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Hearing Loss

Edited by Sadaf Naz

University of the Punjab

Authored by 17 international researchers and research teams, the book provides up-to-date insights on topics in five different research areas related to normal hearing and deafness. Techniques for assessment of hearing and the appropriateness of the Mongolian gerbil as a model for age-dependent hearing loss in humans are presented. Parental attitudes to childhood deafness and role of early intervention for better treatment of hearing loss are also discussed. Comprehensive details are provided on the role of different environmental insults including injuries in causing deafness. Additionally, many genes involved in hearing loss are reviewed and the genetics of recessively inherited moderate to severe and progressive deafness is covered for the first time. The book also details established and evolving therapies for treatment of deafness.

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Hearing LossEdited by Sadaf Naz

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1856

ISBN: 978-953-51-0366-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6923-9

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

74707 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

34 Dimensions Citations


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1. Technology for Hearing Evaluation

By Josefina Gutierrez


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2. Contralateral Suppression of Otoacoustic Emissions: Working Towards a Simple Objective Frequency Specific Test for Hearing Screening

By Nikolaus E. Wolter, Robert V. Harrison and Adrian L. James


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3. A Prediction Method for Speech Audibility Taking Account of Hearing Loss Due to Aging Under Meaningless Noise

By Takahiro Tamesue


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4. The Mongolian Gerbil as a Model for the Analysis of Peripheral and Central Age-Dependent Hearing Loss

By Gleich Otto and Strutz Jürgen


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5. Families of Children with Hearing Loss and Parental Educational Practices

By Bolsoni-Silva Alessandra Turini and Rodrigues Olga Maria Piazentin Rolim


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6. Early Intervention with Children Who Have a Hearing Loss: Role of the Professional and Parent Participation

By Zerrin Turan


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7. Hearing Loss in Minor Head Injury

By Lingamdenne Paul Emerson


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8. Conductive Hearing Loss Due to Trauma

By Olushola A. Afolabi, Biodun S. Alabi, Segun Segun-Busari and Shuaib Kayode Aremu


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9. Occupational Chemical-Induced Hearing Loss

By Adrian Fuente and Bradley McPherson


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10. Exploration Databases on Occupational Hearing Loss

By Juan Carlos Conte, Ana Isabel García, Emilio Rubio and Ana Isabel Domínguez


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11. Genetics of Hearing Loss

By Nejat Mahdieh, Bahareh Rabbani and Ituro Inoue


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12. Genetics of Nonsyndromic Recessively Inherited Moderate to Severe and Progressive Deafness in Humans

By Sadaf Naz


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13. Genetic Hearing Loss Associated with Craniofacial Abnormalities

By S. Lunardi, F. Forli, A. Michelucci, A. Liumbruno, F. Baldinotti, A. Fogli, V. Bertini, A. Valetto, B. Toschi, P. Simi, A. Boldrini, S. Berrettini and P. Ghirri


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14. Usher Syndrome: Genes, Proteins, Models, Molecular Mechanisms, and Therapies

By Jun Yang


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15. Cochlear Implants in Children: A Review

By Julia Sarant


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16. Intratympanic Corticosteroid for Neurosensorial Hearing Loss Treatment

By Malek Mnejja, Bouthaina Hammami, Amine Chakroun, Adel Chakroun, Ilheme Charfeddine and Abdelmonem Ghorbel


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17. Effects and Prognostic Factors of Acupuncture Treatment for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

By Kyu Seok Kim and Hae Jeong Nam


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