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Volume 42 Number 4, July/August 2005, Supplement 2
Pages 1 — 8

Abstract - Selected complex auditory disorders

Maurice H. Miller, PhD;1* Jerome D. Schein, PhD2

1Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University,
New York, NY; 2Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Abstract — This article provides an overview of four auditory disorders relevant generally to adults and especially to veterans. The disorders are noise-induced hearing loss, idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, otosclerosis, and Ménière's disease. Sensorineural hearing loss characterizes each, but additional aspects vary with each of the four conditions. This article describes the conditions, discusses their diagnoses and treatments, and outlines current and suggested rehabilitation. The emphasis is on recent advances, some of which await confirmation prior to possible acceptance as standard practice.
Key words: audiologic rehabilitation, diagnosis, hearing loss, idiopathic, Ménière's disease, noise-induced, otosclerosis, sensorineural, serial audiometry, spontaneous recovery, treatment.

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