Browsing: Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

Selecting a Cochlear Implant Surgeon

Hiring a cochlear implant surgeon for yourself or your child is just as important as selecting the right implant manufacturer, as the quality of the outcome is at stake. Unlike fitting hearing aids where the Best


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Susac Syndrome1, 2, 10-15  is an extremely rare (1 in 6 million) autoimmune disease which attacks the smallest blood vessels in the cochlea, retina, and brain, causing these vessels to become blocked. This decreased blood flow causes


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Uh Oh! Here Comes Noise-Induced Cochlear Synaptopathy …And It Just May Up-End Everything We Know About Hearing Conservation

For several decades damage from noise-induced hearing loss has been monitored using threshold sensitivity measurements recorded on the conventional pure tone audiogram; and more recently, measuring damage to the delicate outer hair cells in the cochlea


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Our Good Friend Jason Galster PhD at Starkey publishes the Starkey Evidence Blog, which provides valuable information for those smart enough to read it. One of the hot topics here on The Hearing Blog has been


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Northwestern Professor Nina Kraus is someone for whom we have a great deal of respect, so when she editorialized that Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) & Central Auditory Processing Disorder be viewed under the same “biological


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First Person Report: Not Everyone Can Adjust to Digital Hearing Aids After A Lifetime Of Analog(ue)

Longtime UK hearing aid user Karen Stockton passionately describes in The Limping Chicken how what looks good on paper, namely that of “enhancing” audibility of sounds with the wide dynamic range compression (WDRC; technically logarithmic gain)


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How the “secret sauce” in the Starkey S-series and the GN ReSound Sparx/Danalogic 6090 and GN ReSound Enzo, LiNX² & Enzo² hearing aids can help ANSD, profoundly deaf, and other challenging patients… UPDATE 2: Our friend Jason Galster discussed this in 2012 in Prescribing Compression


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 Canceled! The Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder 2014 Conference will be held on June 18th 2014 at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware with the aims of training professionals in the diagnosis and management of ANSD. In keeping


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April 2015 Update: There is more to this effect coming out, as it appears noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy7 — which by insidiously causing auditory dys-synchrony places it squarely in the auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) “spectrum” —


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Here is a list of articles that are "in the typewriter" at various stages of completion, pending research, verification, vetting, and lab testing: •Introduction to Electroacoustics & Audio Amplifier Design, by Dr Marshall Leach (with notes on


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Some of the search terms people have used to find The Hearing Blog: Advanced Bionics Recall, Adiabatic vs Isothermal propagation, Dr Shelley Borgia, Starkey AMP review, Advanced Bionics layoffs, Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, John Niparko, and


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Setting Hearing Aid Maximum Power Output Using Stapedial (Acoustic) Reflex Thresholds: How using the stapedial (acoustic; middle ear muscle) reflex in the tympanometer (impedance bridge) can make for improved hearing aid and cochlear implant fittings; and


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This is a two-part story on how The Hearing Blog editor Dan Schwartz scored a working clinical tympanometer for $25… And why it's such a valuable tool for both detecting Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, and


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At the ANSD 2012 Conference in St Pete on Friday, March 16th, Professor Linda Hood PhD presented on the Variation in Detection and Discrimination Abilities in AN/AD, and the Implications for Management. You can download her


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At the Auditory Neuropathy Conference 2012 in St Pete on Thursday morning, we had a very interesting presentation by Steven Shapiro, MD on Hyperbilirubinemia and Bilirubin Induced Neurological Disease (BIND). Dr Shapiro is with the Division


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Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder Conference 2012

We'll be live blogging from the upcoming Conference on the Diagnosis and Management of Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorders (ANSD), hosted by Charles Berlin &Linda Hood March 15th through 17th in St Pete, Florida. Topics covered


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