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Cognitive Performance of SeverelyHearing-impaired Older Adults Before and After Cochlear Implantation: Preliminary Results of a Prospective, Longitudinal Cohort Study Using the RBANS-H. To evaluate cognitive change in severelyhearing-impaired older adults after cochlear implantation.Prospective, longitudinal cohort study with assessments before, and at 6 and 12 months after implantation.Twenty older adults (median age: 71.5 yr).Change in the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment (...) of Neuropsychological Status for Hearing-impaired individuals (RBANS-H) total score and subdomain scores were used to assess cognitive evolution. In addition, change in best-aided speech audiometry in quiet (monosyllabic words) and in noise (Leuven Intelligibility Sentences Test [LIST]) was examined, as well as patient-reported measures of health-related quality of life (Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire [NCIQ]), self-perceived hearing disability (Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of hearingScale-12 [SSQ12
is addressed in the current study through large-scale training. Specifically, a deep neural network (DNN) was trained on 10 000 noises to estimate the ideal ratio mask, and then employed to separate sentences from completely new noises (cafeteria and babble) at several signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs). Although the DNN was trained at the fixed SNR of - 2 dB, testing using hearing-impaired listeners demonstrated that speech intelligibility increased substantially following speech segregation using the novel (...) Large-scale training to increase speech intelligibility for hearing-impaired listeners in novel noises Supervised speech segregation has been recently shown to improve human speech intelligibility in noise, when trained and tested on similar noises. However, a major challenge involves the ability to generalize to entirely novel noises. Such generalization would enable hearing aid and cochlear implant users to improve speech intelligibility in unknown noisy environments. This challenge
Personality Traits of Profoundly HearingImpaired Adolescents with Cochlear Implants â€“ A Comparison with Normal Hearing Peers The aim of this study was to compare the personality traits of adolescents with cochlear implants (CIs) to a reference group (normal-hearing peers). In the past, the personality development of hearingimpaired adolescents was severely compromised. Improved speech perception with CI significantly increased their perspectives. In addition, differences between (...) comprehension scores showed similar distribution patterns as the reference group on all personality scales. In conclusion; personality traits that reflect social relations, self-conscience, and school- and task orientation in adolescents with CI are similar to those in normal-hearing peers. This holds, despite variations in speech perception ability and language comprehension levels, for the CI group. On the RE scale, the adolescents with CI with low speech perception and poor language comprehension scores
Effects of unilateral input and mode of hearing in the better ear: self-reported performance using the speech, spatial and qualities of hearingscale. To evaluate effects of hearing mode (normal hearing, cochlear implant, or hearing aid) on everyday communication among adult unilateral listeners using the Speech, Spatial and Qualities of HearingScale (SSQ). Individuals with one good, naturally hearing ear were expected to have higher overall ratings than unilateral listeners dependent (...) on a cochlear implant or hearing aid. The authors anticipated that listening environments reliant on binaural processing for successful communication would be rated most disabling by all unilateral listeners. Regardless of hearing mode, all hearing-impaired participants were expected to have lower ratings than individuals with normal hearing bilaterally. A secondary objective was to compare post-treatment SSQ results of participants who subsequently obtained a cochlear implant for the poorer hearing ear
and cognitive impairment; (2) consider potential solutions regarding this overlap and (3) ascertain the attitudes, awareness and practice, with a view to implementing change.our two-part investigation with hearing, vision, and dementia care professionals involved: (1) an in-depth, interdisciplinary, international Expert Reference Group (ERG; n = 17) and (2) a wide-scale knowledge, attitudes and practice survey (n = 653). The ERG involved consensus discussions around prototypic clinical vignettes drawn from (...) Assessing and managing concurrent hearing, vision and cognitive impairments in older people: an international perspective from healthcare professionals. there is a significant gap in the understanding, assessment and management of people with dementia and concurrent hearing and vision impairments.from the perspective of professionals in dementia, hearing and vision care, we aimed to: (1) explore the perceptions of gaps in assessment and service provision in ageing-related hearing, vision
, comparative analysis of all existing, full and short SSQ forms.Data from a previous study involving 98 normal-hearing (NH) individuals and 196 people with hearingimpairments (HI), non hearing aid wearers, along with results from several other published SSQ studies, were used for developing the short-form. Data from a new and independent sample of 35 NH and 88 HI hearing aid wearers were used to validate the new short-form. Factor and hierarchical cluster analyses were used to check the factor structure (...) A New Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of HearingScale Short-Form: Factor, Cluster, and Comparative Analyses. The objective of this work was to build a 15-item short-form of the Speech Spatial and Qualities of HearingScale (SSQ) that maintains the three-factor structure of the full form, using a data-driven approach consistent with internationally recognized procedures for short-form building. This included the validation of the new short-form on an independent sample and an in-depth
