Search for dissertations about: "hearing impairment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 85 swedish dissertations containing the words hearing impairment.

  1. 1. Hearing impairment and deafness : genetic and environmental factors - interactions - consequences : a clinical audiological approach

    Author : Per-Inge Carlsson; Erik Borg; Berth Danermark; Claes Möller; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Disability studies; hereditary hearing impairment; deafness; noise induced hearing loss; Deaf community; connexin mutations; oxidative stress genes; family history of hearing impairment; audiological rehabilitation; audiological medicine; Handikappforskning; Disability research; Handikappsforskning; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Social sciences; Socialvetenskap; Medicinsk handikappvetenskap; Medical Disability Research;

    Abstract : OBJECTIVES - Hearing impairment (HI) can be due to genetic or environmental factors, e.g. noise. More than 50% of HI cases are thougt to be hereditary. READ MORE

  2. 2. Employees with Aided Hearing Impairment : An Interdisciplinary Perspective

    Author : Håkan Hua; Björn Lyxell; Claes Möller; Stephen Widén; Gunnel Backenroth; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Hearing impairment; cognitive skills; noise; labor market; Hörselnedsättning; kognitiva förmågor; buller; arbetsmarknad;

    Abstract : In Sweden 13% of the general adult population (16-84 years), with or without hearing aids (HAs), report that they have difficulties following a conversation when more than two people are involved. This means that more than one million people in Sweden (9 500 000 inhabitants in total) report subjective hearing difficulties. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hearing as behaviour : psychological aspects of acquired hearing impairment in the elderly

    Author : Gerhard Andersson; Uppsala universitet; []

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  4. 4. Clinical and Genetic Studies of Hearing Impairment

    Author : Carina Frykholm; Ulla Friberg; Hans-Christian Larsen; Niklas Dahl; Marie-Louise Bondeson; Lisbeth Tranebjaerg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Otorhinolaryngology; NF2; array-CGH; Meniere’s disease; PIK3C2G; X-linked; progressive; hearing impairment; Otorhinolaryngologi;

    Abstract : Monogenic disorders offer a possibility for studies of genetic disturbances in hearing impairment—a knowledge which could be essential for development of future treatment options. In this thesis, the underlying genetic disturbances in neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and familial Meniere’s disease (FMD) were evaluated, and familial X-linked hearing impairment was described from a clinical point of view. READ MORE

  5. 5. Less is more? Loudness aspects of prescriptive methods for nonlinear hearing aids

    Author : Karolina Smeds; KTH; []
    Keywords : hearing impairment; hearing aid; nonlinear; WDRC; hearing aid experience; prescription; loudness; loudness model; speech intelligibility; preference;

    Abstract : In Sweden, about 10% of the adult population experienceshearing problems that cause them difficulties in everydaycommunication, and approximately 60 000 people are providedwith hearing aids each year. Despite the fact that modernhearing aids can facilitate speech communication in a widerange of listening environments, many hearing-aid users aredissatisfied with their hearing aids. READ MORE