Loyola University is a major complex incorporating many clinical services.
I was enticed to join the team on 1 July 1993 through the impressive efforts of Dr. Gregory J. Matz, Dr. John P. Leonetti, members of the faculty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department, and by Armen Gallucci, Administrator for the Neuroscience Division. So, effective 1 July 1993, I became the Director of the Department of Audiology, and in that capacity, may I invite you to visit this site..
Acoustic Neuroma, Intraoperative Monitoring of Auditory Evoked Potentials, Hearing Preservation and Hearing Conservation:
Anderson, DE, Leonetti, JP and Raffin, MJM (1996): Hearing preservation and conservation in acoustic-schwannoma surgery. Paper presented at the Second International Skull-Base Congress of the North-American Skull-Base Society, San Diego, CA, 3 July 1996. (~1.650 Mb)
Joshua J. Wind, John P. Leonetti, Michael J. M. Raffin, Marc T. Pisansky, Brian Herr, Justin D. Triemstra, Douglas E. Anderson (2011): Hearing preservation in the resection of vestibular schwannomas: patterns of hearing preservation and patient-assessed hearing function. Journal of Neurosurgery, May 2011 / Vol. 114 / No. 5 : Pages 1232-1240.
Ryan P. Morton, M.D., Paul D. Ackerman, M.D., Marc T. Pisansky, B.A., Monika Krezalek, B.S., John P. Leonetti, M.D., Michael J.M. Raffin, Ph.D., and Douglas E. Anderson, M.D. (2011) (Feb 2011) Prognostic factors for the incidence and recovery of delayed facial nerve palsy after vestibular schwannoma resection. Journal of Neurosurgery 114:2 375-380.
Raffin, MJM, Davis, JM & Gilman, LA (1978): Comprehension of Inflectional Morphemes by Deaf Chldren Exposed to a Visual English Sign System. J Speech Hear Res. 21: 387 - 400.
Raffin, MJM (1978): "Guidelines for Pure-Tone Audiometry" - Praise, But ... Asha 20:608. (~637 kb)
Bingea, RL, Aune, KJ, Baye, L, Shea, SL & Raffin, MJM (1981): Audiological Needs and Manifestations of Geriatric Nursing-Home Residents. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Butte, MT, 15 October 1981. (~809 kb)
Scott, CS, Mussler, JJ, Bunting, S & Raffin, MJM (1982): Audiological Manifestations of Nursing-Home Residents. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Speech & Hearing Association, Vancouver, BC, 20 May 1982. (~10.916 Mb)
Raffin, MJM, Bingea, RL & Scott, CS (1982 R1983): The University of Montana Communicative Disorders Program for nursing-home residents. EHuman Communications - Canada 7: 251 - 253. (~46 kb)
Bingea, RL, Raffin, MJM, Aune, KJ, Baye, L & Shea, SL (1984): Incidence of hearing loss among geriatric nursing-home residents. J Auditory Res. 22(4):275 - 283. (~1.788 Mb)
Bingea, RL, Raffin, MJM, Aune, KJ, Baye, L & Shea, SL (1984): Incidence of hearing loss among geriatric nursing-home residents. Audecibel 33(3):16 - 19. (~2.256 Mb)
Thompson, DJ & Raffin, MJM (1986): Critical review of the Occupation Hearing Conservation Management on the Kaypro 10 and IBM PC XT (OHC-K). Asha 28(3):75 - 76. (~495 kb)
Raffin, MJM (1996): DATTA: Speech therapy in patients with a prior history of recurrent acute or chronic otitis media with effusion - Commentary 2. Abstracts of Clinical Care Guidelines - A Joint Commission Newsletter 8(9):1 - 5. (~741 kb)
Raffin, MJM, Lilly, DJ & Thornton, AR (1976): Time-Intensity Trade for Speech: A Temporal Speech-Stenger Effect. J Speech Hear Res, 19: 749 - 766.
Thornton, AR & Raffin, MJM (1978): Speech-Discrimination Scores Modeled as a Binomial Variable. J Speech Hear Res, 21: 507- 518.
Raffin, MJM & Thornton, AR (1980): Confidence Levels for Differences Between Speech-Discrimination Scores. J Speech Hear Res, 23: 5 - 18.
Raffin, MJM & Schafer, D (1980): Application of a Probability Model Based on the Binomial Distribution to Speech-Discrimination Scores. J Speech Hear Res, 23: 570 - 575.
Harris, LV & Raffin, MJM (1982): Cost effectiveness of various spondee-threshold methods. J. Auditory Res. 22(2):143 - 151. (~2.827 Mb)
Thorton, A & Raffin, MJM (1982): Comment on "A Quantitative Examination of the Sources of Speech Discrimination Test Score Variability". Ear and Hearing 3(6):340. (~147 kb)
Shea, SL & Raffin, MJM (1983): Assessment of Electromagnetic Characteristics of the Willeford Central Auditory Processing Test Battery. J Speech Hear Res, 26: 18 - 21.
Beattie, RC & Raffin, MJM (1985): Reliability of Threshold, Slope, and PB Max for Monosyllabic Words. J Speech Hear Disord, 50: 166 - 178.
Bingea, RL & Raffin, MJM (1996): Normal performance variability on a dichotic CV test across nine onset-time-asynchrony conditions: Application of a binomial-distribution model. Ear and Hearing 7(4):246 - 254 (~4.029 Mb)
Cormack, BJ (1983): 3001 A Word-Recognition Odyssey. Master's ThesisUniversity of Montana, 1983(~5.566 Mb) Selected excerps from this superb masterpiece authored by a speech pathologist.
