The Auditory Brain and Age Related Hearing Impairment

The Auditory Brain and Age Related Hearing Impairment
Author: Jos J. Eggermont
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN 10: 0128155450
ISBN 13: 9780128155455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Auditory Brain and Age Related Hearing Impairment Book Review:

The Auditory Brain and Age-Related Hearing Impairment provides an overview of the interaction between age-related hearing impairments and cognitive brain function. This monograph elucidates the techniques used in the connectome and other brain-network studies based on electrophysiological methods. Discussions of the manifestations of age-related hearing impairment, the causes of degradation of sound processing, compensatory changes in the human brain, and rehabilitation and intervention are included. There is currently a surge in content on aging and hearing loss, the benefits of hearing aids and implants, and the correlation between hearing loss, cognitive decline and early onset of dementia. Given the changing demographics, treatment of age-related hearing impairment need not just be bottom-up (i.e., by amplification and/or cochlear implantation), but also top-down by addressing the impact of the changing brain on communication. The role of age-related capacity for audio-visual integration and its role in assisting treatment have only recently been investigated, thus this area needs more attention. Relates the techniques used in the connectome and other brain-network studies to the human auditory-cortex and age-related hearing loss research findings Examines the side effects of age-related hearing impairment and their impact on the quality of life for the elderly Evaluates the importance of multi-modal means in the rehabilitation of the elderly with hearing aids and cochlear implants Discusses the role of neurostimulation and various training procedures to halt, or potentially reverse, cognitive decline in the elderly

Late Life Depression

Late Life Depression
Author: Steven P. Roose M.D.,Harold A. Sackeim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2004-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780198034841
ISBN 13: 0198034849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Late Life Depression Book Review:

We live in an aging world. Illnesses that are prevalent and cause significant morbidity and mortality in older people will consume an increasing share of health care resources. One such illness is depression. This illness has a particularly devastating impact in the elderly because it is often undiagnosed or inadequately treated. Depression not only has a profound impact on quality of life but it is associated with an increased risk of mortality from suicide and vascular disease. In fact for every medical illness studied, e.g. heart disease, diabetes, cancer, individuals who are depressed have a worse prognosis. Research has illuminated the physiological and behavioral effects of depression that accounts for these poor outcomes. The deleterious relationship between depression and other illnesses has changed the concept of late-life depression from a "psychiatric disorder" that is diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist to a common and serious disorder that is the responsibility of all physicians who care for patients over the age of 60. This is the first volume devoted to the epidemiology, phenomenology, psychobiology, treatment and consequences of late-life depression. Although much has been written about depressive disorders, the focus has been primarily on the illness as experienced in younger adults. The effects of aging on the brain, the physiological and behavioral consequences of recurrent depression, and the impact of other diseases common in the elderly, make late-life depression a distinct entity. There is a compelling need for a separate research program, specialized treatments, and a book dedicated to this disorder. This book will be invaluable to psychiatrists, gerontologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, students, trainees, and others who care for individuals over the age of sixty.

The Aging Auditory System

The Aging Auditory System
Author: Sandra Gordon-Salant,Robert D. Frisina,Richard R. Fay,Arthur N. Popper
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 9781441909930
ISBN 13: 1441909931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aging Auditory System Book Review:

This volume brings together noted scientists who study presbycusis from the perspective of complementary disciplines, for a review of the current state of knowledge on the aging auditory system. Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is one of the top three most common chronic health conditions affecting individuals aged 65 years and older. The high prevalence of age-related hearing loss compels audiologists, otolaryngologists, and auditory neuroscientists alike to understand the neural, genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying this disorder. A comprehensive understanding of these factors is needed so that effective prevention, intervention, and rehabilitative strategies can be developed to ameliorate the myriad of behavioral manifestations.

