1. Secondhand smoke exposure and the risk of hearing loss.

    Tobacco Control 20(1):82 (2011) PMID 21081307 PMCID PMC3071573

    Hearing loss has been associated with tobacco smoking, but its relationship with secondhand smoke is not known. We sought to investigate the association between secondhand smoke exposure and hearing loss in a nationally representative sample of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examinati...
  2. A clinical protocol for predicting outcomes with an implantable prosthetic device (Baha) in patients with single-sided deafness.

    Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 21(10):654 (2010) PMID 21376006

    The Baha implant is increasingly becoming a common form of treatment for individuals with single-sided deafness (SSD). However, evidence-based guidelines for determining candidacy in these patients are not yet established. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical utility of spee...
  3. The utility of positron emission tomography in the evaluation of autoimmune hearing loss.

    Otology & Neurotology 24(2):201 (2003) PMID 12621332

    To evaluate positron emission tomography as an imaging tool in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of autoimmune inner ear disease. Autoimmune inner ear disease is a form of cochleovestibular disease associated with variable hearing loss and vertigo for which no reliable diagnostic tests a...
  4. Nonlinear hearing AIDS and verification of fitting targets.

    Trends in Amplification 7(3):99 (2003) PMID 15004649 PMCID PMC4168920

    This paper addresses the issue of initial verification of hearing aid gain and output for nonlinear hearing aids. Specifically, "urban legend" has it that nonlinear hearing aids with digital noise reduction circuitry may not be accurately measured using functional gain and/or probe microphone me...
  5. Autoimmune inner ear disease: diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in a multidisciplinary setting.

    Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 14(4):225 (2003) PMID 12940706

    Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) is a clinical syndrome of uncertain pathogenesis. It is associated with bilateral rapidly progressive hearing loss. The hearing loss may be associated with vestibular symptoms. Autoimmunity has been proposed as the pathogenesis of this sort of hearing loss, al...
  6. Hearing loss and phacoemulsification

    Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 26(4):602 (2000)

    Purpose To determine the acoustic spectra of currently used phacoemulsification units and to contrast phacoemulsification-generated acoustic spectra with representative audiograms of common types of sensorineural hearing loss.