Egisto Molini

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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 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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The study provides a qualitative evaluation of unilateral vestibulopathy by comparing otolithic and canal function, to establish possible relationships between the type of dysfunction observed and the evolving clinical pictures associated with it. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of a series of cases. SETTING Department of Medical-Surgical(More)
In this work, the Authors want to verify the possibility of an objective method of cochlear function evaluation in subjects affected by chronic acoustic trauma, through the study of the acoustic distortion products. Undertaking 46 subjects, the researchers have demonstrated a direct correlation between the tonal acoustic threshold and that of the distortion(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)
The authors present a 5-year clinical experience in audiological screening performed at the neonatal center of the Policlinico of Perugia, Italy. The study was performed using an IL088 Otodynamics unit produced by Bray & Kemp. A total of 1328 newborns (2656 ears) were tested on the 4th day of life and during spontaneous sleep. None of the children had any(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)