A study was conducted to compare the new MED-EL TEMPO+ ear-level speech processor with the CIS PRO+ body-worn processor in the COMBI 40/COMBI 40+ implant system. Speech tests were performed in 46 experienced subjects in two test sessions approximately 4 weeks apart. Subjects were switched over from the CIS PRO+ to the TEMPO+ in the first session and used… (More)
A total of 1528 pre-school children (mean age 4 years and 9 months), being identified as speech or language delayed, were evaluated with respect to micro-otoscopy, nose and throat pathology, hearing function, and speech-language abilities. Subjects were classified into groups of (I) constant normal hearing, (II) fluctuating conductive hearing loss and (III)… (More)
BACKGROUND A standardized anamnestic questionnaire of central auditory processing disorders ("Anamnestischer Erhebungs- und Beobachtungsbogen für auditive Verarbeitungs- und Wahrnehmungsstörungen") (FB-AVWS) was developed by German paedaudiologists. The present study examined the relations between this questionnaire and the results of selected… (More)
Unilateral hearing loss entails many problems in hearing during the entire life of the affected patients. This article is an attempt to inform about the special problems of the hearing loss in infancy and about preventive measures for the benefit of these patients.
Hearing loss in infancy may produce central deprivation of the auditory system, especially in the first year during the critical period of brain development. It is there fore necessary to treat any hearing loss, severe or mild, by hearing aids or operation as early as possible.
Hearing losses of different etiology can impair the individual development during the entire childhood. Especially moderate hearing losses are difficult to diagnose because they rather present as speech or learning disorders. From the paedaudiologist's view methods are printed out for an early detection of hearing loss during childhood.
The activity curves (sucking, breathing, eye movements) of 18 babies were inspected for alterations which might indicate reactions of hearing. In 10 cases, 4 of them also confirmed by ABR findings, we found it possible to deduce the hearing threshold from alterations of the respective activities alone even without knowledge of the occurrence of the stimulus… (More)
Multichannel infant reflex audiometry, applicable up to about 1 year of age, is based on the simultaneous registration of sucking and breathing activities and of eye movements together with marks which indicate the side, beginning, and end of the stimulus. Sucking and breathing are reduced or altered by suprathreshold stimuli. The threshold of responses is… (More)
A new method for evaluation of hearing threshold in babies is presented. The method does not require much time, cost or personnel and is practicable for infants up to about 12 months. It is based on synchronous electrical registration of sucking and breathing activities as well as of eye movements evoked by acoustic stimuli. Sucking and breathing are… (More)