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AuthorSoucek, Sava. author
TitleHearing Loss in the Elderly [electronic resource] : Audiometric, Electrophysiological and Histopathological Aspects / by Sava Soucek, Leslie Michaels
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1990
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1805-3
Descript XIII, 111p. 52 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

In their preface, the authors highlight the great social and medical importance of hearing loss in the elderly, an ever-increasing probยญ lem. It is, therefore, most appropriate that a monograph, devoted to research in this field, features as an addition to the Bloomsbury Series in Clinical Science. Written by two leading authorities, the book reviews the past and present literature, details the clinical aspects and considers the electrophysiological and histopathoยญ logical issues basic to the overall problem. It continues the high standard and excellence fostered by previous issues in the Series. London, August 1990 Jack Tinker Preface The number of very old people in the community is steadily increasing so the hearing loss that many of them endure has become a disorder of social and medical importance. Only by a greater scientific knowledge of old age deafness can there be any possibility for improvement in the care offered to its sufferers


CONTENT

1 Review of Literature -- Up to the Early Twentieth Century -- Recent Times -- Localization of the Disturbance -- Aetiological Basis for the Disturbance -- Summary -- 2 Clinical Diagnosis and Audiometric Studies -- Clinical Dignosis -- Disorders of the External Ear -- Disorders of the Middle Ear -- Disorders of the Inner Ear -- Audiometric Studies -- Personal Investigations -- 3 Electrophysiology -- (In collaboration with S.M. Mason) -- Extratympanic Electrocochleography -- Detailed Investigation of ABR; Preliminary Investigation of ECochG -- Simultaneous Recordings of ABR and ECochG; Detailed Investigation of ECochG Components -- Stimulus Rate Effects -- 4 Histopathological Changes -- Perfusion-Fixation and Slicing of Inner Ear -- Staining of Surface Preparations -- Preliminary Survey of Morphological Changes in Elderly Cochleas -- Quantitative Analysis of Hair Cell Changes -- Summary of Histopathological Changes -- 5 Summing-up


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