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Infection and Hearing Impairment

Valerie E. Newton Pamela J. Vallely

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Whurr Publishers Ltd
07 April 2006
The aim of the book is to provide a text which brings together the expertise from two separate disciplines applied to a shared problem; that of hearing impairment resulting from an infectious cause. The book has been written to be accessible to both disciplines. It begins with chapters describing the anatomy and function of the ear and its development to allow those unfamiliar with the ear to understand how the pathogen can affect hearing. The following chapters include background information on the relevant viruses, bacteria and other pathogens so that those less familiar with these organisms will be able to understand the context within which they may affect the ear. The book also considers current ways in which these infections may be diagnosed, treated, and the potential for prevention.
Edited by:   Valerie E. Newton, Pamela J. Vallely
Imprint:   Whurr Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 193mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   556g
ISBN:   9781861565075
ISBN 10:   1861565070
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   07 April 2006
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Contributors. Preface. 1. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear (J. Irwin). 2. Development of the Ear and of Hearing (V.E. Newton). 3. Epidemiology of Infection as a Cause of Hearing Loss (A. Smith and C. Mathers), 4. Cytomegalovirus (S.B. Boppana and W.J. Britt). 5. Rubella (P.A. Tookey). 6. Mumps (K.E. Wright). 7. Measles (B. Rima). 8. Toxoplasma Infection and the Ear (B. Stray-Pedersen). 9. Sexually Transmitted Infections (P. Turner). 10. Otitis Media (J.J. Groete and P.J. Vallely). 11. Meningitis and Hearing Loss (K.J. Mutton and E.B. Kaczmarski). 12. Infectious Diseases and Hearing in the Tropics (R. Hinchcliffe and S. Prasansuk). 13. Ototoxic Drugs (R. Taylor and A. Forge). 14. Laboratory Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Infection Leading to Hearing Loss (P.E. Klapper and P.J. Vallely). 15. The Experience of Deafness ? Psychosocial Effects (A. Young). References. Index.

Professor Valerie Newton, Human Communication and Deafness, School of Education and Virology, LMAG, School of Medicine, The University of Manchester, UK Dr Pamela Vallely, Human Communication and Deafness, School of Education and Virology, LMAG, School of Medicine, The University of Manchester, UK

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