Validation of a French-Language Version of the Spatial Hearing Questionnaire, Cluster Analysis and Comparison with the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of HearingScale. To validate a French-language version of the spatial hearing questionnaire (SHQ), including investigating its internal structure using cluster analysis and exploring its construct validity on a large population of hearing-impaired (HI) and normal-hearing (NH) subjects, and to compare the SHQ with the speech, spatial (...) , and qualities of hearingscale (SSQ) in the same population.The SHQ was translated in accordance with the principles of the Universalist Model of cross-cultural adaptation of patient-reported outcome instruments. The SSQ and SHQ were then presented in a counterbalanced order, in a self-report mode, in a population of 230 HI subjects (mean age = 54 years and pure-tone audiometry [PTA] on the better ear = 28 dB HL) and 100 NH subjects (mean age = 21 years). The SHQ feasibility, readability, and psychometric
. Subjects with hearingimpairment will be enrolled. Inclusion criteria were 50 to 79 years old with symmetric sensorineural hearing loss, subjective sensorineural tinnitus, and all frequencies differed of ears less than 15 dB. Exclusion conditions were patients with abnormal liver and kidney function, normal hearing, severe and very severehearing loss, no tinnitus or non-subjective sensorineural tinnitus, moderate or more cognitive impairment, patients unable to understand the details of this study (...) ) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4th month and 8th month ] The severity of tinnitus will be scored with a visual analog scale (VAS) from point 0 to point 10 by subject. The difference of score will be compared from the baseline with 4th and 8th month. Changes of hearing obstacle average measure by Pure Tone Audiometry(PTA) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4th month and 8th month ] Pure tone threshold of subjects will be measured by Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA) to evaluate the changes from baseline ageing hearing
deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Layout table for eligibility information Ages Eligible for Study: 60 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult) Sexes Eligible for Study: All Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No Criteria Inclusion Criteria: English or Spanish speaking Emergency severity index criterion of 4 or 5 (low acuity) Hearing Handicap Impairment Evaluation Screen (...) greater than or equal to 24 Capacity to consent to participate in research Exclusion Criteria: Inability to consent to participate in research Emergency severity index criterion of 1-3 (high acuity) Hearing Handicap Impairment Evaluation Screen less than 24 Inability to speak English or Spanish Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided
thresholds of pure-tone averages at 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 kHz of the better hearing ear as follows; mild HI (26 to < 40 dB) and moderate to severe HI (≥ 40 dB).Of the 16,449 Korean adults in KNHANES (age, 45.0 ± 0.2 years; male, 49.7%), 1757 (weighted prevalence, 7.6%) had mild HI and 890 (3.6%) had moderate to severe HI. Subjects with HI had impaired HRQoL as compared with subjects without HI (EQ-5D, 0.96 ± 0.00 vs. 0.88±0.00 vs. 0.86 ± 0.01 for control vs. mild HI vs. moderate to severe HI, p < 0.001; EQ (...) Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean Adults with HearingImpairment: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010 to 2012. As the global population ages, disabling hearingimpairment (HI) have been increased rapidly. The impact of HI on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is of great importance to aid the development of strategic plans and to guide therapeutic interventions.To evaluate HRQoL in Korean adults with different degrees of HI using EuroQol five-dimensional
Depression Scale-Short Form, questions about social activity participation, a wide range of cognitive tasks and a speech perception test at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Participants underwent auditory training for 6 months and used hearing aids for 3 months.Correlations and structural equation modeling suggested that several cognitive domains were associated with speech perception at baseline, but only the Incongruent Stroop cognition measure was associated with hearing loss. Hearing aid use reduced (...) intervention provided evidence of reduced depressive symptoms. A full-scale, randomized hearing loss intervention and a longer neuroim-aging study with cognitive outcomes measured in the short term as well as after several years of hearing aid use are needed.
is a generic standardized self-report scale consisting of 10 items that are scored using a five-point Likert scale. An effort assessment scale (EAS), developed for the present study, consisted of six questions with responses provided on a visual analog scale that ranges from 0 to 10.All hearing-impaired groups reported significantly increased effort and fatigue compared to the control group. The median fatigue score for the control group was 14 and around 22 for the three hearing-impaired groups (...) hearing-impaired groups suggests that these aspects of listening experience are not predicted by the severity of hearingimpairment. Factor analysis suggests that the FAS and the EAS assess two distinct dimensions. The low correlation between FAS and EAS means that fatigue cannot be reliably predicted from self-reported effort in individual listeners.