The Oxford Handbook of the Auditory Brainstem

The Oxford Handbook of the Auditory Brainstem
Author: Karl Kandler PhD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN 10: 0190849088
ISBN 13: 9780190849085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Auditory Brainstem Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of The Auditory Brainstem provides an introduction as well as an in-depth reference to the organization and function of ascending and descending auditory pathways in the mammalian brainstem. Individual chapters are organized along the auditory pathway beginning with the cochlea and ending with the auditory midbrain. Each chapter provides an introduction to the respective area, and summarizes our current knowledge before discussing disputes and challenges the field currently faces. A major emphasis throughout this book is on the numerous forms of plasticity that are increasingly observed in many areas of the auditory brainstem. Several chapters focus on neuronal modulation of function and synaptic, neuronal, and circuit plasticity, especially under circumstances when they occur most prominently: during development, aging, and following peripheral hearing loss. In addition, the book addresses the role of trauma-induced maladaptive plasticity with respect to its contribution in generating central hearing dysfunction such as hyperacusis and tinnitus. The book is intended for students and postdocs starting in the auditory field, and researchers of related fields who wish to get an authoritative and up-to-date summary of the current state of auditory brainstem research. For clinical practitioners in audiology, otolaryngology, and neurology, the book is a valuable resource of information about the neuronal mechanisms that are major candidates for the generation of central hearing dysfunction.

Aging and Hearing

Aging and Hearing
Author: Karen S. Helfer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030493679
ISBN 13: 9783030493677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genetics of Deafness

Genetics of Deafness
Author: B. Vona,T. Haaf
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 3318058564
ISBN 13: 9783318058567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics of Deafness Book Review:

Genetics of Deafness offers a journey through areas crucial for understanding the causes and effects of hearing loss. It covers such topics as the latest approaches in diagnostics and deafness research and the current status and future promise of gene therapy for hearing restoration. The book begins by bringing attention to how hearing loss affects the individual and society. Methods of hearing loss detection and management throughout the lifespan are highlighted as is a particularly new development in newborn hearing screening. The challenges of hearing loss, an extremely heterogeneous impairment, are addressed. Additional topics include current research interests, ranging from novel gene identification to their functional validation in the mouse and zebrafish. The book ends with a chapter on the state of the art of gene therapy—an area that is certain to gain increasing attention as molecular mechanisms of deafness are better understood. Genetics of Deafness, written by leading authors in the field, is a must read for clinicians, researchers, and students. It provides much needed insight into the diagnosis and research of hereditary hearing loss.

Aging and Hearing

Aging and Hearing
Author: Karen S. Helfer,Edward L. Bartlett,Arthur N. Popper,Richard R. Fay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 9783030493660
ISBN 13: 3030493660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and Hearing Book Review:

Since the first edition of the Aging Auditory System volume (in 2009), there has been a tremendous amount of research in basic, translational, and clinical sciences related to age-related changes in auditory system structure and function. The new research has been driven by technical and conceptual advances in auditory neuroscience at multiple levels ranging from cells to cognition. The chapters in Aging and Hearing: Causes and Consequences span a broad range of topics and appeal to a relatively wide audience. Our goal in this volume is to put together state-of-the-art discussions about new developments in aging research that will appeal to a broad audience, serving as an important update on the current state of research on the aging auditory system. This update includes not only the recent research, but also consideration of how human and animal studies or translational and basic research are working in tandem to advance the field. This new edition is a natural complement to the previous SHAR volume on the aging auditory system edited by Gordon-Salant, Frisina, Popper, and Fay. The target audience for this volume will be graduate students, researchers, and academic faculty from a range of disciplines (psychology, hearing science/audiology, physiology, neuroscience, engineering). It also will appeal to clinical audiologists as well as to researchers working in the hearing device industry. Individuals who attend conferences sponsored by the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Acoustical Society of America, Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society, American Auditory Society, Society for Neuroscience, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and the American Academy of Audiology (among others) are likely to find value in the volume.

