion Products (DP) are otoacoustic emissions evoked by emitting two pure tones. The principle advantage of this method vs. transient evoked otoacoustic emissions is the specificness of frequency. The purpose of the present work was to determine whether this technique could be applied in objective study of cochlear function in infants. This was done by(More)