-reported hearing problem. Minimum score for the total scale (reported) is 0 and maximum score is 100 points. Secondary Outcome Measures : Change is assessed for the Communication Strategies Scale (CSS) [ Time Frame: change from baseline CSS at 5 weeks, change from baseline CSS at 6 months, change from baseline CSS at 1 year ] CSS (from the Communication Profile for the HearingImpaired) The CSS is designed to analyze participants' behavior in various communication situations via three subscales (...) 4, 2018 See Sponsor: Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital Information provided by (Responsible Party): Milijana Malmberg, Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital Study Details Study Description Go to Brief Summary: Previous research has proposed employing telehealth in hearing healthcare to improve clinical care and increase access to hearing services. Several studies have shown that hearing support can be carried out without in-person meetings and lead to significant benefits for hearing aid users. Interventions
measurements investigating effects on domains such as social isolation and quality of life. This trial is a first-in-kind investigation of a novel community-based intervention that addresses hearing loss in a vulnerable, urban population. Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase Age-related HearingImpairment 1 Personal Communication Behavioral: Baltimore HEARS Device: Baltimore HEARS Not Applicable Study Design Go to Layout table for study information Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial (...) ) Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants Allocation: Randomized Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment Masking: None (Open Label) Primary Purpose: Other Official Title: Baltimore HEARS Study: Addressing HearingImpairment and Social Engagement Through Community-delivered Hearing Care Actual Study Start Date : April 18, 2018 Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2019 Estimated Study Completion Date : July 31, 2020 Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine related topics
subtests and the score on each subtest contributes to one of the five domains. Free field best aided speech in noise audiometry: Speech Reception Threshold (SRT) [ Time Frame: Baseline ] The speech reception in noise is assessed by means of the Leuven Intelligibility Sentences Test (LIST) using an adaptive procedure. This speech material is developed to quantify the speech understanding in subjects with severelyimpairedhearing. The frequency spectrum of the noise signal is equal to the long-term (...) Posted : July 5, 2017 See Sponsor: University Hospital, Antwerp Information provided by (Responsible Party): Ethisch Comité UZA, University Hospital, Antwerp Study Details Study Description Go to Brief Summary: The present cross-sectional study aims to examine the cognitive capabilities of older adults, aged 50 to 89, with normal hearing or age-related hearing loss by means of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status for Hearingimpaired individuals (RBANS-H). Secondly
Partial Visual Loss Affects Self-reports of Hearing Abilities Measured Using a Modified Version of the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Questionnaire We assessed how visually impaired (VI) people perceived their own auditory abilities using an established hearing questionnaire, the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of HearingScale (SSQ), that was adapted to make it relevant and applicable to VI individuals by removing references to visual aspects while retaining the meaning (...) significantly higher (better) scores than sighted participants for: (i) one speech question, indicating less difficulty in following a conversation that switches from one person to another, (ii) one spatial question, indicating less difficulty in localizing several talkers, (iii) three qualities questions, indicating less difficulty with segregating speech from music, hearing music more clearly, and better speech intelligibility in a car. These findings are consistent with the perceptual enhancement
Psychosocial Development in 5-Year-Old Children With Hearing Loss Using Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implants This article reports on the psychosocial development and factors influencing outcomes of 5-year-old children with cochlear implants (CIs) or hearing aids (HAs). It further examines differences between children with CIs and HAs with similar levels of hearing loss. Data were collected as part of the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with HearingImpairment study-a prospective, population (...) Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire scores on emotional or behavioral difficulties were within 1 SD of the normative mean; however, Child Development Inventory scores on social skills were more than 1 SD below the norm. Children with severe-to-profound hearing losses using HAs had significantly more behavioral problems than children with CIs. Regression analyses showed that non-verbal cognitive ability, language, and functional auditory behavior were significantly associated with psychosocial