Advances in Clinical Audiology

Advances in Clinical Audiology
Author: Stavros Hatzopoulos
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-03-29
ISBN 10: 9535130439
ISBN 13: 9789535130437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Clinical Audiology Book Review:

Advances in Clinical Audiology is an excursus on the latest findings in clinical audiology with a strong emphasis in new emerging technologies which facilitate and optimize a better assessment of the human patient. The book has been edited with a strong educational perspective (all chapters include an extensive introduction to their corresponding topic and an extensive glossary of terms). The book contains material suitable for graduate students in audiology, ENT, hearing science, and neuroscience.

Genetic Hearing Loss

Genetic Hearing Loss
Author: Patrick J. Willems
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2003-10-17
ISBN 10: 0824756886
ISBN 13: 9780824756888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Hearing Loss Book Review:

Heredity, either alone or in combination with environmental factors, is the most prominent underlying cause of hearing impairment. Thanks in large part to positional cloning techniques, scientists have identified nearly 100 gene loci implicated in hearing loss since 1995-an extraordinarily rapid rate of gene identification. Genetic Hearing Loss branches into syndromic and nonsyndromic categorical directions in its coverage of the genetics behind hearing loss. Authored by 60 internationally recognized researchers, the book describes the normal development of the ear, updates the classification and epidemiology of hearing loss, and surveys the usage of audiometric tests and diagnostic medical examinations.

Gerontology

Gerontology
Author: Grazia D’Onofrio,Daniele Sancarlo,Antonio Greco
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 178923252X
ISBN 13: 9781789232523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerontology Book Review:

Aging well and actively is the real objective of human being. This book is an up-to-date and realistic view on physiopathological mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases. The book includes topical contributions from multiple disciplines to support the fundamental goals of extending active life and enhancing its quality.

Update On Hearing Loss

Update On Hearing Loss
Author: Fayez Bahmad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN 10: 9535121952
ISBN 13: 9789535121954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Update On Hearing Loss Book Review:

Update on Hearing Loss encompasses both the theoretical background on the different forms of hearing loss and a detailed knowledge on state-of-the-art treatment for hearing loss, written for clinicians by specialists and researchers. Realizing the complexity of hearing loss has highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary research. Therefore, all the authors contributing to this book were chosen from many different specialties of medicine, including surgery, psychology, and neuroscience, and came from diverse areas of expertise, such as neurology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and clinical and experimental audiology.

Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease

Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease
Author: Dorina Papageorgiou,George Christopoulos,Stelios Smirnakis
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2014-05-31
ISBN 10: 9535112031
ISBN 13: 9789535112037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease Book Review:

The brain is the most complex computational device we know, consisting of highly interacting and redundant networks of areas, supporting specific brain functions. The rules by which these areas organize themselves to perform specific computations have only now started to be uncovered. Advances in non-invasive neuroimaging technologies have revolutionized our understanding of the functional anatomy of cortical circuits in health and disease states, which is the focus of this book. The first section of this book focuses on methodological issues, such as combining functional MRI technology with other brain imaging modalities. The second section examines the application of brain neuroimaging to understand cognitive, visual, auditory, motor and decision-making networks, as well as neurological diseases. The use of non-invasive neuroimaging technologies will continue to stimulate an exponential growth in understanding basic brain processes, largely as a result of sustained advances in neuroimaging methods and applications.

Volume Control

Volume Control
Author: David Owen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0525534245
ISBN 13: 9780525534242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volume Control Book Review:

The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have. Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.

Controversies in Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Controversies in Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Author: Anthony T. Cacace,Dennis J. McFarland
Publsiher: Plural Publishing
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2008-08-15
ISBN 10: 1597568147
ISBN 13: 9781597568142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controversies in Central Auditory Processing Disorder Book Review:

Featuring contributions from a stellar team of expert contributors in the areas of audiology, psychology, anatomy, neuroscience, imaging science, and epidemiology, this book addresses major controversies in the field of auditory processing and its disorders. The contributors consider a range of topics including the history of the field, contemporary anatomical models, auditory processing streams, neuroplasticity, professional models, modality specificity, music perception and its disorders, speech recognition, aging, educational outcomes, tinnitus, and auditory neuropathy.

