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Hearing Disorders: HELP
Articles by Ferdinando Grandori
Based on 9 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, F. Grandori wrote the following 9 articles about Hearing Disorders.
 
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1 Review Interventions following hearing screening in adults: a systematic descriptive review. 2011

Pronk, Marieke / Kramer, Sophia E / Davis, Adrian C / Stephens, Dafydd / Smith, Pauline A / Thodi, Chryssoula / Anteunis, Lucien J C / Parazzini, Marta / Grandori, Ferdinando. ·Department of ENT/Audiology, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. m.pronk@vumc.nl ·Int J Audiol · Pubmed #21718228.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Adult hearing screening may be a solution to the under-diagnosis and under-treatment of hearing loss in adults. Limited use and satisfaction with hearing aids indicate that consideration of alternative interventions following hearing screening may be needed. The primary aim of this study is to provide an overview of all intervention types that have been offered to adult (≥ 18 years) screen-failures. DESIGN: Systematic literature review. Articles were identified through systematic searches in PubMed, EMBASE, Cinahl, the Cochrane Library, private libraries, and through reference checking. RESULTS: Of the initial 3027 papers obtained from the searches, a total of 37 were found to be eligible. The great majority of the screening programmes (i.e. 26) referred screen-failures to a hearing specialist without further rehabilitation being specified. Most of the others (i.e. seven) led to the provision of hearing aids. Four studies offered alternative interventions comprising communication programme elements (e.g. speechreading, hearing tactics) or advice on environmental aids. CONCLUSIONS: Interventions following hearing screening generally comprised referral to a hearing specialist or hearing aid rehabilitation. Some programmes offered alternative rehabilitation options. These may be valuable as an addition to or replacement of hearing aid rehabilitation. It is recommended that this be addressed in future research.

2 Article Reflections on Lake Como Conferences (2000-2016). 2017

Grandori, Ferdinando / Hayes, Deborah. ·Instituteof Biomedical Engineering, CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Milano, Lombardia, Italy. · Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora. · University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora. ·Am J Audiol · Pubmed #29049630.

ABSTRACT: Purpose: We present an overview of the conceptualization and development of the Newborn Hearing Screening and Hearing Across the Lifespan (Lake Como) conferences from 2000 to 2016.

3 Article Evolution of Italian Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programs. 2017

Bubbico, L / Tognola, G / Grandori, F. ·Italian Institute of Social Medicine/INAPP. Public Policy Innovation. Department of Biomedical Science. Hearing Loss Research Group, Rome, Italy. · CNR Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering. Engeneering for Health and Wellbeing, Milan, Italy. ·Ann Ig · Pubmed #28244580.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the state of implementation of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programs in Italy and to determine the effect that an ad hoc legislation may have on the percentage of infants screened for detection of hearing impairment in nurseries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Italian Newborn Hearing Screening data were obtained during four national surveys (years 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2011). The screening rates obtained by the Regions which adopted or did not adopt a legislation to increase the newborns' coverage were compared. RESULTS: In 2011, the average coverage rate was 78.3%, but in 12 out of 20 Regions it exceeded 95%. Coverage rate was greater in Regions that implemented an ad hoc legislation compared to Regions that did not. As a matter of fact, Regions which passed the legislation screened more than 95% of infants, whereas Regions without legislation reported a mean screening rate of nearly 67% of newborns. CONCLUSION: Current results seem to confirm that a specific legislation might have a decisive effect on the increase of rate of coverage of newborn hearing screenings.

4 Article Adult hearing screening: follow-up and outcomes1. 2013

Thodi, C / Parazzini, M / Kramer, S E / Davis, A / Stenfelt, S / Janssen, T / Smith, P / Stephens, D / Pronk, M / Anteunis, L I / Schirkonyer, V / Grandori, F. ·European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. c.thodi@euc.ac.cy ·Am J Audiol · Pubmed #23800816.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To screen hearing and evaluate outcomes in community-dwelling older adults. METHOD: Three thousand and twenty-five adults responded to an invitation to be screened by questionnaire, otoscopy, and pure-tone audiometry. Pure-tone average (PTA) >35 dB HL in the worse ear, unilateral hearing loss, or otoscopic findings were the criteria for referral for services. A questionnaire related to compliance with referral recommendations was completed by telephone interview for 160 randomly selected participants after 1-2 years from referral. RESULTS: The referral rate for audiologic/hearing aid evaluation was 46%, and referral for cerumen removal/medical evaluation was 17%. Of the people referred for audiologic/hearing aid evaluation, 18% tried a hearing aid; 2 years later, 11% were using a hearing aid. Screening recommendations affected participants' decision to seek help. Study participants stated that the screening was helpful, it should be offered to everybody, and they would participate in future screenings. CONCLUSION: Although adult hearing screening offered timely identification of hearing loss for adults seeking help, follow-up with hearing aid treatment was low.

