Pediatric Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery

Mar 28, 2017 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on Pediatric Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery

Auditory brainstem implants (ABIs) provide auditory perception in patients with profound hearing loss who are not candidates for the cochlear implant (CI) because of anatomic constraints or failed CI surgery….

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Communication Assessment and Intervention

Mar 28, 2017 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on Communication Assessment and Intervention

Key points • Early identification and intervention by qualified professionals is critical to successful outcomes for children with hearing loss. • Families of children with hearing loss should receive thorough…

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Genetics of Hearing Loss—Nonsyndromic

Mar 28, 2017 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on Genetics of Hearing Loss—Nonsyndromic

Key points • Autosomal-recessive (AR) nonsyndromic hearing loss is usually prelingual and frequently results in severe hearing loss, although milder and progressive hearing loss forms also exist. GJB2 and SLC26A4…

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Genetics of Hearing Loss

Mar 28, 2017 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on Genetics of Hearing Loss

Key points • Syndromic hearing loss (SHL) is a form of hearing loss (HL) accompanied by additional clinical features in the visual, nervous system, endocrine, and other systems. The most…

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Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-Synchrony Disorder

Mar 28, 2017 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-Synchrony Disorder

Key points • Effect, directly or indirectly, is on neural processing of auditory stimuli. ○ Physiologic measures are needed to accurately characterize patients with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). ○…

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Management of Children with Mild, Moderate, and Moderately Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Mar 28, 2017 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on Management of Children with Mild, Moderate, and Moderately Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Key points • Management of children with hearing loss requires collaborative, interprofessional teams focused on patient-centered goals and shared problem solving. • Referrals to otolaryngologists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists with…

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