This study examined the effect of the number of accepted responses in transient evoked otoacoustic emissions on the results of neonatal hearing screening programmes. The ILO88 Otodynamics Analyzer Quickscreen programme was used for all testing, and a three-stage procedure was adopted by averaging 20, 30, and 260 low-noise samples in total. The results were… (More)
Amorphous carbon films with sp 3 bonded carbon fractions over 70% are deposited by pulsed laser deposition. However, the optical bandgap obtained from optical transmittance and spectroscopic ellipsometry analysis shows the values to be below 1.0 eV. A wide range of measurements such as electron energy loss spectroscopy, visible Raman, spectroscopic… (More)
In this study, we investigate the effect of the inclusion of nitrogen in amorphous carbon thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition, which results in stress induced modifications to the band structure and the concomitant changes to the electronic transport properties. The microstructural changes due to nitrogen incorporation were examined using… (More)
Recent reports describe labyrinthine enhancement on MRI as a highly specific sign of labyrinthine disease. This paper reports 44 patients with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and laboratory evidence of cochlear damage investigated with Gd-enhanced MR imaging. Enhancement of the cochlea was observed in only one patient with a lesion at the… (More)
A case of a single inflamed mastoid air cell is described. This was initially interpreted as a facial nerve schwannoma on MRI examination. Careful evaluation of the signal characteristics and additional findings from the high resolution CT examination helped to establish the correct diagnosis.