Natalie Loundon

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Transient deafness associated with an increase in core body temperature is a rare and puzzling disorder. Temperature-dependent deafness has been previously observed in patients suffering from auditory neuropathy. Auditory neuropathy is a clinical entity of sensorineural deafness characterized by absent auditory brainstem response and normal otoacoustic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the implication of SLC26A4, FOXI and KCNJ10 genes in unilateral hearing impairment associated with ipsilateral inner ear malformation (Enlargement of the vestibular aqueduct and/or Mondini dysplasia). METHODS We have gathered 25 patients presenting unilateral hearing impairment and ipsilateral enlarged vestibular aqueduct. For(More)
AIMS The purpose of the study was to define boundaries between endocochlear hearing loss and auditory neuropathy in children with congenital profound hearing loss and positive otoacoustic emissions. PATIENT A child presented with bilateral profound hearing loss, which was confirmed by the absence of evoked auditory potentials at 110 dB and with conserved(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the symptoms leading to diagnosis and the quality of rehabilitation after cochlear implantation in Usher syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING ENT department of a tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS Among 210 patients given an implantation in the Ear, Nose, and Throat department, 185 were congenitally deaf(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the perceptive and linguistic results in 2 predefined genetic population of children with implants. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Otolaryngology department of a tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS Among 336 children with prelingual deafness who underwent implantation in our department between 1997 and 2007, 85(More)
In this study, we examined the accuracy of the Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) system in European French. LENA is a digital recording device with software that facilitates the collection and analysis of audio recordings from young children, providing automated measures of the speech overheard and produced by the child. Eighteen native French-speaking(More)
This is a consensus statement on pediatric cochlear implantation by the European Bilateral Pediatric Cochlear Implant Forum. The consensus statement was determined by review of current scientific literature to identify areas of scientific and clinical agreement of current understanding of bilateral cochlear implantation. The statement is "Currently we feel(More)
The objective of this study was to measure performance benefits obtained by upgrading recipients of the Cochlear Nucleus CI24 cochlear implant to the new CP810 sound processor. Speech recognition in quiet and in spatially separated noise was measured in established users of the Cochlear ESPrit 3G (n = 22) and Freedom (n = 13) sound processors, using the(More)
Indications for cochlear implants have been widened since 1995. Most implant candidates are children with severe congenital deafness. The cochlear implant must be inserted as early as possible for these children in order to optimize development of perception and language. A cochlear implant can also be discussed in certain particular cases for children with(More)
BACKGROUND Usher syndrome type 1 needs to be diagnosed at early age in order to timely manage speech therapy, cochlear implantation, and genetic counseling. Few data are available regarding electroretinographic testing before the age of six years. AIM To describe electroretinographic changes in young children with Usher syndrome type 1. METHODS(More)