Hearing Loss in the Elderly

Author: Sava Soucek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447118057
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In their preface, the authors highlight the great social and medical importance of hearing loss in the elderly, an ever-increasing prob lem. It is, therefore, most appropriate that a monograph, devoted to research in this field, features as an addition to the Bloomsbury Series in Clinical Science. Written by two leading authorities, the book reviews the past and present literature, details the clinical aspects and considers the electrophysiological and histopatho logical issues basic to the overall problem. It continues the high standard and excellence fostered by previous issues in the Series. London, August 1990 Jack Tinker Preface The number of very old people in the community is steadily increasing so the hearing loss that many of them endure has become a disorder of social and medical importance. Only by a greater scientific knowledge of old age deafness can there be any possibility for improvement in the care offered to its sufferers.

Paediatric Audiological Medicine

Author: Valerie E. Newton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470987964
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Professionals will find a wide range of topics relevant to their work with hearing impaired children or those suspected of having an impairment in this book. A chapter on epidemiology includes the prevalence of hearing impairment and several additional chapters are devoted to the various causative factors. Detection of a hearing loss, measurement of the degree of hearing loss and identification of the site of lesion are covered together with management of any hearing loss found. Individual chapters give coverage to balance disorders, tinnitus, progressive hearing loss, auditory neuropathy, central auditory processing disorders and unilateral hearing impairment. Methods of communication, communication disorders and the psychological effects of a hearing impairment are included together with consideration of education and employment issues.


Author: Charles Clarke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118486153
Format: PDF, Docs
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Neurology: A Queen Square Textbook, second edition, is a fully revised and updated companion that demonstrates the rapid pace of advancement within clinical neurology and applied neurosciences A comprehensive and practical overview of current developments within clinical neurology, synthesising clinical neurology with translational research Expertly edited and written by neurologists, neuroscientists and neurosurgeons working at Queen Square, advised by an distinguished International Editor team to present a global perspective Introductory chapters summarise the basic sciences underpinning the practice of clinical neurology, including genetics, channelopathies, immunology, neurophysiology and neuropathology All chapters fully revised and updated to reflect the increasing role of neurologists in acute care Includes new contributions concerning major developments in the care of; stroke, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disease, headache, infections, spinal disease, cranial nerve disease, neuropsychiatry, neurogenetics, neuro-oncology, uroneurology, neuro-otology, neuro-ophthalmology, pain medicine, sleep medicine, metabolic disease, drugs and toxins, autonomic disease, systemic disease, and neurorehabilitationfor dementia, epilepsy, headaches, neuro-genetics and many more

Cordina s Crown Jewel

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101568224
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the final novel in the Cordina's Royal Family series—a thrilling tale of deception and desire… For a few blessed weeks, Princess Camilla de Cordina plans on leaving her imperial duties behind to be commoner Camilla MacGee. Working for archaeologist Delaney Caine in rural Vermont seems the perfect escape, but her handsome employer is also an utterly cantankerous distraction. As Camilla’s irritation with Del quickly turns into a burning passion, the runaway knows she’ll have to confess. But will Del see her as the woman he loves, or dismiss her as a royal pain?

Computer Numerical Control Programming

Author: Michael Sava
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete discussion of computer numerical control's revolutionary technology - provides students with a thorough analysis of CNC concepts, programming, offsets, compensation, canned cycles and other features.

Spine Surgery

Author: Alexander R. Vaccaro
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 1626232954
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by world-renowned masters in spine surgery, this expanded third edition details all the major procedures and newest technical innovations in the field. Experts share clinical pearls gleaned from years of surgical experience and ongoing refinement of techniques. Throughout 21 well organized sections, the essential elements of a full spectrum of cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac joint procedures are distilled into 112 concise, easy to understand chapters. From deformities to spinal tumors, the text facilitates a greater understanding of surgical nuances and potential complications encountered in standard to complex cases. The authors share insights for improving patient safety and outcome such as reducing radiation exposure during fluoroscopy, minimizing intraoperative blood loss, and utilization of the surgical microscope. Updated pain management content encompasses varied strategies including injections, steroids, and nerve blocks. Special Features: More than 400 stunning full color illustrations, diagrams, and photographs replace black and white images from the previous edition Online access to 40 videos in which surgeon-authors share personal tips and demonstrate how to deftly navigate challenging, real life cases. Highlights include up close and personal footage shot in the OR and cadaver simulations Greatly expanded section on minimally invasive technologies covers AxiaLIF, Presacral Interbody Fusion, SI Joint Fusion, and the use of both Robotics and Endoscopy Up to date and comprehensive, this book is an outstanding resource for orthopedic and neurosurgical fellows and residents, as well as clinicians specializing in spine surgery.

The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing

Author: Malcolm L. Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139447491
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing, first published in 2005, is a guide to the body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice relevant to age researchers and gerontologists around the world. It contains almost 80 original chapters, commissioned and written by the world's leading gerontologists from 16 countries and 5 continents. The broad focus of the book is on the behavioural and social sciences but it also includes important contributions from the biological and medical sciences. It provides comprehensive, accessible and authoritative accounts of all the key topics in the field ranging from theories of ageing, to demography, physical aspects of ageing, mental processes and ageing, nursing and health care for older people, the social context of ageing, cross cultural perspectives, relationships, quality of life, gender, and financial and policy provision. This handbook will be a must-have resource for all researchers, students and professionals with an interest in age and ageing.