Kristin Daemers

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of cochlear implantation in young children in relation to the age at implantation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective longitudinal and cross-sectional analysis of pediatric cochlear implant patients. PATIENTS All children with congenital deafness who underwent implantation before the age of 6 years (n = 48 for the(More)
This paper describes a set of suprathreshold tests, available as a software package (A(section)E((R))), for the auditory evaluation of the hearing impaired. It uses isolated speech sounds as test material for a discrimination, identification and detection test, and is specifically suited to test preverbal children. All tests allow strict analytical(More)
An enlarged vestibular aqueduct is a congenital disorder causing early onset and progressive hearing loss in children. This paper presents the audiological findings at first presentation and the audiological evolution in 10 consecutive cases presenting with hearing loss and showing a large vestibular aqueduct on imaging. The reported onset of the hearing(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the outcome of four patients with aplasia or hypoplasia of the cochleovestibular nerve who have received a cochlear implant. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Four patients with: 1) type I aplasia; 2) type IIa aplasia; 3) type IIa hypoplasia; and 4) type IIb aplasia received a(More)
The literature on neonatal hearing screening by means of oto-acoustic emissions (OAE's) presents various prevalence figures, and gives little quantitative information on the procedure used to score the recordings. If the OAE test is to be interpreted by users who do not have the opportunity to develop intuitive interpretation skills through extensive(More)
HYPOTHESIS Contralateral suppression of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) can be used in a clinical set-up using a procedure based on a unique and robust parameter to quantify the magnitude of suppression for a subject. BACKGROUND TEOAEs can be suppressed by delivering contralateral white noise (WN). This suppression is thought to be(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to report on the audiologic findings of a nonsyndromic autosomal-dominant hearing loss of which the gene (DFNA 12) recently was found to map to chromosome 11q22-24. The study also aimed to propose and evaluate an algorithm based on the audiometric findings to discriminate between affected and unaffected family members before(More)
The bone anchored hearing aid (B.A.H.A.) has been fitted to 10 of our patients presenting a bilateral profound conductive hearing loss and who were unable to wear a classical hearing aid. The group of patients with bilateral inoperable aural atresia (n = 5) formed the main indication and were found to give the best results. Cases with bilateral chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE The perception of pitch has recently gained attention. At present, clinical audiologic tests to assess this are hardly available. This article reports on the development of a clinical test using harmonic intonation (HI) and disharmonic intonation (DI). STUDY DESIGN Prospective collection of normative data and pilot study in hearing-impaired(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the auditory performance of Digisonic(®) cochlear implant users with electric stimulation (ES) and electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS) with special attention to the processing of low-frequency temporal fine structure. METHOD Six patients implanted with a Digisonic(®) SP implant and showing low-frequency residual hearing were fitted with(More)