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Ziel dieser Tagung war es, basierend auf dem heutigen Wissensstand eine Empfehlung zum Hörscreening bei Neugeborenen (Siebtest nach Hörstörungen) zu erarbeiten. Aufgrund von kritischer Bearbeitung der aktuellen Literatur sowie eigenen Untersuchungen und Erfahrungen wurde von 17 Fachleuten aus 9 Ländern Europas bzw. der USA der aktuelle Wissensstand in dem(More)
The estimation of the maximum comfort loudness levels (MCL) by measurements of the electrically elicited stapedius reflex was examined in six experienced cochlear implant users supplied with the COMBI 40 implant system. The stapedius reflex was tested and loudness scaling was performed simultaneously using an up/down stimulation protocol close to the reflex(More)
Die Akzeptanz otoakustischer Emissionen (OAE) als flächendeckendes Hörscreening bei Neugeborenen wird mit einem möglichst geringen Prozentsatz von nicht bestandenen Hörtests steigen. Ziel der vorliegenden Untersuchung war es deshalb, Ergebnisse der Messung von OAE in Hinblick auf ein praktikables Screening zu analysieren, den Test zu modifizieren und die(More)
The contralateral stapedius reflex elicited by sinusoidal electrostimulation via cochlear implant was investigated in 12 patients. Contraction of the middle ear muscle was monitored by time-resolved synchronized digital sampling of the impedance change in the contralateral ear. The reflex was detected in all patients in whom the uncomfortable loudness level(More)
The growth function of the contralateral stapedius reflex elicited by analog electrostimulation via cochlear implant was investigated in 9 patients and compared to reflex functions obtained for acoustic stimulation in 3 normal-hearing subjects. Sinusoidal signal bursts with the same time pattern were used for the two stimulation modes, the contraction of(More)
BACKGROUND Both counselling and group therapy have been recommended for supporting patients with chronic tinnitus. It is unclear which of these treatments is superior. SCIENTIFIC QUESTION This retrospective study aimed at comparing relief from tinnitus distress following counselling with that following cognitive group therapy. Distress relief was also(More)
Transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) were recorded from 525 ears (children, 3-11 years). Based on visual evaluation, the recordings were classified as TEOAEs present, absent or uncertain. Within each group the distribution of response level and reproducibility as well as of four derived parameters were calculated. The latter comprised: (1)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) is effective in increasing the number of children whose hearing impairment is detected early, i.e. within the first 6 months of life. It also investigated whether UNHS contributes most to the early detection of moderately and severely hearing-impaired(More)
In recent years the need for reliable data on permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) has increased, owing to both scientific interest and practical aspects such as implementation of neonatal hearing screening. In order to obtain data about the epidemiology of PCHI in the Austrian state of Tyrol, the medical records of all hearing-impaired Tyrolean(More)