Learn More
OBJECTIVE To compare the initial referral rate, the accurate identification rate of congenital hearing loss, and the cost between one step with transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs), two steps with TEOAE and automated auditory brainstem response (AABR), and one step with AABR in newborn hearing screening program. The aim of this study is to(More)
BACKGROUND Wolfram syndrome gene 1 (WFS1) accounts for most of the familial nonsyndromic low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (LFSNHL) which is characterized by sensorineural hearing losses equal to and below 2000 Hz. The current study aimed to contribute to our understanding of the molecular basis of LFSNHL in an affected Taiwanese family. METHODS(More)
Brainstem hemorrhage usually presented with acute multiple neurologic dysfunction, and the prognosis was poor. Rarely, it can manifest with audiovestibular symptoms only. Here, we report a case of brainstem hemorrhage involving the right middle cerebellar peduncle and dorsal lateral pons presented with constant nonpulsatile tinnitus and rotatory vertigo. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the acoustic characteristics of target vowels phonated in normal voice persons while performing laryngeal telescopy. The acoustic characteristics are compared to show the extent of possible difference to speculate their impact on phonation function. METHODS Thirty-four male subjects aged 20-39 years with(More)