Childhood Deafness, Language Acquisition, Sign Language, Scholastic Performance, Support Structures:
Gilman, LA, Davis, JM & Raffin, MJM (1980): Use of comon morphemes by hearing-impaired children exposed to a system of manual-English. J. Auditory Res. 20(1):57 - 69. (~2.633 Mb)
Raffin (1991): Deaf Child Support. Health Cast 1(2):3. (~675 kb)
Hearing Aids, Amplification systems, Assistive-Listening Devices, Cochlear Implants, Middle-Ear Implants, BAHA:
Raffin, MJM (1976): Book Review: La Prothèse Auditive. J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 59:1020 - 1021. (~320 kb)
Forrester, JI & Raffin, MJM (1982): Effects of extended-range frequency-response amplification in hearing aids. J. Auditory Res. 22:37 - 43. (~3.153 Mb)
Dizziness, Balance, Ménière's Disease, Tests, Audiometry, Electrochleography and Identification, Sensitivity and Specificity:
Raffin, MJM (1992): Electrocochleography & Ménière's Disease. Paper presented at the Kaiser-Permanente Symposium for Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Audiology, Newport Beach, CA, 21 March 1992. (~19.085 Mb)
Raffin, MJM & Sinclair, JS (1992): Decision making and the clinical delineation of Ménière's Disease - Part 1. The document has been split into four parts to accomodate or facilitate reasonable download times. See below for the full document in one file. Short-Course presented at the Annual Convention of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Francisco, CA 3 April 1992. (~23.421 Mb)
Raffin, MJM & Sinclair, JS (1992): Decision making and the clinical delineation of Ménière's Disease - Part 2 (~17.752 Mb)
Raffin, MJM & Sinclair, JS (1992): Decision making and the clinical delineation of Ménière's Disease - Part 3 (~17.066 Mb)
Raffin, MJM & Sinclair, JS (1992): Decision making and the clinical delineation of Ménière's Disease - Part 4 (~10.774 Mb)
Raffin, MJM & Sinclair, JS (1992): Decision making and the clinical delineation of Ménière's Disease (~70.701 Mb) This is the full-document in one file version.
Partial Table of Contents: Introduction ...1; Statement of the Problem ... 5; Methods ... 17; Examination of the Problem ... 23; Click-Evoked ECochG ... 23; ECochG Response to Tone Bursts ... 29; Clinical Observation ... 35; Perspective on Data Reduction ... 41; Results and Interpretation ... 51; Ménière's Syndrome ... 51; Pure-Tone Audiometry ... 52; Spondee Threshold ... 59; Multiple-Frequency Tympanometry ... 60; Electrocochleography ... 68; Descriptive Statistics and SP Amplitude ... 68; AP Latency ... 68; AP Amplitude ... 76; SP / AP Amplitude Ratio ... 76; Delineation of Ménière's Syndrome ... 82; Glycerol-Enhanced Audiometry ... 85; Glycerol-Enhanced Multiple-Frequency Tympanometry ... 95; Glycerol-Enhanced Electrocochleography ... 103; Diagnosed Ménière's Disease ... 115; Test Combinations ... 162; Speculations from the Twilight Zone ... 169. The data were drawn from 85 diagnosed Ménière's Syndrome patients and 95 non-Ménière's patients.
Otoacoustic Emissions, Distortion Product, transient-evoked and Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Hearing-loss Detection and Intervention:
Hotaling, AJ, Blank, CR, Park, AH, Matz, GJ, Yost, WA & Raffin, MJM (1994): Distortion product otoacoustic non-emissions - A discourse on distortion products, acoustic distortion products, electronic distortion products, electroacoustic distortion products, otoacoustic distortion products and otoacoustic distortion-product emissions. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 3 July 1994. (~5.4 Mb)
Hotaling, AJ, Blank, CR, Park, AH, Yost, WA, Matz, GJ & Raffin, MJM (1994): Distortion-Product masquerades of emissions. Paper pre-emptively posterized for the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA, 19 November 1994. (~1.929 Mb)
Feiner, MV, Hotaling, AH, Pardue, KM, Matz, GJ, & Raffin, MJM (1994): Universal newborn hearing screening: Applications in the NICU. Presentation in the short course on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA, 19 November 1994. (~1.028 Mb)
Raffin, MJM, Blank, CR & Hotaling, AJ (1995): Criteria for DPOAE. Short course taught at the Annual Convention of the Amerian Academy of Audiology, Dallas, TX, 30 April 1995. (~544 kb)
Feiner, MV, Hotaling, AH, Pardue, KM, Matz, GJ, Wachter, BG & Raffin, MJM (1996): Otoacoustic emissions: Some observations & applications. Seminar presented at the Inaugural (Annual) Convention of the Puerto-Rico Academy of Audiology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2 February 1996. (~195 kb).
Feiner, MV, Pardue, KM, Raffin, MJM & Matz, GJ (1996): Infant hearing screening program: High-risk factors for hearing loss. Seminars in Hearing 17(2):165 - 170. (~713 kb)
Raffin, MJM & Matz, GJ (1996): Screening for hearing impairement. Abstracts of Clinical Care Guidelines 8(9):8 - 10. (~612 kb)
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