Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Clinical Diagnosis and Management

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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.


  • 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."

  • Alan Micco, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, DOODY'S (February 2018):
    "**Description** This book accurately details practice information along with diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations for pediatric sensorineural hearing loss. It is presented in a format that parallels a workup, beginning with signs and symptoms, then diagnostic workup, treatment options, and, finally, future directions for research and change. **Purpose** The book is purposed to provide information regarding the vast disease spectrum of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss. It is aimed to do so in a way that is comprehensive and serves as a single reference for those who are interested in learning more about this particular disease. These are objectives which are well-defined and well-accomplished in this particular book. **Audience** The book is directed at both residents in an otolaryngological program hoping to learn about sensorineural hearing loss in children and those already familiar with the disease who wish up-to-date information. It is written at an appropriate level for these audiences and is accessible to both. The authors and their contributors have a well-respected base of knowledge in the field, both as publishers of many papers on the subject, as well as being widely recognized in professional circles. These credentials lend considerable weight to the book and ensure its accuracy and depth. **Features** The book covers the workup, diagnosis, and treatment of various causes of pediatric hearing loss in a clear and concise way. The multitude of references at the end of every chapter makes further reading easy to identify and access. The accompanying charts and figures are pertinent without detracting from the text or providing overly detailed information that does not add to the overall understanding. **Assessment** This is a well-written guide that is appropriate for otolaryngology residents or fellows hoping to gain insight into the disease process, workup, and treatment of this condition and for attending otolaryngologists who will find a good recapitulation of existing and newly emerging knowledge. 4 stars!"

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AutorSamantha Anne , Edited by Judith E. C. Lieu , Edited by Margaret A. Kenna
Data de publicação01/2017

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