Elena Piumetto

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The aim of the study was to describe ossicle resorption in chronic otitis with cholesteatoma and correlate it with clinical parameters such as age, contralateral ear condition, tympanic membrane aspect, cholesteatoma pathogenesis and extension, associated lesions and hearing threshold. Preoperative clinical data were collected for 140 patients with chronic(More)
To assess the reliability of Blackman windowed tone burst auditory brainstem response (ABR) as a predictor of hearing threshold at low frequencies. Fifty-six subjects were divided in to three groups (normal hearing, conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss) after pure tone audiometry (PTA) testing. Then they underwent tone burst ABR using(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the influence of age and exposure to noise in determining the evolution of hearing loss after noise-induced hearing loss has been already established and to define the further evolution of presbycusis. This is a cross-sectional study based on the evaluation of pure-tone audiometry threshold on 568 subjects affected by(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in a child is characterized by prolonged episodes of obstructive hypopnoea and/or apnoea of upper airway leading to morbidity. The most common risk factor is adeno-tonsillar hypertrophy. Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome diagnosis is based on clinical ENT evaluation and an instrumental approach, such as pulse oximetry or(More)
The voice prosthesis is today the most widely used and accepted method of voice restoration following total laryngectomy. Fortunately, the cases in which it is necessary to temporarily or definitively close the fistula are rare (request of the patient, leakage from the fistula, aspiration pneumonia). Herein, an analysis is made of these cases and the(More)
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