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Laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) is clinically valuable in the evaluation of laryngeal dysfunction and vocal fold immobility. To facilitate clinical application of this electrophysiologic test, a detailed description of modified LEMG techniques is presented. The techniques were applied for simultaneous bilateral recordings of the thyroarytenoid,(More)
This study was designed to quantitatively characterize the time course of facial palsy and the relationship between electroneurography and the facial nerve grading percentage as a function of onset time. Bilateral electroneurographic recordings during different stages in the course of the disease were repeated and compared with categorized videotaped facial(More)
Otolaryngological examinations, videostroboscopic image analysis, and laryngeal electromyography were used as a test battery for a critical evaluation in 80 patients. Vocal fold movements were categorized into mobility, restricted mobility, immobility with different positions, and overactive movement. Laryngeal electromyographic examinations were conducted(More)
Two experiments were run to determine whether individual differences in auditory speech-recognition abilities are significantly correlated with those for speech reading (lipreading), employing a total sample of 90 normal-hearing college students. Tests include single words and sentences, recorded on a videodisc by a male speaker [Bernstein and Eberhardt,(More)
Some cases of pseudohypacusis may involve medicolegal aspects and require a confirmed and quantitative diagnosis. These challenging cases must be identified, and then evaluated with basic audiologic and sophisticated electrophysiologic tests. Data on 64 patients with pseudohypacusis collected over a 4-year period are reported. A classification system was(More)
Objective evaluation of facial nerve paralysis represents a unique challenge to the clinician. Electroneurography (ENoG) and the acoustic reflex (AR) have been widely used as neurophysiological tests in an assessment of facial nerve function. However, ENoG or AR alone does not suffice diagnostic and prognostic purposes of facial function evaluation in(More)
A comprehensive audiologic study of a family with Noonan syndrome is reported together with a review of 20 cases of this syndrome with regard to hearing sensitivity and middle ear status. An incidence of progressive sensorineural hearing loss at the high frequencies is found for 50% of the ears. It is emphasized that early audiologic management may improve(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical aspects of profound hearing loss (PHL) and their significance for defining deafness. METHODS The audiological data were reviewed from 3660 patients who were evaluated in the Otolaryngology Clinic at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA, over a 5-year period. The medical charts from(More)