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01.Deafness, Hearing Loss and the Auditory System
02.The Sense of Taste
03.Laryngeal Diseases: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments
04.Prevention of Hearing Loss
05.Auditory Cortex: Anatomy, Functions and Disorders
06.Cochlear Implants: Technological Advances, Psychological/Social Impacts and Long-Term Effectiveness
07.Inner Ear Development and Hearing Loss
08.Speech Processing and Auditory Processing Disorders: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
09.The Role of Communication Partners in the Audiological Rehabilitation
10.Tonsillar Disorders: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
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Editors: Derick Fiedler and Rowland Krause
Book Description:
Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupational diseases. Approximately 30 million workers in the USA alone are exposed to hazardous noise at work. There is no effective treatment for permanent hearing loss resulting from excessive noise exposure. Furthermore, the condition can be easily prevented using preventative measures such as personal hearing protection devices or hearing protectors. This book summarizes the evidence for the effectiveness and safety of different types of hearing protective devises among workers exposed to noise in the workplace. Furthermore, sensori-neural hearing loss is a frequent complication of radiotherapy of head and neck tumours, when the auditory pathways have been included in the radiation field. This book focuses on reviewing three aspects of radiation-induced SNHL which have significant impact on modern-day medicine. Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are a promising technique for the early detection of mild hearing loss. The authors of this book re-evaluate recently published OAE data and its role in hearing loss evaluation. Other chapters provide new insights into our understanding of the influence of chronic sublethal hypoxia on functional integrity of the auditory system, interventions in hearing impairment due to perinatal asphyxia and the effects of clinical studies using rTMS in tinnitus patients.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. The Ventral Complex of the Lateral Lemniscus: A Review, pp. 1-79
(David A.X. Nayagam, Janine C. Clarey & Antonio G. Paolini)

Chapter 2. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Youth Caused by Leisure Noise, pp. 81-110
(H. Keppler, B. Vinck, I. Dhooge, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)

Chapter 3. Current Concepts in Radiation-Induced Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss, pp. 111-135
(Wong-Kein Low, Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore)

Chapter 4. Target Antigens in Immune-Mediated Hearing Loss: From Recognition to Diagnostic Tool , pp. 137-157
(Boulassel Mohamed-Rachid, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada)

Chapter 5. Damage of Chronic Sublethal Hypoxia to the Immature Auditory Brainstem, pp. 159-180
(Ze Dong Jiang, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Chapter 6. Treatment of Tinnitus with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, pp. 181-195
(Tobias Kleinjung, Berthold Langguth, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany and others)

Chapter 7. An Informatics Approach to Studying the Role of Myosins in the Inner Ear , pp. 197-210
(Christopher M. Frenz, Department of Computer Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY)

Chapter 8. Tight Junction Proteins and the Etiology of Hereditary Hearing Loss in Humans and Animal Models , pp. 211-225
(Tamar Ben-Yosef, Department of Genetics, The Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 9. A Systematic Review of Hearing Protective Devices: Types, Uses and Safety , pp. 227-248
(Regina P. El Dib, McMaster University, St. Joseph´s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 10. DPOAE Abnormalities after Perinatal Asphyxia, pp. 249-262
(Ze Dong Jiang, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Chapter 11. Role of Otoacoustic Emissions in Hearing Loss Evaluation, pp. 263-277
(Arturo Moleti, Renata Sisto, Angelo Tirabasso, Stefano Di Girolamo, Physics Dept., University of Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy, and others)

Chapter 12. Sodium Enoxiparin in the Treatment of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss , pp. 279-289
(Angelo Salami, Mora Renzo, Mora Francesco, Barbara Crippa, Massimo Dellepiane, ENT Department, University of Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 13. Molecular Screening of Deafness in Populations and Patients with Nonsyndromic Congenital Deafness from the Volga-Ural Region of Russia, pp. 291-300
(Lilya U. Dzhemileva, Irina M. Khidiyatova, Elza K. Khusnutdinova, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics Ufa Scientific Center Russian Academy of Science, Russia)

Chapter 14. Signs of Binaural Processing with Bilateral Cochlear Implants in the Case of Someone with More Than 50 Years of Unilateral Deafness, pp. 301-311
(Celene McNeill, William Noble, Anna O’Brien, Healthy Hearing & Balance Care, Bondi Junction, NSW, Australia, and others)

Chapter 15. Cisplatin Ototoxicity: A Key for the Understanding of the Inner Ear Pathology , pp. 313-322
(José Ramón García-Berrocal, Rafael Ramírez-Camacho, José Ángel González-García, Rodrigo Martínez-Monedero, Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 16. Modeling the Perceptual Masking Properties of the Human Auditory System Using Neural Networks, pp. 323-332
(Hossein L. Najafi, Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Wisconsin, USA)

Chapter 17. Perceptual Features for Robust Speech Recognition, pp. 333-372
(Serajul Haque, Roberto Togneri, Lecturer School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia, and others)

Commentary: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Ear Disorders , pp. 373
(Wong-Kein Low, Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore)


      Otolaryngology Research Advances
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 393pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-259-5
   Status: AV
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