OBJECTIVE To compare hearing results in idiopathic sudden hearing loss patients treated with systemic steroids alone or combined intratympanic and steroids. STUDY DESIGN Prospective. SETTING Tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss patients. INTERVENTIONS The patients in the systemic therapy group received… (More)
Unilateral vocal cord paralysis (VCP) affects the objective properties of voice by diminished neurologic control and degenerative changes in laryngeal tissue. The goal of this study was to compare the acoustic parameters of VCP patients with control volunteers using the software Praat. Acoustic analysis results of 18 unilateral VCP patients were compared… (More)
Aim: To compare acoustic analysis results obtained by 2 computer programs, Praat and the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP). Diff erent voice analysis programs use similar descriptions to defi ne voice perturbation measures. Materials and methods: A total of 47 voice samples refl ecting a spectrum of normal and pathological voices were randomly selected… (More)
OBJECTIVE Corticosteroids are commonly used for the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). In this study, the effectiveness of intratympanic (IT) corticosteroid injection was studied and compared with a control group on patients with SSHL who failed systemic corticosteroid treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 19 patients as a… (More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to constitute a valid and reliable Turkish version of the original Singing Voice Handicap Index. PATIENTS AND METHODS An authorized committee assessed the reliability and validity of the content, scope, and language of the original Singing Voice Handicap Index which underwent a back translation process. The Turkish version of… (More)
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The aim of our study is to analyze changes occurring in the auditory brainstem response (ABR) according to stimulus parameters in unilateral cochlear hearing loss cases. Twenty-nine cases (14 male, 15 female) with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) were investigated. All cases had cochlear SNHL on one side whereas normal hearing on the other side.… (More)
Objective: To define whether Bell's palsy is associated with polyneuropathy. Materials and methods: Thirty patients with unilateral Bell's palsy were investigated in this study. All patients underwent facial and peripheral nerve conduction and needle electromyography studies. Eighteen healthy volunteers comprised the control group. Electrophysiological… (More)