Special Issue "The Journey of Hearing and Hearing-Related Disorders over Time"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Otolaryngology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 124

Special Issue Editors

Institute für Information and Process Management, Eastern Switzerland University for Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Interests: eHealth; tinnitus; hearing; mental health; decision support; ecological momentary assessment
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, Netherlands
Interests: chronic disorders; mental health; mental illness; positive psychology; ecological momentary assessment; big data; biostatistics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We want to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue on "The Journey of Hearing and Hearing-Related Disorders over Time".

Hearing is a critical sense, which is a prerequisite for interpersonal communication, perception of the environment, and social interaction. However, hearing competence is not a stable capability but changes over time due to various reasons such as aging, acquired diseases, infections, environmental influences, and more.

Loss of hearing or the development of hearing-related disorders (e.g., tinnitus or hyperacusis) can lead to significant changes in the auditory stimulation to the brain, the perception of the environment and can trigger behavioral changes in the affected persons. These changes can be understood as a dynamic process developing over time. In principle, we distinguish the natural process over time from processes with interventions (e.g., correction for hearing loss or treatment of the hearing-related disorder).

In this special issue, we want to collect scientific work that helps to understand better the development of hearing and/or hearing-related disorders over time as well as influencing factors for this temporal development and how different treatment strategies can improve the impairment or the perceived disability of the affected people. Also, methods suitable to study those processes over time, like ecological momentary assessment are of interest.

We welcome original research articles and systematic reviews on the development of hearing or hearing-related disorders (e. g. tinnitus or hyperacusis) over time, the impact of an interaction between hearing loss and hearing-related disorders on the progress, the influence of potential treatments and methods to evaluate progression of hearing loss over time.

Prof. Dr. Winfried Schlee
Dr. Jorge Piano Simões
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • hearing
  • hearing-related disorders
  • tinnitus
  • hyperacusis
  • hearing journey
  • temporal fluctuation of hearing
  • temporal fluctuation of hearing-related disorders
  • AI for hearing
  • mental health
  • mental illness

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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