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BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in the US. Approximately 70-90% of the TBI cases are classified as mild, and up to 25% of them will not recover and suffer chronic neurocognitive impairments. The main pathology in these cases involves diffuse brain injuries, which are hard to detect by anatomical imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the temporal endpoint of permanent sensorineural hearing loss after head trauma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective observational case study. PATIENTS In patients with sensorineural hearing loss caused by head trauma, 1,741 ears were studied. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE A follow-up survey of audiograms in patients with sensorineural hearing(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore whether acute acoustic trauma or noise-induced hearing loss may cause the later development of Ménière's Disease. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective search of a military medical data bank. SETTING Medical records of 17245 Israel Defense Force veterans who were recognized as being disabled as a result of acoustic trauma or noise-induced(More)
OBJECTIVE To report for the first time hearing impairment resulting from blunt neck trauma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review of clinical, pure tone, and speech audiometric findings. The first obtained within 3 months and the follow-up ones between 6 and 12 months after injury. Three representative examples are given. PATIENTS Eighty-three(More)
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