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Vogel, L. (author), Verschuure, H. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Brug, J. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives. We estimated whether and to what extent a group of adolescents were at risk of developing permanent hearing loss as a result of voluntary exposure to high-volume music, and we assessed whether such exposure was associated with hearing-related symptoms. Methods. In 2007, 1512 adolescents (aged 12-19 years) in Dutch secondary schools...
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Vogel, I. (author), Verschuure, H. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Brug, J. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. The goal was to assess risky and protective listening behaviors of adolescent users of MP3 players and the association of these behaviors with demographic characteristics and frequency of use. METHODS. In 2007, 1687 adolescents (12-19 years of age) in 68 classes in 15 Dutch secondary schools were invited to complete questionnaires...
article 2009
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Koelewijn, T. (author), Bronkhorst, A. (author), Theeuwes, J. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
There is debate in the crossmodal cueing literature as to whether capture of visual attention by means of sound is a fully automatic process. Recent studies show that when visual attention is endogenously focused sound still captures attention. The current study investigated whether there is interaction between exogenous auditory and visual...
article 2009
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Uilenburg, N. (author), de Kauffman-Boer, M. (author), van der Ploeg, K. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The objective of this study was to investigate whether universal neonatal hearing screening could be integrated in the youth health care program. The screening was performed by nurses of the well baby clinics. A three stage transient evoked otoacoustic emission screening was performed in three different screening settings in order to study the...
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Zekveld, A.A. (author), Kramer, S.E. (author), Kessens, J.M. (author), Vlaming, M.S.M.G. (author), Houtgast, T. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
This study examined the subjective benefit obtained from automatically generated captions during telephone-speech comprehension in the presence of babble noise. Short stories were presented by telephone either with or without captions that were generated offline by an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system. To simulate online ASR, the word...
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van der Burg, E. (author), Olivers, C.N.L. (author), Bronkhorst, A.W. (author), Theeuwes, J. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Participants performed an attentional blink (AB) task including digits as targets and letters as distractors within the visual and auditory domains. Prior to the rapid serial visual presentation, a visual or auditory prime was presented in the form of a digit that was identical to the second target (T2) on 50% of the trials. In addition to the ...
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van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), de Kauffman-Boer, M.A. (author), Uilenburg, N.N. (author), de Ridder-Sluiter, J.G. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Objective: To investigate whether false-positive outcomes on neonatal hearing screening cause long-lasting parental concerns. Methods: A general population of parents whose children had participated in the universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) programme were examined. Parents filled out a questionnaire 6 months after UNHS. Outcomes were...
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Zekveld, A.A. (author), Kramer, S.E. (author), Kessens, J.M. (author), Vlaming, M.S.M.G. (author), Houtgast, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit that listeners obtain from visually presented output from an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system during listening to speech in noise. DESIGN: Auditory-alone and audiovisual speech reception thresholds (SRTs) were measured. The SRT is defined as the speech-to-noise ratio at which...
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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), Hosli, E.J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To explore adolescents' behaviors and opinions about exposure to loud music from MP3 players. Study design: We conducted a qualitative analysis of focus-group discussions with adolescents aged 12 to 18 years from 2 large secondary schools (1 urban and 1 rural) for pre-vocational and pre-university education. The semi-structured...
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Jacobusse, G.W. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Young adults who were born very preterm or with a very low birth weight remain at risk for physical and neurodevelopmental problems and lower academic achievement scores. Data, however, are scarce, hospital based, mostly done in small populations, and need additional confirmation. METHODS. Infants who were born at <32 weeks of...
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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: This descriptive summary of the literature provides an overview of the available studies (published before October 2006) on sociodemographic, psychosocial, and other correlates of risk and protective behaviors for hearing loss in young people aged 12 to 25 years. Methods: Publications were identified by a structured search in PubMed,...
article 2007
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van der Burg, E. (author), Olivers, C.N.L. (author), Bronkhorst, A.W. (author), Koelewijn, T. (author), Theeuwes, J. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
The second of two targets is often missed when presented shortly after the first target—a phenomenon referred to as the attentional blink (AB). Whereas the AB is a robust phenomenon within sensory modalities, the evidence for cross-modal ABs is rather mixed. Here, we test the possibility that the absence of an auditory–visual AB for visual...
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Straaten, I. (author), Verkerk, P. (author), Hille, E. (author), Baerts, W. (author), Bunkers, C. (author), Smink, E. (author), van Elburg, R. (author), de Kleine, M. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), Visser, D. (author), Steiner, K. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), Sprij, A. (author), Lopriori, E. (author), Brokx, J. (author), Gavilanes, D. (author), Geven, W. (author), Bos, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim: To determine the prevalence and independent relationship between hearing loss and risk factors in a representative neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population. Methods: Automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) hearing screening has been introduced since 1998 in the Dutch NICUs. After a second AABR failure, diagnostic ABR was used to...
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van Wijngaarden, S.J. (author), Bronkhorst, A.W. (author), Houtgast, T. (author), Steeneken, H.J.M. (author), TNO Technische Menskunde (author)
While the Speech Transmission Index ~STI! is widely applied for prediction of speech intelligibility in room acoustics and telecommunication engineering, it is unclear how to interpret STI values when non-native talkers or listeners are involved. Based on subjectively measured psychometric functions for sentence intelligibility in noise, for...
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 2004
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Miedema, H.M.E. (author), Vos, H. (author), Instituut voor Ruimtelijke Organisatie TNO (author)
This article integrates findings from the literature and new results regarding noise sensitivity. The new results are based on analyses of 28 combined datasets (N=23 038), and separate analyses of a large aircraft noise study (N=10939). Three topics regarding noise sensitivity are discussed, namely, its relationship with noise exposure, its...
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van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), Hille, E.T.M. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Baerts, W. (author), Bunkers, C.M. (author), Smink, E.W.A. (author), van Elburg, R.M. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), Maingay-Visser, A.P.G.F. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author)
Aim: As part of a future national neonatal hearing screening programme in the Netherlands, automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) hearing screening was implemented in seven neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The objective was to evaluate key outcomes of this programme: participation rate, first stage success rate, pass/referral rates,...
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Boshuizen, H.C. (author), van der Lem, G.J. (author), de Kauffman-Boer, M.A. (author), van Zanten, G.A. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Objective - To compare the cost effectiveness of various strategies for neonatal hearing screening by estimating the cost per hearing impaired child detected. Design - Cost analyses with a simulation model, including a multivariate sensitivity analysis. Comparisons of the cost per child detected were made for: screening method (automated...
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van Wijngaarden, S.J. (author), Rots, G. (author), TNO Technische Menskunde (author)
Background: Aircrews are often exposed to high ambient sound levels, especially in military aviation. Since long-term exposure to such noise may cause hearing damage, selection of adequate hearing protective devices is crucial. Such devices also affect speech intelligibility. When speech intelligibility and hearing protection lead to conflicting...
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van der Wilt, G.J. (author), Reuzel, R. (author), Banta, H.D. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Health technology assessment (HTA) consists of the systematic study of the consequences of the introduction or continued use of the technology in a particular context, with the explicit objective to arrive at a judgment of the value or merit of the technology. Ideally, it is aimed at assessing all aspects of a given technology or group of...
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