Hearing Problems: The Longo-Businco Questionnaire for the Full Evaluation of the Auditory and Vestibular Function

Prof.Lino Di Rienzo Businco, Otorinolaringoiatra - Roma
Presidente SIDERO Onlus

Recurrent symptoms such as asking others to repeat themselves, having difficulty hearing certain sounds or background noises, speaking very loudly, stuffy nose sensation as well as the appearance of buzzing or vertigo, if neglected, may undermine the individual's wellbeing and psychophysical performance, but can also create the conditions for the involvement of the ear.
In these cases, it is important to see a specialist as soon as possible to prevent the hearing loss from becoming chronic and thus irreversible. This is even truer for young people and some social categories, whose habits put them more at risk of hearing loss as a consequence of sound overstimulation.

Hearing Problems: The Longo-Businco Questionnaire for the Full Evaluation of the Auditory and Vestibular Function

Prof.Lino Di Rienzo Businco, Otorinolaringoiatra - Roma
Presidente SIDERO Onlus

Recurrent symptoms such as asking others to repeat themselves, having difficulty hearing certain sounds or background noises, speaking very loudly, stuffy nose sensation as well as the appearance of buzzing or vertigo, if neglected, may undermine the individual's wellbeing and psychophysical performance, but can also create the conditions for the involvement of the ear.
In these cases, it is important to see a specialist as soon as possible to prevent the hearing loss from becoming chronic and thus irreversible. This is even truer for young people and some social categories, whose habits put them more at risk of hearing loss as a consequence of sound overstimulation.
The Longo-Businco 50 questionnaire is a new and quick tool, developed for initial screening, full and repeatable evaluation of the auditory and vestibular function of patients. In our experience, this self-administered questionnaire proved to be easy to understand and to use, quickly to complete (questions require no explanations from the physician) and allowed to obtain the specialized medical history in a considerably shorter time without disregarding any symptoms. The use of the Longo-Businco questionnaire by doctors who are not otolaryngologists or audiologist gave also very positive results in terms of facilitation of the dialogue among the various professional caregivers in the field, speeding up and optimizing communication among colleagues.

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