An Excursus into Hearing Loss

An Excursus into Hearing Loss
Author: Stavros Hatzopoulos,Andrea Ciorba
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 1789232120
ISBN 13: 9781789232127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Excursus into Hearing Loss Book Review:

The main objective of this volume is to diffuse the latest information related to hearing loss, which is among the most prevalent chronic disabilities worldwide. Nowadays, it is clear that the identification and rehabilitation of hearing impairment, when possible, have to be adequately and promptly managed because hearing loss can seriously interfere with psychosocial development, family dynamics, and social interactions. This book has been edited with a strong educational perspective (all chapters include an extensive introduction to their corresponding topic and an extensive glossary of terms). This book contains various materials suitable for graduate students in audiology, ENT, hearing science, and neurosciences.

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases
Author: Gorazd Drevensek
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789230144
ISBN 13: 9781789230147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases Book Review:

The book provides chapters on sex hormones and their modulation in neurodegenerative processes and pathologies, from basic molecular mechanisms, physiology, gender differences, to neuroprotection and clinical aspects for potential novel pharmacotherapy approaches. The book contains 14 chapters written by authors from various biomedical professions, from basic researchers in biology and physiology to medicine and veterinary medicine, pharmacologists, psychiatrist, etc. Chapters sum up the past and current knowledge on sex hormones, representing original new insights into their role in brain functioning, mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The book is written for a broad range of audience, from biomedical students to highly profiled medical specialists and biomedical researchers, helping them to expand their knowledge on sex hormones in neurodegenerative processes and opening new questions for further investigation.

When the Brain Can t Hear

When the Brain Can t Hear
Author: Teri James Bellis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2003-07-22
ISBN 10: 9780743428644
ISBN 13: 0743428641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Brain Can t Hear Book Review:

Profiles and explores APD, a hearing form of dyslexia in which the brain cannot process sound, delineating its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for child and adult sufferers while noting the prevalence of the condition's misdiagnosis. Reprint.

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-12-17
ISBN 10: 0309092965
ISBN 13: 9780309092968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearing Loss Book Review:

Millions of Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates programs that provide cash disability benefits to people with permanent impairments like hearing loss, if they can show that their impairments meet stringent SSA criteria and their earnings are below an SSA threshold. The National Research Council convened an expert committee at the request of the SSA to study the issues related to disability determination for people with hearing loss. This volume is the product of that study. Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits reviews current knowledge about hearing loss and its measurement and treatment, and provides an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the current processes and criteria. It recommends changes to strengthen the disability determination process and ensure its reliability and fairness. The book addresses criteria for selection of pure tone and speech tests, guidelines for test administration, testing of hearing in noise, special issues related to testing children, and the difficulty of predicting work capacity from clinical hearing test results. It should be useful to audiologists, otolaryngologists, disability advocates, and others who are concerned with people who have hearing loss.

Brain Aging

Brain Aging
Author: David R. Riddle
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-04-19
ISBN 10: 9781420005523
ISBN 13: 1420005529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Aging Book Review:

Recognition that aging is not the accumulation of disease, but rather comprises fundamental biological processes that are amenable to experimental study, is the basis for the recent growth of experimental biogerontology. As increasingly sophisticated studies provide greater understanding of what occurs in the aging brain and how these changes occur

Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Author: Edward T. Zawada Jr.
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN 10: 1789843898
ISBN 13: 9781789843897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Book Review:

This volume is a collection of reports dealing with geriatrics and gerontology. The first section provides an introduction to the common medical and non-medical problems of aging. The second section concentrates on one of the most devastating problems of the elderly, that of dementia. Finally, the third section deals with newer topics such as hearing loss, acute and chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, and the use of nerve and muscle stimulation to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with degenerative neurologic diseases. The chapters contained herein represent the transformation of managing older patient problems that commonly impact quality of life after the age of 60 years.