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Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Clinical Diagnosis and Management

Edited by: Samantha Anne, Judith E. C. Lieu, Margaret A. Kenna
Details:
250 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 7 x 10" 1 lbs
ISBN13:
978-1-63550-011-0
Release Date:
11/01/2017
$129.95

Overview

Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Diagnosis and Management is a quick reference manual for pediatricians, residents, audiologists, and others who work with pediatric patients. This text distills the breadth of knowledge on this topic into one that is manageable and easily comprehensible.

Pediatric hearing loss is an incredibly complex topic replete with controversies, evolving research findings, and subtle differences in management and diagnosis with different types of hearing loss. Currently, there is no such manual for pediatric hearing loss and the literature that is available can be overwhelming and difficult to read as a quick reference. This text provides practical content for daily clinical use alongside CT and MRI images, audiograms, and algorithms.

The chapters distill this complex topic into distinct subsets such as unilateral hearing loss, congenital hearing loss, and sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss addresses clinical questions that arise in daily practice by pediatricians and otolaryngologists and can be used by residents for preparation for in-service training exams or as a teaching tool.

Review

  • Liam M Flood, FRCS FRCSI, Middlesbrough UK, Journal of Laryngology and Otology (December 2017):
    "I expected to struggle through this book, but was encouraged by the publisher’s website, which did admit that this is "an incredibly complex topic" and that "the literature that is available can be overwhelming and difficult to read as a quick reference". Well, that struck a chord with this reviewer but the promise was to provide practical content for daily clinical use. Further encouragement came from chapter titles, such as the opening "Functional Consequences of Hearing Loss; What’s Down Can Come Up!" or the closing "Questions with no Answers in Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss". The latter title was so irresistible that my reading started on page 217. I was not disappointed. Despite a substantial multi-author contribution, there is a uniformity of style, with some very memorable tips and messages. In this last chapter there is discussion of Central Auditory Processing Disorder and Auditory Neuropathy that is understandable and fascinating (not something easily achieved). This reviewer will long recall the playground being described as the "child’s cocktail party" (You will have to read the book). Who appreciated the prevalence of noise induced hearing loss in adolescents or the relationship between hearing loss and global developmental delay? Hooked by now (and I admit pleasantly surprised) did now go back to read from the start. Again, memorable phrases such as "we hear with our brain, not our ears" summarise the message, but are so memorable for clinical use. A short but "punchy" chapter is clever in addressing the limitations of Newborn Hearing Screening. Audiometric evaluation is throughout pitched at a level which a simple surgeon can follow. A chapter on imaging has all the nice images of malformations we would expect, but, again, it is the text that is novel in addressing their clinical value. The content is then summarised in a nice Overview Chapter, containing a single algorithm on investigation of a new diagnosis, which alone justifies the textbook. Genetic Hearing Impairment is presented in a style that is comprehensive, informative and even readable (and that is quite challenge to meet). "Infectious Etiology" is sufficiently updated to include Zika virus and, amongst no fewer than 208 references, several from 2017. Management tends to concentrate for more on amplification than cochlear or brainstem implants, which I had expected to dominate the book. This book is then really different. It is a Paediatric audiology textbook which is targeted beyond paediatric Audiologists. It is easy to read from beginning to end (unless you follow my example) and is not just quick reference to dip into. It deals with a topic that is often overlooked in what is surgical training, but which frequently arises in those final examinations. It is far too good for trainees alone and I would recommend this to the most senior, expert, clinician who has any contact with hearing impaired children."

Introduction
Contributors

Part I. Diagnosis and Presentation

Chapter 1. Functional Consequences of Hearing Loss: What’s Down Can Come UP!
Donald M. Goldberg

Chapter 2. Presentation of Pediatric Hearing Loss
Malika Atmakuri and Kathleen C.Y. Sie

Chapter 3. Newborn Hearing Screening
Zaahir Turfe and Karen Jo Doyle Enright

Chapter 4. Audiometric Evaluation of Pediatric Hearing Loss
Derek J. Stiles

Chapter 5. Imaging for Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Jordan C. Schramm and John A. Germiller

Part II. Evaluation

Chapter 6. Evaluation of Pediatric Hearing Loss: Overview
Kaelan Black and Diego Preciado

Chapter 7. Genetic Hearing Impairment
John H. Greinwald, Jr.

Chapter 8. Evaluation of Pediatric Hearing Loss: Infectious Etiology of Hearing Loss
Nicole Leigh Aaronson and David H. Chi

Chapter 9. Evaluation of Hearing Loss: Acquired Hearing Loss
Daniel I. Choo

Part III. Management

Chapter 10. Management of Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Patricia J. Yoon and Kristin Uhler

Chapter 11. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL)
Carol J. MacArthur

Part IV. Future Directions

Chapter 12. Questions with No Answers in Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Blake C. Papsin, Sharon L. Cushing, Adrian L. James, Robert V. Harrison, Salima Jiwani, and Karen A. Gordon

Index

About The Editors

Samantha Anne

Dr. Anne completed her Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science degree, and her Doctor of Medicine degree at Wayne State University. Her post-graduate training includes a two-year otolaryngology residency at The State University of New York, followed by completion of residency at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University. She then did a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


Judith E. C. Lieu

Dr. Lieu graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine and completed her otolaryngology training at the BJH/Washington University/SLCH consortium program. She obtained clinical research training at the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University, then returned to St. Louis Children's Hospital for a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship.


Margaret A. Kenna

Dr. Kenna received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MD from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and did her Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship training at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine).

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