Samuel Segal

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OBJECTIVE To review the current known causes of hyperacusis and the different hypotheses concerning its etiology, and to suggest clinical guidelines. DATA SOURCE A review of the literature with the aid of the MEDLINE database, using the following key words: hyperacusis, intolerance to sound, loudness discomfort level, and phonophobia. DATA EXTRACTION(More)
OBJECTIVE Surface electromyographic studies were performed on 440 normal adults to describe and evaluate different types of normal swallows clinically useful for ENT department. Study design Prospective observational study of healthy volunteers. METHODS EMG recordings were made using stick-on surface electrodes. Rectified and filtered EMG signals were(More)
Surface electromyographic (sEMG) studies were performed on 300 normal adults to estimate normal values of sEMG records of muscle activity in the detection and evaluation of stages of normal swallowing. Our study was a prospective observational study of healthy volunteers. The parameters evaluated during swallowing include the timing, amplitude (voltage),(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)
OBJECTIVES The present study was performed to investigate the best way of using surface electromyography (sEMG) in evaluation of muscle involvement in nasal valve function. The function of the nasal muscles in nasal valve movements has not been investigated sufficiently and in the present study we tried to improve the way of testing these muscles(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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