Hearing Loss: Etiology, Management and Societal Implications


Jennifer D. Hughes (Editor)

Series: Otolaryngology Research Advances
BISAC: MED066000

Hearing loss is the most frequent sensorial impairment in the world, especially in low and middle income countries. Almost 5% of the world population (360 million people) is affected by hearing loss. Hearing deficits are highly prevalent among older adults and are associated with declines in cognitive, physical, and mental health, especially in the geriatric population. Trauma situations, such as barotrauma and head trauma, can also lead to temporary or permanent conductive or sensorineural hearing loss, which can lead to quality of life impairment. This book provides new research in the etiology, management and societal implications of hearing loss. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Influence of Sounds in Postural Control
E. Thomas, A. Bianco, G. Messina, M. Mucia, S. Rizzo, P. Salvago, F. Sireci, A. Palma, and F. Martines (Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Treatment Options, and Prognostic Factors
Rafael da Costa Monsanto, Ana Luiza Kasemodel, Luiza Mazzola, Marielle Albrechete, and Fabio Tadeu Moura Lorenzetti (Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery – Banco de Olhos de Sorocaba Hospital, Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Chronic Otitis Media and Hearing Loss
Letícia S. Rosito, Mariana M. Smith, Daniela Marques, Marina Faistauer, and Gustavo V. Severo (Department of Otolaryngology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Sensorineural Hearing Loss Secondary to Otitis Media
Henrique F. Pauna and Rafael C. Monsanto (University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Campinas, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, an Invisible Male: State of the Art
Rizzo Serena, Daniela Bentivegna, Ewan Thomas, Eleonora La Mattina, Marianna Mucia, Pietro Salvago, Federico Sireci, Francesco Martines (University of Palermo, Bio.Ne.C. Department, ENT Section, Palermo, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6. Genetic Kidney Diseases with Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Consolación Rosado Rubio and Alberto Domínguez Bravo (Service of Nephrology, Complejo Asistencial de Ávila, Ávila, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7. Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Andrea Ciorba and Chiara Bianchini (ENT & Audiology Department, University Hospital of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy)

Chapter 8. Hearing Loss of Volga-Ural Region in Russia
Lilya U. Dzhemileva, Simeon L. Lobov, Dmitriy U. Kuznetzov, Alsu G. Nazirova, Elvira M. Nurgalina, Nikolay A. Barashkov, Sardana A. Fedorova, and Elza K. Khusnutdinova (Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences 71 Prospect Oktyabrya, Ufa, Russian Federation, and others)

Chapter 9. Hearing Loss After Traumatic Conditions: Histopathology and Clinical Features
Henrique Furlan Pauna, Raquel Andrade Lauria, Thiago Messias Zago, Alexandre Caixeta Guimarães and Guilherme Machado de Carvalho (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 10. Up-to-Date in Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder – Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Features
Henrique Furlan Pauna, Alexandre Caixeta Guimarães, Edi Lucia Sartorato, and Guilherme Machado de Carvalho (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11. Stepwise Approach to the Diagnosis of Hearing Loss in Children
C. Aimoni, V. Corazzi, V. Conz, C. Bianchini, and A. Ciorba (ENT & Audiology Department, University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy)


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