Marco Lucertini

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Theoretical considerations and experimental evidence suggest that otoacoustic emission parameters may be used to reveal early cochlear damage, even before it can be diagnosed by standard audiometric techniques. In this work, the statistical distributions of a set of otoacoustic emission parameters chosen as candidates for the early detection of cochlear(More)
Time-frequency analysis of the transient-evoked otoacoustic emission response was performed on a population of subjects affected by sensory-neural hearing loss characterized by a sharp audiometric profile, caused by firearm noise exposure (42 ears), and on a control population of normal-hearing subjects (84 ears). Time-frequency filtering permitted a(More)
The relationship between hearing loss, detected by measuring the audiometric threshold shift, and the presence of long-lasting otoacoustic emissions, has been studied in a population of 66 adult males, by analyzing the cochlear response in the 80 ms following the subministration of a click stimulus. Most long-lasting OAEs are also recognizable as(More)
Pensacola Simulator Sickness Questionnaire (SSQ) is a valuable method to analyse symptoms evoked by exposure to a flight simulator environment that can also be adopted to evaluate the effectiveness of preventive tools, aiming at reducing simulator sickness (SS). In this study we analysed SSQ data in subjects undergoing a standard ground based spatial(More)
Perception of the subjective visual vertical (SVV) is mainly based on the contributions from the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems, and participates to the process of spatial orientation in relation to the surrounding environment and to the gravito-inertial force. The SVV can be significantly influenced by the presence of a displaced visual(More)
TEOAEs are considered a valuable test for specific evaluation of the inner ear function and can be used as a screening method for an objective diagnosis of cochlear damage. The aim of this study was the evaluation of TEOAEs as a diagnostic tool for adult male subjects undergoing medical selection for recruitment in the Italian Air Force (IAF). The analysis(More)
In recent years, different forms of physical therapy have been proposed for the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). These mainly consist of maneuvers aiming to reposition and disperse free-floating endolymph particles in the posterior semicircular canal. We report our experience with one of these procedures, the Epley maneuver (EM), in(More)
INTRODUCTION Aeromedical evacuation of patients affected by severe infectious diseases inside an aircraft transit isolator (ATI) system is at potential risk of motion sickness (MS). A test flight was then conducted to quantify this risk during the transfer of an Ebola patient from West Africa to Italy. CASE REPORT A mannequin was inserted inside an ATI(More)
A 6-year experience of the Italian Air Force Medical Selection Centre in the audiological evaluation of candidates for employment is summarized. Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) were introduced progressively from 1993 to analyse more effectively subjects affected with sensorineural hearing loss and reduce possible bias connected to standard audiometric tests.(More)
Auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) were recorded in six volunteers before, during and after 90-min exposure to hypobaric hypoxia (5,184 m; barometric pressure = 405 mmHg) in an altitude chamber. Waves I, III and V absolute and interpeak latencies were analysed. The main result of the experiment was a significant shortening of the brainstem transmission(More)