5 Article Using the speech understanding in noise (SUN) test for adult hearing screening1. 2013

Paglialonga, Alessia / Grandori, Ferdinando / Tognola, Gabriella. ·CNR, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Milan, Italy. alessia.paglialonga@polimi.it ·Am J Audiol · Pubmed #23800813.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To develop a novel speech-in-noise test for adult hearing screening-the Speech Understanding in Noise (SUN) test. The goal was to design a fast, automated, easy-to-use test to identify difficulties in speech communication. METHOD: The SUN test consists of a short list of intervocalic consonants in noise presented in a forced-choice paradigm by means of a touch screen. The SUN test was developed and evaluated in an overall population of >6,000 participants. The test is available in various languages (i.e., English, French, German, and Italian) and continues to be developed in others (e.g., Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin). RESULTS: Test time was <1 min/ear. Test-retest reliability was very good. The test showed good agreement with conventional clinical measures (e.g., pure-tone testing, speech-in-noise testing, and self-reported hearing handicap). The test's sensitivity and specificity to identify disabling hearing impairment were 84% and 75%, respectively. The same results were obtained in low and high ambient noise. CONCLUSION: The SUN test is fast, repeatable, easy to use, self-explanatory, specific to the impairment, and robust to ambient noise. It may be a viable approach for adult hearing screening in clinical as well as nonclinical settings.

6 Unspecified Introduction to the AJA research forum on intervention and rehabilitation strategies for adults and older adults. 2013

Paglialonga, Alessia / Grandori, Ferdinando. · ·Am J Audiol · Pubmed #23975123.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE To give an overview of the third in a series of research forums emerged from the second International Conference on Adult Hearing Screening (AHS 2012), which was held in Cernobbio (Lake Como, Italy) in June 2012. The first two research forums, published in the previous and current issues of this journal, included several key contributions from the AHS meeting in 2 major topic areas, "Hearing Screening in Adults and Older Adults" (Vol. 22, June 2013) and "Aging and Hearing: Mechanisms and Effects" (this issue). In the 7 articles showcased in this Research Forum on "Intervention and Rehabilitation Strategies for Adults and Older Adults," the authors provide a multifaceted view on recent advancements in intervention strategies for adults with hearing loss, with ample emphasis on auditory training; discuss the research challenges that need to be tackled in this field; and explore new ways to take into account the individual needs and obtain a deeper understanding of the peculiar attributes of hearing in older adults.

7 Unspecified Introduction to the AJA research forum on aging and hearing: mechanisms and effects. 2013

Paglialonga, Alessia / Grandori, Ferdinando. · ·Am J Audiol · Pubmed #23975121.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE This Research Forum, "Aging and Hearing: Mechanisms and Effects," highlights 6 contributions presented at the 2nd International Conference on Adult Hearing Screening (AHS 2012), held in Cernobbio (Lake Como, Italy) in June 2012. Overall, the articles in this Research Forum give insight into the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of auditory dysfunctions in adults, with particular focus on their implications for screening, assessment, and intervention.

8 Unspecified Introduction to the AJA research forum on hearing screening in adults and older adults. 2013

Grandori, Ferdinando / Paglialonga, Alessia. ·CNR, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Milan, Italy. ·Am J Audiol · Pubmed #23800812.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To illustrate the overall project that led to the development of a series of research forums highlighting several key contributions to AHS 2012, the 2nd International Conference on Adult Hearing Screening, in Cernobbio (Lake Como), Italy, and, in particular, to provide an overview of the first research forum, "Hearing Screening in Adults and Older Adults," which contains a set of brief papers that tackle prominent issues related to adult hearing screening: guiding principles for adult screening, development of methods and technologies, program implementation and evaluation, possible future scenarios, and health policy issues.

9 Minor Adult Hearing Screening: what comes next? 2011

Smith, Pauline A / Davis, Adrian C / Pronk, Marieke / Stephens, Dafydd / Kramer, Sophia E / Thodi, Chryssoula / Anteunis, Lucien J C / Parazzini, Marta / Grandori, Ferdinando. · ·Int J Audiol · Pubmed #21846168.

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