Handbook of Hearing Disorders Research

Charlotte Hailee Atkinson (Editor)

Series: Otolaryngology Research Advances
BISAC: MED007000

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Deafness is one of the most widespread, costly and poorly understood disabilities in the world. Hearing impairment is a condition that involves medical, psychological and social aspects. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) about 250 million people have disabling hearing loss and two-thirds of them live in the developing world. Millions of people progressively lose their most important means of communication and became socially isolated, especially in the later years of their life. This handbook provides recent research on several different hearing disorders. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Effect of Hearing Loss on Traffic Safety and Mobility (pp. 1-54)
Birgitta Thorslund, PhD (The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden)

Chapter 2 - Occupational Exposure to Ototoxic Chemicals (pp. 55-76)
M. P. Gatto, R. C. Bonanni, G. Tranfo, E. Strafella, L. Santarelli and M. Gherardi (INAIL, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, Monte Porzio Catone (RM), Italy, and others)

Chapter 3 - Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Polymorphisms in Iron Homeostasis Genes (pp. 77-84)
D. Gemmati, A. Castiglione, M. Vigliano, A. Ciorba and C. Aimoni (Ctr. Hemostasis & Thrombosis, Dept. of Medical Sciences, University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4 - Association Between Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Sleep-disordered Breathing: Literature Review (pp. 85-92)
Antonella Ballacchino, Rosalia Gargano and Francesco Martines (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Mediche e Medicina Forenze Sezione di Audiologia, Palermo, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5 - Chronic Tinnitus: Pith, Loudness, and Discomfort in Adults and Elderly Patients (pp. 93-104)
Adriane Ribeiro Teixeira, Letícia Petersen Schmidt Rosito, Bruna Macagnin Seimetz, Celso Dall’Igna and Sady Selaimen da Costa (Department of Human and Communication Disorders – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6 - The Molecular Pathogenesis of Dominant Deafness: Onychodystrophy (DDOD) Syndrome (pp. 105-122)
Yongyi Yuan, Xi Linand Pu Dai (Department of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, and others)

Chapter 7 - Novel Deafness Genes and Mutations Identified by Next Generation Sequencing (pp. 123-130)
Xue Gao (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Beijing, Haidian, China, and others)

Chapter 8 - Conduct Disorder in Children and Youth with Hearing Impairment (pp. 131-154)
Fadilj Eminovic and Sanja Dimoski (Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Index

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